A feature that Apple has neglected to pay much attention to on the iOS platform is the concept of app download management, something that Android has always had since its earliest versions. On an Android smartphone, users can simply download an app and it will notify them within the notification system upon downloading.
On iPhone, the user goes to the App Store, downloads an app and it automatically goes to the device’s home screen where the app resumes its download — no notification of any kind. However, developer Greensnow — as part of his Greensnow Xmas Challenge — has provided a simple tweak named Download To Newsstand that manages to put together a simple location where app downloads go. Newsstand.
For this purpose, Download To Newsstand is an “ideal way of managing your apps” where instead of the app being in the SpringBoard, it will “download and install in the Newsstand folder.” In addition to automatically having applications being in the Newsstand folder, it gives the application a nice visual flat icon that makes it seem as if it was an actual magazine or newspaper that belongs in that folder. Once the application manages to finish downloading and installing, the app will then be transferred out of Newsstand and into your home screen, where you can then sort the app however you prefer.
While not perfect, this tweak does manage to provide a great concept of adding a visual notification to your device of all your apps downloading. You can find Download To Newsstand on Cydia for free on the ModMyi repo.