Originally Posted by JMRouse
Have you tried using Spotlight? It's not my thing, but I know some people use that to quickly find apps.
I do this, and it works fine for me. 1 click to get to the 1st app page, and another click or swipe to go to Spotlight. I've tried to organize things in pages and folders, but with a lot of apps, it gets pretty unwieldy and hard to remember. Now I make pages dedicated to some functions, especially if I'm going to be staying on that page a lot. For example, I have a photo page that has all of my photo apps, so I can switch between various photo editors and other apps in my photo workflow quickly.
I do wish they'd let people place apps in arbitrary grid spots on the screen instead of automatically putting everything next to each other. This way, you can easily remember something based on position instead of trying to parse the sometimes inscrutable icon pictures to find your app. On my full pages, I do place things in certain positions so I can find them faster.