I've tried three different folder widgets for Android 2.3, but I noticed none of them supports adding applications via drag & drop, like the native folders do.

Is that even possible to do?

I guess it isn't, or those application would be pretty stupid not to support it, but you never know.

  • I'm guessing you're unhappy with how native folders work. Is it looks, or something else?
    – Chance
    Commented Feb 27, 2012 at 16:50
  • @Chance: mostly how it looks, also how it doesn't apparently allow me to rearrange the icons inside, and how it doesn't close itself when I launch an item inside it.
    – o0'.
    Commented Feb 27, 2012 at 17:03
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    Would you consider a different launcher? Go launcher, specifically.
    – Chance
    Commented Feb 27, 2012 at 17:12
  • @Chance I might think about that
    – o0'.
    Commented Feb 27, 2012 at 17:13
  • For the close-on-launch behaviour, and the ability to sort differently, I would recommend Folder Organizer. There is also a lite version. I've used this app for a long time and really like it. Tho as people have said, it doesn't support drag-n-drop adding, because the OS doesn't expose that kind of hook to apps.
    – eidylon
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 17:22

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The only interactions presently supported by app widgets on the home screen are simple click events. So the answer to your question is no, drag & drop isn't available with widgets. The reason the native folders can do this is because they are just part of the launcher activity so can be programmed to do more complex things than the widgets can


Go Launcher will address a couple of the items you mentioned in the comment to your question. The aesthetics are superior, displaying an "iPhone style" in which it shows a preview of the icons inside of it. You can also control the behavior of the folder after launching an app, such as whether or not the folder stays open.

I believe you can arrange the icons in any order inside the folder - This screenshot seems to indicate that you can.
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