Have you ever been curious what’s inside another person’s mobile phone? Unlike many who consider it as a private matter, it doesn’t bother me that much people take a peek on my phone. So, I’m sharing you what’s basically inside my phone! :)
My friends tease me, “Seems like you don’t have anything to hide, you don’t even have screen lock!” Reason is, I might forget my own lock or enter it wrongly while I’m half-asleep and it would be locked forever. Yes, I’m that careless. Haha. Besides, I don’t actually have anything to hide, and I believe that people will respect me and not read any messages on my phone. We’re done with that stage now, okay? Haha
Enough with the intro, here are what you’ll see on my phone:
FB Messenger, Viber
For keeping my lines open to my friends and Gerald too, I use FB messenger. I only have Viber for my friends at work, because one of them has no FB account. Haha. I seldom send SMS now, I only use it for my parents who still haven’t discovered Messenger. Haha.
I started using it last year, for the sake of taking yoga classes. I wanted to take other classes than that but most of the time, the venues are too far for me, or the schedule won’t permit me. I was able to attend dance classes though, and that was also fun! :) If you want to try KFIT too, you may use my code 2FH5F and get Php 200 off your first subscription. :)
Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Plants Vs. Zombies 2, Stack
These are all recently installed, since I have already uninstalled the games I got bored of. Playing games is one of my stress-relievers. :)
Camera, Camera Canon App, Drive, GoPro, Photos, VSCO
The iPhone’s native Camera of course, along with the apps for our Canon EOS M10 and GoPro, to transfer photos to phone. Of course, the Photos app where I view the photos! Haha I use VSCO for quick photo edits. I use Google Drive to transfer photos and files sometimes, when I am lazy to connect my phone to the computer. Haha.
Calculator, Clock, Evernote, Notes, Reminders
I use Evernote for more detailed notes, for example, my initial drafts for my blog posts. I use the native app Notes for quick drafts, like when I’m on the road and I suddenly thought of an idea. I also write budgets on the Notes and Calculator is usually its partner. I also write down with actual pen and paper, but since I just do it on scratch papers, I usually lose it. Planners don’t work on me, okay! Haha Reminders app is useful for reminding me with my bills, because I tend to forget sometimes. Also, let’s not forget the clock, with alarms that wake me up in the morning, everyday! Haha
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter
Usual social media accounts, where I browse updates from friends (online and offline). These keep me awake at work, when I need a break.
Calendar, HotelQuickly, Maps
Not really a travel category, but this is just where I think these apps fits. Haha. I use Calendar a lot, to track of the days, because seriously, sometimes I don’t know what day it is anymore. Also, with Gerald’s shifting schedule, I also have to be mindful of it, so I know when I’ll go get my “me” time. Haha.
I haven’t utilized HotelQuickly that much, but I am planning to use it to book a staycation soon! Use my code JMAYY2 and your first booking is on me. :)
Lastly, the Maps, is very useful when I don’t know where I’m going. I’m really bad at directions but I must say I’m good at following the map. :)
Wallpaper and Quick Links
The image I used for both screen lock and home screen is one of the first photos I took with the phone. It was during rainy season, I think and I just liked the droplets effect on the window of our office, with the view of buildings. I haven’t changed it ever since. Haha. It proves that I don’t really care about how my phone would look in the inside.
As for the quick links, I have the Phone, Settings, Messages and Camera because these are what I often use, so they should be easily accessed.
Organzing my apps
Funny how I categorized the apps on this blog post but I don’t even group the apps on my phone, or even sort it according to frequency of use.
I was an Android user, and I was so used to how flexible it is when it comes to personalization. I can create “home pages” where I can drag selected apps. There I put all my frequently used apps, and I organize them per page, per category. One home page for a category. When I switched to iPhone, there’s no such thing as home page. When you unlock the phone, all apps are spread out as it is.
I tried to organize them, I created groups, but it didn’t work for me. I get more confused. So I just decided to lay them all out, in alphabetical order. It works best for me because I can easily find the app.
Also, I keep my apps to a minimal, I make sure they would not consume more than two screens. I always set priorities. Haha. I would delete apps that I no longer use, or those that I am not using often.
Out of forty eight (48) apps currently installed on my phone, I am using twenty five (25) of them, each have different frequency of use. Because I am using more than half of all the apps on my phone, I can say that I have only installed what I need. The remaining apps are the ones I’ve only used a few times and those native apps that I can’t uninstall.
Listing down all the apps, I felt like I still have a lot and I want to uninstall more. Haha. But it seems like all these are just enough for my needs, so I’ll let them just be. :)
It’s your turn!
- What are your the apps on your phone that you frequently use?
- How do you organize them?
- Have you also blogged what’s in your phone? Let me know!