Apple changed the way we use and perceive Tablets by instilling just the right amount of spiff, engineering and art into a simple, intuitive device we now adulate as iPad. However, Jailbreak provides iPad customisation and all the other personalisation features that seem unfair not to be included by Apple itself in the first place. Cydia apps add an extra essential touch to Jailbroken iPad’s by providing numerous apps as well as Tweaks that eventually set you right to enjoy the best of both worlds.
In this post we have collected 50 Best of the Best iPad Cydia apps of 2013.
iPad besides being a powerful work machine is also a stylish friend and Winterboard adds to the style front by providing fully customizable themes with an attached string of awe. You can fiddle around the lock screen, themes, status bar and springboard, to name a few. There is also a wide list of Pre-designed Themes you can add as often as you like to transform the look and feel of your device. WinterBoard can be directly downloaded from Cydia by searching for it and then clicking on Download after which Cydia will reboot your iPad.
Besides being a fast File explorer, this Cydia app for iPad has built-in image viewer, audio and video player with support for most of the file formats. You can also view documents like HTML, Microsoft file type, PDF and ZIP pack and unpack files from within the explorer. The ability to download and upload files from iFile’s built-in web server makes it a perfect file explorer for your iPad.
Sara is a Voice assistant alternative (Siri) for non iPhone 4s users and works well with iPad 2 , iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPad 1G and iPod touch 4G . On the graphical and User Interface front it resembles Siri but has much more functions and commands up its sleeve than its respective counterpart.You can install Sara on your Jailbroken iPad by navigating to Cydia>Manage> Sources. After tapping on Edit, a dialogue box will pop up where you will have to enter the URL http://isoftjsc.com. From the Repos that now Show up, select the one that matches your iDevice, restart and you are ready to use Sara on your iPad. Alternatively, you can install Sara manually using iFile .
4. Protube HD
With its impressive features Protube HD is specifically designed for iPad and is so much better than the default iOS Youtube app. In addition to having all the typical Youtube features like comments, share, view and rate, Protube HD provides additional features like HD and SD Video Downloads, High quality Mp3 Downloads, HD streaming, Video management and simultaneous Video stream and download. Interface is nice and clean showing size, date, length and a thumbnail for saved Videos and finally the AirPlay support makes the app a must have for iPad.
5. RecognizeMe 2.0
With better recognition algorithms and drastic speed improvements, this Biometric face recognition app for iPad transforms your iPad’s front facing camera into an effective security solution.You can press the alternate tab on the lock screen to use the facial recognition feature provided by this best cydia app to unlock your iPad. The app is accurate, secures your iPad smartly and even if you are locked out of your device the alternate PIN code can be entered to retrieve access.
Another useful Cydia app for iPad that provides access to various functions and features from the lockscreen of your Jailbroken iOS device. You can access notifications, weather and add some downloadable shortcut widgets to the lock screen for faster access to apps. You can enter http://www.intelliborn.com/isxbeta as the URL repo and search for IntellliscreenX from Cydia to enjoy free beta Version.
7. AirBlue Sharing
AirBlue alleviates the iOS users file sharing grievances by enabling Bluetooth transfer of almost all the file types over a Bluetooth connection. You can share files like Notes, Photos, Videos, Music, Contacts or Voice Memos with any device running an iOS, Android or any other platform, as long as it supports Bluetooth connection. To install AirBlue you can navigate to Default BigBoss repository and search for AirBlue Sharing, Purchase and install this handy best Cydia app.
MyWi is a free iPad Cydia app that enables you to create an instant iPad Wi-Fi HotSpot which can then be used by other devices for internet access. You can effectively connect iPhone, iPad, Laptop or any other Wi-Fi device to this iPad HotSpot and enjoy fast internet access using the iPad’s data connection.
Many iOS apps are designed for iPhone and the retina enabled apps and games add another touch of graphical prodigy to these apps which eventually builds up into envy for iPad users. RetinaPad provides the solution for iPad users running iPhone retina apps by blowing the Apps and games into 2x mode without pixelating the screen and maintaining the resolution meanwhile.
You can set up any trigger button like Home, Sleep, Volume or even the iPad shake to bring forward the screen where you can then draw gestures to execute numerous commands and functions. You can launch applications, specific tweaks, perform many in-app functions and system actions too. Activator can be found in BigBoss Cydia repository.
Veency can be used to access and control your iPad from your Computer over a common Wi-Fi connection. You can reply to notifications, messages, change music, Volume and control almost everything on your iPad from most of the Computer OS including other iDevices after installing a VNC viewer on your computer.
Auxo brings life to mundane iPad app switcher with its numerous features, toggles and functions. The standard icon view transforms into diminutive preview app cards that can be removed with a swipe, multiple apps can be removed with multiple gestures and even all of the apps can be cleared from app switcher with just a single tap. Improved audio controls, details, preview and direct System Setting shortcuts makes this one of the best iPad Cydia apps.
