Categories Updates – Internal Rewrite of App

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##ICON_NAME## Yesterday, Categories, an application that allows you to organize the applications on your SpringBoard into folders, received a few updates. The update to version 2.27 was the major one which basically includes an internal rewrite of the app making the app perform much quicker. Updates 2.27.1 and 2.27.2 were basically bug fixes. See the complete change log below.

After updating, I definitely notice an improvement in the app’s functionality. It is MUCH quicker and just feels less bulky. So far, I have not had one crash… which is great! Normally, Categories will crash a few times on me. I also love that when adding an application to a folder, the apps are now in correct Alphabetical order! It makes adding applications so much faster and easier!

Overall, a great update… you will want to be sure to update to update this one. You can get Categories via the BigBoss source.

Change Log:
Version 2.27.2
– Fixed issue on update that caused some users to see no folders after update from 2.26. (Sorry, while this should solve the issue, it wont undo what was done for you that already experiences it meaning you have to set folders up again if this happened to you).

Version 2.27.1
– Fixed issue where editing name or icon only edited first folder in the list.
– Reworked the package, itself, so that it won’t install with CategoriesSB version less than 1.1. This caused some updates to lose contents of the folders because they update Categories but not CategoriesSB.

Version 2.27
– Complete Internal rewrite with help from ashikase
– Reworked how apps are added to be based off bundle ID rather than folder names. Should solve issues like taptap2 and taptap3 not being able to be in a folder together.
– Improved UI (added transitions and such)

You can check out BigBoss’s article about the update HERE.


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  1. Dang. This app has been here for a while. Glad to see it’s still in development and getting updates still =D

  2. kool, i’v had this app ever since i got my iphone, really nice to see the updates and hopefully doesnt crash as often

    btw, did u see any improvement in the amount of time it takes to open a folder?

  3. It would have been nice to warn that update was a major change. I have folders but contents are all gone will have to recreate everything. not impressed.

    • I didn’t have any problems updating… it kept my folders as well as the apps that were in the folders. What version of the app did you update to? You might want to check out the change log above… it notes a fix like that in version 2.27.1 of Categories.

    • If you read on blog it seems to be an incompatibility issue with categoriesSB app.When i updated to the 2.26 all of my apps that were in folders were no longer there. I had to add them all back to each folder.. More of an inconvenience than anything.