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AndyNicolaides
AndyNicolaides

I’ve not shared a Homescreen photo for a while, so here it is. Very uninspired at the moment. I need to have a play around and get something a bit more fancy / interesting going I think.

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BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@AndyNicolaides I always find it fascinating seeing other people’s home-screen. I’m still trying to hone mine down.

pimoore
pimoore

@AndyNicolaides Looks great Andy, here’s what I’m rocking right now:

mroutley
mroutley

@AndyNicolaides I’m all in on widgets, at least with my Personal focus

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odd
odd

@AndyNicolaides My iOS 15 Home Screen.

My Home Screen with one big widget and 8 icons + 4 set icons at the bottom.

pimoore
pimoore

@mroutley Day One’s widget is so well done. I have an all-widget setup on my iPad but I’m not keeping it. I actually find it a bit overwhelming.

pimoore
pimoore

@odd That’s awesome, love that green colour and crest.

odd
odd

@pimoore Thanks! I made it with Vintage Logo. Used Clear Spaces to get that free space at the top.

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@mroutley What is the (yellow) app next to Drafts in the dock?

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@crossingthethreshold @mroutley I’m also curious. Also, how do we remove the app icon names? Is that a feature in iOS 15.5? I’m on .4

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@nitinkhanna I hadn’t noticed the lack of names in the dock. I’m on 15.6.1 and there are no names attached to my dock apps. Has it not always been like that, or maybe I simple haven’t noticed? 🤔 @mroutley

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@crossingthethreshold lol… I also just looked at my dock. No names!!

AndyNicolaides
AndyNicolaides

@odd Ah, like it! Nice and clean. You're a connoisseur of the stock apps too I see :)

AndyNicolaides
AndyNicolaides

@mroutley That's very nice. I've tried to do something similar but it just doesn't stick. May take another look at it, this looks great.

AndyNicolaides
AndyNicolaides

@pimoore That's lovely, very chill looking. I love the look of that Drafts widget, but that app just does not stick for me.

odd
odd

@AndyNicolaides Yes, I try to use the stock apps over others, because on iOS there’s a good chance they’ll last a long time, whereas third party apps can just die one day out of the blue. I try to spread the risk on some areas though, and having backup options.

mroutley
mroutley

@crossingthethreshold @nitinkhanna I’m pretty sure that dock apps haven’t had names for awhile. At least they haven’t in recent iOS versions

mroutley
mroutley

@crossingthethreshold that’s a Shortcut for integrating a bunch of my Apple Notes automations

mroutley
mroutley

@pimoore yeah DayOne is great. I put it there as a reminder to Journal.

I’m about half widgets on the iPad. Like you, I found going all widgets too much on the bigger screen

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@mroutley Thank you for sharing this.

ningkantida
ningkantida

@AndyNicolaides My Home Screen is straightforward.

  • The top stack: Structured app (I don't use the app, just the widget) and Writing inbox in Drafts.
  • The bottom stack: Today's tasks in Things, filtered with the 'top' tag and On This Day widget from Day One

On the left side of my dock, I have shortcuts to my favorite contacts, and on the right, I have Drafts, where I can write my daily activity log or jot down some ideas. Then, in the center, is the app drawer, which contains the most frequently used apps.

However, once iOS 16 is released, I'll most likely create a new setup to take advantage of the updated focus mode.

Munish
Munish

@ningkantida hey what’s Structured app like ? Seems interesting.

ningkantida
ningkantida

@Munish It's essentially a time-blocking app, similar to Sorted 3. I believe it would be ideal for someone who does not have complex routines and simply needs a way to fit in some tasks in between. Sadly, there is no way to visualize an overview in addition to day planning, which is why I use calendar events instead because I prefer planning in a weekly format.

Munish
Munish

@ningkantida this looks good. I think I will give the app a go