14. Springtomize 2
As the name suggests, Springtomize completely enables you to customize iPad’s springboard (Screen with all the app icons). There are plenty of options at your disposal to modify and improve even the minute details of Springboard.
15. AdBlocker 1.40
The ugliest thing that can happen to your stylish iPad is getting swarmed with redundant adds. AdBlocker has just the right tweak to block ads from Safari and other applications to reduce data usage and speed up the things around while you are at it. It also permits you to block image based ads and can be installed from Cydia under BigBoss Repo.
Swype came out as an alternative keyboard for Android and did a pretty nice job as a quick and effective touch input method and the same app is now available as an Cydia Tweak under the same name for iPad. You can swipe your fingers across letters and a fancy trial follows which stops once the word is complete. To install Swype enter http://wynd.x10.mx in source URL dialogue box in Cydia or alternatively you can search for iSwipe from BigBoss repo.
This iPad Cydia app clears all the unnecessary apps and processes running on your iOS device with just a single tap. You can access it from Springboard or from any terminal app to clean cookies, history, cache, temporary files, snapshots, log files, partial file downloads, disabled Cydia sources and you can also use it to wipe completely a specific file type from your iPad.
18. iAP Cracker
This app cracks easy dlc/inapp purchases which eventually helps you to install free games and apps on your iPad only if the game/app does not check for the purchase on server. It is compatible with most of the apps/games and with each update the list keeps on growing.
If you don’t want to lose your precious cracked apps, games and at the same time you want to sync your iPad normally with your Computer, AppSync is the perfect solution for you. AppSync, as the name suggests, Synchronizes all the data from your iPad to iTunes or PC without losing any cracked files or data. Since Hackulo.us repository no longer exists, you can download and install Appsync alternatively from Cydia after entering URL: repo.hackyouriphone.org as repo source.
An exclusive Tweak for iPad that equips your notification bar with stretching capability, to ensure an easy and more prompt access to your notifications and to perform some quick commands therefrom.
SBSettings is among the top motivators to Jailbreak iDevices and that is because of the balance it creates between simplicity and functionality. You can directly access the Toggles from Springboard after you install this Tweak and then you can access various features like Toggle WiFi, 3G, Cellular Data and even SSH at the flick of a finger. You can customize whether to bring down Notification center or SBsettings window or both for that matter.There are a lot more features you can explore ranging from Process Killer to Substrate Safe mode switch.
NCSettings is an effective alternative for other System toggles like SBSettings but it is only neater, quicker and is built in a way to be more consistent with the default look of iPad iOS. It basically introduces a row of toggles into your notification center including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, brightness, and airplane mode.
Zephyr is a must have multi-tasking tool for your iPad. It uses gestures to trigger predefined commands like a swipe up will bring forward a multitasking switcher and then a Left or right swipe will switch apps in respective directions.
BiteSMS is bundled with features that will sure convince you to replace the default messaging app on your iPad. You can quickly reply to messages without leaving the application you are in or assign a gesture to compose a message from anywhere in the iOS.Other features include; Scheduled Messages, Auto-Forward, Auto-Retry, Passcode Lock, Privacy, Delivery Reports, Contact Pics, Easy Pick Smileys, Templates, Signatures and much more.
Quasar is one of the best Cydia app for iPad and will take you closest to having a PC experience on your tablet. It opens up applications in separate Windows on the same screen for multi-tasking and is integrated to iOS’s default app Switcher (Home Button Double Tap).
BeeKeyboard adds gesture capability to your Bluetooth Keyboard and enhances overall functionality. You can control homescreen, toggle functions, and even link it with Activator for more controls. Add-ons can also be downloaded to control apps like Safari from the Bluetooth Keyboard.
DashBoardX is a compliment to already installed Notification center widgets from NC or SBSettings. With this app you can add widgets just like Android to your Homescreen or Dashboard.
28. Retro Gaming Emulators
If you miss old school games, Cydia has the right apps to help you rejoice the nostalgia by enabling Retro NES and Super NES games to be played on iPad. NES.emu is only available through the developer’s website, but SNes 9X EX is available in Cydia. There are many other such Emulators available in Cydia market and some of them are even compatible with external controllers and iCade.
29. Password Pilot
Password Pilot and its Pro version removes the necessity to enter your App Store Password which under normal circumstances is needed every time you buy or upgrade an App in iTunes.
30. Local APStore
A simple Cydia iPad Tweak that cracks easy dlc/inapp purchases which eventually lets you install apps for free, only as long as the app does not check the purchases with the server.
31. Safari Download Manager
This Cydia Tweak for your inbuilt iPad Safari Browser taps into full download potential of your Data connection. You can configure every aspect of downloads like configure download file types, multiple simultaneous downloads and remove the download threshold.
