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%
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  1. androidtoWM's Avatar
    the animations and the cycling through the live tiles = love it!
    08-06-2014 12:36 AM
  2. MaXi32's Avatar
    I like Live Folders too.. but... I wish to have voice call recording option during call!!!.... and hope in the future WP can record video/audio in the background! Currently if you are recording video/audio using WP, you cannot navigate away from the app. If you do, the recording session will be stopped.
    08-06-2014 01:46 AM
  3. Svein Ingebrigtsen's Avatar
    I maybe have a problem with Live Tiles, as I have enabled Live Tiles two times and both times the screen freezes and cannot be awakened. Only solution is a restart - not a swipe on the screen restart - but a restart by holding the powerbutton a few seconds. Anyone else experienced this?
    08-06-2014 03:07 AM
  4. mjrtoo's Avatar
    Smashing, amazing, genius!
    FAHMI BASSEM likes this.
    08-06-2014 03:55 AM
  5. Loco5150's Avatar
    I have to admit I have given hard time to Microsft. Too many beta's and what else has been going on... But this update, wow. Suprising update, really quickly out after the announcenent and the live folders; really nice feature and it freaking works great! (Im still little amazed that it wasnt: GDR1 includes live folders beta :D)
    FAHMI BASSEM and Jazmac like this.
    08-06-2014 04:07 AM
  6. masterchief1984's Avatar
    Best thing smoking! Made the already awesome start screen even better!
    08-06-2014 07:48 AM
  7. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    It's really great to better customize my start screen, I use it for my games because games app is really slow on my 720.
    We have too many camera apps on WP, each one has its own features, so have them in a folder help has an organized start screen.
    Favorites contacts: My father, my mother, etc.
    OneNote pages: The most important pages are all on a folder to better access :)
    That's it.
    08-06-2014 08:03 AM
  8. anon(5789608)'s Avatar
    08-06-2014 08:09 AM
  9. psudotechzealot's Avatar
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    Love it.
    Jazmac and Loco5150 like this.
    08-06-2014 08:37 AM
  10. Bram Vanroy's Avatar
    Love it. Much better than Nokia's Folder-app!
    08-06-2014 09:09 AM
  11. MartLea's Avatar
    Live Folders are poorly implemented, you have to first pin Apps to Start Screen, then move the tiles over each other to create Live Folder this is be slow and tedious (if I missed something and there is a quicker way I'd love to know of it). Nokia App Folder let you multi-select apps from App List which was much easier. Live Folders do not let you add System Apps either.
    08-06-2014 09:23 AM
  12. Talk4Lig's Avatar
    Live Folders are poorly implemented, you have to first pin Apps to Start Screen, then move the tiles over each other to create Live Folder this is be slow and tedious (if I missed something and there is a quicker way I'd love to know of it). Nokia App Folder let you multi-select apps from App List which was much easier. Live Folders do not let you add System Apps either.
    Troll??? They're working just fine!! And why do you need to have system apps in folder, when you can have them in 8.1 in notification center??
    08-06-2014 09:56 AM
  13. Jazmac's Avatar
    troll??? They're working just fine!! And why do you need to have system apps in folder, when you can have them in 8.1 in notification center??
    ddont-feed-trolls.jpg
    08-06-2014 10:05 AM
  14. mjrtoo's Avatar
    I would say this is a bit of a preview how we're going to see live tiles on the desktop in Windows 9, and that's all good.
    08-06-2014 10:26 AM
  15. wp_hero's Avatar
    One of the best feature MS brought to the OS yet, implementation is perfect from the simple drag and drop to animation when expands and collapses BUT one drawback with the oldest lumia phones, i have 925 and when you overpopulate the folders and make many folders with many apps inside tha start screen gets little clunky and lags....oh well time to upgrade anyway
    08-06-2014 10:36 AM
  16. anon(5789608)'s Avatar
    I am in love with that background bro, can I get a copy
    yes:



    well, i made some changes

    startscreen with basic folders:


    then, xbox + photos and my favs albums:
    08-06-2014 01:12 PM
  17. Selfie13's Avatar
    Really want to like this new feature more, don't get me wrong, its functional, better than what I thought it would be, but the only thing that turns me off is the way the tile looks when a folder is created. It just looks a bit tacky to me, especially if tile is set to wide, each square is lined up and stacked upon the other just like a grid, it just looks way to busy. it would look much better if they were offset and different sizes by default, in other words, the view of the tile should never show a grid of each tile stored within the folder lined up and stacked upon another like a checker board. Im talking about the looks only, as I like the functionality.
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    RumoredNow likes this.
    08-06-2014 01:19 PM
  18. robinleck's Avatar
    I am so HAPPY right now 😋
    These Live Folders are rocking my world ATM 😎
    And I used to think Live Tiles was the best thing that can ever happen to me in my mobile life.
    Microsoft !!! You guys are the best 👍
    Scienceguy Labs likes this.
    08-06-2014 05:32 PM
  19. RumoredNow's Avatar
    So both poll answers indicate a like for Folders... Read them again and see.

