View Poll Results: Live Folders - Everything you expected?

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  • Yes! I love them!

    89 90.82%
  • No! They are not as useless as I expected.

    9 9.18%
03-21-2015 04:50 PM
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  1. jhoff80's Avatar
    Before I got the update, I thought the folders thing was really dumb. Having tried it out for five minutes yesterday, I immediately switched my entire homescreen around to take advantage of the feature, because it's great. Having a bunch of wide tiles grouped into one folder works great. I really love their implementation of this.

    I think it does need a couple tweaks though. Like one, there should never be so many blank squares in the folder. It can shift around and make them bigger to compensate for that. And two, the centering of the folder when you press the button to slide it open needs a little bit of work.
    Jazmac likes this.
    08-05-2014 10:31 AM
  2. stephen_az's Avatar
    I can see the value for people so these are really just my own opinions. For me though, I find them to be aesthetically unappealing and a bit clumsy. They also seem to me to be a significant design departure from both the WP and Windows 8 concepts. Finally, even if only minor I don't like the layering of additional battery drains that seem to be making their way to the start screen. It would be nice if was a static display instead of cycling transparent live tiles.
    Kram Sacul likes this.
    08-05-2014 10:32 AM
  3. jhoff80's Avatar
    It would be nice if was a static display instead of cycling transparent live tiles.
    Disagree entirely. I'd find that to be absolutely useless.
    08-05-2014 10:40 AM
  4. aikidaves's Avatar
    It would be nice if was a static display instead of cycling transparent live tiles.
    You can do that by setting the live tiles within the folder to the small size, as has been stated previously in this thread.
    08-05-2014 10:46 AM
  5. cbreze's Avatar
    Those complaining about it being a non static display cycling thru all the time, can't you just put fewer tiles within that particular folder then they wont cycle. I also found the auto scrolling thru of my tiles within the folder to be annoying since it made me wait a bit to see any updated tiles in the folder. So I either put fewer in the large tile folder(9max) or used a wide tile on my icon. Could also add a second folder tile if needed.

    EDIT: Or see post above mine^^
    Another good idea.
    08-05-2014 10:49 AM
  6. bryanibuan's Avatar
    Useful for me. I got two fb groups and 2 fb pages that I always check and are pinned on my Start screen for fast access. Now I have put all of those in one folder. Sweet.
    08-05-2014 10:50 AM
  7. portalfocus's Avatar
    No, I don't like it. I love it
    NickMon68 likes this.
    08-05-2014 10:59 AM
  8. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    You can switch off animation by making all tiles inside the folder small!
    Yup!
    08-05-2014 01:44 PM
  9. Tepid's Avatar
    A whole new level? I'm sorry but what's "a whole new level" about this folder function? That it's transparant? So is it on iOS. That you can make the tiles bigger or smaller inside the folder? Yeah, but that has nothing to do with the folder function because it was already on the phone itself. I rest my case: This should have been here 4 years earlier Microsoft.
    But it's here now.
    The folder function doesn't matter, we have had folders since the beginning of time. Apple didn't invent anything new.
    All they did was add the function to do it on the phone.
    And Woopie, icons can be added to a folder on the main screen.

    MS's implementation of it far exceeds Apples unimaginary, less than innovative concept.

    Not even Android could have conceived of this design or implemented it very well.
    How long as Android and iPhone been out now?

    They stole the concepts from Blackberry and Windows Mobile and innovated the modernization of the Smart Phone
    They innovated nothing further since.

    Live Tiles and Live Folders,,, those are true innovations of the smart phone
    Hell, they will further modernize the Windows OS with it, when they are start bringing nested Interactive Tiles.
    Most likely this will be in Win9.

