Get Galaxy S7 Edge-Like Slide-Over Shortcuts In iOS 9

Jailbreak tweaks aren’t just meant to breath new life into old devices, giving them a taste of features that would otherwise be restricted to the latest hardware from Apple. There are a bevy of offerings on the Cydia store that take inspiration from rival mobile platform Android.

CP Digital Darkroom’s Edge is one such offering. This system tweak, as its name might suggest, aims to bring the Edge shortcuts from Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge (or the older Galaxy S6 Edge) to the iPhone. Apart from a similar design, the tweak offers the same quick access to frequently used apps and favorite contacts as do the floating shortcuts that can be dragged onto those sleek curved edges of Samsung’s flagship Android smartphone.

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The tweak groups these shortcuts under separate pages, which can be customized from its preferences menu. You have sections for favorite and recent apps, one with shortcuts that allow you to jump right into a certain task within an app like marking your location in Google Maps or taking a selfie with the Camera app, and another area for contacts with whom you frequently find the need to interact, with iMessage/SMS, call and Email shortcuts on offer for each.

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The app shortcuts within the first two sections can be double-tapped for a floating preview, allowing you to take a peek inside the app without having to launch it. As with the free Popcorn tweak – which offers roughly the same functionality but on the Home screen, using 3D Touch – this particular feature won’t really make the process any faster, as apps will still take the same amount of time to load content. The floating message composition boxes that the People Edge offers, on the other hand, can be definite time savers.

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The design is more or less consistent, with smooth animations to boot, though those icons for the call, message and Email shortcuts could use some tweaking.

Edge is available for $1.99 over at the BigBoss repository. If you’re looking for a all-in-one, customizable quick-access solution, this might well be worth checking out.

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