Auxo 2 for iPhone review

If you regularly jailbreak your iPhone, you are no doubt familiar with Auxo. If you don't use it, you've at least heard of it. The original version of Auxo brought with it multitasking that was actually usable in an iOS 6 world. Auxo 2 is now available for iOS 7 and takes the multitasking game to an entirely new level.

When you launch Auxo 2 for the first time, you'll immediately notice that it has become a fusion between iOS 7 multitasking and Control Center. This new view is what Auxo 2 calls Multi-Center. It can be triggered by swiping up from the bottom of the screen or by double tapping the Home button. If you prefer to not have Control Center and multitasking merged into one view, you can disable it in Settings and keep them separate.

If you have the Multi-Center view enabled in Auxo 2, you'll notice some changes. Along the top and bottom of the screen you have access to common controls such as AirPlay, AirDrop, and system toggles such as WiFi, Camera, calculator, and more. If you don't like this view, which I don't know why you wouldn't, you can hide it in Auxo's settings.

The Quick Switcher, arguably Auxo 2's most prominent feature, lets you access recently used apps with one simple gesture. Just drag your finger up from the bottom left of the screen to launch the Quick Switcher. Now scrub left and right and let go on the app you'd like to launch. You can also drag your finger up from the bottom right corner of the screen in order to return to the Home screen instantly. As with any other settings for Auxo 2, these gestures can be disabled and customized in Auxo's settings section.

If you purchased the original version of Auxo, you'll get a discount on Auxo 2 which brings the price to $1.99. If you didn't purchase the original, the full price of Auxo 2 is $3.99, which in our opinion isn't bad for what's arguably one of the best jailbreak tweaks we've seen for iOS 7 thus far. Auxo 2 isn't currently available for iPad but will be eventually, as a free update to the existing Auxo 2 app.

If you try out Auxo 2, let me know what you think of it in the comments! What's your favorite feature of Auxo 2? Let me know that too!

  • $3.99 (upgrades pay $1.99) - Cydia link