Home Screens – Patrick Rhone

Today’s home screen post features Patrick Rhone, a very nice fellow and the curator of Minimal Mac, one of my very favorite Mac sites. Patrick is on twitter and you can learn more about his projects here.

Patrick summarizes the minimal Mac brilliantly.

I believe the most minimal computer is the one that is optimized for you. How you work. The menubar items you need. The dock items you need. The applications you need. The system you need. The peripherals you need. The tools you need to get the job done.

Patrick is the first guest to share his iPad home screen.

What are your most interesting home screen apps?

The one that is not quite released yet ;-).

What is your favorite app?

Too hard to choose between Instapaper and Simplenote.

Which app is your guilty pleasure?

Ego. I like to pretend that I don’t care about my numbers and that I have it mainly because it is the easiest way to log into multiple Tumblr accounts. But I really do check the numbers and care about them too.

How many screens have you filled?

Only two filled. Three icons on the third one. That said, most everything outside of the home screen are either things I am waiting for iPad versions of or apps for my two year old daughter and my wife. I rarely use anything not on the home screen.

What is the app you are still missing?

A decent Tumblr client. An iPad version of Reeder (which is so good that I’m using the iPad version on my iPad).

How many times a day do you use your iPhone/iPad?

I use both pretty much most of the day. Combined, they make up about 80% of my overall computer usage.

What is your favorite feature of the iPhone/iPad?

My fingers.

If you were Steve Jobs, what would you add to the iPhone/iPad?

They are both pretty perfect for my needs. Can’t think of anything I would improve. Perhaps a return of the aluminum back to the iPhone but that is an aesthetic thing.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Yes. You don’t need as much as you think you do.

Thanks Patrick!

22 Comments Home Screens – Patrick Rhone

  1. Christopher

    I’m going to start using "curator" more now! That’s a pretty arrogant post in the second comment.

    Found your site through the Mac Power Users podcast, which I really enjoy. Keep up the good work!

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  2. dmendels@me.com

    @Eliot: who cares? It seems to me that Patrick gives a pretty good definition of what he thinks a "curator" oughts to be. And I’m fine with that, the web is a free world… and minimalmac remains one of my favorite blogs, with interesting content: what is re-blogged is well chosen, and about half of the entries are from Patrick. That just does it for me, I can’t find the time to do as much as he does. So, if he wants to call himself the President-of-sorting-out-the-golden-nugget-from-the-drap-out-there, or more simply a curator, let it be…

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  3. dmendels@me.com

    @Eliot: who cares? It seems to me that Patrick gives a pretty good definition of what he thinks a "curator" oughts to be. And I’m fine with that, the web is a free world… and minimalmac remains one of my favorite blogs, with interesting content: what is re-blogged is well chosen, and about half of the entries are from Patrick. That just does it for me, I can’t find the time to do as much as he does. So, if he wants to call himself the President-of-sorting-out-the-golden-nugget-from-the-drap-out-there, or more simply a curator, let it be…

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  4. dmendels@me.com

    @Eliot: who cares? It seems to me that Patrick gives a pretty good definition of what he thinks a "curator" oughts to be. And I’m fine with that, the web is a free world… and minimalmac remains one of my favorite blogs, with interesting content: what is re-blogged is well chosen, and about half of the entries are from Patrick. That just does it for me, I can’t find the time to do as much as he does. So, if he wants to call himself the President-of-sorting-out-the-golden-nugget-from-the-drap-out-there, or more simply a curator, let it be…

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  5. dmendels@me.com

    @Eliot: who cares? It seems to me that Patrick gives a pretty good definition of what he thinks a "curator" oughts to be. And I’m fine with that, the web is a free world… and minimalmac remains one of my favorite blogs, with interesting content: what is re-blogged is well chosen, and about half of the entries are from Patrick. That just does it for me, I can’t find the time to do as much as he does. So, if he wants to call himself the President-of-sorting-out-the-golden-nugget-from-the-drap-out-there, or more simply a curator, let it be…

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  6. dmendels@me.com

    @Eliot: who cares? It seems to me that Patrick gives a pretty good definition of what he thinks a "curator" oughts to be. And I’m fine with that, the web is a free world… and minimalmac remains one of my favorite blogs, with interesting content: what is re-blogged is well chosen, and about half of the entries are from Patrick. That just does it for me, I can’t find the time to do as much as he does. So, if he wants to call himself the President-of-sorting-out-the-golden-nugget-from-the-drap-out-there, or more simply a curator, let it be…

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  7. smithdavid31@gmail.com

    something strikes me with that background on the ipad… would love to have that as a desktop wallpaper too <3

    thanks patrick for sharing your ipad apps info… i have so far downloaded loads and not really found a favourite, i will admit the photo bucket app kinda rocks! –

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  8. smithdavid31@gmail.com

    something strikes me with that background on the ipad… would love to have that as a desktop wallpaper too <3

    thanks patrick for sharing your ipad apps info… i have so far downloaded loads and not really found a favourite, i will admit the photo bucket app kinda rocks! –

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  9. smithdavid31@gmail.com

    something strikes me with that background on the ipad… would love to have that as a desktop wallpaper too <3

    thanks patrick for sharing your ipad apps info… i have so far downloaded loads and not really found a favourite, i will admit the photo bucket app kinda rocks! –

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  10. smithdavid31@gmail.com

    something strikes me with that background on the ipad… would love to have that as a desktop wallpaper too <3

    thanks patrick for sharing your ipad apps info… i have so far downloaded loads and not really found a favourite, i will admit the photo bucket app kinda rocks! –

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  11. smithdavid31@gmail.com

    something strikes me with that background on the ipad… would love to have that as a desktop wallpaper too <3

    thanks patrick for sharing your ipad apps info… i have so far downloaded loads and not really found a favourite, i will admit the photo bucket app kinda rocks! –

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  12. Peter

    Big typo on this interview.

    "A decent Tumblr client. An iPad version of Reeder (which is so good that Iā€™m using the iPad version on my iPad)."

    He’s using the iPad version for an app which doesn’t have an iPad version? It’s coming soon, tho. – http://www.twitter.com/reederapp

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