Organized Phone Apps

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Organized phone apps can make your phone experience smoother and easier. If the apps are organized, you’ll be able to use them quickly and easily.

Organized Phone Apps | Life as Mom - Organized phone apps can make your phone experience smoother and easier. If the apps are organized, you'll be able to use them quickly and easily.

A couple weeks ago I bought a new iPhone. I’d been limping along on the iPhone 4 that I bought for $99 in 2011. To date, that is the most expensive phone I’ve ever purchased. The new 5s I bought was only $49.

I’m thrilled with this one. I bought the 32gb version because the one thinking causing me to limp on the iPhone 4 was lack of storage. Hopefully, this one won’t run out anytime soon.

In the meantime, I’m enjoying downloading all the apps I want, something I was unable to do on my old phone. I probably don’t have as many as some people, but I am thrilled to be able to try out some new ones that I’d heard great things about. I’m loving Layout by Instagram.

One of the first things that I did after I downloaded everything on my wish list was to make mine organized phone apps. There are lots of tricky systems to organized phone apps. But I just go simple.

Organized Phone Apps

Here’s how I’ve put things in order:

Organized Phone Apps | Life as Mom

Home screen = the apps I use most often

  • Phone
  • Inbox for Gmail
  • Safari
  • Instagram (my fave)
  • Layout by Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Kindle
  • Bible
  • Google Maps
  • iBooks
  • Settings
  • Reminders
  • Notes
  • Clock
  • Music
  • Calendar
  • Calculator
  • Photos
  • Weather
  • Messages
  • a Utilities folder
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Page 2 = Fun apps, Money-Saving apps, Productivity Apps

  • Periscope
  • ATracker
  • SDCL
  • Yoga Studio
  • YNAB
  • Starbucks
  • Groupon
  • Cartwheel
  • Walmart
  • Ralphs
  • Jo-Ann
  • Chipotle
  • MoMo

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Page 3 = the leftovers

  • Keynote
  • iPhone apps I don’t use and can’t delete
  • iMovie

So, how have you organized phone apps?

Read the whole series: Organization for Normal People.


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  1. I, too, have all the most used on my first screen, but I have to share my favorite app with you. Msecure is a password protected app that keeps all of my “top secret” info… Cc numbers, insurance information, frequent flyer numbers, kids SS numbers, license numbers, car vin numbers, website passwords. I have it backed up and synced to my husbands phone via Dropbox, so he can get to the same info when needed. I am sure there are other apps that are similar, but I have been using it for 3-4 yrs now and it works out great for us. I am also a huge fan of Pocket Informant calendar app. The month views are awesome, and I can actually see text for 4-5 events one each day, not just little dots like on the native iPhone calendar.

  2. I have been wanting to update my iphone as well, but I’m trying to hold out as long as possible. Mine is over 3 years old but gets quite a bit of use! I just don’t want to spend extra money at the moment for something that seems frivolous, yet is necessary for me.