Originally Posted by mrochester
There's a simple solution for this and that's for Apple to allow you to create folders to put your applications into. Somehow it seems completely unintuative to me to have to hunt through up to 9 pages to find the app you want, as opposed to just going straight to the folder where you know it'll be.
It's a good idea but how do you move an app out of a folder? Also, do you limit it to a one level hierarchy or can you have folders within folders?
I can see why they went the flat icon route because it's easy to see what apps you have. I agree that the page flipping idea is not very good. I hate using the icon view on the App Store as it's the same way. I didn't notice there was a browse link on the itunes App Store before, which gives you a much more efficient way to browse apps in a list view.
Perhaps if there was a view like the app store or even your contacts where you just scroll down the list and they can be listed alphabetically or in the icon view order or by popularity. Popularity is quite good as the apps you use most will automatically move nearer the top of the list.
Even having 9 pages on the iphone is cumbersome to have to get to the last page. You should be able to reach any app on the iphone within 2 seconds. the letter view on the ipod app is great. You just hit the letter and it jumps to say songs beginning with 's' and then you just scroll through that section. It's very quick.