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Article: Julie Nelson’s iPhone 4S

by on May 10, 2013

After running a couple of other home screen profiles, I was contacted by friend of the site, Julie Nelson, wanting to share her workflow. Currently she works as a Web Design Account Coordinator for Nextfly, an Indianapolis-area web design firm. She has already shared her setup on her work blog, but wanted us to republish it here.

Julie's iPhone 4S

My Home Screen seems a bit more cluttered than most of the others. I don’t utilize my phone for work, you can see that it is instead focused more as being a form of entertainment.

Here’s a break down of my “entertainment” apps and how I use them:

I listen to podcasts all of the time when I am running or lifting at the gym, so that is an app that I use quite frequently. I find that listening to podcasts is a great distraction and it’s also quite educational.

I use Netflix to find cool movies or TV additions. Flixster is my go-to movie app due to its integration with Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten Tomatoes is the best movie-rating platform in my opinion, so it’s nice to see all in one place where a movie is playing and what people have rated it.

In addition to podcasts, I love listening to music and use all of the music apps in variety. Songza is by far my favorite. I enjoy the ability to listen to music based on what I’m doing or what mood I might be in at the time. Spodify is directly next to Songza because it is my backup plan when I can’t find a good playlist on Songza. Most of the time though – Songza doesn’t let me down.

You can see there are a lot of fitness apps. I personally love the ability to keep track of all areas of my fitness. iPhone provides a handful of apps where you can see the details of my workout, my food consumption, etc. MyFitnessPal is an app that tracks my food consumption by being my go-to food diary. BodyMedia compliments MyFitnessPal by both tracking my workout and adding my calories so I can see what my total calorie loss/gain is for the day. Finally, runtastic PRO tells me how far I’ve ran so I can track my distance.

Since I moved to Indianapolis just recently, I keep a lot of maps and food apps close by. Google Maps is usually my first app for navigation, but I also love Waze. Waze allows users to submit auto accidents, police sightings and construction. It’s great if you are stuck in traffic and want to know the details behind why things aren’t moving.

Urbanspoon and Yelp are my two food-finding apps. They both help me find the restaurants nearby worth checking out and haven’t let me down yet with the user recommendations.

Finally, you can see that I use Chrome as my default browser instead of Apple’s Safari. I find that it is clean and nicely organized. I like how easily I can jump from tab to tab, through both my Mobile and Desktop Bookmarks.

Update (5/13): Julie has since reworked her home screen a little bit.

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