Third row, I use these apps too, but not every single minute of every day.
SongPop - I'm a SongPop addict! If you want to play me, go ahead! RKrissy is my user name and I'm pretty damn good at the game too. :) This has to be on my homepage because I use it quite a few times a day. It seems like whenever I get a notification that someone played, I have to play as soon as I can. :)
MyFitnessPal - This is the best app for dieting. Yes, I'm on Nutrisystem and yes I do have the Nutrisystem app but for some reason this app really suits me and my needs better. I can easily scan the foods I eat to keep track of how many calories I'm consuming, I can change my caloric/carb/fat/etc... goals to suit my diet plan and I can easily add exercises to log as well! I just love this app. I've used it for years (when I'm on a diet) and it just keeps getting better and better.
QuickCal - Ok, so I had a post all set on another Calendar app I found that I was using but I found this the other day and love it even more. It's so easy to quickly add an event to your calendar without having to search for the right month, day, year, etc... All you do is enter your information into the bar at the top and it adds it for you. Such as "H&R Block at 5pm on Friday February 15th, 2013." Just that quick phrase (you can even use your voice to input the event) will get you all set up without having to manually input everything. I absolutely love this Calendar, it saves a lot of time and the interface/look is great too!
Evernote - I've had Evernote downloaded for about a year now but just recently got into it's greatness in December. I knew the basic idea of it but never knew just how powerful it was. I now use this for everything -- notes, my writing, blog ideas, blog drafts, planning a trip/party/event, things I want to purchase, quick reminders, etc... This app is so amazing and powerful. I actually couldn't live without it now.
Calculator - I use this mostly when I go to dinner with friends to split a check or at work (H&R Block) when I need to calculate the cash drawer at the end of the day. I do use this app quite a bit but it's not urgent that I get to it A.S.A.P.
Instagram - Honestly, I used to use this a lot more than I do now. It used to be my primary camera when now I use it when I want to make something look pretty. I think it's partnership with Facebook and the fact that it makes it a little more difficult to post on Twitter really turned me off a bit...I still use it, but not every single day. I'm still a big lover of Instagram though.
Settings - I'm going to say this -- I wish Apple would incorporate a "utilities" dock onto the top/bottom of this phone like Android offers. Why? I'd like to be able to turn Bluetooth or WiFi off much easier than I currently can and wish I had quicker access to the screen brightness. However, until they decide to incorporate something like that, I have to have quick access to settings to change these options.
Optimum - We have Optimum Cable/Online in our area and since my kids always steal my remotes, I need to be able to access the Optimum app to use as my remote occasionally. I originally had this app in the blue folder yesterday but as I was fumbling around in my room to find my remote, I realized that I needed this app at close hand so I don't have to get even more frustrated looking for the app when I need a remote.
Clear - I use Clear as a quick tasks app while I do have another tasks app for more in depth tasks. This is basically for things I want to download or things I need to pick up, add to a more in depth list in the future, etc... I love the interface of this app, the colors and the ease of use. I just wish I knew how to get the "banner" in the corner with the amount of tasks that I have left. That, at least, makes me want to click on it more often!
Rise - Amazing, simple and beautiful alarm clock. I love it. There's not much else to say other than that! I don't like the fact that I can't set multiple alarms to turn on/off on certain days but I use the stock "clock" app for that anyway. This is mainly just to wake me up in the morning for work, allow me to change the time quickly and easily and to see how many more hours I have to sleep.
Solar - Love, Love, Love, Love, Love this weather app. I use this for a quick glance at what's going on outside what's going to happen in the near future and just to look at pretty colors when I'm bored. (I'm not kidding...I really am that easily distracted.)
Reeder - I'm frequently reading my RSS feed during the day and while I really want to keep this on the front homescreen, I know it would distract me too much. If I kept it on the front homescreen I would constantly be reading my RSS feed and not doing anything else. I wish they would incorporate push notifications too, though. It would be so much easier if it would notify me the second a blog is posted so I don't have to have 200+ posts to read all at once.
More apps will be added to this page as I realize what apps I use the most. This is just the beginnings of what I know I need on there. :)
I got rid of Newsstand and a few other stock apps that I never use with a simple hack I found by Googling, so I don't have to worry too much about those but there are some stock apps that I do use, so they're staying in a folder all the way back here.
I would love to have just one or two pages but I'm too much of an app-addict for that. I'm constantly searching and downloading new apps that may make my life, work and business easier. We'll see what makes the cut and what doesn't when the end of the month comes! (Mid-March!)
I know a lot of people are going to be asking me the same question I have been hearing for weeks now, "What's Launch Center Pro and Dashboard Pro?" Simple answer! They are an extension of your Springboard.
Launch Center Pro is an amazing app that adds 15 more apps "shortcuts" to your Springboard. I currently have the following on my LCP Springboard for quick access:
- Stock "Phone" App
- TweetBot (LOVE this Twitter app)
- Google Chrome (Best browser EVER!)
- "Music" Folder (Containing some music apps that I use often.)
- "Favorite Apps" Folder (May get rid of this one.)
- Pocket (Best "read it later" App)
- Dark Sky (My favorite Weather app)