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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by craighwk, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. craighwk

    craighwk Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Now that we've had our phones for a few weeks, the Application list is probably growing quite a bit. I know mine is!

    I wonder, how do you all organize your applications? Do you just put a few frequently used icons on your home screen and left the rest in the drawer? Do you create folders for different categories (Games, Utils, Social, etc) and place apps in there? Do you just load up your 3 home screens (or more if you have a home replacement) with EVERYTHING from the drawer?

    Curious as to what you do and if there are any more neat ways to keep your apps in order.

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  2. AllDroid

    AllDroid Newbie

    Games to the left, Work to the right, Basics at home and lingerie on the 3rd floor.
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  3. craighwk

    craighwk Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hmmmm.. That looks interesting. :D I think i'll have to check that out. Thanks!

    Edit: Downloaded and installed. Can't believe how awesome this App is. Wish I would have seen it sooner. Thanks again for this.
  4. droidism

    droidism Member

    • Shortcuts and widgets on the left
    • Communication apps in middle (email, messaging, phone, contacts, browser, maps, market)
    • Media apps to the right (A Online Radio, Pandora, LastFM, Amazon Market.
  5. Nickles

    Nickles Newbie

    +1 on the market app - Apps Organizer.
    i have 4 folders on my home screen - Multimedia, Internet, Tools and Mail.
    everything gets lumped in there..
    with a MotoTorch LED Widget underneath.

    thats it.
  6. Decus22

    Decus22 Well-Known Member

    Apps organizer is a great free program. I just downloaded it yesterday and replace my folders with icons. witch really should have been a stock feature. Some of the reviews said the icons don't look good on the high res screen and are also to small but they look fine on my droid. I havn't tried it yet but If you want to organize apps, contacts, and bookmarks ABC organizer is $.99 made by the same person.
  7. craighwk

    craighwk Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yah I can't believe how easy this is going to make keeping control over my applications. Gonna send this guy a donation for sure.

    Icons look fine to me. They even match the wallpaper I have going.
  8. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Android Expert

    I use apps organizer for the desktop and DXtop's app organizer for the app drawer.
  9. nycdroid

    nycdroid Newbie

    Thanks for the heads up as well. Fantastic app. Google should consider this for default functionality in Android considering it uses a label/star system like Gmail.
  10. esmith818

    esmith818 Android Enthusiast

    This thread should be renamed "Check out AppsOrganizer." Thanks for the tip -- I love it. (I only wish there was a way of assigning custom icons to added labels when used as shortcuts -- or is there??)
  11. square

    square Android Enthusiast

    In the app, under labels…long press on the label you want to change and options pop up, one being “change icon”
  12. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

    Actually there is. If you long press on any application in the list it will bring up a window for you to choose a label. In the next window in the bottom right corner is a green plus sign. If you click on that it will let you create a new label.

    To change the icon go to the labels tab. Long press on the one you want to change. Hit change icon. Choose default icons and you will see a whole bunch of choices.
  13. chefboyardee

    chefboyardee Well-Known Member

    I also love apps organizer. Using in conjunction with dxTop home replacement.

    Here's a screenshot of how I labeled/setup apps organizer. This is my "left" screen on dxTop.


    Top (main) home is things like contacts, map, navigation, google talk - constant use stuff.

    Right screen is media - music widget, last FM widget, shazam, slacker, AORadio, tv.com, google listen

    bottom screen is utility stuff. alarms, calculator, stopwatch, touch timer, dockrunner, lightning bug, sleep timer, LED flashlight widget.
  14. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Android Expert

    You can also use dxTop for the desktop!
  15. MSU

    MSU Member

    I'm using panda and I have everything that I use often on my to pull outs. My right screen is nothing but folders with certain things in them. ex: Music, tools, info, shopping, finance, etc.. So, I can find anything pretty quick I also love how Panda put the alphabetic order selections at the bottom in the apps sections.
    But, I will try this app organizer out. Thanks for pointing it out.
  16. droidism

    droidism Member

    Thanks for the AppsOrganizer tip. Great app!
  17. oceanlight

    oceanlight Android Enthusiast

    tiny cucumber sandwiches on one plate, mini hotdogs on another.

    no...? nuthin?

    tough crowd.
  18. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Android Expert

    Yes but I want only my most used apps in my desktop folders.
  19. esmith818

    esmith818 Android Enthusiast

    Thanks -- Sunday morning surprise. Perfect app. :)
  20. AZDroid

    AZDroid Well-Known Member

    I have been using this app since day 1, but didn't play with the ability to change icons until I read this. Works great, simple, and there are tons of icon packs on the market! It's great that even the packs that say you need Open Home - Full or Better Cut etc. still work even without having those apps. :)
  21. esmith818

    esmith818 Android Enthusiast

    AppsOrganizer updated over the weekend, and when it did, I lost all my widgets and my apps reverted to their untagged state. Kind of annoying to have to redo everything again -- anyone else have this happen to them?
  22. AZDroid

    AZDroid Well-Known Member

    That didn't happen to me when I updated. Weird that it did that to you!

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