Results: do you use folders to store your apps? How many?

Results: do you use folders to store your apps? How many?
So many apps! Our phones are capable of so much and developers are constantly putting out new software that either does things differently, or does something radically new. Of course we want to have them all on our phones! But it does get crowded...

Now, some phones don't have the benefit of an app drawer (yeah, looking at you, iPhone, but also some black sheep Androids), and all of those apps splurge across a multitude of homescreens. Even if you have an app drawer, you might feel better to have most of them on a homescreen anyway.

We thought we'd ask you how you go about organizing your homescreen pages. Do you use the nifty folder feature to keep your apps neatly organized and your homescreen count low? Do you only have one or two folders for the more specific apps (like games and image editors) and let the rest of the icons fill as much space as they want? Or do you just let the apps fall where they may and not care about the chaotic appearance of your homescreens? Here's how that poll went:

Do you use app folders? How many?

Nah. I don't download that many apps anyway
10.42%
Nope. My homescreen is a mess. You should see it!
4.96%
I have a few folders for my specialized stuff, keeping my homescreen count under control
68.11%
Everything is in a folder! I need ways to put folders in folders!
16.5%

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5 Comments

1. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I keeps a few folders but I have my favorite apps on the first page of the home screen.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I have like 20+ folders with apps. Its a huge benefit when you have over 200 apps installed in a device. If you don't you end up with an endless amount of home screens like IOS use to be and its just a cluttered mess. I never understood how IOS, Android, and other mobile platform didn't have folders from day one, when the operating systems they are based on, already have them. Its just OEM's bleeding the market like video game makers use to do in the 80's. Liek then, people are gonna get tired of it, and cause that market to crash like the video game market did. Now you see, video game makers aren't just making a new system year after year with lame features. They are on a 5 year cycle where each upgrade brings some real benefit.

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2533; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

On my iPhone I have 8 folders and then my most used apps directly on the screen. On one of my Android handsets, I have 5 folders and my most used apps directly on the screen. I'm compelled to keep to a single screen though.

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1463; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I use Nova Launcher, so I have 4 apps on the dock along with the app drawer icon and the rest in separate tabs in the app drawer. I hide all the redundant apps. I have two more home screens with various widgets and a picture frame. Easy.

5. steelew

Posts: 219; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I like to have everything available as easily as possible so I have my homescreen filled with icons and folders within folders to keep things organized. I have 250+ apps so this keeps things tidy.

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