If you download and try a lot of apps or you’re just an app junkie then you know that after a while it gets overwhelming to deal with all the apps. I review apps for this blog and have collected well over 100 apps on my tablet. Once you get over 50 some apps or so then you really need a way to organize all of them. The native Android system doesn’t provide any app organization besides just an alphabetic listing or by newest app downloaded. Luckily there are plenty of apps to help you organize all those other apps. There are many options on the Android Market but I chose Auto App Organizer since it provided many of the functions that I needed. Let’s take a closer look at how this app will keep you organized and sane.
The first feature of Auto App Organizer that I really like was that it auto categorized all your apps. I think this is critical if you start with a large app base like I did but maybe not so important if you have this app from the very beginning of your device. It wasn’t perfect but it gave me a good base to start with and I didn’t have to manually add over 100 apps. After the auto category session you can see the list of uncategorized apps and assign them to a category. You can add your own custom category with an icon from an image gallery or icon pack. Another nice feature was the option to use app icons for the icon category.
Auto App Organizer gives you the options to backup apps which is an important feature. Many times updated apps don’t work or you have to uninstall and install an app to get it working. Losing your data and having to enter all your info is a big hassle or you want to revert to an older version. Auto App gives you several backup options from manual to backup when uninstall, backup when uninstall besides newbie apps or backup when install. You can decide when an app is considered newbie by setting the number of days. This is convenient in cases where you install and app and immediately don’t like it and uninstall but don’t want to backup.
If you long press any app within Auto App you’ll get a menu of very useful features. These include options to launch app, link to Android Market, backup, uninstall, app details, app2SD, shortcut to home and more. You’ll want to use this to manually backup important apps right away. You can also perform batch operations which is very useful to add many apps to a single category or other options. Apps can be assigned to multiple categories through simple check mark. There is also a favorites category for apps that you’ll use on a regular basis.
Adding apps or categories to the home screen is easy with two methods available. The first is to long press on the home screen then choose Auto App Organizer and pick your category or app. The recommended way would be within Auto App to long press any category or app and choose shortcut to home. This gives you an added options to change the name of the app or category on the home screen. This will be useful if you have long names for a category or app that won’t fit a home shortcut and you’ll need to abbreviate.
Overall Auto App Organizer is a great way to organize your many apps and keep your home screen uncluttered. Besides the many useful features, the app also has many other cosmetic options like changing background color, font color, font size and much more. The app is free with a small banner at the top that was barely noticeable to me. Check out Auto App Organizer and let us know how its help you.
Download from the Android Market.