Any app to organize Apps?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Hudzilla, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2007
    Is there anything out there so that you can create folders to put certain apps in so you can condense your home screen into one?

    Like a 'Games' folder, and a 'Utilities' folder ETC...

  2. firteen888 macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2008
    I don't think there's an ap like this but I would definitly want something like it. I have so many apps it's a mess, and trying to organize them is a hugh pain in the balls.
  3. razorianfly macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Unfortunatley not. Third party applications are not allowed to play out of their confined sandbox,
    and what you are asking, would definitely see an app playing outside it's sandbox. Way outside.

    The only way for this to happen is if Apple build it into iPhone OS. Themselves.
    Which is unlikely, but not impossible.

  4. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
    Or Jailbreak. This is available.
  5. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Enron by the Sea
    categories from cydia... anything you want it's in cydia... copy/paste, tethering, video recording, theme....
  6. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Why unlikely? I really need a way to organize apps.
  7. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
    We just need to wait for apple.... Or jailbreak.
  8. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2008
    I just wish they'd come up with an easier way to sort and move around the app icons... I'd love a way to do that in iTunes or on the computer in general instead of dragging the icons around on the phone and half the time it not registering properly and knocking one off the page I'm just trying to pass over so I have even more moving to do...
  9. shk718 macrumors 65816

    Jun 26, 2007
    apple needs to give us folders and allow us to move groups of apps at one time
  10. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

    SFC Archer

    Nov 9, 2007
    Troy, MT
    I currently use the awesome blank space created by then click + and select "Add to Home Screen" then I type in GAMES or UTILITIES and put the labeled blank space in front of all my games. Each of my sections except for the 1st page has one of these labeled blank spots.

    Works for me hope it can help those that want it.
    Good Luck
  11. KRAPPS macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2008
    With so many apps (148 is the total number of apps an iPhone can hold), that is a great idea - I would buy one! Another poster suggested an app to find apps (sort of like google) , with over 10,000 apps available, the find, search, organize, etc process is getting very cumbersome.
  12. Rojo macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2006
    Unfortunately that link no longer works. I was able to get three "blank" icons this way, and I still have them on my phone -- but I wish I had gotten even more of them when I had a chance.

    Does anyone know if anything else does something similar?
  13. iPhone3gPSU macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    There is! (You Need to Visit this site from your iPhone)

    Works great! If you go to their website it looks like they have submitted something to the App Store which will make it even better!
  14. moviecouple macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2008
    There has been rumblings around Apple that they will indeed have app organization in a future update. I honestly don't think it will happen until the new iPhone comes out and that all points to June next year if they hold true to their pattern.
    From what I have been told... there will be a new "Apps" icon that functions similar to iPod. Within it you will be able to choose Category, Alphabetical, Recently Used, and lastly Favorites. You can also still add -shortcuts- off any app to the desktop if you should want to.
    Apple has been well aware of this issue, since so many apps are available, and is working to appease the masses. All major OS changes take time and testing... and this is a major one.
    So please be patient and it will arrive sooner than later.
  15. techwarrior macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2009
    Categories on Cydia does this.

    I have 99 apps on my phone, and use a single screen. The daily use apps and messenger apps with Push get icon space, and all others are in folders.
  16. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Unfortunately, it does not work so great. There's no way to add the black "breaker" icon without any text in the title. :(
  17. iPhone3gPSU macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    Yeah there is... It just takes a couple of tries. I think the trick is to hit the "+" button before the final page loads completely. Then click "Add" right away. It does work but like I said, there's a little getting used to it. Good luck!
  18. senseful macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2010
    Yeah I was trying to use it as well and got frustrated... I actually made my own version which gives you a completely black icon (no text). Here it is if you want to use it: iPhone Blank Home Screen Icon. I hope it helps!

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