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App 2 SD Pro – Free Amazon App of the Day 8/18/11

Name: App 2 SD Pro

Description:

Imagine if you had to manually open and delete each junk e-mail from your inbox. Just the thought may make you invariably grateful for those little checkboxes and the mass-delete option. Digital is great; streamlining digital is better. App 2 SD Pro does what your phone can already do, but it does it better by streamlining a manual process.

If you’re app happy, you’ve got a lot of apps that take up internal space and slow down your phone. Moving apps from your internal storage to your SD card is the remedy. Taking the time to do it is the problem, unless you’ve got App 2 SD Pro.

…If You’re Phone Savvy
Your phone is moving at a snail’s pace, so you venture into your settings, check your available internal storage and SD storage space, and move capable apps to your SD card to free up a little space on your phone. The problem with this method is that all apps aren’t capable of SD card storage, so you have to manually check each app.

…And If You’re Not
The Better Way
Stop Hunting for SD Card Capable Apps
Apps with SD card capability are alphabetically listed under the Movable tab in the App 2 SD Pro interface. The Android OS does not do this for you. View the app icon, name, and file size. Tap the app to view data, code, and to open or uninstall the app. Clear the cache, or choose the Clear Cache option from the menu to clear them all.

Choose to move an app to the SD card individually, or choose the Move All option from the menu. Badda bing, badda boom, declare internal space restored!

You can also enable App to SD Pro to send a notification when you install an app that can be stored on your SD card.

A Snazzy Interface, to Boot
Three tabs provide you complete app management: Movable, On SD card, and Phone Only. Movable and SD Card apps can be moved between your SD card and internal storage easily. Phone Only apps are non-movable. Each tab provides you the total space used and available space.

Not only does App 2 SD Pro offer a handy functionality to make your life a little easier, but it looks pretty cool too. The wood and steel graphics add an aesthetic appeal so often lacking in utility apps. There’s nothing wrong with cleaning up and looking good while doing it.

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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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