Auki is a new jailbreak tweak from Surenix and Benno available for iOS 7. This tweak brings a native style quick reply feature to the Messages app. Along with that, Auki provides several other features including a “Silent Mode” that can be applied to individual contacts, similar to Tweetbot’s mute feature.

When you receive a message, you’ll have the ability to tap on the “reply” button found on the notification banner to pull up Auki and begin composing your response. You also have the ability to use the quick reply feature right from the lock screen by swiping across the notification. In addition to its quick reply functionality, Auki’s new message popup can also be activated within the Notification Center by swiping down from the top or with a custom Activator method.

If you’d like to see Auki in action, take a look at the video overview below:

Auki’s features (via Cydia):

auki doesn’t stop at just quick reply, it also delivers above and beyond key features like:

  • Quick compose
  • Quick reply
  • Silent mode
  • Stealth mode
  • Smart iMessage/SMS detection
  • Custom Activations
  • Video, Image/GIF support
  • Landscape mode
  • Group messages
  • Message carryover
  • Contact pictures
  • Native look/integration

Quick Compose:
auki is designed to enhance the way we compose messages without cluttering Notification Center with extra buttons/tappable fields and to access it from all Notification Center tabs. With deep thoughts, we found the best way to activate quick compose—swipe down gesture. With quick compose, users have the ability to quickly search for single or multiple contacts (for group messaging) and the ability to upload media with your messages. It’s so simple, you can do it all from the lock screen in seconds.

Quick Reply:
Before auki, we would get pulled out of an app into Messages app to answer a message. By the time we finish replying to that message, we would forget what we were doing. Now with auki, users have the ability to quickly tap the newly added “Reply” button to quickly reply. With the help of smart SMS/iMessage detection, you will not get charged for standard SMS rates from outside your country. From the quick reply view, you get to see your contact picture, what email or number he/she sent the message from, upload media with your quick reply and away to go.

Silent Mode:
Do you have an ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, husband, wife, friend or even a group conversation that you just want to ignore and not have to deal with? Just swipe left on the the conversation cell you want, tap Silent, and you will not hear from them until you unsilent them. When you activate Silent mode, the conversation will not play alert sounds, notification banners or vibrate your phone. This also puts you in Stealth mode so your read receipts and type indicator will be disabled for all your Silent contacts.

Auki’s compose box offers everything you’ll need to create or respond to a message. Within the dialog box, you’ll have the ability to enter a contact’s name, email, or phone number, add a photo, and launch that specific thread in the Messages app. I’ve only been using Auki for a couple of hours, but this has to be one of the best quick reply tweaks that’s currently available.

Auki is great because it provides a lot of functionality,without all of the added bulk we’ve seen in similar tweaks. Currently, Auki is not compatible with biteSMS, Messages+, or WhatsApp. If you’d like to check out Auki yourself, it’s available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $3.99 and is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.