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Home Screen Tango

Home Screen Tango, originally uploaded by ABMann.

Every few weeks I review my App Habits and decide what things should be reorganized on my home screen. It is ostensibly about efficiency – fewest taps and swipes to the apps I use the most. I figure of I keep it tight I could save like a whole hour a month in iPhone use.

Yes, I’m dubious about that too.

But it is also useful to audit and simplify what apps I have to at least keep things organized. That is likely useful enough to keep my brain agile.

I finally moved Settings.app to my second screen. Sadface.
Instagram is back on top as my photo flow on my iPhone is now Hipstamatic> Istagram because Hipstatic doesn’t reduce their filter strength with every update.
Carcassonne is on top. Dude, play way too much (name is ABMann! Let’s play!)
Dicenomicon moves up! I’ve actually stopped using physical dice in most cases.

And no background change this month. I love my retro Apple logo.

Next likely change: moving games folder all together. I only play Carcassonne and Words with Friends….

So do you, fair reader, reorganize your apps regularly? Do you count taps?

What does your home screen look like!?

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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: December 13th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I do not reorganize unless I've purchased something new. I also don't count taps.. Though if I get too frustrated by not being able to get to what I want quickly enough, I move it.
cassandraterra From: cassandraterra Date: December 13th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC) (Link)
What are some good FREE apps for iPhone? I'm not into games.

Mine is kinda basic right now. I have haven't really changed the homescreen from the factory setting. I have my insurance app, adobe, cnn, bbc, around we, weather bug, fb, lj, pandora, flixster, cheap gas finder, yellow pages. Soilitare, mahjong and bejewled.
From: ex_hellocth126 Date: December 13th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
My homescreen (Android Gingerbread) has a big clock/weather widget taking up the top half that gives me a nice, easy-to-read clock, temperature and weather conditions, and embedded shortcuts to my calendar, alarm clock, and system info (battery level/temp, free memory, etc). Below that I've got GPS, Out of Milk (grocery list), camera launcher, Gmail, Evernote, and Dolphin (browser). I've got an old newsreader app there that I don't use anymore that should be removed.

I organized my seven homescreens in the first couple weeks I had it and have stuck with that. One screen for games and toys, one for tools, one for social networking, one full of shortcuts for most-contacted people, one for media, and the last one for less-used tools.
world_rim_walke From: world_rim_walke Date: December 13th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
No Apps. No smart phone. Life is... still too complicated.
slashpyro From: slashpyro Date: December 25th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Home screen (Yes. In text, because I miss terminal most days.):
-Safari, Calendar, ShopShop (grocery list), Settings
-Reminders, Mail, Facebook, Google+
-Apple folder (default apps), Media folder (music, books, etc), Productivity folder (OneNote, Evernote, etc), Photography folder
-References folder (Yelp, IMDB, Google, etc), Utilities folder (Shazam, flashlight, QR Scanner, etc), Feeddler RSS, Google Voice
Phone, Messages, Instagram, TweetBot

I don't count my taps/swipes, but I'm very aware of where my inefficiencies live. Anything that isn't on the home screen (or in a dedicated, meticulous spot on the second screen) is found via the Spotlight search. I don't change things around often because 90% of the time I can launch what I want without looking at the screen. Even in folders. My most recent re-org came because iOS 5 added the Reminders app and I wanted it on the home screen.
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