Help topics

General

Paid version (key) offers
App2SD
Usage recommendations for AutoAppOrganizer (AAO)
Application backups
Notification
Saving and Loading your setup

Appearance

View modes
App status indicators
List item appearance
Setting: List item click mode

Categories/Folders

Newbies Tab
Unused apps Tab
Running apps Tab
Keep-me category
Favorites category
Hidden apps category
Auto categorization
Manual categorization
Changing icons

App manipulation

App launch
Changing icons
Home shortcuts/widgets
Cheat codes - why?
Feedback

Paid version (key) offers

The free version has a banner on the top, the paid unlock/key application removes the banner and gives full application access
You can temporarily remove the banner by clicking on it

(If you have downloaded the full version ticket/key app, than you must quit AutoAppOrganizer Free using the Exit menuitem (!) in order to kill it from memory, and restart AutoappOrganizer Free for the ticket app to take effect)

App2SD

Usage recommendations for AutoAppOrganizer (AAO)

  1. Do not have many apps installed on your device, it will slow your phone because of the memory usage!
  2. Use Installed and Backup mode: since you have uninstalled everything (No. 1 recommendation) you can see all uninstalled-but-backed-up apps and the installed ones in one list, and can handle these backups as if they were installed (view, categorize etc)

Note: If you install apps from Amazon App Store, than please note this: if a payed app installed with the 1 day free offer, than you must not backup + uninstall it because next day you can not install the app for free even if it is on your SD card!

Application backups

Backup term: a backup file is a copy of an application (.apk) that is placed on your SD card (so you can keep the app without using memory like installed apps do)

Backup directory: by default the directory is "backup/apps", this is the same as the backup folder of the widely used ASTRO application, so you can easily sweep in all backups you already have at that location.
You can change the backup folder any time, and of course you can copy any .apk files into that directory - they can be instantly read up by AAO.

Backup naming: The backup module unifies the names of your backup files into "<app name>(<app version>).apk" format.
This brings you that if u install a newer version of the app and run a backup, the old backup will be kept for you with the old name ("Angry Birds(1.0).apk" and "Angry Birds(1.1).apk")
Hint: Renaming all backup files to the unified name: Select all apps that have backups (u can select apps that are not even installed!) then hit "Backup app" -> this will refresh the backup files, and as a side effect, it will modify all the backup file names into the unified format.

Backup automatism: You can set (in the settings) that where do you need to trigger the backup automatism:

Notification

By default an ongoing notification is present in order to have instant access to the application.

You can configure the notification three ways:

Saving and Loading your setup

Before a hardreset or migration to a new phone, you will need to save your categorization and folder icons, in order to keep them and load it later
You can do this by going into menu/batch and special options/load or save category settings to SD option

View modes

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App status indicators

There are small icons in each row (near the checkbox) indicating the status of the app:

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List item appearance

The list item parts shown here:

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  1. Last usage of the app: it is language dependent, in english:
  2. Extra info part: (depends on the current order by), it shows
    1. Category names - if the order by is "name" or "last used"
    2. Install date - if the order by is "install date "
    3. App size - if the order by is "size "
  3. Checkbox & favourite & status indicator part:
    1. Checkbox: use it to multi select apps
    2. Star: click to put it into Favourites category
    3. Status indicator: jump here to get more info
  4. App name part: Here u see the application name
  5. App icon part: Here u see the application icon

Setting: List item click mode

This sets up the list item behavior:

  1. row+icon check: this means if you click anywhere entire row (including on the app icon) it will toggle the checkbox.
  2. row check, icon run: in this mode clicking the icon runs the app, anywhere else in the row toggles the checkbox
  3. row+icon run: (default) only a click on the checkbox will toggle it, clicking anywhere else runs the app.
    1. here's an extra tip: if you checked the first checkbox than all subsequent rowclicks will also check the checkboxes.

Newbies Tab

On this tab you can see those apps that you have marked as Newbies (rookies).

Unused apps Tab

On this tab you can see the apps that haven't been used since the time defined in the settings screen (Unused days).
Note that right after install the AutoAppOrganizer has no information about the usage statistics since there is no such log on your device. So this feature will not be effective until the number set for Unused days has elapsed

Running apps Tab

On this tab you can see the currently running apps in the system, you can

When the tab is focused the listview on this tab is refreshed every 2 seconds to show you the actual status of these running processes (tasks/services).

Keep-me category

Apply this category to the apps that you want to exclude from the Unused apps list

Favorites category

Mark any app as a favorite, these will be sorted to the top of any list that is sorted alphabetically

Hidden apps category

For apps which you do not want to see anywhere else in the AAO app (eg. non-launchable background apps, or system apps)

Auto categorization

There are two sources of categorization:

  1. from AutoAppOrganizer's (AAO) own InternetDB, where categorization preferences from all users is stored.
  2. if an app is not yet in the InternetDB than AAO makes a try to get the market category of the app from public internet.

note 1: the AAO will not insert new categories, it just checks your existing categories and tries to make the best decision. So do not forget to create your category hierarchy as soon as possible

note 2: AAO can only make automatic categorization into built-in categories (the defaults and the ones selected from list on new category insert) So if you manually create a totally unique category, there will be no automatic categorization into that custom category!

Manual categorization

You have two options to put apps into target folder (category):

  1. From any app list/grid
  2. From the target folder

App launch

You can launch an application three ways from the application,

Changing icons

You can change the icon of any category and any app. There are several options:

Home shortcuts/widgets

You can make a home shortcut (or widget) for any category, from which you can access the included apps quickly like using a folder. You can also create app shortcuts,

Cheat codes - why?

Simple: a user is always lazy, or they are not always motivated to make a review, so this is why we ask our users to make those reviews (no matter how bad the review is) to initiate some communication about the app

Feedback

Any comments, feedback, suggestions on AutoAppOrganizer please write to us using the link below.
zerotouchsystems@gmail.com