How can I control which apps show in 'Open in' on iphone or iPad?

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    I have noticed the maximum no of apps that appear in 'Open in' is 10 and more frustratingly, new apps which sharing functions replace my favourite old apps (especially good reader app) in the 'Open In'. Is it possible to determine which apps appear in the 'Open In'?, increase the no? Or at least force my favourite apps to appear there or prevent them from being displaced? The only way I cope now is to delete the least favoured apps with sharing functions in order to allow my favourite apps to appear
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    Unfortunately, you've run smack into one of the limitations of the iPad's "Open In..." feature. There is no way to sort the order of the apps and it appears as if it's the apps that were installed last are the ones that show. Or maybe it's the ones that are installed first...

    The only solution is as you've discovered: fiddle with it until the app you want shows up in that list.

    Sorry to not be of better assistance. Maybe someday Apple will improve it.

    Marilyn
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    Many thanks Marilyn
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    Be sure to post this as an enhancement request on Apples website. They do use our requests there to help them prioritize enhancements.
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    I have just made it an enhancement request with Apple. It is really making my head go 'gaga' as I have to be deleting some paid Apps in order to allow some favourite apps to appear in the 'open in' popover
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    Can you download them again and see if they move to the bottom of the list? Just a thought.....
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