First & 20 started out as one of my favorite iPhone blogs. It had a clever premise: ask tech all stars to share their iPhone home screens.
They haven’t been publishing much of late, but I’ve checked back from time to time anyway. Thought I’d share mine again, too!
I just radically reset what’s on the home screen and where. I floated text, email and phone from the dock into the top row, replacing them with apps I use much more often, like Twitter, Reeder, Things and the calendar app. It’s taking some getting used to, but makes much more sense based on frequency.
The second row remains more or less unchanged. It’s home to my social web apps, with Instapaper thrown in for those times when I might not be able to access the web. Learned that while riding the NYC subway a few weekends back.
The third row is where I’ve bundled apps into convenient categories. News and Entertainment are pretty self-explanatory. Contacts is just an easy way to toss the contacts app, LinkedIn, and Bump together on the home screen for convenience’s sake. Utilities is a broom closet for the apps you need but aren’t all that special, like settings, Safari and the calculator.
The bottom row is for entertainment, too. The iPod app is self-explanatory. I keep the Comcast app at the ready. It lets me know when someone’s calling my house so I don’t miss any calls. Handles my r‑DVR, too, which is really great. Tunerfish is an app I’m really excited about. It’s like Foursquare for television, complete with fun badges and a suite of social features which lets you share what you’re watching with friends.
Why have I left a space open? You’ll find out soon enough!