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How to Organize the Apps?

mossman

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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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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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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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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.

I have 11 pages to flip thru, thats a overload of disarray lol!!
 
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Rick Ornberg;25738 Make sure you keep checking to make sure they stay in alphabetical order. :D[/QUOTE said:
LOL don't tell me stuff like that, it kills me to download a new app, but those free ones I cannot resist!! :O
 

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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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