    I rest my case.
    08-05-2014 03:16 PM
  10. StephanW's Avatar
    I agree that Live Tiles and or Live Folders are innovations and help modern Windows Phones ahead. But I can't read in your post what exactly makes the Live Folder better than folders on iOS. What Apple did in my eyes is keeping it dead plain simple. Yes, perhaps easy. But what did Microsoft do with Live Folders? Nothing special, at least not to be wowing about. Seriously not if you just switched from iOS to WP8.
    08-05-2014 04:50 PM
  11. angusdegraosta's Avatar
    The live folders are simple, attractive, and well implemented. I'm a fan.
    08-05-2014 04:53 PM
  12. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    I can see the value for people so these are really just my own opinions. For me though, I find them to be aesthetically unappealing and a bit clumsy. They also seem to me to be a significant design departure from both the WP and Windows 8 concepts. Finally, even if only minor I don't like the layering of additional battery drains that seem to be making their way to the start screen. It would be nice if was a static display instead of cycling transparent live tiles.
    I agree. While folder tiles have a use for people that want to cram every single thing on their start screen I just don't see myself using them that much. The 3-column Start screen in 8.1 already has more than enough room for me to pin everything I need.
    08-05-2014 05:21 PM
  13. courtneyg2013's Avatar
    Great feature, not ground breaking but works well. Would really like to a lot more innovation from Mircosoft/Nokia. Nokia camera really needs a hell of a lot of work to make it a standout selling point. Hopefully we get an update on the 1020 (but I feel this was just an experiment from Nokia so I won't hold my breath) Love the 930 but it just needs a better camera.
    08-05-2014 05:25 PM
  14. JamesPTao's Avatar
    I agree. While folder tiles have a use for people that want to cram every single thing on their start screen I just don't see myself using them that much. The 3-column Start screen in 8.1 already has more than enough room for me to pin everything I need.
    I use it to group apps I don't use as often but want easy access to. That way the apps I use very often are easier to get to and stand out more.
    Talk4Lig likes this.
    08-05-2014 05:31 PM
  15. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    Live Folders are a great update.

    Very nice implementation of the Program Manager from Win 3.1. (Hihihi).
    08-05-2014 08:28 PM
  16. anon(5789608)'s Avatar
    i created just five live folders for applications that I use rarely:

    productivity (office, files etc)
    entertainment (games, music, podcast, games etc)
    photograph (nokia apps etc)
    bing+here (just bing and here apps)
    tools (stopwatch, soundrecorder, speedtest.net etc)

    08-05-2014 09:35 PM
  17. xandros9's Avatar
    I was pleasantly surprised, I now make extensive use of them.
    08-05-2014 10:26 PM
  18. Benito Sifuentes's Avatar
    Game folder > Game hub... Enough said
    08-05-2014 10:30 PM
  19. mkmarine's Avatar
    In my opinion, it's one of the best implementations of a feature in WP history. My favorite use of it is having my "friends" folder and my "family" folder with the pinned contacts. So clean.
    bryanibuan likes this.
    08-05-2014 10:39 PM
  20. Jazmac's Avatar
    These look especially fantastic on the Lumia 1520. My son said he planned to give me his 1520 because he was going to get another phone. Now it's "Dad, about that.." grrrr. :)
    TechFreak1 likes this.
    08-05-2014 11:10 PM
  21. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I love the new folders. It's like having mini-start screens:

    Attachment 75174Attachment 75175
    You stole my idea.. darn it! lol..

    Waiting on a fix from MS (for 0x80188308) so I can install GDR1 and steal it back
    Nabiscuit likes this.
    08-05-2014 11:11 PM
  22. thebcooper's Avatar
    It feels a bit... messy (even for windows phone design standards). Maybe they will refine it with time, or just leave it and call it good. Animations are cool and creation and such of the folders are brilliant, just the end result feels lacking.
    08-05-2014 11:20 PM
  23. Nalin Khanduri1's Avatar
    no logic behind comparing these live folders to the Ios folders,there we can actually move our stuff inside the folders from the start screen,like if we are concerned about our chat privacy,but in windows phone all the apps are already present in swype menu are can't be moved actually..this is insignificant update,and secondly if we want to use our stuff from one place,we could app folder too.
    08-05-2014 11:32 PM
  24. phatboy66's Avatar
    Really like it, makes my device feels brand new! Great job Windows Phone team
    Scienceguy Labs likes this.
    08-06-2014 12:19 AM
  25. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Really like it, makes my device feels brand new! Great job Windows Phone team
    Totally agree.
    08-06-2014 12:31 AM
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