Multifl0w brings Exposé-style app switching to iPhone, iPad

For those who want a more Exposé-style app switcher for iPhone -- or any type of fast app switching on the still iOS 3.2 bound iPad -- Multifl0w for Jailbreak might be worth checking out.

Zoom out to reveal up to 9 apps tiled for easy access, re-arrange or remove them if you like, then tap to switch. $4.99 in Cydia.

Video after the break and if you try it out let us know how it works for you!

[Multifl0w via 9to5Mac]

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  • Ok. Seriously. I love to watch demos but why do quite a lot of these types of demos have the worst music, if it can be called that, known to man, used as background music? I stop watching which means the product doesn't get my full attention. I don't want to go to a fscking rave, I want to see a demo! Ok. I'm done.
  • Anyone know if Proswitcher is going to be upgraded to work with the iPhone 4? I really liked the look and feel of that better.
  • It couldn't just be Multiflow? Jenova Chen should make them change the name.
  • Emailed with the proswitcher folks and they said no ios update. They said they liked the new multitasking on ios4.
  • Proswitcher will be updated, they changed their minds.
  • Cnet had a story about Apple applying for a patent to Kill jail broken devices. Sorry did not get the link. If someone steals your device, with this Apple can look who has the device via the front facing camera, and check if it is your voice. The article also said Apple could stop jailbreaking. Good read.
  • I was always a Proswitcher fan because it was free, after giving this a go on IOS4 It blows PS out the windows, So much nicer and so smooth on my 3GS...
    Def worth the few $'s..
  • Multifl0w really looks good this time. But, on my 3GS (iOS4.0) and iPhone4 (iOS 4.0.1) it just can't kill apps. It looks like the apps are killed, they are vanished from the Multifl0w carousel, but I can see them alive in SBSettings processes window and with TOP on the command line.
    Anyone else experiencing the same thing?
    By the way, @HungWell (and others): Chpwn (creator of ProSwitcher) had decided he'd stop coding it. But today, he had announced that he'd changed mind :) (Nice choice, for me at least)
    I'll sure give it a go once it's out. Till then, I think I'll stay with Apple's switcher for some more, but will try Multifl0w again.
  • The music in the demo is just so wonderful. Lots of flashbacks to the old days with my Amiga 500 :)
  • I actually like the music in the vid but don't feel it belongs there. Like playing sandstorm at a funeral.
  • I really like Proswitcher & have been waiting for an update so I hope they do update it.
  • I like it! Also, the demo music isn't to bad, isn't to bad at all.
  • my springboard crash several time when im trying to use this app. any help?
  • It works great. Much better than it used to be. I like the Expose style better than the Cards style as it is faster to select an app without having to swipe through them.
    No crashes and very speedy on my 3GS so far.
    The only issue was that to get the reordering/rearranging working I had to disable it and then enable it again.
  • Where's my iTypeFastr for iPhone4?!?
  • How about a springboard card. So we can stop using the home button.
  • Try Circuitous. Free. Fast. Best :)
  • Still crashing my springboard. One thing I've missed is the ipod widget and the potrait orientation. Cool app but need more improvement.
  • I would of liked to seen this get demo'd on the ipad just a little more than what the video ended up showing us.
  • Works great!
  • Circuitous not iOS4 compatible (yet). Anyone here word on its future plans?
  • multifl0w and proswitcher are crashing my iPhone 3G/iOS4. Any alternatives?
  • All of the apps I've wanted to background appear to die soon after I background them on my iPad. Pity, because iSSH would be awesomer if I could leave it running and do other things.