Continuing and following my What’s on my iPhone series of articles (Part 1, The Home Screen & Part 2, The Secondary Screen), is my Folder screen.

Most of my apps are organised into logical folders. These folders are typically named after the primary categories that apps are organised within the Apple Apps Store. I find it very easy and quick to locate apps using this structure.

I continuously review these folders to cull apps that I no longer use, or moves apps into them from my secondary screen or sandbox screen.

Apple Stuff

Apps in this folder are made by Apple. Some are stock standard original apps that I haven’t removed and delete. I use many of them infrequently.

  • Health – Track your personal health
  • Activity – Track activity
  • Wallet – Digital wallet
  • Watch – Watch set-up
  • Apple Store – Stock and availability at Apple Stores
  • Podcasts – I use Overcast
  • Voice Memos – I use Recordium
  • Stocks – I use ASX for local stockmarket information
  • Find iPhone – For when I misplace an iPhone or iPad
  • Apple Support – Support resource. Make Genius appointments
  • iCloud Drive – Apple Cloud
  • FaceTime – Video calling to other Apple users
  • Weather – I use Pocket Weather
  • Apple TV Remote – Control Apple TV
  • Videos – Store videos
  • Clips – New social media video editing app
  • Find My Friends – Can track family iPhones
  • Tips – iOS tips and tricks
  • Compass – When you need to know where NSEW is
  • iTunes Store – Purchase music and movies

Business

Education

  • Star Walk 2 – See something in the sky and want to know what it is
  • TED – Great resource for watching presentations
  • Udemy – Online educational videos
  • Toastmasters International – I’m a Toastmasters member for public speaking

Entertainment

Finance

Food

Health & Fitness

  • Strava – Bicycling tracker
  • Runkeeper – Walk, jog, run tracker
  • Fitbit – Fitness tracker
  • CalorieKing – Food calorie library
  • Daily Steps – Integrates with HealthKit to track steps
  • PowerNap – Powernap timer
  • Sleep Cycle – Sleep monitor
  • Fitness Buddy – Gym workout tracker
  • Gym Log+ – Gym workout tracker

Games

  • MARIO RUN – It’s Mario!
  • Angry Birds – its Angry Birds!
  • CrossyRoad – Entertaining and frustrating game
  • Lego Batman Movie – My 5yo son loves Lego Batman

Lifestyle

  • Carsales – Just in case I need to buy or sell a car
  • Chipolo – Used this predominantly before using Tile
  • SEEK Jobs – Industry intelligence
  • Dynalite EnvisionTouch – Philips Dynalite lighting control

Music

  • Shazam – For when I need to know the name of a song and artist
  • SoundCloud – Listen to some podcasts
  • Mixcloud – Listen to friend’s mix tracks
  • BackBeat FIT – Integrates with Plantronics BackBeats earphones
  • Bose Connect – Integrates with Bose QC35 headphones

Navigation

  • TomTom MyDrive – Integrates with my car GPS
  • Google Maps – More functional than Apple Maps for some requirements
  • CheapParking – Finds best value car parking
  • Parkopedia – Finds best value car parking
  • Glympse – Allows other to track your travel location and progress when you invite them
  • Waze – GPS with regularly speed camera locations

News

  • 3AW – Melbourne talk radio
  • CNN – International news
  • MailOnline – News
  • theCHIVE – The best site on the internet. #KCCO
  • Gadget Flow – Check out latest gadgets and technology
  • Casts – Podcasts. I mainly use Overcast for now
  • Reddit – News and information

