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  • Movement - Arrange your iPhone's Icons from your Computer


    I'm surprised it took this long for someone to release something like this, actually. Movement is a much-needed app from Jeff Stieler which reads your SpringBoard icon placement from your [jailbroken] iPhone or iPod Touch, and allows you to manipulate it and write back a new arrangement.



    The app requires your device to be plugged in, and requires OS X 10.5 or higher (works on PPC as well as Intel). I had a few issues with getting the software to operate smoothly (icons kept disappearing when side scrolling in the app, and then reappearing if I let it sit), but it is a beta, and overall works well and is a solid idea.

    I'm looking forward to seeing this one improved on. Its been muttered iTunes should have a built-in app organizer, with a few minor rumblings of rumored features, but nothing concrete. Movement to the rescue!

    Movement via TechCrunch
    (thanks, JazJon)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Movement - Arrange your iPhone's Icons from your Computer started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 87 Comments
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Have you ever tried dragging an icon across multiple pages?
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      kinda a sh1tty program, misplaces apps when you scroll, can anyone write a decent program anymore, even the pros are slackin' these days
    1. Fubler's Avatar
      Fubler -
      Quote Originally Posted by corgi1 View Post
      Wow, what a great and useful tool! I could really use this, but I am a PC user. Looking forward to someone making a windows version. Maybe it will even have more features than the Mac version and then PC users can suggest that Mac people ditch their hardware for a PC. LOL! ;-)
      Who in their right mind would ever want to switch to the piece of rubbish that is Bill gates excuse for an operating system? lol
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Does it work with/inside Category folders?
    1. Fubler's Avatar
      Fubler -
      Quote Originally Posted by linkrz View Post
      no one created it sooner because it is USELESS. i bet you would be able to do it 5 times quicker with your fingers then on a computer screen jesus
      what's useless is your grammar; then implies time while THAN is used to compare more than one thing.... just something to think about
    1. river0's Avatar
      river0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bobright View Post
      Does it work with/inside Category folders?
      Unless I missed something, it doesn't work INSIDE Category folders. But it does recognize your Category folders icons and allows you to move those around where you like.
    1. unclebnz's Avatar
      unclebnz -
      Not bad. I have 7 pages of apps. When I scrole through pages it seems to freeze. Ifuntastic runs circles around this app.
    1. Taji's Avatar
      Taji -
      Nice trance song dq13.

      btw guys.. the program is only a beta, geez. Everyone expects perfection with the first release of anything they can get thier hands on these days. Im sure once he sorts out the bugs it will run smoothly.

      And its a HUGE pain in the *** when you want to install a theme that uses blanks over several pages, takes a long time to rearrange icons with your finger. Ignorance is bliss alright.
    1. IAM_SKAAR's Avatar
      IAM_SKAAR -
      That's actually pretty cool! Funniest thing: I was literally coming to this site to post a question something like this: "There needs to be an app created that will allow for the reorganization of your springboards without too much work. An app that sort of memorizes your layout and lets you quickly sync back to the previous layout if you were to ever reorganize inadvertantly or whatever."

      So...I come to the site and see this as the first piece of news up. Similar. Not exactly what I was talking about but still somewhat related and damn sure cool. I'll have to definitely check this out.
    1. karlreed2's Avatar
      karlreed2 -
      I love it!!! I hate having to organize my springboard with the wiggly icons!!! Would definitely like to see it work with 5 column SB but other than that.....INCREDIBLE!!!
    1. brandonloves's Avatar
      brandonloves -
      awesome. I have wondered why we didn't have one of these yet. now if only it was pc compatible...
    1. thedanks's Avatar
      thedanks -
      give me a mac with a core i7, a gtx 295, 12 gigs of ddr3, 4tb in a raid 0, and a 64 bit operating system for a little over 2 grand and i'd primarily use one.

      switch to a mac for this app, that is a little rediculous.
    1. bteamer's Avatar
      bteamer -
      If you can't see your icons at first after scrolling to another page, just grab one, move it a little until the moving line shows up, and then let go. Sometimes only three rows appear so you have to do it again.
    1. ddlong478's Avatar
      ddlong478 -
      I've downloaded and used it as for my experiment. I love it however I notice there are only 4 columns in each page, and 5 icons on the dock. I wonder if you have adjusted something like to make it looks like 5 columns whoever had been tweaked their iPhones.

      Good Job! I'd like to have this application for my iPhone!

      Thanks!
    1. Taji's Avatar
      Taji -
      Quote Originally Posted by thedanks View Post
      give me a mac with a core i7, a gtx 295, 12 gigs of ddr3, 4tb in a raid 0, and a 64 bit operating system for a little over 2 grand and i'd primarily use one.

      switch to a mac for this app, that is a little rediculous.
      No one should switch to a mac, or to windows, just for 1 thing.. Its a transition that you would want to do for many purposes not just a single thing.. thats just retarded. lol

      Anyways, im looking forward to seeing this programs future updates regardless of what anyone else says.
    1. jayteez's Avatar
      jayteez -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fubler View Post
      what's useless is your grammar; then implies time while THAN is used to compare more than one thing.... just something to think about
      you beat me to it.
    1. mdwsta4's Avatar
      mdwsta4 -
      great idea. i've been thinking about this for a long time. about time someone finally created it.
    1. thedanks's Avatar
      thedanks -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rota View Post
      You'd still have to use Windows to actually put that hardware to use and game. But my thoughts are similar.
      Thats right, you would have to run bootcamp on it to play games... lol.
    1. kLAcK's Avatar
      kLAcK -
      Quote Originally Posted by dq13 View Post
      Windows ppl... there is something called X86/hackintosh
      partition your HDD and install Mac on your PC, works like a charm, I am running 10.5.7 on my Sony Vaio without a problem (just had to replace the wifi card cuz it wasn't compatible with mac, 20 bucks on ebay)
      If you have a day or so to tinker around, I highly recommend it. I converted my Dell XPS 510 and all the hardware works perfect. It also runs faster than XP... I use parallels for windows work apps when I need to.

      But getting back on topic:
      This app rocks!
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      It's about time can't wait for the Windows version. Keep us posted plz. Thx