Why only 148 spaces for apps? Why not more?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by tnsmart, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. tnsmart macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2008
    Does anyone know why the iPod Touch/iPhone software only allows you to put on apps to fill 148 spaces (16 on each of 9 pages + 4 at bottom). I don't understand this. Obviously it's not a disk space problem All of my spaces are full and I'm only a little over 1 GB in apps. If we can't add more pages, couldn't we at least put apps in folders? Any ideas?
  2. geerlingguy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2003
    St. Louis, USA
    There are very few people in your situation (so far), because to get a handle on all those apps takes quite a bit of work... especially if you need to rearrange them. Apple bets that most people use two or three screens—tops—to store all their apps.

    You could do as I do and simply delete the apps you don't use much (if ever). I'm pretty sure you don't need all 148 of those apps.
  3. tnsmart thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2008
    I porabobly don't need all of them but it's so hard for me to decide which ones to delete. About half of them are games and I love playing games on my iPod. Anyone think there's a chance we'll be able to put more on in the future?
  4. illusiveninja macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2007
  5. inigel macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2008
    No where
    I have sent this request to Apple ever since iPhone 2.0 and the App Store, I think an Applications icon that opens a list of all the Apps would be great.

    To the topic, I think that 148 Apps is way to much. Sure there are some really good ones, but not enough to have at least 148 on the device at once.
  6. tnsmart thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2008
    Personally I disagree. I think there are many more applications than that that are very useful. And yes, I do use all of them once in a while.
  7. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2007
    That is just too much. I think there is really only a tiny few who uses the entire pages.
  8. thomahawk macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2008
    Osaka, Japan
    holy hannah! :eek: how do you have 148 apps on your ipod?!? i dont even get that much. more so i dont even use half of it
  9. Heather1 macrumors regular


    Jan 13, 2008
    I've ran into an article about an apps that has a function like a folder so you can rearrange apps & save space. So there's a possibility. Go google.
  10. andybno1 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    it's called stacks I think and I believe it might be on cydia

    I think there is also one called categories
  11. archi17 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2008
    I wish apple would add Folders, I only have a few apps, but i would rather 1 main screen with a folder for all my apps, so i can put them in there for when i want them
  12. allmIne macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2008
    United Kingdom
    There aren't even 74 good apps.

    I couldn't have my iphone so full of stuff like that, lol.
  13. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    I have 5 screens and 58 apps that I use regularly. I have another 20 or so apps in iTunes but aren't 'active' but I could use them from time to time. Management is the key.
  14. NightFlight macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2007
    Northern Virginia
    Sorry, I seriously doubt that you use every single one of your 148 applications on a regular basis...
  15. Funplex macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Folders would be SOOOO USEFUL as I too have filled up my ipod's screens.
  16. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    For such a great UI, the lack of folders or at least tabs is astounding

    I also have lots of apps, almost all the pages full. I travel a lot, so my iPhone 3G is stuffed with games to while away long airplane rides when I'm too tired to read a book. I have several navigation utilities that get me where I need to go, and lots of e-book readers, several news aggregators, and some technical utilities I find useful in my work. So yes, some of us do use the full complement of apps-space on our iPhones, and some of us really could honestly use a better organizing system, because the multi-page way of doing things, with no way of keeping things organized or categorized, is simply insane, coming from a company with such stellar UI props as Apple. And yes, I could probably use even more apps space as time goes on. And no, I don't use every app every day. Fortunately, I don't have ten-hour flights every day, but sometimes I'll have three or four in a week.

    So my message to you cranky old coots who say "Oh, pshaw" between hawks at the spittoon to the notion of more than six apps on an iPhone: your usage isn't the same as mine, and mind the judgmentalism please.
  17. scialex macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2008
    Norfolk, Massachusetts
    yes but would you buy them?
  18. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    The key here is once in a while. Just manage the apps from iTunes.
  19. ibridget macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2008
    I'd also like to be able to delete most of the ones on the first page, I don't use half of them, especially the stocks, clock(it shows my time at the top of the screen and I can figure out other time zones in the USA easily) and Youtube, so why are they stuck there and why not allow us to delete them? Oh well.. :confused:
  20. bladehavoc macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    You can only remove a small amount of Apple apps by going to settings>general>restrictions but yes, there should be more room.
  21. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
  22. wakka092 macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2007
    Everyone's mentioned good ideas.

    Apple could easily implement this. How about this approach? Extend the dot homescreen indicator concept to the right side for indicating which vertical homescreen you are currently on. Just flick up or down to navigate vertically through the homescreens just like we do now for horizontal navigation. :cool:

    (You'll probably have to view the full mockup to see the dots)

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  23. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    wow man, it's like spaces...
  24. tnsmart thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2008
    I love the idea, but might the user get a bit lost as to where they put their apps?

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