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Samsung invents new ways to organize icons and folders on Android

In my case, for example, I have 122 applications without counting the system ones. I try to keep its icons organized by screens (in the main one the apps I use the most) and by folders. Here we have talked about original ideas like Tagy’s, which shows them all as in a tag cloud and where the most used ones are highlighted by size and color. But it is still not a perfect solution.

Samsung, however, has come up with several alternative ways on which it has just applied for the patent. As you can see in the images, some are very effective. The first thing they do is show a new system of creating folders. Remember the ones we use now on both Android and iOS. You just have to drop one application on another to create our first folder. But Samsung’s solution shows us the folders in a different arrangement to immediately distinguish it from those that are an icon of a single application.

More interesting are the ways of displaying the content of the different folders. In current mobiles, either a box opens with the apps or, as in iOS, a secondary screen. Although Samsung has also presented a variation of this system, the option of deploying them as if it were an accordion seemed more original. In addition, it shows a second alternative and is to display the different icons of a folder as if they were letters on a table. It is a black and white drawing but it still seems to look great.

There are more news, but I would highlight a different way of scrolling to handle folders and icons. By holding down your finger on the folder, when you display the different icons, you can slide your finger up and down to the app you want to open. As you can see, there are still many things to invent.

We have read it in Patent Bolt via Android Central