It’s strange that iPhone’s evolution is more focused on hardware and improvements in the iOS. There is hardly any change in the home screen design or user interface. The Mail app still shows you a badge of unread emails at the dock. The same is the case with other apps that has unread notifications.
This is certainly a reminding feature that draws your focus to check them. But at times, this feature is equally annoying that simply spoils the way your home screen looks. To overcome this, there’s a Cydia tweak to replace notification badges with more information.
The tweak is called Goodges and it is available for free on Cydia’s BigBoss Repo. This little tweak replaces the app name with more highlighted and informative text when there is an unread notification. In addition to that, the text also displays type of notification. The tweak doesn’t require any configuration to make it working. After the tweak is installed and Cydia resprings your device, the tweak will immediately start doing its job.
Once you have read the notification of any particular app, the things will get back to normal. Even though, there aren’t any configurations to be done, you can still personalize from a plethora of options from tweak’s preferences in Settings app.
You can change label colors, highlighting, hide badges, bold label, and much more. If that’s not enough, you can change settings on a per-app basis. That means you can have different customized labels for different apps.
The most impressive part about this tweak is that with so many options, the tweak is completely free. It is certainly a very useful tweak for every Jailbroken iPhone or iPad. Why wait? Head to Cydia and give it a try.
Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss