For the iPad to become a true computer competitor it has to be able to run multiple apps simultaneously in separate windows. It is no doubt that on a computer you can look at two or more applications at the same time, but on the iPad you can’t do this whatsoever. A new Cydia tweak released today however, aims to allow the iPad to compete with a computer’s window management.
The Quasar Cydia tweak is the first of its kind and lets you manage multiple apps on the same screen, without having to switch between them. It’s basically a windows manager that opens up apps in separate windows so you can work on them simultaneously. The tweak is iPad only, no doubt, and works just like the regular multi-tasking in iOS. You double tap the home button and you can choose apps to be opened in windows. Closing the apps is done using the old fashioned way, but app windows can be closed without actually quitting the app in the background.
Adjusting of the windows is also possible, and this might come in handy (for example) when you’re playing a game and writing a note at the same time. Also, there are options to rotate the window in case you want to change their orientation. You can configure the options for this tweak from the Settings menu. Watch the video demonstration of Quasar in action below:
This is exactly what most people have been waiting for, some real multi-tasking and app management feature. The tweak is currently only available on the iPad and will cost you a whopping $9.99. You can download Quasar from the BigBoss repo. Try this tweak out and let us know if you found it useful in the comments section below…