Do you prefer folders or pages? (iOS 4.1 users)

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by LeighAnna Jones, Jan 10, 2011.


Do you prefer folders or pages?

  1. I use the folders

    8 vote(s)
  2. I use pages

    2 vote(s)
  3. I use it on some apps

    3 vote(s)
  1. LeighAnna Jones macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2010
    I have to say I used the folders, but I didn't like them that much. I thought that they looked tacky, so now I have a page according to each type of app.
  2. JNGold macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2009
    Folders FTW. I have a lot of apps on my phone and I don't want to scroll several pages just to get to an app that is not in my fast app launcher. Been there, done that for a couple of years prior to 4.x.
  3. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    Mmm, my problem is I have pages of folders. I just wish I could nest folders.
  4. psonice macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2005
    Almost pure folders on most of my screens. Otherwise there's just so many pages I can't find anything and the screen gets worn out from too much scrolling around! ;) Too many apps.

    And yeah, nested folders. Or at least bigger, scrollable folders. I have 3 folders for games, and still I have to delete old ones when I get a new one to fit them in. I guess it helps keep it tidy.
  5. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    If I have a group of apps that are under the same genre (games, travel, etc.) then I put all those apps in a folder. The apps that I use everyday, I keep them on their respective pages.
  6. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Folders have icons too tiny to recognize at a glance. Yet they’re great for organizing...

    Solution: Take ONE “typical” or most-common app out of the folder and place it in the slot right above the folder. It’s like the icon for the folder. If you do this with all your folders, navigation is easy.

    You can either do two rows per page: icons over folders, then icons over folders again. (One folder and one “poster app” per category = 13 total.) Or just one row: icons across the top, and THREE folders below each, like Utilities 1, Utilities 2, Utilities 3. (That’s 37 apps per category in that case.)

    I also like to use Emoji in folder names.
  7. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    The first page includes 16 of my 20 most frequently used apps (no folders), top 4 residing on the dock.

    The second page has only categorized folders of non-gaming apps.

    The third page has folders of gaming apps, categorized by game genre (e.g., Role Playing).

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