The Jailbroken iPhone: Top Notification Center Addons – December 2011

The Notification Center. It’s one of the best additions Apple made to iOS 5. But, like everything else in life, there is always a way it could be just a little bit better. Enter the jailbreak community. Always clever and insightful, the jailbreak community has come up with a number of great additions to the notification center that you should check out. So, without further adieu, let’s take a look at some of the best ones:

  1. IntelliscreenX (previously reviewed) – With this tweak, the iOS 5 Notification Center can be added to the Lockscreen, and you will not only be able to view the Notification Center from the lockscreen on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, but also dramatically extend the functionality of the Notification Center by adding the following features:
    • Collapsible Sections
    • QuickSettings Widget (frequently used functions such as airplane mode and brightness controller)
    • Top Shelf (A configurable bar that appears above notifications)
    • View Full Emails, Calendar, and receive RSS, Facebook and Twitter updates
    • Much more…
  2. AppsCenter – AppsCenter is a new widget made for iOS 5 notification center which allows you to directly launch apps from your notification center. It puts all your installed apps in the notification center so you can directly launch them. Not only that, AppsCenter allows you to do some more settings. AppsCenter gives you the ability to select only certain apps, paging, hiding labels, hiding scrollbars, and apps per page.
  3. WeeSearch – WeeSearch is a recently released Notification Center jailbreak widget for iOS 5, which allows for YouTube, Google, and Wikipedia searches right from the convenience of Notification Center. It’s free, and it works to a certain extent, but it’s obvious that the widget was rushed in its development. It’s missing a few fundamental features, and not everything works as expected.
     
  4. MusicCenter – MusicCenter displays the current song play, but it also lets you skip the track, go back a track, pause the music, tweet the current song, or open up the iPod app. Great, quick way to control your music from the lockscreen or the notification center.

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