Here’s a look at some of the most fun or useful jailbreak tweaks that came out this week. If you like these tweaks, but don’t have a jailbroken iOS device, you can check out jailbrea.kr to learn more about how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.
PassIt – Free
We love 1Password here at 9to5Mac. Unfortunately, due to the lack of plugin support in Safari for iOS, if you run across a page that requires a login, you have to switch from Safari to 1Password, copy the password you need, switch back to Safari, and then paste the password into the field.
PassIt solves this slightly annoying problem by adding a button the Share Sheet which opens the current page in 1Password’s in-app browser. You can then use 1Password’s built-in auto-login feature to quickly login and continue what you were doing.
PassIt is available for free on the BigBoss repo.
SelectiveReading – $.99
iMessage is great (when it works), but I routinely see people say that they wish certain people couldn’t see their read receipts. If you’ve ever found yourself saying that, Selective Reading is the tweak for you.
Selective reading adds a new field to each contact card allowing you to choose whether they can see read receipts or not, and it actually works. I did have some trouble with the “Ask” option (it never asked me what I wanted to do), but the on and off toggles work perfectly.
There’s also a default option which sets that contact to follow the universal setting that you’ve assigned in the Settings app.
If you’d prefer only a few people get read receipts, just turn them off in the Settings app and enable them on a contact-by-contact basis.On the other hand, if there are only a few people that you don’t want seeing read receipts, but would prefer the majority of your contacts be able to see them, just do the opposite: turn on read receipts in Settings and disable them for individual contacts.
SelectiveReading is only $.99, and is available now on BigBoss.
LastPic – Free
Many Twitter clients now include the option to quickly attach your most recent photo to a post, and I’ve come to rely on this button almost every time I tweet a photo. Tweak developer Filippo Bigarella realized that most people probably attach their most recent photo to MMS and iMessages most of the time, too, and created a tweak to do just that.
LastPic adds a single button to the photo selector in the Messages app that automatically attaches the most recent inage in the Camera Roll.
It works just like you’d expect, but I have noticed that it adds the button to the sheet that pops up when you press “add contact” (while messaging an unkown contact). Pressing the button on that sheet will crash the Messages app. Hopefully this will be resolved in a future update, but even if it isn’t, you almost certainly won’t actually have an issue with it.
LastPic is available for free on the BigBoss repo.
Readr – $1.99
Readr is another Share Sheet plugin for Safari. This one adds two new buttons: “Read Now,” and “Read Later.” The “Read Now” button functions similarly to Safari Reader: it strips out everything except the main contents of the page for improved readability. Unlike Safari Reader, this is powered by the Readability service.
Perhaps a bit more useful is the “Read Later” button. This allows you to login to one of three bookmarking services and save the current Safari page for later reading. While it may seem a bit redundant to include this feature along with the Reading List feature already provided by Apple, many people (myself included) prefer to use other services like Pocket.
Readr is available for $1.99 on the BigBoss repository.