All changes can be made on the hoof either by long-pressing on an app icon or tapping the “settings” button in the folder or widget title bar. Widgets, folders and individual items are simply dumped on the screen using the Android widget selector menu. It’s so simple it’s almost insulting.
It's easy to keep track of what's where
If you want something a little more expansive you can populate widgets of various sizes with your shortcuts and even make them scrollable which gives you a halfway house between the Cupertino and Mountain View idea of how things should look and work.
You can also intermix folder and widget content, so there’s nothing stopping you creating a folder called Work for all the contacts, bookmarks and apps you need to get through your daily grind.
To help the forgetful or chronically disorganised, FO can be set to chirrup in the notification bar every time a new apps is downloaded and ask if you want to assign the app to a label to keep things shipshape.
For anyone concerned about the chaos a crash could cause, don’t be. I’ve been using FO for months with Motoblur, Launcher Pro and HTC Sense and it’s never so much as wobbled let alone fallen over. It even survived an OTA update from Froyo to Gingerbread in one piece. ®
Installed Size 2.63MB (5.6MB inc. data)
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For one, I hate that you can't rearrange icons in Android folders. I get a new app that I use a lot, and it's stuck at the bottom of my folder list when i'd like it in the mid-right side, right next to my thumb for the most efficient start. I haven't tried this app, but it sounds like it should handle it.
The only work around to this with default Android folders is to remove all the other items and re-add them in the order you want. Clunky.
Some people (not me) also care about how consistent their phone looks, or want to make it unique. They'll redo all the icons for their apps in a consistent style that they're happy with.
Customiseable is good
but the big downside I can see with this is it's size. As it runs widgets, you can't put it on your SD card, and 5+ MB is a hefty chunk of internal memory. Otherwise looks good though...
Better than stock Android folders
FO allows you to customise the folder icon, making it a lot easier to find what you're looking for.
Also, unlike the stock Android folders, an open FO folder resizes itself to fit its contents, making it much easier to click the background to close the folder (useful for us cack-handers where the close button is a bit of a stretch).
.... we all have our own ideas and personal preferences for how a UI 'works'. Also, some of us are set in our ways and would like to have the same UI paradigm (sorry) running on all our computing devices.
I've got Froyo on an HTC Wildfire and you can't put a folder inside another folder; which was a big disappointment for me (maybe I should get a life?). So, I'll be having a play with this because it's cheap enough to throw away and forget if it turns out that I don't like it.
Curse you Nexus One
This looks like something I'd really like to have, given Android's incredibly poor implementation of folders, as described by "Argh".
Sadly, the volume of app storage on my Nexus One means that I'm stuck in the '00s worrying about 5MB of space.
Might pick it up regardless, see if it's worth sacrificing the space for.