Rethinking the Home Screen (Premium)


The web is awash with ideas about how we can optimize our smartphone home screens to be more efficient and less distracted. And that makes sense: Our phone is our most personal and most frequently-used personal device, a constant companion with which many of us have developed an unhealthy relationship.

Fortunately, I’ve worked from home for decades, so I don’t really have my face in my phone unless I’m out in the world doing something, which is a lot less common here in Pandemic Year 2020. Regardless, I think about optimizing my smartphone home screen(s) so that the apps I use most often are right at my fingertips, literally. Just as I do with Windows---where my most-used apps are pinned to the taskbar---or on my iPad.

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