How to Organize the Apps?

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    Is there any trick to how the apps appear on the ipad? When I first loaded them, they were in alphabetical order, which I guess is okay. But as I add new ones, the computer just tacks them on the end. I know I can manually move each one, but I don't want to go there since I have over 130. Is there a way I can sort by category, for example?
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    You can press on the icons until they start to squirm. Once that happens, you can press and drag the icons to whatever page or location you want.
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    Not as of yet, iPhone 4 os will add folders and will be a welcome site for me.
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    PS Hit home to end. You can rearrange to a limited degree, as it will maintain a fill order on each page.
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    I'm really surprised that they also didn't add a way to filter apps within iTunes. For instance when I first got my iPad 3G and synced it for the first time, under the apps tab (I had prepurchased a bunch of apps), there was no way to filter out and just show me iPad HD apps. WTF? I have over 300 iPhone apps and it took forever. I now find it easier to just dload and manage my apps on the device itself. I cant wait for 4.0 and app folders...most of my apps dont get used because I cant get to a certain type when I need it.

    Does anyone know if under app folders if you will be able to put the same app in multiple folders? Almost like a shortcut? Because I can see having a "Daily" folder for the things I access ALL the time, then having categories for "TV", "Kids", "Productivity", etc...
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    Once connected to your computer, open iTunes and select your iPad. Then select the Apps tab.

    Then you can drag and move and delete one at a time or by multi selection. What I normally do is make the first page my HOT HOT apps. 2nd page is reference / communication. 2rd tab is games. 4th tab is general applications. 5th tab is utilities.

    When you're done organizing - hit sync.
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    I just figured out how to put the apps in alphabetical order in just a few steps woot!!

    On your iPad go to Settings>General>Reset>Reset Home Screen Layout ....tadah!

    This discovery has made my slightly OCD self very happy lol!
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    Hey IPAD4ME: I appreciate the tip on resetting the icons in the home page. Cheers:D
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    if you jailbreak it, then you get the Cydia app "Categories" which gives you folders.
    Very similar to the folders from OS4.0
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    Make sure you keep checking to make sure they stay in alphabetical order. :D
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    If you can live with the disarray you can just used the Search feature to launch apps. I use the reset/alphabetical order trick myself, and occasionally search instead of flipping five pages to get to an app.
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    I have 11 pages to flip thru, thats a overload of disarray lol!!
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    I am scared to jailbreak, will wait for OS 4.0 in the Fall :(
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    Might be a dumb question and most likely posted in the wrong thread but, when does the new operating system for the iPad come out? I know os4 for the iPhone comes out in e summer.. Is this the same time to expect it for the iPad?

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