When Apple added support for organizing apps into folders in iOS 4, a lot of users sighed, “finally.” But while you can now save space more easily on your iPhone or iPod touch home screen by grouping all of your games, news feeds, or other similar apps together, there’s still room for improvement.

For instance, folders take a little while to open. You can’t create subfolders. And you have to add apps to folders one by one instead of grabbing a whole bunch of app icons and moving them into a folder at once.

But you know what? It turns out there’s a third party app that does all of those things and more. It’s called FolderEnhancer. There’s just one catch. FolderEnhancer only works on jailbroken devices.

OK make that two catches: Because there isn’t an official jailbreak method for iOS 4.1 or iOS 4.2 yet, so if you’re running the most up to date version of iOS on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad then there’s no way to install FolderEnahncer… yet.

You can check out a demo video showing off some of FolderEnhancer’s features after the break. The app should be available in the Cydia store soon.

via MobileCrunch


Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing.He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

5 replies on “FolderEnhancer makes folders on jailbroken iOS devices awesome”

  1. Actually, there is a third and very important catch!

    The damn thing isn’t out yet!!

    To author of article: Would it be too much to ask to mention this in the title of the article or even in the actual article? You don’t mention the availability of this package at all. MobileCrunch at least mentions that the package won’t be available til the end of the month. You could at least do the same if you are going to repost an article from a different site.

    1. Sorry about that. The video says “coming soon” at the end, but it was posted a few days ago. Since I don’t currently have a jailbroken device lying around I couldn’t easily check Cydia to see if it was listed yet.

      I’ve updated the post to make it clear that the app will be available soon.

      1. Yep, it does, but it’s pretty darn quick. If you are not expecting it, you might not actually catch it. Even the title of the video says “Preview”. However, once you start playing it, that text goes away.

        Didn’t mean to sound rude above, but I was really looking forward to installing this. It will solve a few of my folder problems I’m having now. (InfiniFolder isn’t very clear that there are more apps if you scroll down)

        Thanks for changing the post so that it’s a little clearer that the package isn’t out yet, but will be soon.

        I’ll definitely be dumping InfiniFolders to run this one for sure. A way better UI for folders including folders in folders. :)

        1. No worries. Glad you’re excited about it, and I hope it lives up to your expectations.

          I just meant to say that I suspected it wasn’t available yet based on the video, but I wasn’t certain. So rather than explicitly saying in the post that you can’t download it yet I tried to leave it vague. I guess I wasn’t vague enough. :)

          Now that you’ve done the hard work of double checking for me, I’ve updated the post so nobody else gets the false and disappointing impression that they should be able to download it today.

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