Folders in O.S. 3.0?

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  1. tman08 macrumors member

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    Does anyone know if there will be folders in this update? It would be nice to have similar apps in specialized folders. That's all, thanks.
     
  2. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    No indication yet of any springboard changes.
     
  3. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    There has been no evidence thus far that this will be a feature of the 3.0 software, but it certainly would be a welcome addition.
     
  4. tman08 thread starter macrumors member

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    How hard would it be for Apple to implement folders? It seems like it would be a perfect fit with the existing touch and drag system.
     
  5. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    Doubt it's going to happen. They wouldn't add the ability to have more pages of apps if they were going the folders route.
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Just because something isnt that hard, does not mean it will get done.

    Is it hard to step on a kitten? no. Should it be done just because it can be? no.

    I think apple wants to keep the springboard the way it is now, the simplest navigation possible. And yes i know the "but I have X pages of apps" people will respond to me, but thats exactly why they put in the search function.
     
  7. Numl0ck macrumors member

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    Love your comparison :p
     
  8. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Right, which leads me to believe (hope!) they might have something big up their sleeves. After all, they have apparently hired theme designers from MacThemes ...
     
  9. Eso macrumors 68000

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    If Spotlight is your solution, then there is no reason to have app pages at all.

    On the other hand, I think folders would probably be even worse unless they include functionality in iTunes to organize your apps. If you are trying to move an app, how will it now you want to drop it into a folder instead of taking it's place? How do you move an app out of a folder?
     
  10. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Source?

    Um, what? App pages are the most straightforward way to navigate apps.....
     
  11. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Folders? No.
    Stacks? Yes.

    To me, Stacks really fits in with a multi-touch environment.
     
  12. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    lol?

    100% Agree. Would love to see stacks on the iPhone.
     
  13. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Stacks for Games, Stacks for IT tools, etc.:p more organization ocd-ness
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    Personally I could care less about folders with regard to the iPhone. The design of the OS and interface is such that you generally don't need to have folders. I also think the majority of users, i.e., non-ubergeeks would not want the complexity of folders thrust upon them. I know a fair amount of iPhone users and they have only three maybe four screen panels worth of apps and they organize apps by the screen panels, if they need too.
     
  15. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Says you.

    I wish to high heck they offered folders. (Or stacks.)

    I don't like having 10 pages of apps.

    In fact, I would like to have 4 pages MAX. (Home page, Work page, Games page, Utilities Page)

    Then have folders or stacks to organize stuff on the page.

    To each his own obviously. :D
     
  16. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    that is true, but it makes sense to have stacks on the dock.
     
  17. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm hoping they do something, at the very least folders like the OP suggested. Also I want to be able to move more than one icon at once. I highly doubt we'll see official support for themes.
     
  18. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Perhaps all photos should be on the main menu page as well. And all the separate device setting categories.

    Oh wait... photos are in folders. And device settings are all grouped in one place.

    I can't believe some people are against folders. After all you don't have to use them.
     
  19. mavis macrumors 68040

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    I was referring specifically to misecia at MacThemes but the forums there are down ATM for scheduled maintenance. I'll post a link as soon as they're back up.
     
  20. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Oh... this would be sweet!!! I hope this comes!!!
     
  21. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    There really should be at some point. I mean the App on Black is looking a bit dated. Maybe something like stacks in leopard would razz it up a bit....
     
  22. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    i use the jailbreak app "categories"

    it works like this: you have a folder and you can name it whatever and put whatever apps in it.

    if 3.0 has that feature. then i'll probably unjailbreak my ipod touch. been expiriencing some lag from the jailbreaks. but the only thing keeping me on is the folder organisation. i have tons of apps and having folders really helps me organize my apps with no clutter or having to move between pages constantly to find a certain app.

    if 3.0 allows themes that'd be a BIG plus and i'd so go legit forever :p
     
  23. aok1975 macrumors 6502

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    I wish there was a menu or favorites icon. It would be one of the icons on the dock. When you press it, it would bring up a half screen pop up menu with all your favorite apps, represented by smaller icons, in what ever order you wanted them arraigned. They could be arraigned alphabetically, recent, most used etc. This way there is no need to swipe and swipe.
     
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  25. jarjarblinks macrumors 6502

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    "Stacks" is available in Cydia.
     

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