The apps I use most frequently changed more this year than any before, so I thought it might be interesting to keep a record of what my homescreen looks like at the beginning of the year.
So here’s the list, from top left:
- Google Calendar – the best Calendar app
- 1Password – mandatory in this day and age
- Spotify – Moved from Apple Music mostly for the better playlist and search functionality
- Audible – This comes and goes based on whether I have a book I’m listening
- Daily Folder – contains things I use several times a week, but don’t want to delegate to a second page, such as the Mi Activity Tracker, Day One, GoodReader — mostly for audiobooks and downloads, Apple Mail, Cineworld, IMDb, Letterboxd, and Google Hangout.
- Philips Hue
- YNAB – I swear by this service, nothing has made a bigger impact in my life than this app in the last year
- MyFitnessPal – Calorie tracking — great scan functionality
- Strong – the best workout app I’ve tried, and I’ve tried them all
- Overcast – best podcast app out of the 10+ I’ve tried
- Omnifocus – to-do list and project management, how I get things done
- Oak – my favourite unguided meditation app
- Streaks – habit tracker, kinda limited but easy to use and beautiful
- Spark – all 3rd party email clients suck, this one doesn’t suck as much as the rest
- 5 Minute Journal – quick daily reminders to note down things you’re grateful for
- Tesla – how I preheat my car — will likely move to second page once spring comes around
And the dock:
- Bear – lightweight and fast Evernote replacement
- Tweetbot – favourite twitter app
- Inbox by Gmail – best Gmail iPhone app, but doesn’t support multiple accounts or 3rd party email
Looking through this there’s already some apps I would change immediately, and I don’t like the aesthetics of having a single app by itself on the bottom row even if it will be moving to the second screen within a couple of months.