iTunes 8 Quick Tip
The iPod Summary tab in iTunes has offered a nice visual representation of how much space your music, video and photos take up, but other items, including applications have always been lumped together in the “Other” category.
It was rather annoying, wasn’t it? Well, if you have not noticed, iTunes 8 finally added an Apps category so you can see how much space everything you download from the App Store is filling up on your iPhone or iPod touch.
You can see how much of your iPhone or iPod touch’s memory is being used for third-party applications whenever your handheld is connected to your computer. Just select your device from the “Devices” list in iTunes 8, and then click the Summary tab. Now look for the green color strip. This should be your App usage.
By default, iTunes shows you how much space the files and apps on your iPhone or iPod take up. To see more information (like the actual number of files) just click on the capacity bar.
I have 6 pages of apps. How many apps and/or pages do you have?
My german version of iTunes 8 64-bit doesn’t show the amount of space that is used for apps… :o(
7 pages, 85 apps in total, which includes 28 games.
I have started categorizing my pages. Hopefully apple will add that functionality.
another new feature I haven’t seen mentioned is when you upgrade an app it now replaces the existing icon. Before it would create a new one at the earliest available spot and then delete the old one.
I agree. That would be a great feature. I too have started categorizing my apps. I’m sure Apple will come up with something to make apps a little more organized.
And I can’t tell you how nice it is to not have to rearrange my apps every time there is an update. The app simply stays where it was. Love it.