Home Screens – Rob Corddry

When I was setting plans for Macworld 2012, I asked Rob Corddry (IMDB) (Twitter) if he’d fly up to San Francisco to talk about his use of Apple technology in showbiz. I explained there was no budget to pay for his travel or his room but I’d really like him to join us. Rob replied, “If you can guarantee that there will be no per diem or cab fare reimbursement, I’m in.” This is just one of the many reasons why I love Rob. So Rob, show us your home screen.

What are your most interesting home screen apps?
There are a few pretty interesting ones: DC Comics, which I use religiously on the iPad, is the only really good comics browser in my opinion. Action Movie is bordering on fascinating. I also love Chefs Feed and MatchBook. Chefs Feed tells me where chefs choose to eat. Matchbook is a location-based restaurant reminder.

What is your favorite app?
Omnifocus (iPhone) (iPad)is by far the most useful thing ever to be made for the iOS. And if you know Omnifocus, you know that the iOS apps may actually surpass the desktop version.

Which app is your guilty pleasure?
It takes a lot to make me feel guilty. Instagram? Not that I’m ashamed of it, in the way that I cringe a little over my love for the Barbara Streisand and Barry Gibb team-up (best song? Guilty. Very apropos) . I just spend a lot of time on it, poking around in other people’s business.

What is the app you are still missing?
Jott’s sudden incompatibility with Omnifocus left a huge hole in my workflow that still exists. I want to be able to push a button on my steering wheel and have whatever I say show up in my Omnifocus inbox. Nerds?

Have you tried Siri integration? – David

How many times a day do you use your iPhone/iPad?
My iphone keeps trying to poke bio-mechanic tendrils into my wrist. I use my iPad less frequently. I have two scripts I have to read today which will happen on my iPad. I use PDFpen for iPad to take simple notes with a stylus because I’m more of a pencil/pen notetaker. I also read the majority of my DC comics on the iPad because their browser is leaps and bounds better than Marvels or Image’s. I prefer to read most of my comics on real paper anyway.

What is your favorite feature of the iPhone/iPad?
My iPhone is like that fat Swiss Army knife that my Papa gave me when I was too young to even wield a fork that wasn’t blunted, but my iPhone is easier to carry. My favorite singular feature has to be the the camera. I have two really great cameras, a Canon DSLR and a beautiful compact Sony that I NEVER USE.

If you were in charge at Apple, what would you add or change?
I have tiny little gripes about everything that I use but nothing that hasn’t been talked about a million times. My biggest complaint is that my wife and I can’t share stuff between our iTunes accounts. That’s where the gloss wears off for me and I can see the seams in Apple’s fabric. It’s a level of control and security that tarnishes everything else for me.

Anything else you’d like to share?
A lot of people may balk at my folder structure but if I have single apps on multiple pages I get lost.

Thanks Rob.

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