View multiple windows on your iPad with Quasar jailbreak tweak [Updated]

A new jailbreak tweak called Quasar will let you have multiple apps open and running at the same time. If you've always yearned for the opportunity to have your iPad work more like a desktop OS like Windows or OS X, Quasar could be just what you've been looking for.

Quasar is (the very first) window manager for iPad! Now you can run apps in windows, on your iPad! Simply open any application and it will be opened in a window, just like in your computer. Quasar is integrated to iOS's default app switcher (double pressing home button). Killing an application in app switcher (or holding the close button) kills its window and the application itself, but if you only click the close button, the window is closed but the application keeps running in background (in the app switcher).

Quasar is a version 1.0 jailbreak app and to be fair you can tell. It crashed the springboard a few times when I was playing with it and froze a couple of times too. There are weird rotations and portrait bugs as seen in the video are quite annoying too. Having said that, this could potentially be a game changer as and when it's quirks have been ironed out.

Quasar is available through Cydia for $9.99 and is for the iPad only running iOS 5 or higher.

Update The developer has already released an update and fixed some of the bugs that we experienced in the demo video. The orientation and rotation bugs are now fixed along with a few other things too. Good to see such speedy bug fixes!

Quasar Tweak

chrisoldroyd

UK editor at iMore, mobile technology lover and air conditioning design engineer.

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AsdollaMirza says:

Is anyone else disappointed that Monday brief comment section is closed? :( :((
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robert.walter says:

After the iTease, frankly, yes!

Outspoken says:

Oh man... Now I REALLY want a jailbreak released for the iPad 3 :-(

macharborguy says:

I'm with you. This is one of those jailbreak apps/tweaks that I could make use out of.
What would be interesting is if these guys can make it so the tweak allows you to pin apps like widgets to different home screens. Then just toss in GridLock to position app icons where I want them, and then place apps like tweet bot and others around the screen. What would be even cooler is if it could force Universal apps to run as the iPhone version when window, then launch the iPad version when taking it full screen.

tommyb_23 says:

Most apps in Cydia are so buggy , even the ones that aren't conflict with other Cydia apps and cause constant crashes , jail breaking has become too much of a hassle . Until cydia starts cleaning up and policing the apps and making the user experience more enjoyable and process easier it will continue to be a gimmick. There are some really usefull apps and tools in there but they all cause crashes and conflicts with other apps. Some of the apps in there are professionally done and operate beautiful but 99% are garbage and have zero customer support or updates and ruin the experience for everyone .

hmorris94 says:

There isn't much Cydia can do without everything being moderated and code signed, basically becoming the App Store. Tweaks, apps, and hacks are far too numerous and diverse to be regulated anyway.

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