4 Most Effective Ways to Get Your Apps Organized Without Creating Folders
Jul 28th 2015
We have all been in this annoying situation once or twice when we are very clear which App we are looking for on our smartphone but we simply cannot find it immediately. A solution lots of people adopt today are to create folders and get Apps sorted. However, some people are simply not a fan of creating folders on their phones and thus leave dozens of Apps laid randomly on the screen. If you happen to be one of them, don’t worry, here are 4 effective ways for you to get Apps organized.
Use An Alphabetical Order. This is a classic method that works for everyone. Just like how we use alphabetical order to find a word in dictionaries, we simply need to take the initial letter of an App’s name into consideration when we are searching that App on our screens. If you happen to be someone who hates creating files or pulling Apps out from categories, using an alphabetical order never goes wrong.
Organize By Colors. It is said our brains process colors faster than names. We all tend to connect a specific App with its color when we think of it. It is smart to simply organize all Apps by colors and cluster Apps with the same color theme.
Utilize Rows. Instead of spending time creating files and naming them, why not simply cluster Apps with the same function or theme in one or two rows? For example, you can put Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram in the same row that features most frequently used social media tools. Then simply put theme rows in an order that reflects your personal frequency of using those different themes or functions.
Create Your 3-Screen System. If three pages are enough to house all of your Apps, limiting the number of your screens to 3 reduces complexity of your system. You can decide what to put on each of the 3 screens according to the frequency of use. That is to say, you can put your most frequently used ones on the first page, secondarily frequently used ones on the second and not so frequently used ones on the last page. You could also use one screen for personal, one for business and another one for education. Just feel free to customize your system. In addition, within each screen, you could use the three methods mentioned above to organize Apps!