There is an Art to Organizing the HomeScreen on your Android Tablet

by Rod on August 5, 2011 · 0 comments

by Rod on August 5, 2011 · 0 comments

Android Tablet Homescreen

There is a art to organizing the home screens on your smartphone and tablets. I would go as far as to say, you can learn a lot about a person based on how they organize their home screens. One look at my iPad and you know I search for apps vs. organize and my kids likely use the iPad more than the adults. In contrast, one look at the Honeycomb or iPad screens below and you can tell these guys enjoy organizing their apps and home screens for efficiency in accessing apps.

Brent was kind enough to screenshot each of the home-screens on his Motorola XOOM tablet and explain how he keeps on top of his over 300 apps. Brent has organized his 5 home-screens using widgets, shortcuts, and a app we have talked about prior called FolderOrganizer. There are actually a dozen folders sprinkled throughout these screes that contain the bulk of the app. FolderOrganizer actually lets you have apps in more than one folder, so that you can quickly jump to a category and find what you need. It is important to note that the design of Brent’s tablet home-screens changes over time based on what apps he is using more frequently, therefore he adds and removes widgets and shortcuts based on his getting to what he uses more quickly..

Multimedia Screen (Far Left)

It does not take long to figure out that one of the benefits of a tablet is watching video content. Brent has an entire screen dedicated to audio/video widgets and folders. Netflix, Amazon CloudPlayer, Google Music, and Pandora to name a few all they key players of content are lined up on this homescreen.

Utilities Screen (Left of Default Home Screen)

The Utilities screen is the home of all the tools he uses on his Android Tablet. Within the tools he tries to keep root tools on the right and non-root tools on the left. Widgets are positioned towards the center of the screen to avoid touching one as he picks up the tablet which is a common problem on tablets.

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