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    I noticed that some people put APPS on their SD card. What kind of apps can you put that on there and what should you always put in the RAM?

    Is it a good idea to put apps on the SD card?

    So then if I put apps on the SD card will those apps only show up when that SD card is in so I can access it?


    Thanks all.
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    No app can run until it is in RAM; therefore, apps on the card must first be copied by the system into RAM to run - and hopefully deleted from RAM when they finish.
    Quote Originally Posted by bhsu21
    I noticed that some people put APPS on their SD card. What kind of apps can you put that on there and what should you always put in the RAM?
    Should stay in RAM: Apps that hook into the OS (Butler, VolumeCare, etc), that have alarm functions, 3rd party launchers, etc. In short, anything that needs ready access to RAM.


    Apps that can go to the card: Almost anything else. Be aware though, that unless an app is designed to read its data from the card, the data will have to stay in RAM; that is, of course, unless you use an app like PowerRun or LinkStart or a launcher like Zlauncher or Launcher X: these programs can move the app and it's data together to the card, copy them both to RAM when executed and copy the updated data back to the card.


    Is it a good idea to put apps on the SD card?
    With space at a premium as it is on the Treo 650, it certainly makes sense to do so.


    So then if I put apps on the SD card will those apps only show up when that SD card is in so I can access it?
    Yes.
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    For those of us who are not computer gurus it is not that simple to tell which programs will run from the SD card and which ones won’t. I always start by installing a new program onto the SD card. If it doesn’t work, I then have to make the hard decision to see if I really need that program enough to allocate some of my precious Treo memory to it. Luckily, my favorite trivia game Triv, with all of its 45 thousand questions runs fine from the SD card.

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