This Top Ten List is the MetaParadigma’s Editor’s choice of Apps available solely thru Cydia. Cydia is the alternative software distribution platform available to users, who have jailbroken their iDevices.
So you may ask: why jailbreaking anyway? Ain’t there enough software on the App Store?
Well, let’s answer this with another question: do you wanna have a fancy Gameboy like smartfone, for which Apple decides what allowed to be installed do you wanna have a handy pocket computer which you can configure completely?
|Hooks the network stack and grants access only to Apps, which you allowed. Can even be used as adblocker.
|Backups Cydia-Apps and Settings of Cydia-Apps. Simplifies restoring Cydia-Apps after updating or after restoring to faculty settings.
|Allows to add tweaks to access certain functions much faster from the Springboard (i.e. Screen-Brightness, Hotspot on/off, Wi-Fi on/off, SSh on/off at a fingertip). Can easily be integrated into the notifications menu.
|File manager to access all files stored on the iDevice. Allows to send all types of files via eMail. Allows you to choose how to open certain files.
|Tired of having to use iTunes to sync music or files w/ your iDevice? That time is over now. PwnTunes provides the user with folder once the iDevice gets attached to a PC/Mac. Just copy your mp3s, files and photos directly to the iDevice
|Make the iPhone a fon again and dial your favourites directly from the lockscreen.
|Allows theming the iOS GUI. May have the drawback of slowering down the system (reported for iPhone 4 and older).
|Plays many media formats.
|Simply the best open-source chess game ever made.
|Just turns off your screen like an old TV tube