I have two pages of “short list” apps – ones that I use all the time, that have earned a place of honor. Then I have 7-8 pages of “regular” apps, sorted alphabetically (by hand – yes, it’s a pain, but I tell myself it’s like a game!). And then I keep a page of apps on “probation” – stuff I’ve downloaded to try out, but I’m not sure I’ll keep.
Usually, an app will go from probation to regular to “short list” the more I use it. And I periodically go through and remove apps that I haven’t used in a long time.
One of these days, I should go through and list the apps that make up my short list. A blog post for another day… 🙂