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post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by DimMok View Post

Big deal....like this hasnt crossed the brilliant minds of the iPhone OS guys.....

Give me something I can use....

Im bummed out Michael Jackson died.

Yep, RIP Michael.
post #42 of 49
The Home Row waste more and more spaces as you increase your pages. Get rid of it entirely.

Press Home Button
once for fave/recent apps, no need for stacks
2x for music control
3x for auto dial fave booty call
4x for the apocalypse
5x for 5 finger discount of Palm devices
6x for random lottery numbers
7x to shoot dice
8x to connect to Jon and Kate
9x to dial the People's Republic(cultural reference)
Holdx for smoking break
post #43 of 49
it's also silly that the stack arcs. that has no purpose on a touchscreen.
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by probably View Post

it's also silly that the stack arcs. that has no purpose on a touchscreen.

What purpose does it have on a NON-touch screen?
post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by probably View Post

it's also silly that the stack arcs. that has no purpose on a touchscreen.

Just to call you out 'probably', the arc is optional in the settings :-P You can force grid view, or you can have a straight stack.
post #46 of 49
The Springboard works fine... BEFORE there was an App Store and you could install tons of apps.

I've got 6 Pages of Apps and there's no logical way to arrange them.

By Category?
Most Used?

It's really way too limited. The Stacks thing is a cute idea, but I've never been a fan of them (ha ha).

When i was still using a Palm TX, I used a great little Palm OS utility called LaunchEm. It let you create Tabs on your Home screen. I could label, color and place them as I wanted. I arranged my tabs by category, on the right hand side of the screen. It made it extremely easy to peruse apps and find the best application for the task at hand.
Macintosh: It just WORKS!
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Macintosh: It just WORKS!
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post #47 of 49
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Originally Posted by RayCon View Post

I am certain that Apple will address this issue in iPhone OS 4.0, if not before. Currently, the GUI reminds me of the Mac OS before the advent of the HFS. (Yes, I remember that.) For any of those familiar with MaxMenus, a tap that displays the hierarchical file path would be one way to go, but why not have each screen scroll vertically? In this way, you could have 9 or 10 screens with each devoted to a different category (i.e., games, utilities, databases, communications, multimedia, etc.) and simply scroll up or down (elevator on the right side?) to see those that cannot fit.

I sent a feedback to Apple suggesting that we should have some way of organizing apps into categories - maybe through some interface in iTunes - so that you could group together related apps - much as you suggest.

Not sure why this stack thing requires jail-break - or why it would be rejected by the Apple store - but then I have no idea what kind of coding he had to do to make it work. Might be worth submitting it just to see what happens.
post #48 of 49
Why don't they just use the dots at the bottom to jump to different pages, just like the alphabet in the ordered lists in the other apps (Contacts/Phone, iPod etc.).

A tap would surround the dots in a transparent black rounded-rectangle, sliding to the right or left would highlight the different dots, taking you instantly (with perhaps a short core animation effect) to the other pages. This seems so completely obvious, it's been boggling my mind why it has not been implemented since 2.0 (or the January update before, whatever that was).

Instead, they have a horrible "tap the right side of the dots, scroll one page right" and vica-versa implementation of the dots, which is usually slower than flicking, due to the fact that their tap-zones aren't large enough, or they are too close to the bottom row (not including "dock", obviously) of icons.

</rant>
post #49 of 49
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Originally Posted by nautilus. View Post

it's like Categories from Cydia, except much sleeker and faster to load

yes, it is great. I could not live without folders, but Categories is so slow and crash-prone!
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