A few days ago, Saurik has announced Cydia for Mac which will be available soon.According to arstechnica Saurik has developed a new version of MobileSubstrate called CydiaSubstrate that is compatible to both iOS and Mac OS X on the desktop.According to Saurik, Cydia will be more of an OS X tweaking tool instead of being an apps destination.

Saurik said:

Just like you can make all these modifications on the iPhone, you can make these same modifications on the desktop,” Freeman said. “Until now, there has never been a way to easily install modifications to the system or third-party applications, as well as keep them updated.

For instance, users that have jailbroken iPhones would like to have a modified version of iTunes that does not ask to update iOS when the device is plugged in, since the update might overwrite jailbreak modifications,” Freeman said. “Or perhaps you want to change the frequency that TimeMachine performs backups to something other than the stock settings. CydiaSubstrate makes this possible in an easy way that average users could install and update them.

Some of the possible tweaks and hacks expected with CydiaSubstrate :

1.Adding menu bars on multi monitor setup.

2.Modify iTunes to prevent iOS update when the device is plugged in.

3.Manage frequency of TimeMachine performs backups.

4.Mac OS Themes and widgets.

5.Changing default boot screen and system sounds.

With the help of Cydia, developers can offer users ways to change how Mac OS behaves making it a perfect companion for every OS X user.



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