Need a reason to Jailbreak your iPad? Here’s 3

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First up: Categories. I have 51 apps installed on my iPad. I use one screen. True Categories is pixel doubled and ugly as sin right now… but How many pages of apps do you have?

Second: The number one RSS reader (in my mind) Reeder. But what’s this?! Its not pixel doubled? How…

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And yes, Tweetie 2 native with no pixel doubling. Wouldn’t you like to run Tweetie 2 on your iPad and have back the (arguably) best Twitter app for the iPhone on your iPad?

I do. Go HERE and read all about it. But, do what I did and follow the advice in the comments (kopfdoktor) and instead of piddling around with Openssh and Textmate – download ifile from Cydia. It works perfectly!

Let me know in the comments if you try out any other iPhone apps…

9 thoughts on “Need a reason to Jailbreak your iPad? Here’s 3

  1. Alright, there's some issues with Reeder. It's usable, but the buttons on the bottom don't work. And the scroll targets are small. Otherwise, it's useable. Tweetie I have yet to come across a major issue with….

    • I was keen to try this with Reeder and thought it was just me who didn't have the buttons at the bottom working, glad it wasn't just me. When you say usable …. maybe your usage pattern is different to mine ….. does your "tick" at the bottom left work to mark feeds read? If not now do you mark feeds as read? This is the one an only app I really want working as Reeder is my favorite app and the GReader web site doesn't quite cut it. Will be brilliant when the native iPad Reeder app is out

      • I guess useable is a relative term… in other words, I could read stuff on it. The buttons on the bottom don't work so marking all feeds as read wasn't an option, but I could read the ones I really wanted to, and later go back (on my laptop) and just mark all as read. Not at all convenient, but it'll do for now. While this sucks, honestly I haven't found a decent iPad gReader yet, so something that at least loads and runs fast without some of the main features is still better than a full featured one that is so slow (newsrack) that its unusable.

        • Exactly the same as my uses/findings. I love Reeder and won't use anything else – pretty much tried them all over time, so like you – I'll live with the small inconveniences in order to have a classy RSS Reader on my iPad.

        • YES YES YES !!! Brandon, I am really pleased to say I have now for the buttons at the bottom working (in Portrait mode only displayed). I installed FullForce from Cydia and then they just worked. I am super pleased and now have a 100% functional version on Reeder on my iPad until there is a native iPad version of the app. I saw the dev tweet today saying "Sorry for being that quiet the last weeks… working really hard on the iPad version. It should be ready for a little preview next week." so there is progress,

          • I could hug you right now! I never even thought to try it with FullForce since it didn't work with the other hack, but you're right, this works perfectly. There's a couple RSS readers that just met the delete button on my iPad – thanks for finding this one!!

          • Pleasure, how I stumbled over this was … I was doing some some Twitter searches for ipad+reeder to see what was being said and saw people mentioning they had it working perfectly and then reading a bit more was due to FullForce. I hadn't tried Fullforce as I was just using the editing of the info.plist with iFile method, and then I probably just overlooked the release of FullForce as by then I assumed it was something in how the app was coded not allowing the buttons to work. How this is any different from the manual way I don't know – and I don't care.
            Like you – a few of the other RSS reader apps I own have been booted off my iPad !! I had been trying out Byline v3 but it just didn't cut it – Reeder rules !!
            I was a beta tester for the iPhone version of reeder so hope I make it into that as well to help with the iPad one too.

      • I guess useable is a relative term… in other words, I could read stuff on it. The buttons on the bottom don't work so marking all feeds as read wasn't an option, but I could read the ones I really wanted to, and later go back (on my laptop) and just mark all as read. Not at all convenient, but it'll do for now. While this sucks, honestly I haven't found a decent iPad gReader yet, so something that at least loads and runs fast without some of the main features is still better than a full featured one that is so slow (newsrack) that its unusable.

      • I guess useable is a relative term… in other words, I could read stuff on it. The buttons on the bottom don't work so marking all feeds as read wasn't an option, but I could read the ones I really wanted to, and later go back (on my laptop) and just mark all as read. Not at all convenient, but it'll do for now. While this sucks, honestly I haven't found a decent iPad gReader yet, so something that at least loads and runs fast without some of the main features is still better than a full featured one that is so slow (newsrack) that its unusable.