Desktop Folders in Honeycomb?

pharoh

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Tried searching but this is crazy - you can't create folders on a honeycomb desktop? It would suck if that's the case. Its not under App Shortcuts or "More".

Anyone try it?
 

slopokdave

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Apps organizer from the market works.... but its kind of limited and the icons are small. I prefer folder organizer but I don't see it.

Edit: smart shortcut works too.... more options as well
 

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Apps organizer from the market works.... but its kind of limited and the icons are small. I prefer folder organizer but I don't see it.

Edit: smart shortcut works too.... more options as well

I just downloaded Smart Shortcut. Never used it before but it looks slick and will do what I wanted. Thanks for the suggestion!

I still think it strange they left out folders. Such a basic organizational function!
 

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I'm using CircleLauncher to categorize a handful of apps. Can expand out as a circle, or horizontal/vertical line.
 

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No folders in honeycomb and no native notepad in all of Android!

WTF?...


I sent back my otherwise verrry cool Atrix because of the lack of the common basics in the OS, namely...NOTES! no native NOTES!...google's notes sync from IOS sucks because you can't edit....

...And yes I was pissed that you couldn't get the free remote desktop app, Teamviewer except by side loading.... And yes I was pissed that Android has become so fragmented that Netflix refused to support Android because of a cohesive DRM.

Honeycomb, being closed source for now, MAY represent an effort to get Android's literal, logical, app, and marketplace sh*t together and save the bacon of the whole OS.

Now, from everything I read, the one Android OS designed for tablets, Honeycomb, has no folders!!

I wanna get rid if my "Steve controlled" iPad/IPhone combo, but while many have stepped up to the plate , NO-ONE has hit a home run.....

... Sooo sad.

C'mon Google get it together!



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I wanna get rid if my "Steve controlled" iPad/IPhone combo, but while many have stepped up to the plate , NO-ONE has hit a home run.....

Have you looked at WebOS? They have a lot of things going for them and it is pretty apparent where honeycomb cribbed a number of their new features from.

The only thing keeping me from staying with WebOS is the app selection. But if they have what you want, you may be very happy with it.

-Suntan
 

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I was also surprised by the lack of folders. I can only assume that whoever made the decision, assumed that someone would never needs folders with so many spots for shortcuts and widgets. While odd, I personally don't see a need for folders, as I'm having a seriously hard time filling my home screens as it is. Still, it would be nice to have that option I suppose, so I can empathize to some degree.
 

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I use SmartShortcuts to create the folders I want on my desktop. I don't like a cluttered home screen and also don't want to be scrolling through my app drawer everytime I want to find an app so folders are a necessity for me. SmartShortcuts looks nice, is easy to configure and does the job until Honeycomb adds the feature back in, if they ever do.
 

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Smart Shortcuts doesn't make folders you can store links to specific files such as pdf's or documents. There is currently no way to organize files like these because of the lack of folders. This is the dumbest mistake Google has ever made removing this from the GUI. It is a much needed and necessary function in order to use a tablet as a TABLET and not a high price web browsing toy like the iPad is. Google may think putting files in the cloud is the answer but when you buy a tablet without 3G access, exactly how does that work on the go? It doesn't! :mad::(:'(
 

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Install Dropbox
Create folders in DB for the file organization you want.
Long press on screen. Select "More"
Select Dropbox Folder and then the File folder you want.

It will place a Dropbox Folder icon on the screen. Tap the icon and it opens that folder.
 

thingumybob

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Try ES File Explorer . It has a very convenient (and simple!) "one click" system for making desktop shortcuts of folders and individual files. It has a bunch of other useful options too, such as multiple file selection (for example to move files into a new folder which you can then shortcut).