Even after Jony Ive took the helm of the entire user experience at Apple and redesigned iOS, multitasking has remained an area that leaves us wanting. But a new jailbreak tweak that brings all the brilliance of OS X multitasking may be just the ticket.
After jailbreaking your iPad and installing the “OS Experience” tweak from Cydia, you’ll be able to run two apps simultaneously on the same screen, side by side, as well as moving apps between various desktops by simply dragging them around.
And this isn’t a messy UX, either. The tweak even allows you to snap application windows to the edges of the screen. (Hat tip to Reddit user eswick.)
You can swipe between desktops and applications with four fingers in either direction after initiating “Mission Control” mode with a four-finger swipe upward. Swiping four fingers downward from within an app lets you drag it around, move it to another desktop, etc.
It’s a wonder that Apple hasn’t given users more control over multitasking when it’s such a fundamental part of the way we use mobile devices.
According to TNW, the tweak seems to run quite well and hasn’t caused any crashing or stuttering, which begs the question even more: what is stopping Apple from bringing some of the control of OS X to the iPad?
As with any jailbreak install, Apple does not recommend doing any of this as you risk making your device unstable, or at the very least, voiding your warranty.