The always insightful Neven Mrgan of Panic Inc. has pointed out another flaw in iOS I hadn’t noticed before. First the set up. Let’s say you have a lot of folders with a lot of apps in them, on several different home screens. How do you remember where you put something, let alone where to […]
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Neven Mrgan: What Folder is that App In?

The always insightful Neven Mrgan of Panic Inc. has pointed out another flaw in iOS I hadn’t noticed before. First the set up. Let’s say you have a lot of folders with a lot of apps in them, on several different home screens. How do you remember where you put something, let alone where to launch it? Well, a spotlight search fixes the launching problem, but as Mrgan points out, this does nothing in the way of telling you which folder the app is in so you can delete it.

Yes, yes, you can hook your device up to iTunes, and manage apps that way, but for convenience sake there’s no good way to find a single app hidden on your system.

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But Mrgan, with his designing mind, cooked up the above mockup of a simple fix to this problem. In the spotlight search field, include the folder name. It really is that simple.

Mockup courtesy of Neven Mrgan.

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