I really liked this post from 37signals, in which its employees offered up screenshots of their iPhone/iPod screens. No commentary, except for what each person does in the company, but I thought the post served as a neat look into what was most important for each person. (Especially their docks.)
I switched this month from an iPod Touch/BlackBerry combination to an iPhone, and I wondered, how much has my home screen changed through the addition of Camera and Phone, etc. Turns out I have the answer, since I have screenshots of each device.
What apps lost in the transition:
– WeatherBug and Clock, both Siri casualties. The ability to check conditions and set alarms verbally is very nice. Not a killer feature, but definitely nice.
– NYTimes, which was moved in iOS 5.0 to a new app called Newsstand. I don’t like Newsstand — I think it’s ugly — and I buried it in a back screen. I read less NYT content as a result, which is a shame.
– Games and Dropbox. I use both fairly often, but not as often as, say, Pandora or PlainText. I’m still not sure if Reminders and Messages need to be on the home screen; I haven’t used either very much thus far, and if this doesn’t change, I will probably move them back and bring up Dropbox and, perhaps, Photos.
– Promodoro. This is a great app at getting focused on non-work activity, but I haven’t had a lot of non-work activity recently, so it got shuffled back.