Use CallTap To Make iPhone Contact ShortCuts For Messages And Calls
The iPhone is first and foremost a phone, as suggested by its name alone. Of course, people use it for more than that, making it their preferred mobile Internet surfing device, their default music player, even as the ultimate replacement to their point and shoot cameras. But as a phone, it really does leave a lot to be desired when it comes to functionality. Take the Contacts application alone. When you tap on a contact, you still have to choose what you want to do, like call, message or FaceTime. A new tweak called CallTap, however, does away with this limitation and makes the experience seamless.
The only way to enjoy this new tweak is for your to jailbreak your device. This enhancement is only one of thousands that are available on the Cydia store that is installed onto your iPhone after you jailbreak it. It’s a safe process and totally legal so we encourage you to sign up with us here so that you too can enjoy all the awesome additions that make your iOS experience a lot better.
After you jailbreak your device, we suggest that you check out CallTap. This is an especially helpful tweak for those who like to do one or all of three things with their iPhones: SMS, Make Calls, and have FaceTime calls. What CallTap does is give you gesture shortcuts in the contacts section of your iPhone. If you want to call a contact, search for the name of that contact on your iPhone and just tap on it. If you want to SMS that contact, just long press on the contact and the Messaging app will open with that contact’s name already on the To field. And if you want to FaceTime someone, just tap on the detail button that is represented by the blue arrow that is found on all the contacts as you see listed.
These are really simple gestures that just make the whole contact management and call management area of the iPhone a lot easier. Of course, this will take some getting used to but in the long run, we think that people will warm up to the new system that they can learn easily. As a free tweak found on the BigBoss repository on Cydia, this is definitely a welcome change of functionality if you are a heavy iPhone user when it comes to communications. You don’t get an icon but, as usual, the Settings application on your iPhone will present you with a bunch of preferences that you can use to customize your gestures and what they invoke. The ones we presented here are just the default. There are many results that you can assign according to what is tapped on your iPhone, configurable again from the preference tab of the tweak.
What do you think about this enhancement? Is it something that will make your life faster and easier? Will it be something that you wish was already built into the iOS default so that you didn’t have to jailbreak? Sound off in the comments, folks!
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