Home Screens: Composer Johnny Knittle

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This week features musician and composer Johnny Knittle (Website)(Twitter). Johnny writes music for numerous television programs and is extremely talented (Johnny’s SoundCloud). Johnny also composed and performed the current Mac Power Users music. So Johnny, show us your home screen.

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What are some of your favorite apps?

OmniFocus and 1Password are apps I really love and couldn’t do without. Dispatch is a great email app. Drafts and Launch (Center Pro) are quite handy as well, hence the well earned placements in my dock. Due is great used in conjunction with the OSX app, especially for items which don’t belong in OmniFocus. The newFileMaker Go is a nice update as well.

Which app is your guilty pleasure?

The NYT Crossword app (it’s on page 2) which I play daily, then download older puzzles to play even more often. It has even become part of my bedtime routine. If I had to pick an app from my home screen then the winner is Twitter. I have found Twitter to be quite useful and have even found work that way.

What is the app you are still missing?

A good quality photo management app, something pragmatic.

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

An almost inordinate amount, surely. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

What is your favorite feature of the iPhone/iPad?

I love the easy access to the Do Not Disturb control, I’ll quickly put it in DND mode when I’m with the girlfriend or having dinner. Also useful when I have to record or just need my phone to shut up and stop yelling at me.

A close second is the mutli-page folders. I don’t remember who wrote about having empty space on the bottom of the screen but I love it; I have only one app in the bottom of each page which is mostly possible due to the new mutli-paged folders feature.

If you were in charge at Apple, what would you add or change?

I’d spend some of our billions on the rights to Sierra Quest Games then create a new Space Quest; Roger Wilco deserves another chance.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Go Steelers! 2014 is our year. (And yes, I do have the Steelers app on page 2.)

Thanks Johnny