Last week, a coworker and I were discussing various iPad apps. He pulled out his iPad and was swiping across home screens to get to the specific app we were discussing. There was something funky - a good funky - about his home screens, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Someone else walked by and said, “Oh, is he showing you his obsessive home screen organization?” He went back to the home screen and I immediately saw how he organized his apps and folders on his iPad… by color.
He had 6 pages of apps. All grouped by color. A blue page, a green page, and so on.
And here I thought I was pretty obsessive about home screen layout. His organization makes might look downright lazy. Maybe I can get him so give me screenshots.
Apple sold more iPads last quarter than HP sold PCs. Those iPads are used to read books, write books, create and give presentations, get directions, teach med students and lawyers, run companies, drive home theater systems, play games—a thousand things we have done with computers for years, and much more.
But if you’re still not thinking about the iPad as a “personal computer” because it doesn’t ship with a hardware keyboard or some type of port, I hope 1995 is treating you well.