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Is there a way I can do this? Too many times I install an app, only to uninstall it, because it can't be moved to SD.

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Sometimes the developer writes if its supported in the app description. –  roxan Jun 23 '12 at 13:21
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Some related discussion: How to find only SD card movable applications on the market? –  eldarerathis Jun 27 '12 at 15:53

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if your phone is rooted you can use link2sd :

play store link

Home page

but you'll have to partition your SD card first using mini tool partition wizard

and here's the Tutorial on how to partition your SD card

This Can move immovable and -of course- movable apps more efficiently than app2sd and saves more space because normal moving moves a small part of the app to SD card ,while Link2SD moves a big part of the app(but not all of it(user experience))

If your phone is not rooted:

1.Market apps : you can't know because market downloads apps and installs them instantly.

2.apps which you have their APK you may find out by looking in the manifest.xml file inside the APK in android:installLocation="auto" as @Rafael said.

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if you have install.apk file you can open it(eg. by apktool) and in androidManifet.xml file should be sth like android:installLocation="auto" if you cannot find that, app can be only install on device

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