1. Johnny-5's Avatar
    It appears some applications in cydia are not compatible with IOS5 so was wondering if anyone could help me fine something equivalent. Preferable free as well.

    Multi-task killer - simple way like just holding the home button for a few seconds and kills the application.
    Voice text application

    Thanks in advance
    10-22-2011 07:55 PM
  2. MYNAMESALEX's Avatar
    To substitute multitask killer, maybe try using "activator".
    I have it installed but haven't really played with it at all to know how powerful it is, but its a condition and effect app for things like different key press/hold combinations of the hardware keys on the iphone, like home, and volume buttons.
    10-22-2011 08:07 PM
  3. Johnny-5's Avatar
    To substitute multitask killer, maybe try using "activator".
    I have it installed but haven't really played with it at all to know how powerful it is, but its a condition and effect app for things like different key press/hold combinations of the hardware keys on the iphone, like home, and volume buttons.
    Thanks for the reply. I believe activator needs another program to kill applications. I couldnt find a way to get it to kill applications with just activator. Damn I wished I knew the other applications name.
    10-22-2011 09:37 PM
  4. Massie's Avatar
    Try Kill Background for closing background apps.

    You can find a full list of iOS 5 compatible apps here: iOS 5 Compatible Cydia Apps & Tweaks List
    10-22-2011 10:28 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    yep, KillBackground works great with iOS 5
    10-23-2011 01:34 AM
  6. Massie's Avatar
    Hey BLiNK, with KB do you have to have the skull and crossbones look or is there a way to kill apps without using those icons? They're a little...goofy, for me.

    10-23-2011 09:20 AM
  7. BLiNK's Avatar
    yes, which is odd because i thought by default it was the smaller version. here is a pic of what it looks like along with my current settings. also, i am on v1.2.2



    maybe turn 'Button on the Left' > ON and 'Big Buttons' > OFF?
    10-23-2011 09:45 AM
  8. Johnny-5's Avatar
    Try Kill Background for closing background apps.

    You can find a full list of iOS 5 compatible apps here: iOS 5 Compatible Cydia Apps & Tweaks List
    Thanks Massie....thats not that bad of an app. Thanks! Now you wouldnt happen to know of a voice text application now would you?
    10-23-2011 08:38 PM
  9. Johnny-5's Avatar
    yes, which is odd because i thought by default it was the smaller version. here is a pic of what it looks like along with my current settings. also, i am on v1.2.2

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    maybe turn 'Button on the Left' > ON and 'Big Buttons' > OFF?
    Yea thats what Im using too is the smaller one. Just as Massie stated the bigger icons do look weird.

    As stated before do you two happen to know of a voice text application?
    10-23-2011 08:42 PM
  10. Massie's Avatar
    I'm not sure what you mean by "voice text"something to read to you, or something to let you dictate texts?

    If the first, there is something built into ios 5 that might work for you: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2011/10/23/ios5-text-to-speech/

    If the second, maybe try Dragon Dictation.
    Last edited by Massie; 10-23-2011 at 09:31 PM.
    10-23-2011 09:28 PM
  11. Johnny-5's Avatar
    I'm not sure what you mean by "voice text"something to read to you, or something to let you dictate texts?

    If the first, there is something built into ios 5 that might work for you: How to Use New Text-to-Speech Accessibility Feature in iOS 5

    If the second, maybe try Dragon Dictation.
    Ive tried playing with the IOS5 one but its weird. Didnt like it much. Im looking for something mainly for sending text messages. Would like something where I can talk and it will write it down in a text message and I can send it.
    10-23-2011 10:49 PM
  12. Massie's Avatar
    Did you try Dragon?
    10-23-2011 10:55 PM
  13. Johnny-5's Avatar
    Did you try Dragon?
    Downloading now. Will respond once I get it on and play with it a bit! By the way Massie thanks for all your help with the jailbreak. Everything is looking good but hate the fact that I have to use snow to reboot the phone! Do you know when they will have a fix for that?
    10-23-2011 11:03 PM
  14. Johnny-5's Avatar
    Tried out the dragon. I guess I can use that for now but was really hoping for something that was full voice command. Im begining to think they dont have anything like that. I have a friend with a droid and its pretty cool how he can state "Text Jeff" "When are we meeting?" and it pulls his name and enters in all the text and you just got to hit send. Im looking for something like that. I believe Siri does that.

    Mentioning Siri I read somewhere that they figured out how to put that on older iPhone 4 jailbreak. Is that true?
    10-23-2011 11:47 PM
  15. Massie's Avatar
    Yeah, there isn't a great solution for iPhone...you might also look at VLingo:



    Glad you're enjoying the jailbreak...still waiting on word for the untethered. In the meantime just don't install anything from Cydia unless you're near your computer (although most packages won't require a reboot). Better safe than sorry.
    10-24-2011 12:52 AM
  16. Johnny-5's Avatar
    Yeah, there isn't a great solution for iPhone...you might also look at VLingo:



    Glad you're enjoying the jailbreak...still waiting on word for the untethered. In the meantime just don't install anything from Cydia unless you're near your computer (although most packages won't require a reboot). Better safe than sorry.
    Yup I was looking for something like that! Vlingo is perfect! I had this for my blackberry a few years back couldnt remember the name of it. You the man!
    10-24-2011 10:47 AM
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