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Old 12-07-2018, 08:41 AM
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How do you organize the apps on your phone?

I have an iPhone and I like to keep three pages:

1st page: the 12 apps I use the most.
2nd page: the 12 apps I use less frequently.
3rd page: apps that rarely get used, but do get used, and also on that page is a folder with all the apps that never get used (and can't be deleted) or run in the background, like 3rd party keyboards and NomoRobo and the like.
Toolbar: I keep "Phone," "Podcasts," "Waze," and "Messaging," on the toolbar because I overwhelmingly use them the most.

How do you organize the apps on your phone?
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:43 AM
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And I maintain the 2nd and 3rd pages in strict alphabetical order, but for some reason the 1st page is sort of randomly ordered. I kind of just left them in whatever order they were in when I first downloaded them, and I just got used to them being in those spots.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:12 AM
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I have 2 pages on my phone. The primary page has all my most frequent apps that I use, including Weather, News, Facebook, Photos, Note taking, Gmail, clock, and Playstore. It also has my widgets, which include a day calendar widget and 2 countdown widgets.

My secondary page is where I keep the rest of my apps. I organize them into the following folders that seem to work best for me: Games, Media, Google, Utilities, System, Useless Fun, Work, Travel, Commerce, Productivity, Tools, and Reference.

This setup works best for me. No needless scrolling to find an app. Its either on my primary page, or my secondary page in a folder.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:15 AM
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Basically in decending order of use. With one exception: If I want myself to use an app less, I will put it on the second or third pages to discourage its use.

I am not sure how well that works.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:21 AM
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I don't have a lot of apps. The most used go on the first page with the indicator for battery, time and weather, the ones I don't use everyday go on the second page.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:25 AM
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I donít. I should but I donít.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:20 AM
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For whatever reason, I don't like using more than 2 screens; I group my apps as much as possible (groups are in bold below). I have an Android phone, with a standard 4 x 4 grid.

Main Screen:
(time, date, and weather widgets at top)
Facebook | Messenger | Google Calendar | Google Maps
News | Camera | Amazon | Music
Files | Google | TV/Movies | Instagram
Second Screen:
Google Translate | Zillow | LinkedIn | Jewels
Wikipedia | Travel | AtBat | Digital Blasphemy
Money | Calculator | Clock | Contacts
Chrome | Starbucks
Toolbar:
Phone | Gmail | Message+ | Voicemail | Apps
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:23 AM
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I donít. I should but I donít.
Me too. There in the order I downloaded them. I manage to find the right page eventually.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:31 AM
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Wait. We're supposed to organize the apps on our phones?! Fuck.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:46 AM
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Me too. There in the order I downloaded them. I manage to find the right page eventually.
Let me just apologize for my stupid mistake. It should be "They're" obviously I'm seriously going to have to start proofreading. Is there an app for that?
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:57 AM
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First page
Google, Clock/weather,
Settings, Contacts, Remind, Messaging
Gutenberg Reader, Kindle, eBoox, Calendar
First Aid, ICE, Apps, Camera, Phone

Second page
Tasks for today, Events for today
Eco-Mode settings

Third page
Various "tool" apps

Fourth page
Sun/Moon
Lightning Monitor, Air Quality,
VO2 calculator, Race time predictor
Note pad

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Old 12-07-2018, 12:23 PM
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I've got one of these on the dash of the Jeep. https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...x=2&ajaxhist=0

I put the phone in there and leave it.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:31 PM
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Main page, the apps I use to most, some of them grouped into folders. Second page, random apps the put themselves there when I installed them and that I haven't tidied away to make more room. All other apps sit in the alphabetical app list.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:36 PM
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Wait. We're supposed to organize the apps on our phones?! Fuck.
This! Jesus, I don't think I've even USED 12 apps the entire time I've had my phone, let alone 12 most used/12 used less frequently.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:42 PM
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Main screen: apps I use the most

Second screen: social media/media/music/photo apps

Third screen: health/financial/entertainment

Fourth screen: shopping
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:15 PM
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My main screen is mostly empty. Number of steps in the upper right corner, 7 commonly used apps in the tray at the bottom. There are invisible apps on the screen though, I used an app called CircleLauncher to create 2 invisible hotspots on the screen. Bottom has commonly used apps like Dialer, Hangouts, and Photos. The one above that has utilities like Google Maps, Calculator, Calendar, Voice Recorder etc.

Second screen, the top 2/3 is taken by a calendar with events on it, and the bottom left corner is Google Keep notes.

Third screen just has a remote control app on it to control my TV.
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:18 PM
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I use the Apex launcher (v 3.1.0--the latest versions have changes that I hate) with folders for the apps--tap on the folder icon and the folder expands to allow you to tap on the app that you want. Apps often used or that I might want to access quickly are in the quick-launch bar at the bottom. I used to use three screens, then pared it down to two. (I tried it with one for a couple of days, but just didn't like the crowded look. At very first when I had a low-resolution phone with fewer icons per page I briefly had five screens, each with separate wallpaper via Fivewallpapers.*)





*(It was a section of this split into five pieces, with the wallpaper app set to smoothly pan across the segments as I swiped between pages. Looked great, but finally couldn't justify having that many pages just for the pretty picture.)
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:06 PM
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One screen has a "Google" folder containing Maps, Music, Play Store, YouTube and Chrome. I also have the time/date/weather in a widget on that screen.

The second screen has, uh, SoundHound and Pandora. The bottom bar has Gmail, Opera, Camera and Phone.

Anything else I use so infrequently that I don't bother keeping the shortcut on my screen. On one hand, I'm hardly using my phone to its fullest. On the other hand, it reminds me that I don't need a $950 phone upgrade.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:16 PM
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By topic per page
Front page - phone and other communication related items - contacts, phone book apps, texting, calendar, clock
Info page - news, sports weather,
Graphics page - cameras and image manipulation
Audio page - music, podcast, Shazam, also spectrum analyzer
Games page - just like it sounds
Technical page - telnet, tracert, whois, IPCalculators, also electronic apps and calculators
Travel apps - hotel, airlines, maps, gps, also restraunts
And so on.
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:45 AM
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I use the Nova launcher, and have it set up with seven screens. Main screen for most used apps, one screen for social media, one for company apps (Dunkin Donuts, Walgreens, etc.), one for calendar widget, one for bookmark widget, one for media (Pandora, Netflix, etc.) and so on.
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:21 PM
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Mainly in folders. Main page has the time, icons for the clock and camera; smaller icons for phone, contacts, email, whatsapp and SMS; folder for games; folder for travel.

Other stuff is in the second page and also organized in folders. I keep the lantern off-folder for aesthetic reasons: three folders left me with a space (what?). The smaller icons also repeat here but that's a feature of this particular phone model.

But I do similar things on my computer desktop (there are at most three four columns and two partial ones) or on my physical one (yes, lots of items, but anything pile-able is piled up when not in direct use).
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:05 PM
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I keep the lantern off-folder for aesthetic reasons
Whatís the lantern?
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:38 PM
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I have all my apps on the home screen. There aren't many. I have my social media apps on my old phone that sits on my bedside table for use as my alarm clock.
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:31 PM
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Home screen
Five folders above the dock with corresponding apps: News, Applications (most used), Media, Games, and Work. On the dock itself are Messaging, Gmail, Google, Contacts, and Chrome.

Swipe right from Home
News widget

Swipe left from Home
Work and personal calendar
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:47 AM
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Whatís the lantern?
It's the "I was falling asleep" false friend. The light.
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