When I first got my iPad 2 I downloaded all the apps I could get my hands on, I had more pages of apps than the iPad actually allows – having to find some through search.
I then moved on to culling everything but the apps I play ALL THE TIME, followed by the apps I play all the time plus some of the apps I play every now and then.
I still have all of the above but now instead of having them spread across multiple pages I’ve put them all in folders on the front page – broken down by type of app (in my own lose grouping).
The only apps that aren’t in folders are the App Store, iBooks and the ones I keep across the bottom bar – Twitterlator, Newstand, Facebook, Videos, Safari and Mail.
The folders are iWork (which was originally all the iWork suite but has since expanded to all ‘office’ style apps), iLife, Utilities, Lifestyle (which has since been merged with iLife), TV, Photography, News, Music, Simulation, Racing, Puzzles, Education, Games and Sport – the last few are all Games.
At first I struggled to remember what was there but you very quickly learn to visualise the location of different apps.
In two weeks this will be back to being in pages instead of folders.