It has been now more than a week that I have been fiddling around with getting the right setup for my home screen but now I found a setup which works for me. After taking off everything off the home screen first it had been almost too minimal for a while, but after a few days I got a good idea which apps I use all the time, which ones regularly and which practically never. The latter I have banned on the second page, and the regularly used ones in folders on the home screen organized by context rather than category. The use-all-the-time-apps are found in the dock and on the front page for quick and easy access1.* Still I wasn’t quite satisfied and in the end I came up with the idea of a second dock if you will. This one contains all the apps that I use a lot, but not all the time. After a week of figuring out which are actually the applications that I use the most, I was actually surprised to see, that all boils down to a very minimal set. As I for example use Drafts exclusively for my emailing and messaging and only use Mail.app to actually read a mail which I then usually launch from the notification center. Therefore I don’t really have the need to have it right on my homepage but in the other dock. Amongst the apps in the other dock are: Safari* 2, **Mail.app, 1Password, DayOne, Skype, Dropbox, Messages and the Settings.app.
Byword After a long time struggling to find right writing tool for me I have settled with it for all my daily and ongoing writings. It keeps all my documents that I need for my work as well.
OmniFocus Okay, whithout this app not much would happen.
On the desktop I keep my next-frequently used apps.
The contents of other folders I organized by context, so in the Blog folder I have some apps that I use in one way or the other for blogging or to access the blog, the Reference folder contains note apps and other reference tools and so on. For the time being I am rather satisfied with this setup and while I was already at it I added a fresh wallpaper. Somehow I do enjoy this one on the iPad as it makes it appear to be a bit mor desktop-y. Now I will continue with this experiment and figure out my iPhone setup, which I will post then as well. At one point I will also put together an individual page for my home-screens.