So these are the new App Folders for Windows Phone 8

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Jessica Lares, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I've been playing with the new "App Folder" app all day today. It's kinda awkward at first, but they're actually starting to grow on me.

    They're not as handy or smooth as they are on Android or iOS, although I appreciate that I can make them in 1x1, 2x2, and 2x4 tiles.

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  3. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I was messing around with this new adding yesterday. No need to use the app HeaderTiles any more. Windows phone is getting much easier to use. :cool:
     
  4. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

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    No problem.

    Now that I think about it some more, one of the things it DOES solve, is making it easier to find apps in general. Because you either have to stick it all in tiles, or you have to use the app list, and either scroll down, use the letters, or simply search for it.
     
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    That's a much needed improvement! It looks very nice.
     
  6. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

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    You should check it out. It only needs the Amber update.

    By the way, you saw the Verizon Lumia Icon?
     
  7. scott craft macrumors 6502a

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    I have an 8X, so no amber or black for me. I have been keeping up with the Icon/929, but I ended up getting an LG G2 because I shattered the screen on my 8X. I'm going to give WP another spin down the road. If the Icon would have came out last month I probably would have gotten it.
     
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    I only with the tiles were live INSIDE the folder...
     
  9. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Don't know if that is possible. Not sure you can wrap an API, inside an API with real time updates?
     
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    Kinda off topic but related to WP8, I'm interested in an 8X, are WP's more customizable like Android? Or is there a "jail break" or something similar for Windows phones? Thanks.
     
  11. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Only customization is being able to set up icons and folders where you want them, change colors and use live tiles. I don't think there is any such thing as jail breaking a WP?
     
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    Agreed, they look very nice.
     
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    On WP7 there was some hacking for the HTC 's, but I'm not sure about the 8X. Otherwise WP isn't nearly as customizable as Android. If you search there was a thread or two on here that had some screen shots of WP start screens.
     
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    Windows Phone! The year 2011 welcomes you! :D
     
  16. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Had to throw mine in here

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    Hey, better late than never, right? ;) I accept that WP is not leading edge, but I love it cause it's different and it's the underdog. :D
     
  17. weespeed macrumors 6502

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    Unless I'm doing something wrong, it's really clunky to use.

    I wish they would let you hold the tile and drag it over another tile and create folders that way.

    Seems like a lot of work the way it's implemented now.
     
  18. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Nope, you are right. It is clunky, but I don't know if that is because it isn't part of the OS yet (need the Black update), since it is just an app. I think it is just a temp work around. Just a guess though.
     
  19. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

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    It's a temp work around. I think we'll probably see it officially in 8.1.
     
  20. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Seems to be alot of discrepancy for when and if one's device will get 8.1.
     
  21. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

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    Because the Black update needs to come first. We won't see 8.1 until at least July.
     
  22. ichii macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't know there was a app folder, i'll have to boot my phone up to give it a try.
     
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    If you have the 1020 and already have the Black update, you should have it built in already. Can you confirm to us that the feature is built in now (assuming you have the Black update already).
     
  24. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I got the Nokia 521 yesterday and download this app. I have to go into lots of the icons on the default home screen to see what program each one is. Can you assign text an icon which would make it easier and can you change the color of each icon individually instead of applying a theme with each one mostly the same color.

    I gotta stay away from this forum. You folks cost me money.
     
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    I only wish that the folder opened up in an icon mode instead of a list...the list provides a small touch point when I would prefer something larger to hit. And I think it would look more in line with the ui if it were icons.
     

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