Folders. Wasted Space

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Enmanuel, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Enmanuel macrumors regular

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    Maybe I'm not alone in thinking that the current folders waste a bunch of space when opened. Another row of icons would easily fit there and make more apps easily accessible to the user. Maybe it's been said before but if it was a subject I missed it.
     

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  2. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Yeah that is a complaint that several have voiced that they reduced the per page size down. I like the infinite pages in folders now hit would have preferred the extra row of icons back along with the infinite pages. Best of both worlds.
     
  3. SirithX macrumors 6502

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    You know what's even dumber? On the IPAD, it's the exact same thing. a 3x3 box of 9 apps. With SO much space everywhere else they could have fit more apps. Come on.
     
  4. Fantasigraphic macrumors 65816

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    Though I like the way the Folders looks now compared to ios5/6 I do think they'll could've made it 4x4 layout and shrink them a little to fit inside ios7 design without making the inside any bigger and take up more unnecessary space.
     
  5. Naor macrumors regular

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    I had a hard time getting used to just 9 apps per folder, and I almost never have a use for second pages... Usually these are apps I will never use. They can add even more than a row );
     
  6. emseven macrumors regular

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    I couldn't agree more. 12 icons per screen is obvious.
     
  7. MisterPunchy macrumors regular

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    Obviously cluttered and chaotic. I like 3x3 much better.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    1 extra row would make it cluttered and chaotic? Seriously? It was really cluttered and chaotic before iOS 7 somehow?

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    If it's like that on iPads as well, that's just plain silly.
     
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  10. ErikGrim macrumors 68030

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    Zoomable GUI people. A 4x4 grid would make the icon in its zoomed out state impossible to glean any useful information from.
     
  11. ~Ks383~ macrumors 6502

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    Folders. Wasted Space

    This is exactly what I was thinking while reading the thread. While I can see how it might be useful to have more applications visible when you first open the folder, I completely understand why Apple chose to limit it to nine per page.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Even for iPad?
     
  13. ~Ks383~ macrumors 6502

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    Folders. Wasted Space

    Yes, the zoomable GUI argument for why Apple chose to only display nine applications per page still holds for the iPad. That being said, I can also see how only displaying nine icons per page on the iPad results in a lot of wasted space.
     
  14. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    It's a tough decision for Apple. They can either have more apps in the folder, and the icon doesn't make sense then on the home screen. Or they can have 9 apps in the folder and the GUI zooms into the icon.
     
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  16. MisterPunchy macrumors regular

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    Yep. It seriously was! :)

    That's why they changed it. Along with many other aspects of iOS 6 and prior. The old design theory was a "more is more" theory, kind of like clothes and hairstyles in the 80s. Some people like that, which is ok. Everyone is entitled to their preferences. For me, it was cluttered and chaotic, and the new "less is more" cleanness and minimalism is well appreciated.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Oh, definitely everyone has their preferences. It just doesn't actually make something really cluttered or chaotic though simply because one might like something slightly more or less than something else. But, yeah, to each their own.
     
  18. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    but this square/squircle is the same proportions as the icons...a rectangular folder wouldn't fit their grid.
     
  19. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    4x4 would have been fine and still could have maintsined the same zoom effect.

    I would have sugested an option.. But apple does not like options.. As they tend to confuse people.

    Im sure this will be one of the first ios7 jailbreak tweaks..
     
  20. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Oh there are already JB tweaks for that, they probably just have to be updated for iOS 7.
     
  21. Aucun Express macrumors regular

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    I agree that the folders should contain three more apps when opened.
     
  22. sportsfrk214 macrumors 6502a

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    While I too think that there should be more than 9 apps shown, also don't forget about closing the folder. You can use the home button to close a folder, but you can also tap outside of the folder to close it and so this provides more space to do it. My guess though is that, as others have said, they did it so that the zoom animation looks better.
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Right...but unfortunately that's more of form over function type of thing as is a little too common in iOS 7.
     
  24. LV426 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, that's a very good point. When you zoom into a folder, its shape doesn't change, only its size.

    Personally, I don't mind the 3x3 layout on the iPhone at all.

    But as for the iPad, well that's quite a different matter.
     
  25. ErikGrim macrumors 68030

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    They are zooming in and out on planes so you know where you are physically in the interface at all time, whether or not you agree with this you can't argue that this isn't form AND function.
     

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