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APK Organize

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Side-loading APKs from your PC to Android via ADB Shell is one of the most convenient methods for installing apps to your device. But the problem is that most APK files are so randomly named e.g ‘sasfaf’ or ‘10assapk’ that it becomes quite difficult to identify or differentiate a certain app from others in your collection. In an earlier post we showed you how to auto rename APK files to their original name using ApkRenamer, which we found to be very useful for quickly renaming those jumbled up APK files to their original name without requiring much effort. But thanks to Pesiran, who is a forum member of XDA-Developer, we have an even better option in APK Organize. It is a similar application for Windows which not only allows you to rename APK files but to also compare, search, install/uninstall and backup/restore them right on your PC in only a few simple steps.

APK Organize

Side-loading APKs from your PC to Android via ADB Shell is one of the most convenient methods for installing apps to your device. But the problem is that most APK files are so randomly named e.g ‘sasfaf’ or ‘10assapk’ that it becomes quite difficult to identify or differentiate a certain app from others in your collection. In an earlier post we showed you how to auto rename APK files to their original name using ApkRenamer, which we found to be very useful for quickly renaming those jumbled up APK files to their original name without requiring much effort. But thanks to Pesiran, who is a forum member of XDA-Developer, we have an even better option in APK Organize. It is a similar application for Windows which not only allows you to rename APK files but to also compare, search, install/uninstall and backup/restore them right on your PC in only a few simple steps.

APK Organize

APK Organize is packed with loads of features, so we will only look at the most salient ones. It’s not a new application but the developer is actively updating it with additional features. While APK Renamer would only allow you to rename APKs on an Android phone or tablet, APK Organize on the other hand, besides doing the same on PC, also lets you compare new and old versions of an APK. Furthermore, you can search for APKs in TXT file, install and uninstall APK from computer to Android via ADB, as well as backup and restore APK packages.
The difficulty you face when using this app depends on what you want to achieve with it. For example, features like rename and search are fairly simple and can be used by most traditional Android users. But other functions like compare, install/uninstall and backup/restore require extensive ADB (Android Debug Bridge) as well as Android rooting knowledge. So these functions are specifically aimed at advanced users. Its interface consists of a small window which carries all the aforementioned functions right at the front. Click on the required option and it will open up its own separate window.
APK Organize
To rename an APK, for instance, you simply need to click on the ‘Rename’ button and specify the renaming pattern for the files. The rename patterns are basically presets, which can be created in a multitude of ways and allow you to insert app label, package and version in to the mix.
APK Organize Pattern
Once you’re done creating your presets, it’s time to add the APKs. Files can be added either separately or in batch from a single folder. You can also add APK files stored on your device by connecting it with ADB shell. The application displays the current APK name and lets you preview your changes before even renaming it (according to specified renaming pattern) to avoid any surprises.
Rename
There’s also a folder ‘Monitoring’ feature (accessible from Options menu) which allows you to monitor certain folder and rename any APK file placed in it.
Monitor Folder
The developer has also created a detailed guide in the download thread at XDA forum explaining all its features and options that APK Organize offers. So you might want to check them too to get the hang of its other features as well.
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APK Organize is a portable application and works on all Windows operating systems.
Click here to download APK Organize for Windows XP/Vista/7/8.

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