Out of no where, RiPDev released a new software. What is icy? Is it icy cool? Well I think it is! It is an alternative and direct competitor to Cydia. Installer 4 will be phased out for the continue production of Icy and the soon to be announced Installer 5. Before Hand... At first, I felt that Installer 4 failed and that Cydia won the installer choice for those with the 2.x software. I felt that Installer had no chance for this era unlike what it was in 1.1x. However, I was surprised that they have made a drastic turn around and may win this ongoing battle. Please Register or Log in to view images The Jist of it All! From the picture above, you can see the simplicity of the application right away. In addition the speed compliments its great looks. In Cydia you are welcomed by a 20 seconds stop for refreshing sources. Icy makes it possible to refresh your sources whenever you like. When you do refresh them, you can continue to use the functionality of the application without having to wait. Please Register or Log in to view images So what is really great about it? Well the features above all exist in Installer 4. So many will ask what makes this so different. Well Icy now runs on the same system as Cydia. So basically they support Cydia repo. So all the applications and sources that appear in your Cydia are in Icy. They coexist with each other almost perfectly and its a very smooth transition. Also, the size of Icy is 1/35 of the size of Cydia. Not only that speed is once again great. Please Register or Log in to view images Other Icy even though simple goes out of the way to ensure clean installation. From the picture above, you see there are no command lines and is truly clean. Very noob friendly. I would also like to mention the search feature works 10x better than Cydia ever did. Summary What is great: Speed Efficency Compatible with Cydia Innovative UI What is not so great: Cannot filter packages by its source No way to find new applications that were updated after a refresh Adding sources to Icy do not add to Cydia. However adding to Cydia does to Icy Cannot view theme previews To Install: 1.) Go to Cydia add http://apt.ripdev.com 2.) Install Icy 3.) Refresh Sources and make sure they complete 4.) Exit out of app 5.) Categories should show up Please Register or Log in to view images I understand there is already a great review out there. But here are my opinions and I feel strongly of them!