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Quasar Brings True Windowed Multitasking to Jailbroken iPads (Video)

Quasar Brings True Windowed Multitasking to Jailbroken iPads (Video)

While iOS 5 does offer some level of multi-tasking by allowing apps to run in the background, or by freezing the state of apps in the built-in multitasking bar, Quazar takes iPad multi-tasking to a whole new level.

As BigBoss notes (via The Verge), Quazar is a jailbreak tweak for the iPad available in Cydia, and allows you to run multiple apps in separate windows – a true windowing system for the iPad! Each window can be moved, resized, or closed just as you can do with OS X on a Mac.

While other hacks have tried to implement this in some way, Quasar brings a polish and smoothness to the experience that so far hasn’t been seen elsewhere.

This is a cool hack, to be sure, but should it be more than just a hack? Considering that Windows 8 will allow users to run side-by-side apps, is this something that Apple should consider implementing in iOS 6? Would people really use this if it were available?

If you have a jailbroken iPad, then you’ll want to check this out. Quazar is a bit expensive at $9.99, and is available immediately through the BigBoss repository in Cydia.

  1. And yet he’s working on one app at a time — so what’s the advantage here? Not clear why I need windows on iPad when going back and forth between apps is incredibly simple already.

    1. VGISoftware says:

      Of course it’s simple already. iOS’s multitasking was deliberately designed the way it is FOR simplicity AND enhanced battery life.

      That’s why this is a jailbreak app. It’s one of many hacker’s wet dreams.

  2. raza says:

    Great tweak. i always wanted this but it doesn’t work properly, fullscreen mode sucks, rotation sucks, if all works well its worth ten bucks.but for this version now i wouldn’t pay a dime.  

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