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post #2716 of 4017
It doesn't circle back around because left of the main screen brings up the Spotlight search function.

Pro tip, a quick single tap on the home button brings you directly to the main app screen from any app page.
post #2717 of 4017
Thanks for the tip..I was actually going to try that and see.

I think for future iphones they should try something along the screen of screens (meta!) function. Was totally handy to have.
post #2718 of 4017
I've been complaining about battery life for a few pages now. Recently read an article that pretty much said "the reason why our batt life is worse is because it's a new toy so we keep playing with it". Made sense, lol
post #2719 of 4017
I do believe they need to rethink the home-screen. Folders sounded like a great idea, but the problem is you can forget you have certain apps stored away in them. Out of sight, out of mind. The same issue arises when you have too many app screens.

Having said that, I'm not sure they ever will make any fundamental changes. The simplicity of how iOS works has always been one of it's greatest strengths. My niece was able to figure out how to work at iPad at around one year old. She was able to find, open and close apps. I find that brilliant from a UI design standpoint. The rows and rows of apps is likely here to stay.
post #2720 of 4017
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I do believe they need to rethink the home-screen. Folders sounded like a great idea, but the problem is you can forget you have certain apps stored away in them. Out of sight, out of mind. The same issue arises when you have too many app screens.
Having said that, I'm not sure they ever will make any fundamental changes. The simplicity of how iOS works has always been one of it's greatest strengths. My niece was able to figure out how to work at iPad at around one year old. She was able to find, open and close apps. I find that brilliant from a UI design standpoint. The rows and rows of apps is likely here to stay.

dude, that's cold. you didn't have to say Piob was dumber than a 1-year-old.
post #2721 of 4017
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dude, that's cold. you didn't have to say Piob was dumber than a 1-year-old.


I thought this fact was well known around these parts? puzzled.gif
post #2722 of 4017
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I've been complaining about battery life for a few pages now. Recently read an article that pretty much said "the reason why our batt life is worse is because it's a new toy so we keep playing with it". Made sense, lol


I think that's a strong point. Actually mentioned the same thing to that friend of mine who was complaining about it.
post #2723 of 4017
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

I do believe they need to rethink the home-screen. Folders sounded like a great idea, but the problem is you can forget you have certain apps stored away in them. Out of sight, out of mind. The same issue arises when you have too many app screens.
Having said that, I'm not sure they ever will make any fundamental changes. The simplicity of how iOS works has always been one of it's greatest strengths. My niece was able to figure out how to work at iPad at around one year old. She was able to find, open and close apps. I find that brilliant from a UI design standpoint. The rows and rows of apps is likely here to stay.

dude, that's cold. you didn't have to say Piob was dumber than a 1-year-old.

I have never hid the state of my ineptitude.

Btw, there's a point where "simplicity" becomes "unwieldy." This lack of a slicker way to handle dozens of apps is unwieldy. I like the folders as you can aggregate like apps. I still think the meta screen would also help.
post #2724 of 4017
Like I said, they do need to come up with a better solution then folders... There has been rumors of a UI redesign coming down the pipe, but I will believe it when I see it.

Have you tried using Spotlight? It's not my thing, but I know some people use that to quickly find apps.

I actually do like the fact you can have one extra row of apps on your home screen now. I have a handful of apps that I use all the time and this will allow me to keep them all visible and within quick reach.
post #2725 of 4017
I think that the folers is a great way to store a lot of similar apps - I have a folder for NYC stuff, one for utilities, one for food and wine apps, etc.

Unfortunately, the folder also means I forget about some of the apps I have.
post #2726 of 4017
It's the forgetting of certain apps that I take issue with. Happens to me all the time with folders.
post #2727 of 4017
I like folders and keeping my icons to two rows up top and my four in the bottom dock. I have a "News" icon that will open several news apps, a "Utilities" icon that opens everything from Settings to my calculator. I like to see my homescreen picture and to keep it uncluttered. I'll post a screen cap when I get home as my work firewall blocks photobucket.

Speaking of the bottom dock, they should make is scrollable like my old Android front end. smile.gif
post #2728 of 4017
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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.
post #2729 of 4017
i find turning off spotlight actually saves on battery life.
post #2730 of 4017
I love the folders. Their biggest drawback is I can't put that f*cking newsstand in one.
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