mQuickDo has been at or near the top of my favorite jailbreaks apps list for some time now, and I ‘ve written about it quite a few times here.  It offers a number of features, but the one I use it for is app switching “ using its gesture bar to quickly pop up launch […]
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Jailbreak Apps – mQuickDo: A Favorite Trying Hard to Become a Non-favorite

mQuickDo

mQuickDo has been at or near the top of my favorite jailbreaks apps list for some time now, and I ‘ve written about it quite a few times here.  It offers a number of features, but the one I use it for is app switching “ using its gesture bar to quickly pop up launch buttons for my my five most frequently used apps, from within any app (just about) or even from the Lock Screen.

The app is trying hard to get itself removed from my favorite apps list of late.  As I posted on once back in August, it is very temperamental “ erratic even in its performance. ‘Erratic how? ‘ you might ask.  Well, in a few ways, but mostly in the simplest of ways “ it just stops working every once in a while.

I ‘ve previously had issues where mQuickDo would randomly switch the position of its gesture bar from bottom of the iPhone screen to top.  I tried to adapt to that placement but found it interfered with the essential SBSettings app and just did not work for me there.

Over recent weeks I have not seen that same issue “ but instead have just found that around once every 7-10 days the gesture bar just disappears.  Without the bar, there is no app switching from within apps “ taking away a huge portion of the app ‘s usefulness for me. 

So far I have found no way to correct this issue other than doing a ‘reset to default settings ‘ from within mQuickDo ‘s settings app.  This is not a good workaround at all, as it means I have to replace my five most used apps and my preferences for which gesture I want to use for app switching.  So it ‘s both annoying and time-consuming when the app breaks down like this.

When I had the first issues with the gesture bar back in August I went to mCleaner Support for help.  After trading several emails with them over the course of a few weeks, I got no help or suggested solutions at all.  Mostly I got denials that there could possibly be any issue other than user error and statements saying they could not reproduce the issue at all “ despite pointing them at my original post about these issues and the comments on it, where four other users reported similar or same problems with the app.

Given that unimpressive response, I have not bothered to report this second, similar issue to them.

For now, I am not getting rid of mQuickDo and I ‘m putting up with its flakiness “ but I am finding that I am tending towards using it a bit less and its rival Kirikae a bit more.  When mQuickDo works it is great “ but the instability is getting tiresome, and I ‘m also not a fan of apps that do not get good support. I really hope we ‘ll see an update to mQuickDo soon that sorts out its stability issues.

If any of you know some better workarounds or cures for mQuickDo ‘s issues, please share in the comments.

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