This week’s home screen features Robert Lloyd Lewis (Twitter), producer of Dexter, the most loveable serial killer in the history of television. Robert, among many talents, produces a popular television show, builds apps, and loves his Apple technology. So Robert, show us your home screen.
What are your most interesting home screen apps?
Air Dictate, which let’s me use Siri to dictate to my Mac. Unfortunately Apple yanked it, but I’ve still got it! I also love FaceDialer, which allows me to create one-touch-dial apps with a photo as the icon. I also like YouMail, which emails me my voicemails.
What is your favorite app?
OmniFocus. Yes, it has a learning curve (and thanks David for your invaluable screencasts), but my life would be chaos without it. It also has the most reliable cloud syncing of anything out there, including iCloud. OF’s cloud syncing…just works.
On my iPad:
I love Pear Note, which records audio while I’m taking notes and associates the two. That way I can easily find any part of the audio by clicking on the text I was typing at that moment.
I also can’t live without iAnnotate, which is better than Good Reader. I’ve got all my Dexter scripts with annotated notes, highlights and scribbles on it.
My browser of choice is ‘Grazing Web Browser’. Much better than Safari.
Which app is your guilty pleasure?
My own app, of course! Vowel Movement is a word game in the vein of Scramble and Scrabble. Shameless plug!
What is the app you are still missing?
A reliable way to add todo’s into Omnifocus through voice/transcription. The OF workaround is unreliable. So, my most useful app is not an app at all. It’s on my home screen as ‘Quick Entry’. It’s a trick that opens a text-ready inbox todo in OmniFocus with one touch. Find it here.
I still haven’t found the perfect headset. I’ve tried tons. My current fave is the Jabra Stone 2.
How many times a day do you use your iPhone/iPad?
Whenever I’m not by my Mac, my iPhone/iPad batteries are draining.
What is your favorite feature of the iPhone/iPad?
My iPhone let’s me carry my whole world on my hip. Since it’s always with me, I have every piece of data I ever need at my finger tips. Also, a good idea never slips into the ether since I have a place to store it quickly.
If you were in charge at Apple, what would you add or change?
I would add a drop down with which I could easily toggle on/off bluetooth, location services, airplane mode, and wifi all in one page without drilling down endlessly. (I think Android has this feature). I also wish I could restrict Siri to the iPhone mic. It connects to my car’s built-in bluetooth mic and doesn’t understand a word I say. Frustrating!
Anything else you’d like to share?
Thanks David, for your awesome blog, and keep those screencasts coming!