2 More Great Jailbreak Tweaks for iPad: BeeKeyboard & Zephyr

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I’ve posted here before about my experience with jailbreaking my iPad mini – how stable it has been, but also how unexciting it was.

I haven’t given up on the jailbreak yet though and I’m constantly looking for more useful tweaks to improve the experience. This morning I read a great post from Jeff Benjamin at iDownloadblog, where he recommends 15 jailbreak tweaks for the iPad. I haven’t tried all of them and not all of them are interesting to me – but I did install two of these today that I really like. They are:

BeeKeyboard: This tweak’s purpose is to enhance your Bluetooth keyboard when working with the iPad – and oh boy does it do a great job. It lets you use keyboard combinations very much like you can on a Mac – to switch between apps, to switch between app icons on home screens, to move back and forth between home screens, to pull down and hide Notification Center, and plenty more.

I’ve always found working with Bluetooth keyboards a little awkward because of the need to switch between using the keyboard and tapping the screen for a lot of the actions mentioned above. BeeKeyboard gets rid of that problem and makes using a BT keyboard far more effective.

BeeKeyboard iPad jailbreak app

Zephyr: This one is a blast from the past for me. I hadn’t used it in a long time and Jeff’s post reminded me of it. Zephyr makes multitasking gestures much better on the iPad. It lets you use just one finger for some of the most useful multitasking gestures – like swiping up from the bottom bezel to bring up the app switching bar, and swiping left and right to switch between apps. I find using one finger a lot easier than four fingers most of the time – but you can still happily use both one and four finger gestures with this tweak enabled.

I may check out some more of the tweaks on Jeff’s list, but for now jailbreak on the iPad mini is growing on me with just a small handful of great tweaks like BeeKeyboard and Zephyr.

What are some of your favorite jailbreak apps and tweaks for your iPad?

Patrick Jordan

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2 thoughts on “2 More Great Jailbreak Tweaks for iPad: BeeKeyboard & Zephyr

  1. Activator
    Accelerate
    All Mail
    Auxo
    Barrel
    BrowserChooser
    NCSettings

    If you’re unimpressed with jailbreaking then your search capabilities are unimpressive. Step your game up!

    • I’ve got Activator installed. I use Accelerate and have written about it here. I also use and have written about NCSettings. Auxo is on my list but is not currently compatible with the iPad.

      I’ve been jailbreaking since 1.x days – so I’m pretty happy with my jailbreaking and search capabilities.