Monday, February 21, 2011

GoToApp 4

GoToApp is an app organizer tool. Apps can be organized in various folders. Folders appear as tabs inside GoToApp. Once you are familiar with the menu options and settings it should be an easy to use app. Following are the list of major features.

Installation


After the installation a setup program is run and that creates few folders and allocates installed apps to these folders. There is one special folder named All Apps. All Apps folder shows all the apps installed on your device.

View Modes


There are few view modes to choose from. The edit position mode helps in positioning the apps in the list. Other view modes helps in displaying the apps in various densities.


Sorting


Apps can be sorted by position, name, package or installed date. Generally sorting by position and name are useful. Use the menu->settings option to persist your sorting.

Folders


A folder can be created as a main folder or a child folder. A main folder can be converted into a child folder and vice versa. A child folder can be assigned to one or more main folders.

Launch Folder


Use the menu command to select a folder as launch folder. When GoToApp is started content of the launch folder is displayed.

New App Folder


Use menu command to select a new app folder. When a new app is installed it will be automatically assigned to this folder. Create a folder named New Apps and select it as the new app folder. It is not necessary to select a new app folder. All installed apps appear in All Apps folder.

Change of Folder Icon


Now the folder icon can be modified. The default choice is to create the icons automatically from the first four apps in the folder. You can choose to select icon from a particular app or select it from a file in sdcard. The icon file should be in PNG format and the size should about 72x72 pixel size.

Reload Icons


Use this menu command to recreate or reload the folder icons. Folder icons are automatically created from first few apps(sorted by position) in the folder. Icons uploaded from SD Card are uploaded again(ignored when file is not found).

Colors

Background color of the app list can be changed to few preset colors.


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  2. Are you able to change the folder icon on the Android home screens?

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  3. How do you change an icon on the Galaxy Tablet 10.1 with no SD Card slot?

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  4. Home screen live folder icons cannot be changed at this time. Home screen app provides restrictions on how the icons can be attached. Future update will include few icons to choose from to show in the home screen live folder.

    You can create shortcut to child folder in the home screen that attaches the child folder icon. First set the correct folder icon to a child folder using the folder editor. Then go back to the main folder that lists child folder along with other app. Long touch on child folder to create shortcut on home screen.

    There is a minor difference in how live folder and shortcut to child folder behaves. It is about how they are closed by home and return key.

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  5. I added subfolder to main folder. But main folder showed nothing. No other solution except change the subfolder back to main folder and do one more time. Waste time and unstable. Pay version not worth.

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  6. Hello !!
    What the hell !!! I tested this program, I liked it and I boutht full version. I installed it - and I have got a new programm with default settings. And also I have demo-version with my own settings. How can I move my settings to a new full version ??? Do all job again ??? O, no .... it"s not possible !!! It was a great job, I cannot do it again !!!

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    1. Please do an export from the demo version and import into the full version.

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  7. export from demo and import to full

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  8. Is there a way to buy this using Paypal?

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  9. Once a new folder is created, how can it be deleted?

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  10. I am running GoToApp Demo on Kindle Fire, and when I click on the Amazon Kindle app to try and get to my books, nothing happens. Any ideas?

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  12. How do i remove icons for programmes no longer insralled i cannot remove android market items from screens now it is replaced with google play

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  13. Am still using trial version. After creating main folder shortcuts (12) all icons were named "All Apps". How can I edit each folder name? Thank you. I enjoy this app and will gladly buy if this function can be corrected.

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    1. This is caused by the device operating system. Apps cannot change the shortcut title on the desktop. Please remove the shortcuts and create again.
      If the problem re-appears send email to developer with the device name.

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  14. @common man
    with go to app open click the bottom left button on your phone then select "folders" from the menu.
    Press and hold any folder name for a couple of seconds and when you release it should bering up the edit screen for the menu. Change the text in the white box to rename folders. (I assume by shortcuts you meant folders)

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    1. Gbswales,
      Your prompt reply is appreciated. I previously had changed folder names, so I know how to do that. When selecting "more" from menu I have two options, either for "help" or for "create shortcuts". After electing the shortcuts (I made12 of them) all of the icons appeared on my home screen, but under each icon showed the text "all apps". I my folders named "utilities", "tools", etc. Rather than display "tools" the app displays "all apps". I have twelve icons and twelve "all apps", but no "tools", etc.

