Is anyone NOT using the app folders?

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  1. FloridaMac macrumors regular

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    I think it's a pretty cool feature on the iphone 4, but I've heard of some people not using them. What is your preference?
     
  2. Stein357 macrumors 6502

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    1 page of apps in folders > 4 pages of apps without folders IMO but some people are probably happy with the old ways of things.
     
  3. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not using folders at all. I find it to be kind of a hassle, really.
     
  4. gco212 macrumors 6502

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    Took a couple days of getting used to, but once I was all used to it, there was no going back. It's a great function.
     
  5. Alxvasqz12 macrumors member

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    im not using folders. there's no need for them.
     
  6. twelve56 macrumors member

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    My layout is the exact same as pre ios4. The only folder i have is named junk, with the stocks, notes, clock, contacts and compass apps inside.
     
  7. maddux2005 macrumors 6502

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    I love folders. Finally I can install 300+++ apps (up to 2000) and not have to delete em. Also I don't have to scroll through 10 pages of apps to get to what I want. I have home screen 2 with nothing but game folders. Game folders 1-16 full of nothing but games :) this could not be done without folders. They simply wouldn't fit within the 10 screen limit.

    Plus there a hassle to scroll through all 10 Home screens when I wanna browse for a game to play.

    Also when I want to check out my music apps, bam..music folder. I want to view some streaming apps (twit, Justin tv etc) then I goto my streaming folder.

    I want sports, I check my sports folder. It's a much better way of organizing and browsing my apps. Love it!
     
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  9. highres macrumors 6502a

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    If you have multiple pages of apps like I do then folders are pretty useful IMHO. :apple:
     
  10. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    I wish they were snappier. But I still use 'em.
     
  11. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    Huge folder fan here. Allowed me to decrease my totals pages by a third. Must less paging and easier access to apps. My favorite is the ability to place a folder in the bottom dock. I'm a photographer and this has allowed me to have a folder there for my different gallery apps for easy access when showing clients. Just wonderful.
     
  12. tesilential macrumors regular

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    Apps look weird without folders!



    Exactly. I don't want to organize 5 pages of apps.

    All my apps are in folders, with the exception of the phone, messaging and safari app in my dock.

    The first dock spot is held by a utilities folder with navigation and restaurant and service locator apps (Siri, MapQuest, Maps, Dragon Dictation and Clock.


    EDIT: Does anyone know of any good apps for locating stores and restaurants?
     
  13. Jare macrumors 65816

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    As much as I want to use folders, I just can't. I prefer the look of the icons regardless of page amount vs. the folder icon with icons inside.

    Just a personal preference though and it will probably change eventually.
     
  14. xMastemah macrumors member

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  15. Corey213 macrumors member

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    My first screen is no folders, second does have folders
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I'm currently not using them as I don't have too many apps. However, that could change in the future.
     
  17. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    I have 13 folders total.

    I like to group my news apps in one, games in another, media apps in another. I like to break them down by category. Very useful for me, because I like to group apps.
     
  18. xMastemah macrumors member

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    That would be the purpose of them after all o.o
     
  19. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Dude, I was just trying to share man, no need to be a jerk about it. We're discussing folders, gave my opinion. Guess I'll just remain silent ;)
     
  20. studio¹³¹ macrumors 6502

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    ive never used the folder feature -- just dont like the way it works...
     
  21. bdenge macrumors member

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    At first I didn’t think I would like the folders since it took an extra click to open the folder then another click to launch the app. But once I had everything organized, I realized it would actually save me clicks since I didn’t have to flip through 7 or 8 pages of apps. Now my first page is no folders, and my 2nd page is all folders.
     
  22. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

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    I'm only using 1 folder, the Utilities folder that was already there when I got my iPhone. I then moved a few things i don't use into it. But everything else is just there, no folders. I only have 2 pages of apps though.
     
  23. MacKai macrumors regular

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    I love the folders. Just wish you could put more then 12 in one. Here is my layout.
     

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  24. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    I used folders before Apple added them, so i'm definitely using them now.
     

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