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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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