Home Screens: Andrew Hall

This week’s Home Screen features Andrew Hall. I’ve got to know Andy in the MacSparky Labs. He’s an engineer and an app developer (Lifeorities and Starship SE Corps). Andy is also a really nice guy. Show us your home screens, Andy.

What are some of your favorite apps?

I love the FotMob app. I use it to follow all my soccer action. I also love and daily use the App Store Connect app and, recently, the Disneyland app. Overcast is also a daily favorite.

Which app is your guilty pleasure?

tv app

What app makes you most productive?

Since my daily work is on a Windows PC, my productivity using my iPhone and other Apple devices is for personal and hobby productivity. I would say, for me, I use the Photos , Calendar, Reminders, Safari, Mail, Notes, and Messages apps. However, if I had to pick one, I would say Reminders because it is my daily task go-to app.

What app do you know you’re underutilizing?

Many. For work I use OneNote a ton. I definitely underutilize that for my personal use. Instead, I use the Notes app a lot, and it is great for my personal project notes. 

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

iPhone: many times an hour.
iPad: usually once a day — at night for YouTube and tv.

What Today View widgets are you using and why?

I have a ton of Today View widgets, mostly news-type widgets. However, I rarely swipe over to the Today View. Instead, I’ve got a lot of what I need on Home Screen widgets, particularly using Widgetsmith. My main Home Screen features the Siri Suggestions widget at the top.

What is your favorite feature of the iPhone/iPad?

Lately, the Dynamic Island.

In general, so many apps and content available on a great platform. That is why I enjoy my hobby of app development! I love how these devices can be so personal and become a great creative and information tool.

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

I would improve/fix Siri.

What’s your wallpaper and why?

I have different iPhone wallpapers by Focus mode. Most of my Focus modes use the Photos wallpaper, and I have it randomly cycle through my favorite photos. 

Thanks, Andrew!