1. millerwa76's Avatar
    A couple months ago I found an option in Nova that allows you to create folders in the app drawer to stash your apps. Don't know about everyone else, but I'm seriously anal when it comes to keeping my phone organized, so I really like being able to organize the drawer with folders rather than having 10 pages of apps to sift through.

    The problem is that Nova organizes the folders alphabetically by folder name. I prefer to organize them by frequency of use, with most frequently used at the top and then working my way down.

    Anyone know if there's a setting that I'm not finding that will allow me to pick and choose the order the folders are listed in? The best I've come up with so far is to put a number in front of the folder name, but I'd really prefer to just organize them the way I want without that extra step.

    Thanks

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    07-16-2015 07:37 PM
  2. Neo_ii_Droid's Avatar
    I haven't ventured to far into the Nova Prime I have, but I guess I'll have to do so and see what the outcome is.
    07-16-2015 07:58 PM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    As far as I know there's no way you can do that. A workaround could be organising your drawer in different tabs. That's what I do and they work great. You can create folders inside the tabs if you need it and enable the horizontal scrolling between them to make things easier.
    07-16-2015 08:03 PM
  4. nahoku's Avatar
    Using Touchwiz you can rearrange folders simply by dragging them around while in "edit" mode. Nova can't do this?
    07-17-2015 05:22 AM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    You can do that in your home screens but I haven't found a way to rearrange manually folders in the app drawer. There's a couple of settings in Nova about drawer folders but nothing like that.
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    07-17-2015 06:07 AM
  6. millerwa76's Avatar
    Using Touchwiz you can rearrange folders simply by dragging them around while in "edit" mode. Nova can't do this?
    As far as I know, this can only be done with folders on your home screen, not within the app drawer itself. I don't even think you can put folders in the app drawer using TW.

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    07-17-2015 10:18 AM
  7. millerwa76's Avatar
    You can do that in your home screens but I haven't found a way to rearrange manually folders in the app drawer. There's a couple of settings in Nova about drawer folders but nothing like that.
    That's what I figured. I used to keep my folders on the home screen, but I really hated having a full screen dedicated just to apps. Once I came across the option in Nova to create folders in the app drawer, I was all over it. Only downside is that the sorting options seem to be limited strictly to alphabetical order. Oh well, I'll shoot an email to the dev and hopefully "drag and drop" can be included in a future update.

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    07-17-2015 10:22 AM
  8. Bruce39's Avatar
    I have Verizon Note 3 using 5.0 - you can move apps & folders around on the page using TW; have not tried on Nova. It fills page top to bottom, so can not have spaces, but you can create other pages & move apps or folders between pages. - go to "apps" & edit. I don't have very many apps, so I have only 2 pages, each are about 2/3 full. The update created folders for Verizon, Google, Tools & Samsung; I created a folder called "Unused Apps 1"
    07-17-2015 10:49 AM
  9. nahoku's Avatar
    As far as I know, this can only be done with folders on your home screen, not within the app drawer itself. I don't even think you can put folders in the app drawer using TW.

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    I must have a "special" TW since I create folders in my app drawer all the time. LOL!

    Unless I'm misunderstanding what you guys are talking about... In TW, open the App drawer, go to settings (three dots), select Create folder.

    To rearrange folders in the App drawer, simply go to settings, select "edit" and drag stuff around... including folders.
    07-17-2015 05:42 PM
  10. millerwa76's Avatar
    I must have a "special" TW since I create folders in my app drawer all the time. LOL!

    Unless I'm misunderstanding what you guys are talking about... In TW, open the App drawer, go to settings (three dots), select Create folder.

    To rearrange folders in the App drawer, simply go to settings, select "edit" and drag stuff around... including folders.
    I haven't used TW in over a year and only used it for about a month, so it must just be an option that I hadn't discovered before going to a custom launcher.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-17-2015 08:17 PM

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