Scott is a long-time Apple user and was the friend who got me into using MacBooks in the first place. He has an IT-focused job and he uses technology in many parts of his life. Thanks for the contribution, Scott.
Jeff and I discuss useful apps and what we keep on our home screens fairly often. The iPhone app store really needs some smart filtering system so you can hide all the things you don't want to see. For this reason I frequently ask my friends what they keep on their home screen and what apps they use the most often.
Phone sits in the first spot after being removed from the bottom bar. Realizing I don't make phone calls all that often, but still needing quick access to the phone, it's held this spot ever since.
Jeff has preached the usefulness of 1Password to me for quite a while and a few months ago I made the switch. They also seem to be a sponsor of the 5by5 network quite often. Being able to keep different and complicated passwords by site is totally invaluable.
The base Calendar hooked to Google and exchange currently takes care of what I need.
The Clock scores the fourth spot because I'm always turning alarms on and off. Some more intelligent scheduling of alarm times by either this app, or possibly some other third party could move this off my home page.
Camera gets this spot for quick access. Between this and being able to access the camera from the lock screen I'm less likely to miss pictures I want to capture.
With the recent changes to the stock Photos app, I've all but stopped using other photo editing apps I've purchased.
Instagram is the only photo sharing thing I use.
The Utilities Folder contains Settings, Calculator, App Store, and Flashlight. Things shuffle in and out of this grab bag folder. Flashlight was recently added as it ends up getting a lot of use when moving my Apple TV from the living room to another room. It's dark behind those TVs.
Maps gets quite a bit of use checking the traffic for my trip home.
Safari gets used quite a bit to look up food allergy information for myself.
Reeder is hands down the best way to keep up with my Google Reader RSS feeds.
Anything that looks worth reading that I don't have time to digest but I want to hang on to goes right into Instapaper for reading later.
Dangerous weather plagues my area of the US and TWCMax sees a lot of use all the time. The stock Weather app needs radar, hourly forecast information, and push notifications for warnings.
Instacast is used almost every day on my commute to and from work.
Nebulous has become my go-to note-taking app. Using this with Dropbox keeps me from taking a pad of paper into most meetings these days.
Remote keeps the Apple TV in line. Do what I say little black box!
When is Messages not open? Like most people these days, I text more than I talk.
BeejiveIM keeps me connected where Messages leaves off. With the phone in my pocket it seems like I'm always available.
Mail, love it or hate it, it's probably used the most next to Messages.
Tweetbot was quickly purchased and replaced the original Twitter app when the last horrible update came out.
I'd like to thank Jeff for all the great information he posts about his workflows. Reading his posts helps me analyze how I do or don't manage to get things done.