Usage of Mobile application has boosted and hence, each smartphone device is full with many apps. Clear the clutter in the most feasible way and access the apps quickly.
You notice or not, everyone’s mobile device is flooded with lots of applications. Sometimes for the users, it may take more than a minute to find out the particular app at a time. If this happens with you every time, you must take a time to find the ways to organize your apps. The hundreds of applications on our finger tips overcrowd our phone screens. Due to various objective and usage no one can even think of deleting many from the devices. Hence, the best way for easy access is to organize the apps. Applications are developed for ease operation, but it can be time-consuming for recognizing the among many colorful icons. Clean the jumble of applications and arrange it in a way that you can find it easily.
Let’s discuss some cool ways to organize your apps nicely. Before we get started, we have to make an assessment of all applications available. It is also recommended to utilize the third-party software & get the details about each app. You must fix a way to sort the applications. The general factors to group or sort the applications may be genre, nature, size, and actual use of the applications.
Action Based Grouping:
Each application belong to a category. And you may have many applications belonging to same category. You can group the Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, LinkedIN, etc. applications in the “Social media” category. You can make the category “Share” which will be the most feasible way to reach to any app. We use mobile applications to learn, entertainment, gaming, shopping, travel, Sharing, Shop, Listen, Photographs, etc. Hence, giving the app group name by this way will work out more precisely.
It will be more feasible to put all M-commerce applications under the name “Shop”. Hence, when you are in a mood to shopping you can directly move to this folder. In the other time, You can pass these all applications directly while searching for the other kind of app.
For example, in the “Share” category you can add the social media applications and file transferring applications as well.
It is observed that while searching for the app generally our focus goes on the app icon rather than a name and text. Hence, relating the color palettes would be a great idea for the mobile app organization. Unique visual look in the icons is always catchy. Hence, Mobile app development companies also focus to deliver the interactive designs which are easily recognizable and memorable for the users.
If your eyes also search the apps with their icons, then it is a finest way to line up all the applications on the basis of color palette used.
For example, The “Twitter” and “Facebook” icons have blue shade in use. You can put them together and train your eyes to search through the colors optimized in icons. Same like this, “Messages” and “Whatsapp” have green color shade used in icons. Place them together for ease access.
Prioritize by Usability:
Each smartphone user keeps lots of applications for the use. But, the point to be notice here is, not each app is used on daily basis. Some applications may be used frequently or after some months. Considering this factor, you can organize your apps for most common to uncommon use. Divide the apps for hourly used apps, daily used apps, frequently used apps and rarely used apps. You can keep the applications you use daily in the home screen. And set other applications based on priority and usability.
For Example, Everyone has habit of checking Emails, Whatsapp, Facebook updates in an average duration of 1 to 2 hours. These apps must be there on the home screen. Then, the apps with daily usage comes in a picture. You can consider the camera app, Banking applications in this category. The shopping applications and entertainment apps must be the last priority. But, this is not a thumb rule as you may be the game lover so you may like to put your favorite gaming app on the home screen.
A vary common type of filtering the applications is to arrange them in an Alphabetical order. You can do this by following one of the two ways. The first one is, just line up all the applications separately in A to Z order. Other way is to name the Folders in Alphabetical order and include the relevant apps into it. This can be easily done by changing your device settings for App organization. By this way you can easily find out the application just as finding any name in the directory.
How you use your smartphone:
Folks operate their phones either with the thumb or their Index Finger. Each one has his own pattern & way of using smartphones. Consider this factor and you can put the most used applications on the side of finger you use to operate your smart device. Organizing the apps by this way may increase your speed to access the applications.
Divide the Widgets:
Android users utilize widgets which is the best technique to control and access too much information. Plop a widget on your home screen & manage the multiple applications smartly and easily. Widgets are the right tools for the users who want to know the key information without making clicks. If you are using Android device, then you can follow this cool way to organize your apps.
Make the Rows:
Access the apps quickly by arranging same type of applications in a row. Manage the applications through rows. Put the applications of same category in the same line. Train yourself to search apps by the rows. Remember the rows category wise and reach to the app quickly. Put the app social media applications such as Facebook, Hike, Twitter, LinkedIn in a line. If the apps can not settle down in one line utilize the second line as well. After that, leave that row empty if there is not any appropriate app left to be arranged in that particular category. Make the other row taking the other app category and follow the same.
Mobile App Organization makes your way easy to access the apps flawlessly. If you are still using the applications without arranging them in a good manner, then you must try any of the above discussed ways. Go through all ways to organize your apps & choose the way that is feasible to you and explore the applications right away without getting confused while searching the specific app.
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