App Organization


macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 26, 2010
So I am kind of OCD and I try to get all my apps to fit in folders on one page on my iPhone and iPad. What do you guys do? Do you put your favorite apps on the first and the rest on the second and third pages? Do you not even use folders? I was just curious because I don't feel like I use all my apps as productively as I could or think my screens are organized as well.


macrumors 6502
Dec 21, 2008
Favourite / most used apps on page 1.
All others pages 2 and 3 in order of preference and use.
No more than 3 pages and I use folders.



macrumors 68030
Apr 10, 2003
A hot desert
Top two rows folders. Bottom two apps. Other pages page two alphabetized games. Page three apps I'm trying.

Everything is alphabetized within subsections.

I still wind up spotlighting to launch a lot.


macrumors regular
Apr 10, 2012
London, Ontario
Around 85 apps. Only 2 folders on 1st page called Utilities. In there I keep the stock apple apps and other apple apps like remote and find my friends. Got speedtest in there too. I like the colorful icons so I have a page dedicated to each category of app. 2nd page has a mixture of miscellaneous apps like storage dropbox etc, and messengers whatsapp, MSN, fb messenger. The third page is camera apps. 4th, 5th and 6th are Game pages. With gamecenter as the first app on the 4th page. Two folders somewhere inbetween with common apps like my learning korean apps. But most of them are out because I like the colours.


macrumors 601
Jul 24, 2008
Pacific Northwest, US
An alternative I discovered after my daughter put everything in folders on her iPod and I couldn't find anything is to use Spotlight Search. I was surprised how well it worked.