what’s on my iPhone right now

The website iMore runs this great series of posts around what’s on different people’s iPhones and how are organise them.

In a similar vein to my need to bookmark all the productivity and organisation articles I came across, I’m always interested to peek into how other people organise their iPhones.

Before I share what’s on my iPhone, I have a confession.

My name is Kellie and I’m an app hoarder.

We won’t go into exactly how many apps are on my iPhone, it’s in the vicinity of a couple, maybe several, hundred, which is why I’m only sticking with page 1 of my iPhone screens today.

Reading iMore you can see some people only have about 100 and they have two screens and everything is neatly ordered in folders on screen two! My jaw drops.

From screen two, my iPhone is a scramble of apps, folders and chaos. I’ve deleted apps and new apps appear in their place and the randomness begins.

I have seven screens of various fullness. I really must clean them up.

I loved the introduction of folders in iOS but now not sure whether to love or loathe ~  that extra step to get in to app prompts my dilemma about how to organise my own phone. Hence my intrigue at peeking at the screens of others.

Did you know, some people actually have a blank first screen, or minimal apps? Don’t know if I’m ready for that!


Anyway, my iPhone screen No. 1. I have a wallpaper from the stock selection at the moment and one thing I love about the iPhone 6 is that extra line of apps you get on each screen, which meant a quick reorganise when I first got it.

I’ve stuck with the standards in the dock. I use the Google app for all my web searching which is mainly what I do on the iPhone as far as web surfing goes, and also have Chrome in a folder as it syncs with my desktop.

The mail app has been usurped by the Mailbox app which I’ve been using since it first came out and I recently downloaded the Mac beta version as well. I love this app which allows you to stay at inbox zero by timing your emails to pop back into your inbox at a time when you can action them. The new mail app does this, too, I think now but I’m sticking with Mailbox.

The main social media icons live on the front screen, natch, and less used ones in the Get Social folder.

I have four cameras on this screen ~ goodness knows why I invariably stick to the native one 90% of the time ~ and I actually have another four to eight on the next screen as well! [This is where the Hoarders theme song starts ...]

Plus there is the apps that take certain photos in the HDR and speed folder.

When I’m bored, the Play / Read / Do folder ~ an extra browser, Pinterest, Words with Friends etc all live in here.

The Photography folder holds my favourite processing apps. Some of them not as well used any more and some used all the time. Sounds like time for a clean-up. The highlights in here would be VSCOcam, Snapseed, PS Touch plus Over for adding type, Squaready for white backgrounds and PicFrame for collages.

There are some apps for easy reference ~ Maps and GoPro ~  and then some new ones like Hyperlapse and Over’s little brother Quick. I like having Little Moments there to post photo a day images when I can’t be bothered typing the day’s prompt [how lazy is that!].

Health is iOS’s new medikit app. I have no apps that presently talk to this but it has a neat Medical ID feature which records your vital information and can be accessed on the locked screen under Emergency. And Fitbit ~ which I used to have on like the sixth screen and I would swipe and swipe to check my steps. I thought perhaps it would be better before all the recipe apps than after. It seemed more fitting.

And Feedly. Some people have a shot at this app but I really like it. I mourned Google Reader but have found feedly a more than worthy replacement and it has something Reader never did ~ apps! I use it on iPhone and iPad and like Pinterest, find it quite seamless throughout. The slightly bigger iPhone6 screen is not bad for reading through blogs on this app either, though I usually prefer my iPad when I can.

So, favourite apps? Hoarder or minimalist? Folders or randomness?

What does your iPhone say about you?


there’s alway time for pinning …


It doesn’t matter how busy one is, I can always find time for a few pins.

I don’t follow a huge amount of people and so it doesn’t take me long to get back to the last point I was at and Pinterest’s iOS apps are such a seamless experience, it’s easy to pick up anywhere – in the airport, on the couch, at a cafe.

So a round-up of lovely pins from the last week or two.

Follow me on Pinterest here

I gave up carbs and I survived it


This is a “keeping it real” kind of post, I thought it might be nice to delve into something different every now and then.

The Mr and I have been altering our eating habits over the past couple of years in an effort to be healthier, eat better and not gain excess pounds [ie. lose weight - but I really hate that phrase ~ I just want to make sure I fit into my clothes!].

We gave up “sugar” a couple of years back and are pretty well on that train, full steam ahead. Now we have carbs in our sights.

We’re not fanatical when it comes to our food choices but within our own control, we watch we eat.

So the past couple of weeks we’ve cut down on bread, rice, pasta, crackers and the like.

This was no mean feat for me ~ and truth be told I don’t know what it was that fateful weekend when I decided “that’s it, no more toast for breakfast”.

I love bread. I love pasta. And for a long time I thought that was the only way to satiate my appetite.

But a couple of weeks in, it’s not as tough as I thought. Lots of salads, protein choices, nuts and cheese are getting me through the day.

But breakfast, breakfast is tough.

This was my breakfast today. Chia pudding with raspberries and a drizzle of rice malt syrup. I’ve long been intrigued by this concoction ~ gotta love Pinterest for times like these  ~ and finally gave it a try.

I love this idea because it’s a prepare the night before, eat in the morning kind of meal. It needs a few tweaks for my liking but I’m feeling full and prepared to give it a go again tomorrow.

Plus chia seeds are full of all kinds of nutrients.

Hey, tomorrow I might even convince the Mr to give it a go!

Got a favourite breakfast idea?


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