Here’s an inside look at what my phone looks like and what apps I use!
This is my home screen, and this looks like the generic home screen, I guess.
Text messages + emails: I never have any unread texts or emails—the little red notification bubble drives me nuts.
Map apps: I have two map apps, but I’m more likely to use the regular “Maps” app over the Google Maps one.
Sports: I have ESPN, MLB At Bat, and Bleacher Report, and I’ve never really opened them; I use them for notifications for my favorite teams and games.
Music: Spotify is my go-to music app. I don’t have any music on my phone through the iTunes/music app; I used to when I was younger and had my iPod and first iPhone. I haven’t bought a song in years, and I don’t even really listen to most of the songs I bought from the iTunes store. I used to use Pandora but switched to Spotify in college and mostly use it on my phone while running. (I use the desktop version while on my computer.) I also listen to podcasts while I’m at work. I currently listen to two: one of a local classic rock station’s morning show—although I’m definitely not their target demographic—and Brunch, which I’m talked about in my What I’m Obsessed with posts.
This is my second screen, which is more customized.
Utilities folder: This is the catch all of those apps you can’t delete but I don’t use. This folder is where my news apps live—NBC, NBC CT, and CNN—plus a few games, the Alexa app, Tiny Scanner, Find my iPhone, Untappd, and Facetime.
Music folder: These are my less used apps: Youtube, Sound Cloud, and Shazam.
Photos folder: All of my photo editing and photo-related apps live here: Instasize, Layout, Giphy, Bitmoji, Canon camera app, VSCO, Lightroom, and Canva.
Social folder: Obviously where my social media apps are: Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest, Buzzfeed, Timehop, and LinkedIn are on the first page, and Facebook Messenger, Hootsuite, and a Countdown app.
Exercise folder: The app I use to track my running is in here, along with one I use when I go bike riding.
Google folder: My Google Drive apps are in here, including Docs, Photos, and Sheets.
Adult stuff folder: My credit card app, car insurance app, and car payment app are all in here.
The rest of the apps are ones I use fairly often. Netflix, a medication reminder app, the WordPress app, QVC, Goodreads, Amazon, Friskies Cat Fishing (for my cat), Fitbit, and ESPN fantasy.
I like seeing how other people organize their phones, because although we probably have roughly the same apps, they’re organized differently—best to suit our needs. Twitter and Instagram are always open in the background of my phone, since they’re my two most used apps.
How do you organize your phone? Are there certain apps you use all the time?