Last night, as I finally got around to updating a number of apps that had been long queued in the App Store, I realized something interesting about my app usage on iPhone. I discovered that, rather subliminally, I use apps much less after placing them in folders. In fact, I hadn’t played a game on my iPhone in weeks, simply because I forgot that I had about two dozen titles stored in folders on my home screen.
At the same time, my obsessive compulsive nature won’t allow me to simply place all my apps on the home screen. There is nothing I hate more than a cluttered home screen with a wide variety of apps. I like my apps to be organized by category in folders, regardless of the fact that I might forget that I have some useful utilities or fun games to play once in a while. But not having the app icon directly in front of my face definitely results in me using that particular app less. Just food for thought.