On My Home Screen: January 1st, 2020

I’ve always been fascinated by what others’ home screens look like. So I’m trying something new and sharing what’s currently on mine:

  • My top two rows have been largely unchanged in the past few years – Fantastical, Dark Sky (my go-to weather app), Sleep Cycle, and 1Password.
  • Having kids, I take a lot of photos, so Camera and Photos are just reachable enough.
  • Calm has been life-changing for me in the past year or two. I’m meditating at least once or twice a day to clear my mind and reset.
  • As we add more smart home devices, I’ll probably switch to use the  Home app, but the Phillips Hue app gets the job done.
  • I listen to a ton of podcasts, and Overcast is my new go-to podcast consumption app, which I’ve been using since giving up  Podcasts this summer.
  • I really try to avoid the Roku app because it’s unreliable, but we tend to lose our physical TV remotes regularly, so it’s a necessary evil.
  • I’ve mostly stuck on Things for task management, although I’ve not been as diligent as I should be.
  • I always seem to be perpetually stuck between various note-taking apps. At the moment it’s Notion, Notes, and Evernote. I keep crawling back to Evernote.
  • Considering I work on the WordPress mobile apps (iOS, Android), I typically have at least 2 or 3 builds of WordPress iOS at any given time – the App Store version and at least one test build for testing in-progress goodies.
  • One of my “intentions” for 2020 (which I’ll mention in an in-progress 2019 recap post) is to give journaling a try in 2020. DayOne seems to be the most widely-recommended option, so I’ve added that to the mix for now.
  • Lastly, I’ve been rocking my 3 most-used apps on the dock: Spark for email, Messages for, well, messaging, and Safari. Side note: ever since going to only 3 apps in the dock, adding a fourth feels cluttered. 😆

What’s on your home screen?

Published by Thomas Bishop

Product designer at Automattic working on the WordPress mobile apps. Musician. Lover of curry. Always be learning.

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