A while ago, good ole’ Murda here posted a link to ModMyI.com’s “webCydia” (as Murda put it), which allows people to view most Cydia repo’s and the packages they carry. However, this website has a rather poor lay-out and not all package information is available. I stumbled upon a much neater and detailed “webCydia” the other day called CydiaCrawler.
Not only does this site have a great lay-out, but it is not plagued with the multiple adds as ModMyI.com does. The downside of the site is that it is partly in Russian, but really only the links are untranslated. The site has an easy to use search-engine and sections for “Last updated, Sections (as they appear in Cydia), and Sources”. After finding your desired package (theme, app, etc.), you can view simple information as well as view what it would look like on your iPhone.
You can also click on .deb to download the .deb file, if you (for some reason) prefer to do install your packages manually. Clicking on the “More detail” button adds a drop down section that gives even further information. Clicking on the link after “Additional Information:” (which kind of looks like the word “can’t” and turns out to mean ‘website’ in english) opens a separate window that displays how the package looks on your iPhone.
Sometimes after installing an app which requires other packages to function, Cydia will download those packages as well. I find myself not paying enough attention to these other apps and after trying out the app and uninstalling it, I forget to uninstall the other packages that came along for the ride. The “Dependence:” field in the app description displays those packages that were installed alongside that desired app.
Article by GreyHam