It’s a pain to control all those apps. And I don’t mind that Apple wants to move parts of iOS into Mac OS X, including the Launchpad.
But the Mac version of Launchpad has the same problems. There’s just no easy way to control or manage all those app icons after you fill up three or four (or more) screen pages with apps. For that you need Launchpad Manager (for Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion).
This very useful and much needed app brings six important functions to the Launchpad in Lion and Mountain Lion.
Delete Icons Or Groups: Yes, you can do that in Mac OS X, but Launchpad Manager deletes the icons, not the actual apps.
Rename Icons Or Groups: This is more functional than you think and actually easier in Mac OS X than on an iPhone or iPad.
Create Groups: Again, Launchpad Manager makes it easier than iOS. Select the icons, and Click. They’re a new group.
Drag and Drop Reordering: Yes, this works the same way as in OS X. Drag and drop to reorder icons.
Save Layout: This is worth the price of admission. Save your newly created layout, so you can swap between them.
Load Layout: Like Save Layout, but you can load up a saved layout to replace the one that’s running.
Alphabetical Ordering: Simply click and all the icons in Launchpad are reordered. I’d really like to see some kind of tagged reordering, too.
Move Icons: Select icons and move them to a new or different page using Launchpad Manager.