Multifl0w is a multitasking interface for jailbroken iPhones. It was originally created for 3.1.2, but after Apple released iOS4, there was still high demand for an alternative solution. Multifl0w was originally a cards-style interface similar to that seen on Palm's WebOS, but Multifl0w 2.0 is an Exposé-like interface. It was entirely rewritten for speed, performance, reliability, and for iOS4, iPad, and iPhone 4.
Multfl0w is available for jailbroken iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads through the Cydia Store. The application costs $4.99.
Yes! It has been tested up to version 4.0.1.
Yes! It has been tested up to version 3.2. (It should work on all 3.2.X).
Yes! However, these devices have much slower processors, so the experience isn't as good as on a newer device. Although Multifl0w will work on these devices, it is recommended that you use faster devices for a better user experience.
No, you do not need to buy the application again. Free updates!! :)
The cards style interface worked well, but there was still room for improvement. To switch to a new app in a cards style interface, 3 things needed to be done: Open, then swipe, then tap. Why not make it faster and have all of the open apps visible at the same time? In an Exposé interface, 2 actions can switch apps: Open, then tap. This makes more sense; all apps are visible at the same time, and it only takes one tap to switch to another app. Thus, the Exposé-like interface was created. On Mac OSX, Exposé has been extremely useful and popular, and I believe people will find it useful on iOS devices also.
This was a difficult problem to solve, because there are so many different possible solutions. So what's the answer? Provide as many different customization options as possible so that it's easy for everyone to have the backgrounding style they want. Multifl0w used in conjunction with Backgrounder should be able to provide you with the options that suite your preferences. Using Multifl0w without Backgrounder on iOS4 will function like Apple's switcher, apps stay "open" in memory (although not actually running). Using Multifl0w without Backgrounder on 3.1.x is not advised, because apps will be closed as soon as they are exited. However, Multifl0w does not force Backgrounder to be installed on any OS version for maximum flexibility.
Yes, you can. Just set Multifl0w's activation method to something other than Double-Press Home, and you will still be able to use both together.
Using Multifl0w without Backgrounder:
- apps updated for iOS4 will background with Apple's method
- apps not updated for iOS4 will terminate
- you cannot control when apps will background
Using Multifl0w with Backgrounder (with "Auto Detect" method set):
- apps updated for iOS4 will background with Apple's method ("Native")
- apps not updated for iOS4 will background with the Backgrounder method ("Backgrounder")
- apps will only background when you tell them to background (unless you have "Enable at Launch" set ON)
With Activator, it is possible for you to set the action that opens Apple's task switcher to any other Activator method, if you assign it to something else then you can still open Apple's switcher to get to the iPod controls and Rotation Lock.
In Activator's settings you must have somehow set Multifl0w to open on the lockscreen. To turn this off, open the Settings app, then go to Activator -> At Lock Screen -> and then Home Button Double Press and unassign Multifl0w.
The developer of Activator has determined that it is unsafe to allow any activator action while in Cydia. When you're in Cydia it's best to just let it do it's thing, so your device doesn't end up with an incomplete install or corrupt files. It's for your device's own good.
In versions of Multifl0w for iOS3, Multifl0w had a preferences app where different settings could be changed. Many people found this to be extra clutter on their homescreen, so settings have been moved to the Settings application. You will find all of Multifl0w's settings there.
Some people have had to turn the option off and back on again to get things to work, it should fix your issue.
When Multifl0w is open, it is possible to drag the open App tabs around to put them in a different order. If you do not like this feature or find yourself accidentally moving tabs when you didn't intended to, you can turn this option off.
When Multifl0w is open, you will notice that if you tap on the black part (anywhere besides an app) Multifl0w will either open the last opened app, or will fade away to your homescreen. If you do not like this feature, you can turn this option off and tapping in the black area will not do anything.
Multifl0w does not limit the number of apps that can be running at the same time. It does, however, only show up to 9, because the tabs would be too small otherwise. I'd like to find a solution so that the apps are comfortably big enough, but also all still quickly accessible. Some people have suggested scrolling, however, this would conflict with the re-arrangeable tabs feature because it would be impossible to distinguish between a touch that is intended to scroll, and a touch that is intended to re-arrange the tabs. If anyone has a great idea for a solution, please let me know!
Once you've purchased a license for any paid Cydia package, you'll be able to install it on several devices. Just authenticate with Cydia using the same method that you used when you originally purchased the app.
Multifl0w is not broken. Multilfl0w stores all the app snapshots in SpringBoard's memory, so when you respring, they're all lost (the snapshots, that is). When you start opening apps again, Multifl0w will add them. Yes, that might mean that some apps stay in memory after you respiring, so I suggest setting Apple's switcher to another activation method so you can forcibly remove them from memory if you so desire, however, iOS is smart enough to do that for you if you start running low. (So you can use only Multifl0w and your device will still work great).
Factory shipped, the iPhone will only run code with Apple's signature. "Jailbreaking" allows you to run code on your iPhone that has not been signed by Apple, thus allowing you to run cool programs like Multifl0w and Backgrounder to enhance the abilities of your iPhone. If you jailbreak and have any problems at all, or decide that you want to restore it to a factory state, just plug it into iTunes and click restore. We've jailbroken many iPhones multiple times, and we've never regretted doing it a single time.
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Maybe! Send me an email if you have ideas or suggestions. Use the email listed in the question above.
Multifl0w is an interface for showing apps running in the background. In order to run apps in the background, you can (by default) open an app and hold down the home button until you see a popup that says "Backgrounding Enabled". If you open Multifl0w with an app running in the background (open Multifl0w with double-tap home button by default) then Multifl0w will appear and show you all of the currently running apps. If you are running no apps in the background, then Multifl0w will open with nothing showing.
Well, we call it Multifl0w. But you can call it the app that does that thing that helps me multitask, or whatever you like!
You can email support (at) multifl0w.com for any further questions you may have. I will respond as soon as possible.
Me! (Aaron Ash). If you'd like to follow me on Twitter, I'm twitter.com/aaronash.