Once a year, I do an 80/20 analysis on my iPhone apps to clear out all the clutter that I never ever use. Doing a regular phone app decluttering makes it easier to find the things when I need them.
This time around, I had 123 apps on my iPhone. Since each screen on my iPhone shows 24 apps, I decided to bring my app count to 72. That’s 3 screens of apps. Here’s the logic behind this:
- The 1st screen will show apps that I use every day.
- The 2nd screen will show apps I use, but not every day.
- The 3rd screen will show apps that I can’t delete or find helpful every once in a while.
So I deleted my least-used 51 apps. After the purge, here’s what my home screen looks like now:
- Clock – Comes standard with iPhone. It’s my alarm clock and timer.
- Balanced – Keeps me on task
- Fitbit – I use this for sleep and weight tracking
- Strides – To keep track of my long-term goals
- Weather – Standard with iPhone.
- Instagram – For sharing a daily picture with the public
- Google Photos – My entire photo archive
- Twitter – For sharing little things with the public
- Podcasts – Another standard app that I use for my podcast listening pleasure.
- Zero – A simple app for tracking intermittent fasting
- Kindle – Where I do most of my reading
- Google Keep – My notes and to-do lists
- Docs – For quick access to documents stored on Google
- CardStar – For storing my cards
- Focus Keeper – For tracking periods of focused work
- Messages – for texting
- Scrivener – Lets me write rough drafts of books on my phone
- Google Calendar – My calendar
- Amazon Alexa – Centralized shopping list
- Facebook – For sharing company information
- Google Maps – to navigate and find places
- Wegmans – Put your shopping list on the app and it will tell you exactly where to find each item at Wegmans grocery store
- At Bat – to keep track of MLB baseball
- Wikipedia – to get quick info
Some apps that have fallen out of favor
Pomodoro – I don’t think this app is available for download anymore. I replaced it with Focus Keeper
OverDrive – I still use this app occasionally to borrow ebooks from my local library. It’s on my 2nd page of apps.
Google Drive – Sometimes I need a non-document file from my Google Drive. This is on the 2nd page of apps.
Goodreads – I don’t go through books as quickly as I used to. This is now on the 2nd page.