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Discussion in 'General' started by sotu1, 28 Oct 2014.

  1. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    Hi guys,

    So I've finally migrated off Apple Hardware and ditched the iphone for a note 4.

    My question is: how do you organise all your files between phone and memory card?

    I'm thinking music and movies on memory card, pics and apps on phone

    Any suggestions?

    Also, any good android apps ;)
     
  2. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    There are no good android apps. ;)

    I tried keeping my files in check to start with, but most apps just put them in mad places so I gave up. Movies and roms (for psx/snes/scumm) sit on my memory card, the rest of everything is just everywhere in a real mess.

    Edit: that said, I currently have a nex5 which has no memory card slot, so everything is everywhere all over the place.
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    I prefer the brute force approach to file management: let them pile up all over the place but it doesn't matter because Krait 400, Adreno 330, 4GB DDR3 and 64GB of solid state storage look after those things for me.

    :hehe:
     
  4. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    I read this article and saw Shirty, suddenly my eyes started to pour blood.

    Anyway, I only use android. I organise using 'androzip', an android file organiser and unzipper for unrooted phones and Root file Organiser for Rooted phones. I normally do as shirty just said though, let it pile up until I start deleting crap. Phones use solid state storage nowadays, don't worry about slowdowns because of file mismanagement.
     
  5. creative

    creative 500rwhp

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    Im the same really.

    Music on an sd card and everything else where ever it wants to put it. I do have a long list of APK's just sat in the root of the drive though.


    And as for good apps..... Depends what you want to do with it! Head over to xda-developers and have a good mooch about. My latest must have app is Zooper widget Pro. Create your own widgets and there isnt alot a you cant do once you get past the learning curve!


    Oh and welcome to the world of freedom! :D
     
  6. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Get a proper keyboard app, plenty to choose from.
    Convo (free tapatalk ripoff) for forums.
    Office Suite 8.
    Rock Radio for all your free music streaming needs (contrary to its name its not just Rock).
    Guru3D app for pc news.
    Met office app for weather.
    RealCalc as the integrated calculator app is a bit lacking.
    Youtube remote if you have a smart tv / smart blu ray player, much easier to control youtube with the phone as a remote.
    If you get your internet at home from BT get the BT Smarttalk and Bt Wifi apps.

    Throw in apps from your most frequented online stores plus whatever your email provider is and you are pretty much sorted.
     
  7. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    Meh, 64 gigawhatsits of internal storage, I just let it do it's own thing.
    But back in the day when I had to use an SD card it was a case of movies, photos & tunes on the card leaving the phone memory free for apps
     
  8. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    ES file explorer works wonders in organizing things
     
  9. Tichinde

    Tichinde Active Member

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    Organi-what??

    I have a download folder. Does that count?
     
  10. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    +1 for ES file explorer

    (And Nexus Media Importer so I can read USB sticks, etc)
     
  11. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    I use Ghost Commander
    a side-by-side file manager, as sometimes the SD-card isn't recognised upon PC connection, only the internal Memory is.

    Other than that, when connected to a PC and you see both drives, you can use the normal Windows Explorer
     
  12. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    Cool. Dump it in it is! Ta guys
     
  13. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    I love ES Explorer, but for Android you can just put stuff allover the place. Why? Because most apps would detect them anywhere. Having a specific type in a folder is great, but hierarchy-wise, it doesn't matter where.

    Android is not Windows.
     
  14. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    True, makes it easier if you're looking for something though, If I copy things (podcasts) to my phone, i want to be able to find them again :D
    Android 'll find them, that's for sure
     

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