Originally Posted by nbidgood
i really don't imagine much usefulness in being able to organize apps in iTunes. App organizing on the iPhone would be infinitely more useful.
The only time i ever click on the Applications section of the iTunes Library is to update my apps. unless the organization within iTunes would sync to the iPhone... now that would be great.
It would be nice if you could turn on an option to automatically update apps. the current setup takes way too much user interaction and confirmation when you pretty much always want to just update all your apps.
You can arrange the apps on your phone. You hold your finger on the app for a couple of seconds. The apps begin to wiggle, and an X appears at the upper left corner. You can then drag the app to wherever on the page, or to a new page.
This works well when you only have a page or two of apps. But I have 6 pages +. As all new apps show up at the very end, it's a real pain to move them to the front somewhere. I would imagine that re-arranging the apps in iTunes would allow them to show up that way on the phones as well.
Automatically updating apps may not work that well.
First of all, if an app is too big, more than 10 MB, I believe, it won't update over 3G. Then, do you really want to update an app without knowing that it was doing so? What if you don't want the update for a particular app for some reason?
I like to read what's been done before I allow them to update. And if the apps are big, or there are too many updates, I go to the left of the window in itunes to applications, where it will tell me how many, and do it there. Much better. I'm not even going to think about updating some of my apps that are more than 100 MB in size over 3G, because it can't do it. And I can tell you that doing it over WiFi isn't something you want to do either.