Photo & Video

  • Hydra – HDR, lowlight camera
  • VSCO – Photo editing
  • Snapseed – Photo editing
  • Enlight – Photo editing
  • Pixelmator – Photo editing
  • Layout – Collage for social media photos
  • iMovie – Video editing
  • Capture –  Controls my GoPro Hero 5
  • Quik – Video editing from GoPro
  • Scripted – Teleprompter and video recorder
  • Canva – Online design
  • MOLDIV – Collage for social media photos
  • Swipeable – Chops up panorama photos for Instagram posting
  • Panorama – Stitches photos together to make panoramas
  • Downloader – Download YouTube movies
  • Files – File downloader and manager
  • Exif Viewer – View Exif information from photos
  • BlueHourApp – Best twilight photo opportunity times
  • Touch Blur – Blur area of a photo
  • CamRanger – Wireless control of my Canon DSLR from an iOS device

Productivity

  • Apple Mail – Default Apple mail app
  • Pages – The only free word processor app that seamless works across all Apple devices
  • Numbers – The only free spreadsheet app that seamless works across all Apple devices
  • Gmail – Google mail
  • GoodNotes – Used on my iPad Pro 12.9″ and sync’d to all my devices
  • iA Writer – Clean word processor. Syncs via iCloud and/or Dropbox
  • Doodle – Group scheduled to invite participants with a preference poll
  • Instapaper – Offline web page reader
  • IFTTT – Integrates many IoT products and services
  • Stringify – Integrates many IoT products
  • Google Calendar – Official Google Calendar for when you need it
  • Evernote – Organise notes and other documents to the cloud
  • Skitch – annotate and markup photos and documents
  • Pushbullet – Similar to Safari Reading List, but also to Windows and Android devices to push web links
  • WordPress – Manage WordPress websites
  • Bitly – Manage and monitor own web links
  • Workflow – Automate iOS workflows
  • Sortly – Manage collections
  • Airtable
  • Any.do – Todo and task list. I use Todoist now.

Reference

  • ABS Stats
  • Translate

Shopping

  • ALDI
  • Catch of the Day
  • Amazon
  • the Lott – Tattslotto
  • Lottoland – Play international lottery
  • Coles
  • Coles Express
  • Woolworths
  • Stocard
  • IKEA Store
  • B&H Photo
  • MYER one
  • Gumtree
  • Eastland
  • Lasoo

Social

  • Skype
  • Twitter
  • Twitteriffic
  • Pinterest
  • Hootsuite
  • Buffer
  • Repost
  • Kickstarter
  • Indiegogo
  • ASKfm
  • Tumblr
  • WhatsApp

Sports

  • NFL Mobile – All the NFL games, scores and standings
  • NFL Game Pass – Subscribe to watch every NFL game whenever you want
  • New York Giants – Go Big Blue!
  • NBA – Basketball
  • Lakers – I love my Los Angeles Lakers
  • Carlton FC – The mighty Blues!
  • AFLLive – Offical AFL app that the AFL themselves have destroyed wth poor design
  • Footy Live – Clean AFL fixture, scores, and ladder
  • Storm – Melbourne Storm NRL team app
  • Golfshot – Golf scorecard
  • Cricket – Cricket scores and news from all over the world
  • NBL – Australian national basketball league
  • Fansided – Sports news articles
  • Bleacher Report – Customisable sports news feed
  • NRL – Australian Rugby League

Travel

  • PTV – Publics Transport Victoria timetables
  • Uber –
  • Flightrader24
  • MelAir
  • TripAdvisor
  • Virgin Australia

Utilities

  • Telstra 24×7 – Manage devices on my Telstra account
  • PayByPhone – Pay for car parking
  • PayStay – Pay for car parking
  • My Data Manager – Track wifi and data usage
  • Synchronize – Time shifter
  • Timer+ – Multiple timers
  • T-Zero – multiple countdown timers
  • Vert – Unit converter
  • Character Pad
  • SalePrice
  • Compare
  • Paper Picker
  • Speedtest
  • Voice Recorder
  • Who’s got What

Weather

  • Yahoo Weather!
  • AUS RainRadar

 

What’s on my iPhone series:

  1. The Home screen
  2. The Secondary screen
  3. The Folder screen
  4. The Sandbox screen
  5. How I select mobile apps
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