How To Identify Running Apps in iOS Using ActiveBoard


In Apple iOS devices, one thing which is good and something that I didn’t like, is that when you press the Home button, the applications minimizes and keep running in the Background. It should be a quit button that whenever you press it, the Application closes without running in the background, and even worse, you need to open the App Switcher to see which applications are active. In iOS 6, we saw a Jailbreak tweak named ActiveDoc, well a good news for all the iOS 7 users as its Successor ActiveBoard has arrived for the iOS 7 too.

On iOS 6, ActiveDoc was applied on the applications running on the ActiveDoc only, however, ActiveBoard doesn’t imply anything like this and influences all the applications on the Entire Spring Board. Not only does it notify the running applications, but also it identifies the apps with pending notifications. There isn’t much configuration required in this tweak, once you have installed it, it will automatically start its job. All the running applications will receive a glowing perimeter, while applications with pending notifications will be having a red glowing border along with 3D Zoom animation. So, without further ado, let’s see how we can install it.


Jailbreak your iOS Device.

Since the following tutorial needs an iOS device which is Jailbroken, you need to Jailbreak your device. If your device is still in its normal condition. Follow our Jailbreak Section to find out how to Jailbreak your device.

Download ActiveBoard:


  1. Open Cydia.
  2. Search for ActiveBoard.
  3. Tap ActiveBoard once the search is over.
  4. Purchase the app and wait for the Install button to appear
  5. Tap Install on the top right corner.
  6. Tap Confirm.
  7. Restart your Device.