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  15. @commonman - ahh sorry I cant help with that as I didnt use the shortcut feature at all - I just have one shortcut to GoToApp on my main screen and to access apps click that and use the built in scroll bar to find all my folders -beyond the home screen I dont use any of the original screens on my phone

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  16. First time I posted a comment the developer got in touch but doesnt seem to now and I cant find support email. No updates recently is make me wonder if the developer has lost interest and moved on to something else

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    1. Developer is back on it. Soon there will be new updates.

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  17. An excellent app. If this could be developed for the kindle fire books folder so we could group books into folders, i.e. to create "collections". You would make a fortune! I reckon its probably the most missed / sought after function on Kindle Fire.

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  18. It is a fabulous tool! One issue has surfaced for me. I paid a few dollars for the Gotoapp Full version for my Kindle Fire 8.9 from the Amazon app store. The next week, I also downloaded the Gotoapp Demo for my KF 7. Today, in my KF 8.9's app library, both apps are titled as being "Gotoapp DEMO"...and if I go to Amazon to check again for the full version, it show as being there and as being one of mine. Maybe it is a glitch of a temporary nature? I love this app, just want my paid version to show as the Full one I paid for. Otherwise, it is confusing...and makes me wonder if they are the same, why did I pay.

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  19. I got a problem, when i hit the app inside the program, lets say i got 3 icons listet in row 1 and 2 icons in row 2, then i cannot see the icons and hit the app. Is that a bug.

    Also if there only are 2 icons in a folder. Only the text Are listet.

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  20. I love the GoToAppDemo app but have 1 issue. Is there a way to make it STAY in the notifications list on the Kindle Fire (1st Gen) so that when you hit "Clear All" to clear the notifications of your other downloads or other non-permanent needed notices it stays in the notifications list so that I can launch from the notifications bar. Otherwise every time I want to clear my notices list of stuff I have downloaded to keep it clean it removes the GoToApp notice. I have a shortcut/favorite to launch it as well but wanted this method as well.
    I dont see a settings option to do this.

    Please advise
    Thanks

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  21. I am using the trial version. I was sorting my apps according to the folders and accidentally selected a wrong category. How can I deselect it? I was able to select the correct category, but I want to remove the incorrect one so that app won't be listed in the wrong folder.

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  22. I have the paid version and love the app. I cannot delete apps I no longer have. Is there a fix for this please?

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  23. Long press the app you wish to delete from your home screen. An option to delete from device pops up first. Delete from your device. Long press again and will give the Option to delete from cloud. Any and all apps you download will be saved to the cloud drive. You can go to your Amazon account and manage your device (mine are my droid razr h.d. and kindle fire h.d.) You can from their find and select to delete apps on the device or devices and delete from your cloud drive. NOTE: If you delete from your cloud the app will be gone for good even if purchased. If you want to keep an app on one device but not the other you MUST delete from device only and not the cloud o you will be spending money again to get it back.

    Hope this helped. First time ever giving my input on anything. I'm always the one asking and reading.

    Mr.banger 5150

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  24. I hope you add a colorfull background and not only the day,night setting.I buy your apk and the issue I have is that I want to put the icons the way I like not in alphabetical order and if possible give one update to the apk when get fixed.

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  25. Is there a way to add bookmarks from the web browser to a folder? Some things I use frequently don't have apps.

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    1. Also on the Kindle Fire HD, when you click the Amazon Kindle app, it does nothing. Shouldn't it open your books?

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  26. Is there a way to add books to a folder? Also how can I have the app replace the default Kindle home screen? Thanks!

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  27. Hi, I have the new version and when I creat a new folder, i can't edit the name frow "new folder" to "......" and also I can't create a "new folder", because "new folder" already exist! Can you help me? Thanks!

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  28. I got a new phone. How do I transfer my saved settings from my old phone?

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  29. What's the difference between the Demo version and full version?

