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Apps Organizer: Apps Organizer does just what it says.

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by hybridhavoc, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. hybridhavoc

    hybridhavoc Lurker
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    Apr 30, 2010

    Apr 30, 2010
    South Carolina
    Apps Organizer takes the basic idea of Folders, and then ramps it up a bit. Within Apps Organizer, there are a series of "labels," and you can assign a label to each one of your applications - or multiple labels if you desire. The key to the functionality of Apps Organizer is its simplicity. There are a couple of different ways that you can apply the labels.

    Using The App
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    When you first bring up the application itself, you are provided with a list of your applications. Here you can select the star to the side of any of the applications, which will potentially give it a sort of priority over the other applications with the same label. While this could be useful to some, I have personally found it to be an unnecessary feature. You can also simply select an app from the list, and Apps Organizer will give you a listing of the current labels. Apps Organizer comes with several labels already built in, and some default applications on your phone will probably already be labeled as well.

    Before assigning labels to anything, you may want to think about what labels you actually want. You can add your own labels from the front page of the application, by hitting the Menu button. This provides several options:

    You can also select the Labels option at the top to see a listing of the labels. When you select one of these labels, it will drop-down with a list of the applications with that label.

    Shortcuts / Widgets

    Now, using the application itself is all fine and dandy, but if you're fine with the default labels (and they work pretty well for myself), then you don't even really need to open the application itself at all. You can get right to business by long-pressing on your Home screen, and selecting either Shortcuts or Widgets. It doesn't matter too much which you choose, they work the same. From there, select Apps Organizer, and then the Label that you want to add. Once the shortcut or widget for the label is on your Home screen, you can select it.

    This will bring up the label, which looks a lot like Android folders. It will provide a list of all of the applications in that label, and you can select any of those applications to launch them. But this isn't just your average folder. Once the label is open, you can also press the Menu button to pull up a list of your applications. It first lists the applications that are in the label, and then all of the others, allowing you to quickly add or remove applications on the fly.

    Similarly, once the label is open, you could also long-press on any of the applications and either launch it, choose its labels, or uninstall the application directly from there. This gives Apps Organizer and incredibly useful extra feature. Using a G1, it is often much quicker for me to uninstall applications this way, as opposed to going into the Settings and Managing my apps.

    The Bottom Line

    Apps Organizer does just what it says. This is likely my most frequently used application, being the gatekeeper to all of the other apps, and has completely replaced the App Drawer. Also, by having the forethought to make the Shortcut and Widget versions work identically, Apps Organizer can even play friendly with other apps. Home replacement applications, like ADW Launcher and Helix Launcher, that use App Docks will allow Apps Organizer shortcuts to be placed on those docks, cleaning up your Home screen even more while still allowing all that Apps Organizer has to offer.



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