You can alter the folder options and controls with this app on your iPad. The app basically enhances the folder and bookmark creation capability that came in-built with iOS 4 and then the later versions. You can open folders faster, create folders within folders, or on the dock, customize layout within folders, disable animations and much more with this best iPad Cydia App.
This Cydia Tweak is exclusively designed for iPad considering the necessity to know the remaining battery backup available. The app shows remaining Battery time on the status bar so that you don’t have to go looking for a charger in the middle of work or movie. There are plenty of settings for this app that mostly revolve around the design of Battery time on the Status Bar.
Emblem for iPad runs on Jailbroken iOS 5 and higher Versions and it completely reinvents Push Notifications on iPad. It replaces the iPhone-like banners on iPad with Mac OS X like banners with intuitive gestures and message handling, a feature which seems naive not to be included by Apple itself. The banners appear in right corner and can be closed before they get queued in notification center.
Access or switch between apps, pages or springboard directly from Notification center with this quick Cydia Tweak. The app adds widget to your Notification center with images and icons of the running apps, which also act as shortcuts to the respective apps and pages.
36. Pandora Downloader
This Tweak is designed for all the music enthusiasts and especially for those who love to discover new music with the expert Pandora Service. This iPad Cydia Tweak allows you to download any song from Pandora with just a tap of Button and adds feature to skip Unlimited songs and block ads while you are at it.
This Cydia iPad app compliments your Siri Stock App with a more functional Voice Assistant. You can play music from Spotify (A registration based music streaming service) using voice commands. You can also use GPS apps using Siri like Google Maps, TomTom, Waze, etc,.
38. WhatsApp Quick Reply
A simple but useful iPad Cydia Tweak for the famous WhatsApp messenger. It enables you to quickly reply incoming messages from anywhere on your iPad, ranging from lock screen, apps to Home screen. You can install this Tweak from BigBoss Repo in Cydia by searching for ‘Quick Reply For WhatsApp’.
39. Android LockXT
If you wish to replace the bland default iOS Screen unlocker with cool Android-Like unlocker, then this simple Tweak is here to help. It not only does justice to Android Unlocker on iPad but also adds other quality features and functions. The Tweak is compatible with LockCalendar, LockInfo, Cydgets and you can change appearance/themes also.
FireBreak is the best and simplest way to introduce Panorama into your Stock iPad camera and thus omitting the necessity to open a separate app to do just that.
The name of this iPad Cydia Tweak itself gives the gist of its working. This tweak replaces iPad’s mundane Notification center with a Mac OS X like notification center. You can access notifications from the right hand corner of your iPad’s screen or even change it to the left if you prefer. Multi-finger gestures can be assigned to bring down this notification center, among which a three finger swipe seems ideal.
Touch Keyboard on iPad may not be the “Best” input method but it certainly is way too better than the rest of touch Keyboards on any other Tablets. However, editing a written text is daunting on an iPad, and that is where SwipeSelection comes to rescue. You can slide your fingers across the Touch Keyboard to move cursor, which might seem simple but it actually is quite impressive in action.
43. Multi-Icon Mover
Another simple app that lets you select plenty of app icons at once, so that you can move them together to a specified location on your iPad.
SplitMail brings to even the Portrait mode of your iPad the split-screen feature while reading an email. After you install this Tweak from the BigBoss Repo you can read or preview mails on the right hand split screen while the left half simultaneously shows the the list of inbox messages or other items.
This Cydia Tweak is especially designed for over competitive gamers. You can unlock all the game center achievements for games like Angry Birds, Temple Run, LogoQuiz, etcetera.
XCon enables your Jailbroken iPad to run all the apps that usually are not allowed after Jailbreak. Apps like DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision are some of such apps XCon can work with, but only until there is an update, after which you will have to pay an extra $2 to resume its functions again.
DisableLaunch is another useful Tweak that consolidates your iPad’s security. You can fully control your device’s privacy and incorporate some useful gestures from Activator to launch certain actions. Among its various features, locking or deleting apps using simple swift Activator gestures are really useful.
48. FullScreen for iPad
This Cydia iPad Tweak can be installed from BigBoss Repo in Cydia after which it has two main functions to perform. First, it maximises the Safari into Fullscreen and then gives you all the gesture controls to satisfy all your in-app needs. After you are done with personalizing gestures from the Settings app, you won’t be needing any button controls in Safari Full Screen mode.
This app Forces upsize for most of the iPhone apps running on iPad without pixelation for a comfortable full screen experience. However, it is only best suited for Text based apps like Facebook and Twitter and for everything else you can still use RetinaPad.
50. VLC Media Player
An Open Source Media player that was discharged from AppleStore is now Available on Cydia. It plays almost all media file types without compromising quality or performance.