Folders for Windows Phone version 1 released (Homebrew)

Windows Phone Hacker has published an announcement on the blog detailing the version 1.0 release of Folders for Windows Phone, a homebrew app that enables users to create folders for apps, and more. We previously looked at the app while it was in development, starting off as a concept that took off with community interest.

Some notable changes in version 1.0:

  • Bug fixes / UI changes
  • One application for all - enable root privileges for application selection, otherwise Marketplace searching will be used
  • Added tilt effect in folders
  • Pin folders to your start menu (root only - experimental)

Check out the video below for a quick introduction. You can download Folder for Windows Phone from the Windows Phone Hacker website.

Source: Windows Phone Hacker

Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Why cant this and screen capture be an official app???? :(
  • Could be coming to Nokia phones, possibly even all WP. Not set in stone, but it is something that is being tossed around, I hear.
  • Yes, it was asked in the NOkia questionairre feedback program they were doing...hiopefully it does come out..
  • Good question. I for one will not be installing anything from a site with that name on my lumia
  • Don't let the name fool you, the guy is legit. I've used his homebrew apps before and loved them.
  • Like Las Vegas said, he is legit.  I got my focus S developer unlocked through his method and also was able to get the older version of Folders that he developed on my phone which worked great. 
    I had no issues with his unlocking method or apps...
    I wish they would come out with an official app  since my lumia is not developer unlocked
  • Does anyone knows if it will erease current folders config ? It did that last time I upgraded. Thanks !
  • Neat. I wish it was more like folders on other platforms though and just opened an overlay on the start screen instead of going into its own little application shell.
    Also, being able to do live tiles in the folders instead of the hard link to the app would be wonderful.
  • Screen capture app and this in market now! Plz
  • Hey i wanna find out how to get gamefly to make an app like start a petition does anyone know what i have to do to go about it? please inbox me with some info i think windows phone should have an app considering gaming is supposed to be one of its main selling points :P
  • If implemented properly, something like this could work.  I think Microsoft will do it this year.  It should be interesting to see what they cook up this fall.
  • MS will not do this horrible thing!..... MS will do it beautiful!
  • It should open a folder with live tiles
  • Disorganised operating systems like android and ios need folders to function.
    Windows Phone does not, when you can jump into the app list and find anything by alphabetical order. I've never missed the folders on my iPhone, and hope that I never see them officially supported by Windows Phone as it's just a sign of being bloated and disorganised.
  • I want just type from WebOS I miss that most of all.
  • this folder thing is SO UGLY that it deserves to be installed in android!!!!!!!!!!! it's an insult to WP eyes!!!!
  • Do the folder flip and show content from different folders like live tiles do.....all times or just one ?