I’ve paired things down a little lately and wanted to share my latest Home Screen, always enjoy these sorts of posts.
The main thing I’ve done is settle into Todoist and removed the calendar widget. I found that in these current times the calendar widget just wasn’t useful and a reminder of where things are. I decided just to have the Todoist one to show me what I had on my plate in a day.
I’m starting to play with Streaks and DayCount for habit (good and bad!) tracking again having fallen off the wagon.
Everything else is pretty standard for me. Reeder for RSS, no social media apps on my Home Screen, podcasts and music and I’m still using Apple Notes.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my creative projects, distractions and using simpler apps in the last few days. This has led me to redo my Home Screen as you can see above.
I’m using the screen to left of home to have a few widgets but I’m mainly keeping them off my Home Screen.
The screen to the right of home is the App Library.
This leaves just the Home Screen that contains the only real apps I’m using on my iPhone now I’ve removed a lot of distractions.
One thing that stands out is Things 3, I’m just using it as a simple to do list whilst I gather my thoughts. Accessibility issues exist but for a view of my calendar and a few things to tick off I’m using it for now.
Streaks is there whilst I figure out good habits to start and bad habits to drop.
I’m using Apple Music just for the songs I’ve purchased, no subscription service. This still gets catered for by Amazon Music.
Not much more to say on this new setup aside from it’s less busy and hopefully keeps me off my iPhone more unless I’m listening to music.
I’m declaring Home Screen bankruptcy. Since iOS 14 I’ve been playing with widgets every day and not settled on anything. It’s giving me something else to mess around with so I’ve gone back to icons and no widgets. I have widgets in the left of home, like iOS 13 but on my main page I’m back to just icons, there’s something uncluttered that I like right now. I’m managing a lot of things and maybe just having a constant reminder on the first page I see when I unlock is the reason but all I know is I can’t deal with a cluttered home page right now.
I posted my iPad Home Screen so I thought I’d post my latest iPhone Home Screen. I’m using a few widgets and the image above is showing the apps that made it onto the Home Screen. Everything else is in the App Library.
Day One: I’ve been journaling for years using Day One and it’s on the main page as a reminder
Overcast: Been my podcast player of choice for years
Reeder 4: RSS reader of choice
Phone: I need to keep an eye on calls whilst job seeking so it’s made it to the main page so I can see if I’ve missed any
Amazon Music: Been enjoying Amazon Music lately, quick to download tracks and more affordable than Apple Music
DuckDuckGo: My browser of choice
Notes: I’m using Notes daily
WordPress: To bring you posts like these
Todoist: Switched over to Todoist for a month or so now
Like a lot of people I’m changing things up again with iOS 14. At the moment I’m keeping it simple and building up with my most used apps. Now I’ve also stopped using my Apple Watch I’ve lost my second page of fitness related apps. I’ll share again once I’ve figured out what I want to do with it.