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How do you organize your iOS backlog?

03-28-2017, 01:55 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 292
How do you organize your iOS backlog?

I'm curious as I have too many games to get around to & memory space is running lower by the day. How do some of you organize those games you want to get around to playing?

I wish there was a program that allowed you to create a list of games you want to redownload later & give them a whirl.

I realize I can use excel or any other word processing type program, but it's a hassle to type each app individually unless you can do a copy & paste...

Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated-Thx!
03-28-2017, 04:27 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 927
Mostly I just keep them in an "Untried" folder. When my devices get too full and I absolutely have to uninstall something I haven't tried yet then I keep a list in a note.

03-28-2017, 04:37 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 484
Quote:
Originally Posted by gquiller View Post
I'm curious as I have too many games to get around to & memory space is running lower by the day. How do some of you organize those games you want to get around to playing?

I wish there was a program that allowed you to create a list of games you want to redownload later & give them a whirl.

I realize I can use excel or any other word processing type program, but it's a hassle to type each app individually unless you can do a copy & paste...

Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated-Thx!

Yep, I use google drive (Sheets).. I have about 400 games in my premium game list, and that does not count my wishlist, and FTP tabs.. I have lots of stats and data for each game.. No biggie for me.. I enjoy it, and reference it constantly..

If you find a nifty program though, let me know.. I'd be on it like cockroches on a honeybun..

Last edited by JohnnyClash; 03-28-2017 at 04:39 PM.
03-29-2017, 01:45 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyClash View Post
Yep, I use google drive (Sheets).. I have about 400 games in my premium game list, and that does not count my wishlist, and FTP tabs.. I have lots of stats and data for each game.. No biggie for me.. I enjoy it, and reference it constantly..

If you find a nifty program though, let me know.. I'd be on it like cockroches on a honeybun..
I'd love to find a way that doesn't require writing down each game by name. I may screen cap each game before I delete and organize in a photos folder...
03-29-2017, 08:26 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 484
Quote:
Originally Posted by gquiller View Post
I'd love to find a way that doesn't require writing down each game by name. I may screen cap each game before I delete and organize in a photos folder...
that may work..
03-30-2017, 07:58 AM
#6
Joined: May 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 406
I used to be able to use the AppShopper app and for only the games I had downloaded by not played I didn't rate them any stars so that I could scroll through and they would stand out, but I don't think that works anymore....
03-30-2017, 10:08 AM
#7
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,602
Quote:
Originally Posted by gquiller View Post
I'd love to find a way that doesn't require writing down each game by name. I may screen cap each game before I delete and organize in a photos folder...
Depends on how big your list would be, at the start it may not be that long but you'll hit a point where a list using the notes app with say 50 untried games on, will take up way less storage space than 50 screenshots.
03-30-2017, 10:30 AM
#8
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Europe, CET
Posts: 2,909
Keep your backlog smaller
No, seriously, that's how I do it. I keep less than 10 games on my "I want to buy this sometime" list, and also only 5-10 on my iPad that I am actively playing / want to play soon.
And I clean both of those out regularly.

If I absolutely want to keep a game for future consideration, but it doesn't fit on the above anymore, I subscribe to the TA thread and use that as a reminder. I keep my thread subscriptions ~50 (and a lot of those are for historical reasons) , and clean them out regularly as well.

Anything else goes in the trashbin.
03-30-2017, 03:12 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 292
Some solid ideas...I think I'll do both the TA thread & write them in notes. Plus, I need to merely save my money & not have the size of backlog I have...it's embarrassing!!!
03-31-2017, 10:58 AM
#10
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 535
Download AppZapp and make a list, I did that since a few years and it's a super efficient way because you can see the updates and you can go directly to the AppStore from there.