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I use iPhone folders, but I've always had trouble finding apps. Even if I can remember the name I picked for a group of apps, or which apps I decided to place in that group, I often can't read the folder names. Isn't that what icons are for?

There are no icons for folders, but I realized that I had one favorite of each category: a favorite game, photo utility, book utility, and so on. First I organized all my folders by group, including that favorite app inside the folder. Then I organized the folders how I wanted them in a window. Finally, I pulled the single most used app from each folder and placed it to the left of the folder. Now I visually use the icon of the representative app for the contents of the folder to the right, as if to say: Favorite Music App -- Other Music Apps.

Now I can find things in a snap.

[crarko adds: I've been using something similar to this method for some time myself. It's much easier to arrange things on the iPad where the icons inside the folders are large enough to identify without having to add extra visual cues like this.]
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Organize iPhone folders by icon
Authored by: sd on Jun 28, '11 08:31:12AM
Not convinced. Real solution would be to have an icon instead of the mini-icons grid. Ashikase (developer of the FolderEnhancer tweak) had begun to write "FolderThemer" on this purpose, but unfortunately stopped the project. Maybe if enough people ask him (see on Cydia) he will change his mind....
Edited on Jun 28, '11 08:32:28AM by sd


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Organize iPhone folders by icon
Authored by: sipatel on Jul 01, '11 04:37:52PM

When I first got the iPad1, there was no such thing as folders and I went crazy installing apps. As there were only a limited number of "pages", a lot of apps didn't show up even though they were installed on the iPad.

Easiest solution? Press Home button once and start typing the name of the app...

Still use that function even though my apps are now inside folder with very logical naming and structure.



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Organize iPhone folders by icon
Authored by: Bee fish on Nov 29, '11 12:01:12AM

This is is a great simple and effective way to identify the folders contents quickly.
Thank for posting this.



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