If you are familiar with the most popular jailbreak tweaks and you have been following our blog, then you are certainly familiar with Couria. The jailbreak tweak has been available as a beta on BigBoss’s repository on Cydia, and it has generated a lot of buzz these past several months. After BiteSMS was discontinued, Couria may be the next big thing for those who want to have a truly capable quick reply tweak.
Couria is now available for free, still from BigBoss’s repo. You can download and install the tweak to enjoy a wide range of features offered by Couria. Quick reply and quick compose are the two most prominent features this tweak is offering. Both features are available in the beta version of the app, but they are now more refined and much more stable.
The jailbreak tweak is automatically activated once it is installed. You can swipe down on a quick-reply banner notification and see Couria’s interface immediately. Unlike the standard quick reply function, Couria allows you to view the rest of the conversation, adding context to the whole quick reply experience.
The same goes for when you want to quickly compose a new message, which will be Couria’s biggest feature of the release. You need to set it up through Activator by assigning a gesture to the tweak, but other than that you are good to go. You can even use the gesture when the screen is locked to bring up the quick compose window.
Couria comes with a settings panel available through the stock Settings app. You will find a number of options to play with. For starters, you can enable and disable the tweak whenever you want; the default setting is Enabled, so you don’t have to go deep into the Settings menu to get Couria working.
You can customize the appearance of Couria to your liking. You can change the colour of the message bubble as well as change the font size and colour. You can also choose between the two standard themes already included in the jailbreak tweak.
There is one extra toggle on the settings panel: Authentication Required. This toggle determines whether you need to authenticate in order to write a reply when the screen is locked. I personally love having this option switched off. It saves me from having to tap in my lock code every time I want to reply to a message.
However, the Authentication Required option doesn’t seem to work with quick compose just yet. You can still bring up the quick compose interface without entering your lock code by using an Activator gesture.
Based on everything that has been outlined so far, Couria is far from perfect, but the developers have done a great job in enhancing the whole quick-reply experience of iOS. Have you tried this jailbreak tweak? Will you be using Couria regularly? Do you happen to know any other Cydia app that is similar to this one? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.