1. yeewiz's Avatar
    Hey guys and gals,

    I'm new here and had my Samsung Focus for about a week. Really enjoying the WP7 experience. Discovering a bunch of stuff and am really getting into the WP7 UI. My buddy with Android asked me how do you organize your WP7 phone if you have, say, 150 apps. Do all 150 come up in alpha order, top to bottom, on that apps page to the right of the Start page? I realize the games will come up on the game tile, but suppose I had sports related apps I wanted to group together, and movie apps grouped together? Help and TIA!

    Jim
    04-03-2011 09:07 PM
  2. doublebullout's Avatar
    All the apps appear in alphabetical order on the second screen, except for games. At this time, WP7 doesn't have folders. This sounds like a bad thing, but in practice it works surprisingly well.


    Sent from my greenpois0ned iPhone 4 using Tapatalk
    04-03-2011 09:21 PM
  3. onemadrssn's Avatar
    my list is actually getting pretty link, and it's beginning to be just a bit annoying. i would like to create some sort of folder structure... emphasis on the "just a bit", i hardly mind the extra finger flick to get through the list.
    04-03-2011 10:43 PM
  4. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    Or "Run X" via the voice.

    I wonder if when multitasking comes this function goes to the magnifying glass and press and hold the Windows key gets us our multitasking.

    Anywhoo...I would like folders.
    04-03-2011 11:27 PM
  5. eric12341's Avatar
    I think there's a favorites hub app in the marketplace that will kinda allow this.
    04-04-2011 05:33 AM
  6. Ivan006's Avatar
    They need to do the same thing with apps the way they do contacts. Tap on the letter of the title of the app to jump right to it. This would keep things simple and continue to have the WP7 experience instead of making folders. Just a suggestion Microsoft.

    Sent from my LG Quantum using Board Express
    yeewiz likes this.
    04-04-2011 06:19 AM
  7. gibbyhome's Avatar
    I have been saying this since day one to have someone develop a Hub exactly like the xbox hub with my apps and have them auto organize by used most or change it to how you like it ..
    I'm starting to wonder if this is not possable to create ..
    04-04-2011 10:08 AM
  8. cdook's Avatar
    I think Microsoft's intent was to have the user pin the frequently used apps to the Start menu (left screen) and nonfrequent apps you have to look for.

    The leaked video from last week showed a search button to left of the list which would make it quicker to find apps.

    I'm hoping they do Ivan's suggestion where you can tap the first letter to jump in the list.

    Right now I don't have a ton of apps so it's not really hard to find something in the list.
    04-04-2011 10:47 AM
  9. VernonEL's Avatar
    They need to do the same thing with apps the way they do contacts. Tap on the letter of the title of the app to jump right to it. This would keep things simple and continue to have the WP7 experience instead of making folders. Just a suggestion Microsoft.

    Sent from my LG Quantum using Board Express
    I personally don't mind much at all yet. I have found that I have just been pinning more apps to the Start Screen. I can see how it could get annoying for some though. What one should be able to do is just ininstall the apps that are less useful, such as the AT&T defaults. (We should consider ourselves lucky that we have this option. I'm not sure about the other carriers allow this, especially with other OSes.) Reinstalling should not be a problem. I feel that something similar to what is done with contacts or with music selection would be one of the best ways to implement a "search" without adding folders. I feel that scrolling through the whole list gives me a chance to be reminded of some of the older apps I have that I may not use as often.
    04-04-2011 11:47 AM
  10. yeewiz's Avatar
    Thanks all for the responses!

    Ivan006, I agree with you, handle it just like contacts, scroll a - z if you want, or press the letter when you go to the alphabet map

    BurnEthanol and others, question #2, how do you uninstall an app? especially those AT&T ones?

    TIA again!
    04-04-2011 02:14 PM
  11. doublebullout's Avatar
    Long press on the application. One of the options is uninstall.


    Sent from my greenpois0ned iPhone 4 using Tapatalk
    yeewiz likes this.
    04-04-2011 02:27 PM
  12. yeewiz's Avatar
    doublebullout, thanks! DOH, of course, it was the one thing I didn't do.
    04-04-2011 04:09 PM
  13. Rich Edmonds's Avatar
    Don't fret it yeewiz, we were all there at some point. Be sure to check out all our tips on the main site :)
    04-04-2011 06:16 PM
  14. VernonEL's Avatar
    doublebullout, thanks! DOH, of course, it was the one thing I didn't do.
    That's what this forum is for! :)
    04-04-2011 07:48 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD