How to Get More Out of your iPhone’s Home Screen – Improved Layout with Launch Center Pro

23 Jul

Launch Center Pro made by App Cubby, is easily the most useful productivity apps on iOS.  We have discussed this app’s usefulness in our past post, The BEST iPhone Productivity App is Finally Here!  It is currently integrated with over 300 apps, but has the potential to work with any iOS app through App Cubby’s Developer Integration Guide. With so many options, we thought it would be helpful to discuss how to create an awesome layout guide for Launch Center Pro. Here is what we have come up with thus far:

Page 1 “App Home Screen”

My first page of apps is minimal with only four apps to allow for a large “swipe row”, in a design implemented by Steve Lyb on his blog Astro Aficionado. The “swipe row” allows for quick access to the second page without any accidental app launches.

Page 2

As you can see my folders are organized by action, instead of category. This technique puts the focus back on action-oriented productivity and cuts down on the amount of time spent staring at your phone wondering, “what next?” Kudos to Gina Trapani on Lifehacker for sharing the brilliant “action folder” approach. By condensing all of my apps on page 2 with action folders, we remove the need for multiple swipes from page to page searching for a specific app. Launch Center Pro further removes the need to go searching through folders, as it is lightning fast and can be programmed to access any app and perform and variety of actions.

Here is our current Launch Center Pro Layout:

Launch Center Pro (Home Page)

Quick Launch

Significant Other Group

Brightness

Bookmarks

Connect

Launch Center Pro is full of options and while we have tried our best to create the most efficient layout possible, we realize everything can be improved. Please feel free to make suggestions or share your own Launch Center Pro layouts in the comments below or join the conversation with us on Twitter @changeyourwork

Look out for future posts that will include the new layouts created by the CYWY team and community! Submit yours today and #changeyourwork

-Patrick

Related Articles

2 Responses to “How to Get More Out of your iPhone’s Home Screen – Improved Layout with Launch Center Pro”

  1. Adam S. July 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    Wallpaper?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: