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how do I figure out what I've got?

07-19-2010, 11:12 AM
#1
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how do I figure out what I've got?

I have a really stupid general iPhone/iOS question. I've got all these apps on my device. How do I figure out what they are? I just want to be able to do something like select an app on one of my screens and be taken to the App Store page for it so I can see what it is. Can I do that??
07-19-2010, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by DaviddesJ View Post
I have a really stupid general iPhone/iOS question. I've got all these apps on my device. How do I figure out what they are? I just want to be able to do something like select an app on one of my screens and be taken to the App Store page for it so I can see what it is. Can I do that??
to see what the app is. just tap it with your finger till it opens. to close the app you press the bottom at the button of the screen.

on your home page you should see a app store icon. it maybe in your task bar thing too. it will look like a broken triangle with something in it. you just tap it with your finger.

to delete a app:
hold the icon down with your finger till the icons start shaking and a X appears.. tape the X.. it will then ask if you really want to delete said app.. this is how you delete a app. just hit the home key at the button at the bottom of the screen to make the icons go back to normal. I figure id mention since that question would be next after you downloaded something you no like.


chris.

Last edited by sid187; 07-19-2010 at 12:14 PM.

07-19-2010, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by sid187 View Post
to see what the app is. just tap it with your finger till it opens.
OK, I do know that! I can run the app, but that doesn't tell me about it. What if I want to see the full name, the publisher, the version number, the reviews, etc., etc.?
07-19-2010, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by DaviddesJ View Post
OK, I do know that! I can run the app, but that doesn't tell me about it. What if I want to see the full name, the publisher, the version number, the reviews, etc., etc.?
well to see the full name i guess you could do a search for it. when you are at your home page just flack the screen to the right.. and type in. or you will have to go to the about page of the app, in the app it self.

i guess you could search the app store and get the info that way. or better yet this maybe what you want.

http://appshopper.com

type in the name of the program. either by getting it opening the program or using the search. and then type that into the search bar of the appshopper.. and you will get the info i think you want.

i love appshopper.. tells you when it was released, price drops, increases etc..

i like appshopper if there is a app you want just tell it, and when it goes on sale it will email you. very handy not so good for the wallet. also i use appshopper to manage my apps..

about all i can recommend.. if that is not what you want.. maybe someone else smarter than me will know.. lots of them brains on here


chris.

Last edited by sid187; 07-19-2010 at 12:22 PM.
07-19-2010, 12:26 PM
#5
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I guess it would be enough to even get the name. Sometimes I can't figure out the name, the text displayed under the icon isn't always the same as in the App Store (the full name is often too long), and sometimes it isn't displayed in the app either when I run it.

I would have thought there would be some way to get all of this information. Even just accessing a list of all of the apps stored on my device would be nice.
07-19-2010, 01:04 PM
#6
Scroll all the way to the left and type in the letter a or something into the search and it will show all apps from A.

Have a look at Naruto RPG!
Look at Gamebook Adventures for iPhone/iPod/iPad!
I do app descriptions for free
07-19-2010, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by LostLegend View Post
Scroll all the way to the left and type in the letter a or something into the search and it will show all apps from A.
Good thought, occasionally useful, but it doesn't show the actual full title of the app (from the App Store), it just shows the abbreviated name (the one displayed with the icon on the device).
07-19-2010, 05:44 PM
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Learn it. Your brain stores memories.

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07-19-2010, 05:55 PM
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Learn it. Your brain stores memories.
Not so much any more. Just wait until you get old.
07-19-2010, 07:50 PM
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How do you not know the app that you downloaded?