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Medusa brings iPad Pro multitasking features to all devices

When Apple announced iOS 9 back in June, they showed off the awesome multitasking features for iPads. We saw Picture-in-Picture, Slide Over and Split-View. While PiP, and Slide Over are available to any iPad that can run iOS 9, Split-View is only available to iOS 9 users that own an iPad Air 2 (and the soon-to-be-released iPad Pro), well, that is until now…


Developer CP Digital Darkroom has brought all the amazing multitasking features of an iPad Air 2 on iOS 9 to all devices running iOS 9. That means, iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads. While we’ve seen quite a few multitasking tweaks come and go the past few years, nothing seems as promising as Medusa.

Swiping in from the right of the screen starts off all this magic. Slightly swiping in invokes Swipe Over, this allows you to quickly view something in one app while your current app is in the background, both apps cannot be used simultaneously. Swiping the small tab in the middle even further will enable Split-View, when in this mode you can use two apps at the same time. There’s also Picture-in-Picture, but there’s not a whole lot of apps that support it just yet.

Check out a quick video preview of Medusa below:

Personally, I can’t see Medusa being much use on an iPhone, but nevertheless jailbreakers will still want this great tweak. Without taking anything away from the multitasking tweaks released recently (for iOS 8), Medusa is ‘true’ multitasking on the iPad. Some people might even want to use another multitasking tweak alongside Medusa.

Obviously, Medusa is still in the beta stages but I’ve found it does generally work, I haven’t came across any crashes, but there are a few landscape bugs here and there, though the developer is aware of them and is working to fix them.

I was perfectly fine jailbroken on iOS 8.4 (iPad Mini 2), and I updated to iOS 9.0.2 and jailbroke just to try out Medusa, I gave up a couple of my favorite tweaks, and I have to say I ain’t even mad.

You can try out Medusa from CP Digital Darkroom’s beta repo:
http://repo.cpdigitaldarkroom.com

What are your thoughts on Medusa? Sound off in the comments below

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