The introduction of the App Library in iOS 14 made Home Screen folders a moot point for many iPhone users. Still, some continue to use folders to organize app icons on the Home Screen, even in a post-App Library world.
Recognizing that this niche still exists, iOS developer Sirius24 released a new jailbreak tweak dubbed FolderPlus to provide users with a substantial amount of folder-centric customization that simply can’t be achieved on stock handsets.
Despite the addition of the App Library in iOS 14, tons of iPhone users still take advantage of Home Screen folders because they offer flexibility in ways the App Library doesn’t, such as naming, placement, and user-configured content.
Useful as they may be, Home Screen folders haven’t changed much over the years. They still only hold a 3x3 icon grid even on the largest iPhone handsets, and some users would like to see more.
If your Home Screen is riddled with more apps than you can count with the fingers on your hands and the toes on your feet, then you might use folders to help organize the superfluous clutter. As useful as they are for this purpose, however, they could definitely do with a bit more customization.
FolderArtwork is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Dcsyhi that offers several means of customizing your Home Screen’s folders, ranging from user-selected background artwork to custom borders and colors.
If you download files to your device from the internet often, then you’re used to the routine. You may have even changed your downloads location to a specific spot. But if you’ve never downloaded a file on iOS, then you’re probably wondering where those files went!
Here, we’ll show you how to access downloaded files on iPhone and iPad.
Given just how easy it is to rack up an expensive bill in the process of buying paid jailbreak tweaks these days, it’s no wonder why all-in-one jailbreak tweaks have become so popular as of late. Not only can they give you more bang for your buck, but they can also free up system sources by reducing the number of tweaks that hook into processes on your device.
In this review, we’ll be taking a closer look at a new jailbreak tweak called Genesis 2 by iOS developer ItzNebbs. Genesis 2 is the latest all-in-one extension to be released for jailbroken devices, and as you’ll soon learn, it offers and slew of powerful tools for customizing various user interfaces found throughout iOS.
The Shortcuts app received some love with the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates in the form of folders. You can create folders and move shortcuts into them to keep everything organized.
This structure is a great improvement over the previous version of Shortcuts where all of your shortcuts were displayed on a single screen. This isn’t ideal for those of us who have tons of shortcuts.
So if you’re ready to get organized, here’s how to create and manage folders in Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad.
If you’re one of many who find the process of adding apps to folders on the iPhone’s Home Screen to be a cumbersome and tedious process, then we think you’re going to have a lot of fun with the likes of a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed AddToFolder by iOS developer AnthoPak.
As depicted in the screenshot examples above, AddToFolder does away with the traditional drag-and-drop gestures that you’d normally contend with when adding apps to folders and instead replaces them with a new option in the Home Screen-centric 3D Touch/Haptic Touch contextual menus for adding that particular app to an existing folder of your choice.
While the Voice Memos app gives you a great way to capture notes with dictation, the app has been lacking in ways to organize it. This has been especially disappointing for those who use the app often and have many recordings.
Luckily with iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur, Apple made some updates to Voice Memos and one of the improvements is the ability to use folders. This means you don’t have to rely solely on a naming convention to keep your recordings organized.
Here’s how to create folders and file your recordings in Voice Memos.
Just like smart mailboxes in the Mail app, you can set up smart folders in the Spark email app. This makes organizing your inbox easier, plus gives you a specific spot to go to for those particular emails you need.
You can use smart folders in Spark for travel arrangements, purchase receipts, or work-related emails. Or, you can set them up for emails you received in certain time frame, with a particular type of attachment, or from a specific sender.
Whatever you might find smart folders useful for in Spark, here’s how to create and edit them on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Apple’s Mail app has some nice features for organizing your inbox. You can use Smart Mailboxes that automatically filter and grab messages or use flags to call out certain emails. So if you’re looking for another way to keep your inbox under control, consider using subfolders.
While Apple doesn’t technically call folders or subfolders by those names, and uses the word Mailbox instead, it’s much simpler for many people to refer to them as folders.
If you’re new to the Mail app or just haven’t spent a lot of time organizing your accounts, here’s how to create subfolders in Mail on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Most of us have a lot of photos and even videos on our devices. So keeping those organized can help us find and share what we want much faster. One way to organize items in Photos is to create albums, and you can do this on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. But what happens if your albums end up getting out of control too?
This is where folders come in. The difference between albums and folders in Photos is that albums contain your photos while folders contain your albums. It’s sort of a hierarchy structure, if you will.
To help you organize your photos and albums further, we’ll show you how to create folders in Photos on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
There’s been no shortage of Home screen folder customization-centric jailbreak tweak releases as of late, and with so many options to choose from, the million-dollar question jailbreakers are asking seems to be: which one offers the most bang for my buck?
The answer is subjective based on what you need out of such a tweak, but if you’re still on the fence, then it can be hard to go wrong with a new release called FolderControllerXIII by iOS developer i0s_tweakr, which offers one of the most extensive feature sets we’ve ever seen in a folder customization tweak for the iOS platform.