The other day while swiping through my Apps I realized a annoyance that keeps frustrating me but I’ve been too lazy to address it.
I’ve got dozens of Apps but none are organized in a way that makes sense.
All the default vendor installed Apps come first followed by my most recent installs. But usually when I want to pull up an App like the Google Maps Navigator when I’m lost or Shazaam when I need to identify a song, I spend a few seconds swiping back and forth through the same screens. That’s wasted time. I don’t know about you but time is the most valuable thing I’ve got and I can’t get it back so I’m always happy anytime I figure out a trick to save time, even if it’s only a few seconds.
If your unorganized Apps bother you like it bothers me then it’ll behoove you to sort your apps alphabetically as a grid or list.
Thankfully you don’t need to download another free advertisement mucked up App just to organize your apps, you just need to know where to touch your phone.
From the Home screen touch the Apps icon to display all your Apps. Mark my workds: this is the last time your screen will look so illogical.
Touch the Menu soft key to display a list of shortcuts. It’s an unmarked key immediately to the left of the center Home button that becomes luminous when you touch it.
Now tap View Type from the Menu fly out.
Tap the bullet to Alphabetical Grid to alphabetically arrange the Apps in the familiar 4 columns by 5 rows grid.
The other option, Alphabetically List, lists one App per row. So instead of having four App icons per row you’ll have a single row per App like the view in your Contacts.
If you tap and drag your finger along the right edge of the screen you can quickly jump to the letter category that contains your App. This list view is really neat and is actually both my current and favorite view because it lets me search through all your Apps just like I would search through your Contacts.
Ahh… finally, my Apps make sense and I can rest.