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  30. GotoApp free Version: Since the Kindle Fire OS was upgraded by Amazon June 2014, "email" will no longer work saying "Program probably not installed". (It is.) I've removed & reinstalled Amazon's Email with no fix. Email icon shows & is present. Suggestions/instructions?

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  31. Just a tip on using GotoApp:

    i downloaded watchdog CPU taskmanager free (amazon appstore or google play)... set single alert notification on 10% CPU threshold-- and then later activating real-time CPU for 15 sec.

    findings:

    Using Gotoapp as a subtsitute launcher (as in being inside Gotoapp itself and clicking on any app I want to launch or use) uses more CPU than creating a home shortcut of one of my Gotoapp folders.

    Using gotoapp as a launcher gets upto 15-20% cpu usage, which is way too much for a launcher.

    A launcher, being the app that a user is most often in by default, SHOULD have minimal CPU usage and memory footprint.. like holo launcher or zeam or null launcher.. etc.


    CONCLUSION:

    better to set up all your folders inside GotoApp... exit.. and then place your folder shortcuts on your home screen. And choose the app you want to use from there.
    To avoid unnecessary battery drain.

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    I personally place GotoApp folder shortcuts inside quickdesk beta,.. better multi-tasking at minimal CPU usage.

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  32. How does one get mail into gotoapp? It doesn't appear in the app list.

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  33. In french ? I don't speak english !

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  34. Hi, I love your app. But the app keeps crashing on me. I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. Android version, 5.0.1 Can you please help me fix this? Thanks, Melissa

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  35. How do you keep them in alphabetical order?

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  36. How do you keep them in alphabetical order?

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  37. How do you keep them in alphabetical order?

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  38. I have a few apps that I use actually open the app when I hold down the app icon, making it impossible to assign the app to a different folder. Is there another way to assign a folder to an app?

    I have tried double tapping the app as well as holding it down longer, but it still won't let me select another folder to the assign to the app.

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  39. It is a very good apk. I use it pn all my Android devices. Recently I may have deleted the WhatsApp icon, but can't get it back, although its SW is still there and I can launch it in the Android system.
    I gp to All Applications folder, press the Reload menu but it does not come back. What should I do? Thanks.

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  40. It is a very good apk. I use it pn all my Android devices. Recently I may have deleted the WhatsApp icon, but can't get it back, although its SW is still there and I can launch it in the Android system.
    I gp to All Applications folder, press the Reload menu but it does not come back. What should I do? Thanks.

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  41. It is a very good apk. I use it pn all my Android devices. Recently I may have deleted the WhatsApp icon, but can't get it back, although its SW is still there and I can launch it in the Android system.
    I gp to All Applications folder, press the Reload menu but it does not come back. What should I do? Thanks.

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  42. I want to add amazon music app to folder but it doesn't show up on list to add. Why?

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  43. I have a Samsung Galaxy Pro 8.4 Tablet. I have loaded the GoToApp paid version on it (I previously had it for my Kindle Fire). My problem is there is no way to get to the menu that I can see. Maybe I am missing something but the only thing I get at the bottom of the screen is the plus sign for adding to a folder. How do I get the rest of the menu to show up? I need to rearrange my folders, change icons, etc. I loved this app on my kindle and really want to use it on the SWamsung. ANy help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!

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  45. I looked under my download folder and it says there is none. But when I click on downloads on my home screen it shows them there, how do I transfer them to the app folder? Thank you Leslie. Lawait2@aol.com

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  46. I looked under my download folder and it says there is none. But when I click on downloads on my home screen it shows them there, how do I transfer them to the app folder? Thank you Leslie. Lawait2@aol.com

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  47. Can't figure out anything so far all I see is a waste of $ can't get in any of the apps I want a refund.

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  48. I need a keyboard to speak in ASAP I have dislexea. Can u or some one help me I have a fire tablet

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  49. I need that keybord to spell in to and that spells. For me don't speech vicsool5601@gmail.com

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  50. 1.very useful
    2.valuable
    3.powerful
    4.labels not able to edit
    5.settings not found
    6.menu not found as per your screen shot
    7. What does the upgrade have???

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