Movement App Makes it Easier for Users to Organize iPhone Apps


Movement App

We had reported a couple of weeks back that there was rumors that the next version of iTunes (iTunes 9) might give users the ability to visually organize and arrange iPhone apps within iTunes.

If you can’t wait then you should checkout Movement. It’s an application that makes it easier to rearrange iPhone apps on the iPhone or iPod Touch.

Movement is developed by Mac developer Jeff Stieler. You will need a jailbroken iPhone to use Movement, and it is currently available only for Mac users. Jeff has mentioned that Windows users might have to wait for sometime so looks like he is working on a Windows version as well.

Even though there are tricks, which make it a little easier to manage iPhone apps on iPhone's home screen, I have always felt that Apple should provide a better way to manage iPhone apps within iTunes as it would be a lot easier to do it on the computer rather than managing them on the iPhone.

Movement does exactly that as it allows users to rearrange iPhone apps on their Mac rather than doing it on the iPhone.

You can checkout the video demo of the application below:

It seems to be pretty cool. You can download the Movement application for free from the developer’s website.

I haven't tried it yet, so if you check it out, please let us know how it goes.

Update 1:

Corrected the name of the developer (ouch!), sorry about that Jeff. Btw, great job with the app.

Update 2:

GhostRider has just informed us that Jeff won't be working on the Windows version as we had speculated. Here is the note from Jeff:

I am sorry, but I have no plans of porting Movement to Windows.
Instead, I will focus my free time into improving Movement as it currently exists.
My apologies to all the Windows users wanting Movement, I just don't have the time!"

Thanks GhostRider for the tip!

[via CrunchGear]

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  • 3amer

    seems nice, sadly i own a pc and not a mac 🙁

  • Paradroid

    Same as 3amer. Hope a PC version is in the works!

  • gappochan

    3amer,
    you could own an Intel iMac, and install windows as well, and have the best of both worlds. there are many ways of de-feathering a chicken, you know?
    I own one, and have both… vista version of windows running on a dual core intel is blazing fast!

  • Hrimthurs

    Seems to work fine, and seems to support the 5 dock layout.

    It's just a shame that it currently doesn't support the 5 col grid layout. My apps that were 'extra' on each page just weren't shown.

  • meng

    you know, not everyone can shove over $1000 for an iMac. for the same amount of money, people can buy a core i7 pc already and that's blazing fast not iMac….

  • Rusty

    Very Nice. Had no problem. Just connect via USB, Read Apps, play, Write Apps, Respring.

    It would be nice if the fifth spot in the dock could be used as a "clipboard" if you don't have a 5-icon dock.

  • Vishnu

    Yes I have both PC and OS X

    Thank You iPhone Hacks

  • GhostRider

    Windows users are SOL…… from developer site –
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    "RE: Windows Version
    by jeffstieler » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:22 pm
    I am sorry, but I have no plans of porting Movement to Windows.
    Instead, I will focus my free time into improving Movement as it currently exists.
    My apologies to all the Windows users wanting Movement, I just don't have the time!"

  • Thanks for the tip! Updated the post.

  • djvanisher@aim.com

    That's BULL SHIT
    if your going to make a program ESPECIALLY for something as popular as the iPhone/iPod IT SHOULD BE UNIVERSAL! I'M so FREAKIN MAD ABOUT THAT! I was almost excited when i started reading about it and then BAM PC'S can't have it! fuck NOT EVEN RIGHT!

  • Jenny

    Oh boo the fuck hoo. There are a lot of apps on the PC that will never come to the Mac. You people bought the computer you wanted now live with it!

    If the author doesn't have the time then why are you getting bent out shape over it? I take it the app is free? How much time would you want to spend on something that you're giving away for free? Do you want to work for free, or do you have bills or other needs that require money?

  • Jenny Penny

    Come on Jeff get your finger out, PC users everywhere.

  • sammy

    Agree – you develop an app for something like iphone and you say its only for a mac, sorry you don’t have the time, that a total bul ****

  • Ang

    The developer’s link no longer works. I believe he no longer is going to offer this app. A shame because I was looking forward to using it.