‘Stacks’ have long existed in Apple’s Mac OS, but what about the iPhone? They are now thanks to ‘Stacks’, a piece of software that you can add to your iPhone, that is assuming it’s Jailbroken (aka hacked).
Much like Mac’s OS you can add multiple applications (in Mac OS X you can view multiple files in a folder, at a glance, from your dock) to your iPhone or iPod Touch’s dock instead of just four. Tap on a ‘stack’ and a playing card like display of applications are laid out before you. If you’ve added too many applications to the ‘stack’ it transforms the window to a grid like layout similar to your iPhone’s default screen.
Wired notes that there are a few draw backs to the current interation, such as the lack of icon badges (unread email), visual notifications and a few other minor hiccups. Problems aside, I think it’s a great idea, though it might defeat the purpose of having four dedicated buttons to choose from.
If you’ve got a Jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch you can grab ‘Stacks’ now, you’ll just need to make a $1 donation to the developer.
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