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  1. SDscorch

    SDscorch Android Enthusiast
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    on a whim i just tried the "live folders" - just to see what it was about

    "wow"



    i moved my standard "people" widget off of my front page and moved the starred (ie "favorite") people live folder in its place (people's going to 2nd page - not too far away! i need it too!ol)


    pandora's live folder... NICE!

    its almost like a widget on its own!




    anyway.. anyone else seen this feature? anyone else using it??

    i think this feature might be getting lost in all the excitement about other things in the hero - i don't hear/read anybody talkingabout it.. i gotta assume no one is!
     

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    oh wow! i haven't used this yet. nice find!
     
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    i'm getting some ideas on how to employ folders (the regular folders)

    i'm "mr organized" when it comes to these sorts of things - love this!
     
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    would you mind explaining what this does a little more? i dont see the live folders option.. clearly i have to set it up somewhere..
     
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    Wow, I agree. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    marc.. long press anywhere on a home screen page

    teh last option (on mine anyway) is "folder" - click that




    now you're given two more options - new folder and live folder

    i have pandora, obviously they made a live folder and i just haven't seen it till recently - but its a cool feature



    seems like this would be a really cool feature for any app to have (it dynamically keeps information up to date in an easy-to-access format - handy!)

    i just don't think its getting much attention yet - or ppl don't know about it - ??




    also.. the regular folders are proving quite useful - all news websites go into one, place quick "call to this contact" shortcuts in another

    i'd like to hear how other ppl are using theirs!
     
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    Picked up the Sprint Hero yesterday...

    ...things like this is why I am here. I've never joined a forum for a mobile platform yet...but this is definately worth it!
     
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    rock'n'roll bud!

    welcome aboard!
    :cool:
     
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    SD,

    thanks. i did that. the icon i see is not a "folder" but rather a memo looking icon with a "P" top right. "stations" is whats under it.. yes im speaking about the pandora program..

    so i clicked on it and it just opened up pandora as normal.. now i ask kindly that you go easy on me as i still dont see what this is doing over just clicking the regular pandora icon... go easy on me.... appreciate ya!
     
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    Also under the live folders is the facebook phonebook, which creates a listing of every facebook friend with a phone number listed on their page for one touch dialing.
     
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    Yeah , I saw the Facebook Live folder. Nice & handy! [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, I never knew about this...this is GREAT! Thanks!
     
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    If you have people selected as favorites then this might be for you. I have several people that i communicate with regularly but the actions are different. The people widget will only allow you to set a default action. you can also have a shortcut to the people but I didnt like the way the icons look on the screen so I found this:

    It doesnt look at cool as the people widget but on a fresh screen you can show your favorite people and when you touch them it opens the whole contact card so you can choose the action

    Fresh screen - add - live folder - starred

    This is all your favorite people and the ability to show their entire contact info when you touch them
     
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    It would be nice if you could change the color of the folder, instead of it just being white.

    I know probably asking to much but it can do everything else.
     
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    W[​IMG]W!!!

    I Love this...thanks for the tip!
     
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