    I could not, therefor, vote.

    I don't think I'll be using the Folders. I like the tiles as is, On Android I used Folders and, quite frankly, needed them. They allowed things to be bundled by type and allowed everything to fit on one screen without obscuring the background too much. I want everything I use (or think I'd use) on a regular basis to be "close to the surface" and "immediately available." Two taps is good. One tap is better. Mind reading would be the best, LOL.

    On Windows Phone I don't need to bundle. I group tiles together geographically in areas of similarity. I don't need multiple screens to fit everything in. The Start Screen is one infinitely scrolling screen that I never leave. Despite having 72 tiles on my screen (I just counted) it takes about the same amount of time to scroll to what I need as to tap a folder and identify which occupant I need. I know where things are and can always halt a quick scroll in the right neighborhood. Everything I think I want or need is immediately available and ready to tap and that makes me happy.

    I think Folders is, in part, just to answer those critics from other OSs that, "Nyanyahnyahnyahnya, we got folders and you don't." Not a reason to use them, IMHO, just because they are necessary on another OS.

    Aesthetically, I don't like the Folders as they start to force a uniformity of look onto the screen. "We are the Borg. Resistance is futile." I work to keep my tiles layout non-symmetrical. I mix the 3 sizes. Some are live, some are not. Some transparent, others solid. Scrolling through the screen gives me a fresh look from every "neighborhood." They all have their unique charm, but like a city; each neighborhood contributes to the whole and affect the overall character. And when it comes to Live Tiles I want them each proudly showing their stuff. Those winks of info are a huge part of what makes Windows Phone attractive to me, and more useful than another mobile OS.

    And rather than obscuring the background, more tiles sets it free. My background soars behind a rapidly scrolling screen and enlivens me every time I behold it.

    Just my two cents.

    Continue on, Folder People, as will I.

    Peace and groovyness of Windows Phone be upon you all...
    08-06-2014 05:36 PM
  20. robinleck's Avatar
    So both poll answers indicate a like for Folders... Read them again and see.

    I could not, therefor, vote.

    I don't think I'll be using the Folders. I like the tiles as is, On Android I used Folders and, quite frankly, needed them. They allowed things to be bundled by type and allowed everything to fit on one screen without obscuring the background too much. I want everything I use (or think I'd use) on a regular basis to be "close to the surface" and "immediately available." Two taps is good. One tap is better. Mind reading would be the best, LOL.

    On Windows Phone I don't need to bundle. I group tiles together geographically in areas of similarity. I don't need multiple screens to fit everything in. The Start Screen is one infinitely scrolling screen that I never leave. Despite having 72 tiles on my screen (I just counted) it takes about the same amount of time to scroll to what I need as to tap a folder and identify which occupant I need. I know where things are and can always halt a quick scroll in the right neighborhood. Everything I think I want or need is immediately available and ready to tap and that makes me happy.

    I think Folders is, in part, just to answer those critics from other OSs that, "Nyanyahnyahnyahnya, we got folders and you don't." Not a reason to use them, IMHO, just because they are necessary on another OS.

    Aesthetically, I don't like the Folders as they start to force a uniformity of look onto the screen. "We are the Borg. Resistance is futile." I work to keep my tiles layout non-symmetrical. I mix the 3 sizes. Some are live, some are not. Some transparent, others solid. Scrolling through the screen gives me a fresh look from every "neighborhood." They all have their unique charm, but like a city; each neighborhood contributes to the whole and affect the overall character. And when it comes to Live Tiles I want them each proudly showing their stuff. Those winks of info are a huge part of what makes Windows Phone attractive to me, and more useful than another mobile OS.

    And rather than obscuring the background, more tiles sets it free. My background soars behind a rapidly scrolling screen and enlivens me every time I behold it.

    Just my two cents.

    Continue on, Folder People, as will I.

    Peace and groovyness of Windows Phone be upon you all...
    A very well-written and truly enlightening post.
    Give me food for thoughts. Thanks!
    Just my 1520 cents worth 😊
    RumoredNow likes this.
    08-06-2014 06:00 PM
  21. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    @RumoredNow
    I totally agree with your perspective; however, I think the folders might also be designed to get more users in the mobile phone market to look at Windows Phone as a possible choice. If those people spot some similarities in what they are used to, they might be more willing to switch to WP.

