## AARON MAHNKE’S HOME SCREEN ##
My home screen is pretty boring, to tell you the truth. I’ve got this 5-year old habit of trying my best to keep the original icon order. When a better app comes along that can take the place of an Apple app, I will swap it out. That’s how CalcBot made it onto my home screen. And honestly, if you don’t use CalcBot, you’re missing out. But of the more significant apps on my home screen, here’s my explanations:
I read a lot. And I also write a lot. I have two novels available for the Kindle. And so the Kindle app serves a number of roles for me, serving as a test device for book formatting, a place to store odd documents for meetings and such that I need to read, and my library in my pocket. I love the app.
I don’t run. This is for walking. I hate running. And if I’ve not been clear enough, I hate running. But this is a great app for logging my GPS route each morning, keeping a running list of dates with time and distance, and the web interface is a nice touch as well when I need it.
I’m rocking the older version, and won’t be upgrading to 2.0 anytime soon. This is the app that I use while I take my morning walks (4 miles, about 55 minutes), and it’s full of nearly a hundred unplayed episodes of history-related podcasts that I enjoy. As well as a bunch of shows on the 70 Decibels Network…most of which I am responsible for the podcast logo design. So I’m biased. And I hate running.
Can I gush enough about this app? I love every. Single. Thing. About it. But I hate running.
Fantastic text editor that syncs with Dropbox. And I designed the app icon, so again, I’m biased.
Capture stuff before it vanishes. Ideas, tasks, notes, whatever. Drafts if a great way to grab the content before it evaporates, and then allows me to send that text to whatever app I want. And I designed the app icon. Again, biased.
Mr. T, and myself, pity the fool who hasn’t played SpellTower. Seriously. Why are you even reading the rest of this paragraph? Just go get it. Trust me.
And I hate running.