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One thing that has always annoyed me about looking at the Apps section of iTunes -- where I can see the collection of programs installed on my iPhone (and now iPad) -- is that it took forever to load and display the icons for 500+ apps.

Then, while exploring iTunes 9.1 for new features, I noticed that the View menu works when in the Apps category. To solve the speed issue, just select the Apps category, then choose View » As List (or just press Command-Option-3). No more delays, and there's even a bonus to using this method: you can add additional columns to the display (by Control-clicking on the header area of the display). I added Purchase Date, Kind, and Version. (Kind is very useful, as it's the only way I know of to find the iPad-only apps in your collection.)

I will admit I have no idea if this is new in 9.1 or not -- I just know that I've not seen it before, nor had a number of fellow Mac authors and Twitter followers. Hence, it's now a hint.
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Speed display of installed Apps in iTunes, and see more info
Authored by: chimerical on Apr 05, '10 07:56:52AM

List view for apps was introduced last year, as I recall.



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Speed display of installed Apps in iTunes, and see more info
Authored by: ghlbtsk on Apr 05, '10 08:06:04AM

Cover Flow view (Command-Option-5) is also quite a bit faster than the default Grid view.



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Speed display of installed Apps in iTunes, and see more info
Authored by: asmeurer on Apr 05, '10 08:15:11AM

Probably the most useful one is size. Also, you can get a tradeoff by using the cover flow view.

Does anyone know how to filter the apps that I actually have installed on my device? That would be really useful.



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Speed display of installed Apps in iTunes, and see more info
Authored by: soundsgoodtome on Apr 05, '10 08:40:07AM
you wrote:

"(Kind is very useful, as it's the only way I know of to find the iPad-only apps in your collection.)"

it's not the only way. apps in grid view (i.e., "icon view") are now separated and displayed in three categories:

iphone, ipod touch, and ipad apps
iphone and ipod touch apps
ipad apps


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List View Column display options
Authored by: VesperDEM on Apr 05, '10 11:45:03AM
soundsgoodtome wrote:
it's not the only way. apps in grid view (i.e., "icon view") are now separated and displayed in three categories: iphone, ipod touch, and ipad apps iphone and ipod touch apps ipad apps

In List view, if you bring up View->View Options..., you can enable the column "Kind". This column displays:
iPhone/iPod touch app
iPhone/iPod touch/iPad app
iPod game

If you sort by that column, you can see all the apps by each of those kinds just like the grid view displays.

Also, there is Purchased Date, Date Added, Release Date, Version, and many other columns that can be displayed.

I personally use Date Added and sort by that date. This way, I can see apps that I just recently added at the top of the list view.



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Speed display of installed Apps in iTunes, and see more info
Authored by: Stormchild on Apr 05, '10 01:39:50PM

Hadn't noticed this before either, but thanks for mentioning it! I freakin HATE the inexcusably slow-loading Apps page in iTunes. That's some sub-beta quality crap they've got going there. The grid option shouldn't even be an option. I *only* use that page for deleting apps and checking for updates. The list view is far more useful and so much less irritating.



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Speed display of installed Apps in iTunes, and see more info
Authored by: Xaositek on Apr 06, '10 04:45:05AM

I noticed it has to re-render the icon EVERY time. Isn't the icon packaged with the Application? Shouldn't the icon only change IF the Application is updated? Why not cache these iTunes for quick retrieval?



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Speed display of installed Apps in iTunes, and see more info
Authored by: clytie on Apr 07, '10 01:50:33AM

This is a time-saver, and easier on my eyes. Thanks. :)

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MacBook Pro mid-2009, 2.8 GHz, 4 MB RAM, latest OSX; iPhone 3G latest OS



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Speed display of installed Apps in iTunes, and see more info
Authored by: sipatel on Apr 09, '10 06:46:12AM

I love the Grid view -- my only gripe is not being able to adjust icon size



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