    I've started using folders on my 1520, and I'm really digging them now. :)
    RumoredNow likes this.
    08-06-2014 07:24 PM
  22. msalmank's Avatar
    So both poll answers indicate a like for Folders... Read them again and see.

    I could not, therefor, vote.

    I don't think I'll be using the Folders. I like the tiles as is, On Android I used Folders and, quite frankly, needed them. They allowed things to be bundled by type and allowed everything to fit on one screen without obscuring the background too much. I want everything I use (or think I'd use) on a regular basis to be "close to the surface" and "immediately available." Two taps is good. One tap is better. Mind reading would be the best, LOL.

    On Windows Phone I don't need to bundle. I group tiles together geographically in areas of similarity. I don't need multiple screens to fit everything in. The Start Screen is one infinitely scrolling screen that I never leave. Despite having 72 tiles on my screen (I just counted) it takes about the same amount of time to scroll to what I need as to tap a folder and identify which occupant I need. I know where things are and can always halt a quick scroll in the right neighborhood. Everything I think I want or need is immediately available and ready to tap and that makes me happy.

    I think Folders is, in part, just to answer those critics from other OSs that, "Nyanyahnyahnyahnya, we got folders and you don't." Not a reason to use them, IMHO, just because they are necessary on another OS.

    Aesthetically, I don't like the Folders as they start to force a uniformity of look onto the screen. "We are the Borg. Resistance is futile." I work to keep my tiles layout non-symmetrical. I mix the 3 sizes. Some are live, some are not. Some transparent, others solid. Scrolling through the screen gives me a fresh look from every "neighborhood." They all have their unique charm, but like a city; each neighborhood contributes to the whole and affect the overall character. And when it comes to Live Tiles I want them each proudly showing their stuff. Those winks of info are a huge part of what makes Windows Phone attractive to me, and more useful than another mobile OS.

    And rather than obscuring the background, more tiles sets it free. My background soars behind a rapidly scrolling screen and enlivens me every time I behold it.

    Just my two cents.

    Continue on, Folder People, as will I.

    Peace and groovyness of Windows Phone be upon you all...
    Yeah, I accidentally wrote "useless" instead of "useful" when creating the poll, and there isn't any way to modify the entries after creation.

    In regards to your comment: I don't believe you can compare folders on iOS/Android with Live Folders on Windows Phone. Live Folders are tiles that offer a collection of information from a bunch of applications that you would prefer to bundle together. It may be quick contacts or a collection of games or whatnot. The Live Folder tile in itself can be of three different sizes as well - just like a regular tile... thus giving you the option to organize things the way you want to.

    Yes, one of the biggest factors in play on Windows Phone is the application tiles... and though it holds true that even with 72 tiles, it may not be an overhaul for some, there are those that would prefer a cleaner start screen where they can organize things accordingly. I basically see managing my start screen as a collection of application tiles (some big and some small, some transparent and some not...) along with a few live folder tiles that essentially are a collection of apps that I know that I won't be using too frequently, but would like to have quick access to when needed. There are many apps that you just don't feel like pinning on your Start menu, but going up and down the app list is a bit cumbersome compared to opening a folder and selecting it from there.

    In short... Live Folders aren't necessary or a major feature, but they provide one more way of customizing your Start Screen without loosing the aspect of Live Tiles. Providing more options for something is never a bad thing... You may not use it on your screen today, but that doesn't mean you find it completely useless either.

    Now I'm just wondering when Microsoft will realize that the Live Lock Screen would be better off not being an app, but an integral part of the system! I know people are saying its gimmicky, but even having the ability to modify how your lock screen operates and where it displays messages, etc. is a welcome change - some wallpapers tend to have text that comes under the default placement of the calendar appointments and other lockscreen data which can be quite unappealing!
    RumoredNow likes this.
    08-06-2014 07:34 PM
  23. colinkiama's Avatar
    I see what you did there with the poll looool
    08-06-2014 07:40 PM
  24. lambomang's Avatar
    The only thing that annoys me about Live Folders is how hard it can be to make them sometimes. Whenever I try to place an app on a folder it usually pushes it out of the way instead of going into it. Just a minor issue though, the rest of it is awesome.
    08-15-2014 03:05 AM
  25. JamesPTao's Avatar
    The only thing that annoys me about Live Folders is how hard it can be to make them sometimes. Whenever I try to place an app on a folder it usually pushes it out of the way instead of going into it. Just a minor issue though, the rest of it is awesome.
    Ditto. I found that by making the app small then placing it in the folder it os much easier.
    08-15-2014 03:27 AM
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