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A simpler way to move apps to SD card on Android 2.2.

As most Android 2.2 users have already noticed, finding out which apps can be moved to the SD card is not exactly intuitive. Since developers have to update their apps to support this feature, most apps don’t even allow it yet. To make matters worse, trying to find out which apps can be transferred over using the built in app manager can get incredibly frustrating. Navigating through settings menus and scrolling through dozens of apps get tiresome, especially when you have a handful of freshly updated apps that need to be checked. Lucky for us there’s a much easier way to do this, and all it requires is one awesome app from the Market.

App 2 SD (not to be confused with the Apps2SD feature for rooted phones/custom ROMs) is an app that allows you to easily check which apps can be moved to the SD card. The “On phone” tab shows you an icon grid of all the apps on your phone that can be moved to the SD card. Once you select an app, you are redirected straight into the app manager’s info menu, where you can easily move the app to the SD card. The “On SD card” tab shows all the apps currently on the SD card, and allows you to move them back to the phones internal storage. While this app won’t let you move apps that don’t have the SD permission turned on (that’s for a future post), checking to see if recently updated apps have “move to SD” turned on is much easier with App 2 SD.

App 2 SD On Phone Tab

App 2 SD's "On phone" tab shows any apps on the phone which can be moved.

App 2 SD Application Info

Selecting an app takes you straight to the "application info" menu, where you can easily move the app to the SD card.

On SD card menu

The "On SD card" menu shows you which apps are installed on the SD card.

Use this QR code to easily download App 2 SD to your phone:

App 2 SD

App 2 SD (click for larger version)

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