Memory Card Folder Organization

So you decided to plug your Android phone into your computer and load up some music or ringtones, but you are unsure where to start. You may have not created any folders on the card yourself but you are probably overwhelmed with all the folders that are there. Android does (or arguably doesn’t do) a good job at keeping all of it’s files organized. But how are they organized and what do all of those folders do?

Well, according to The Law of Android* the folders that are important to the Android OS are as follows:

Music/ – Media scanner classifies all media found here as user music.
Podcasts/ – Media scanner classifies all media found here as a podcast.
Ringtones/ – Media scanner classifies all media found here as a ringtone.
Alarms/ – Media scanner classifies all media found here as an alarm sound.
Notifications/ – Media scanner classifies all media found here as a notification sound.
Pictures/ – All photos (excluding those taken with the camera).
Movies/ – All movies (excluding those taken with the camcorder).
Download/ – Miscellaneous downloads.

Therefore, these are the main folders that he Android OS will look for media. You can also (which I recommend) put these folders (aside from the Download folder) into a folder called Media. This just keeps the root of your SD card less cluttered.

(Another way to see these files is to download a file manager.  For starters I would recommend ES File Explorer, for a free one….)

Hopefully this helps!

*Something I just made up – kind of reminds me of Isaac AsimovLaws of Robotics.

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Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals – Free Amazon Appstore App of the Day 7/28/11

Name: Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals

A Letter From Jamie

Hi Guys,
Thanks for all your messages asking for 20 Minute Meals on Android. It’s finally here, and will help you to prepare and cook loads of delicious meals; each one in around 20 minutes.
There’s 60 recipes in total; each one presented one step at a time, with photos along the way, so you really can’t go wrong! There’s also a cool shopping list feature which sorts your ingredients by aisle so you’ll be really speedy in the supermarket too.

Breeze through the store using aisle view on the shopping list
As well as all that you’ll find 21 videos of me shot exclusively-for-mobile with useful tips, tricks and kitchen skills from sharpening a knife to chopping an onion. Download it today and get cooking!
Big love,
Jamie Oliver xxx

Jamie’s App:
Who can help but be charmed by England’s Jamie Oliver, The Naked Chef? Jamie is well known as chef, restaurateur, and an advocate for improving unhealthy diets, especially championing healthy school lunches for children.

Watch an introductory video from Jamie and get right to the recipes. Search for a recipe or peruse 10 categories such as Delicious soups, Tasty stir-fries, and Simple risottos. Each recipe includes a summary with a picture of the dish, an ingredient and equipment list, detailed instructions, and relevant videos on tasks like garlic preparation or onion chopping. Double-touch the screen in landscape mode to see pictures of each step.

Add ingredients to your list and then use the general shopping list to view by recipe or by aisle. Use the menu to quickly access any video or learn about what Jamie feels are kitchen essentials – both ingredients and equipment. Jamie promises that this app will “arm you with the confidence” to have tasty meals in 20 minutes!

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FolderOrganizer – Amazon Appstore Free App for 7/19/11

Everyone likes an organized phone. Even someone as scatterbrained as me. With FolderOrganizer you can organize all the stuff that matters so you can make yourself more efficient. Efficiency at it’s best – best price that is. Get it today only for the low low price of FREE!

Name: FolderOrganizer
Want more control over the file structure of your smartphone, or would you love to be able to organize your apps, bookmarks, contacts and shortcuts the way you want?

Group items according to labels and create fully customizable folders and widgets with FolderOrganizer. You can organize apps, bookmarks, contacts and shortcuts, change folder icons, sort folder items any way you like, and make app shortcuts with custom icons and names.

FolderOrganizer Features
With hierarchical labels, easily categorize all items. You can create and edit folders, manually sort items in a label, create scrollable widgets with five items in a row, change label icons, and rename apps and change app icons.

Make sense of all the stuff on your smartphone. Get FolderOrganizer.

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Amazon App Store Free App 7/12/11 – Cozi Family Organizer Premium

Name: Cozi Family Organizer Premium
Description: Manage the family calendar, shopping lists, and to-do lists conveniently from your phone. Cozi Family Organizer helps busy families stay on top of everything they do. Track appointments and activities, remember shopping lists and chores, and keep everyone in the family on the same page. When schedules change, Cozi is there making sure all the moving pieces fit together at the end of the day.
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