When you want to switch between running apps on Mac OS X, you can use the Exposé tool to show thumbnails of all your running apps. When you want to switch between open apps on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you get a little app drawer with icons. Which do you think looks better?

The thing about Exposé is that it’s not just attractive. It’s also pretty useful, since it doesn’t just tell you which program is running, but also what it’s doing, by giving you a live preview of what’s up on the screen.

While Apple didn’t see fit to bring Exposé to iOS 4 when it launched support for multitasking, there’s a third party app that works pretty much the same way. It’s called Multifl0w, and it’s pretty slick looking. Unfortunately there’s one big catch: It’s not available from the App Store. You’ll need to jailbreak your phone and download Multifl0w from the Cydia Store, where it runs $4.99. You can also purchase the app from Rock Your Phone.

You can check out a video of Multifl0w in action after the break. The app is designed to run on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

via 9 to 5 Mac

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...