Home Screens - Tyler Tervooren

This is the 19th post in a series called Home Screens. David Sparks over at MacSparky has been doing this for a long time and I thought it would be interesting to ask my friends, family, and former co-workers what is on their Home Screens!

Hey there. I'm Tyler. I like to write, run marathons, and climb mountains. Little known fact about me: My left leg is made of titanium. That's actually not true. I made that up.

What are your most interesting home screen apps?

I actually don't have any home screen apps! I keep all my apps (except a few of the standard ones) in folders. And I keep all but a few folders on the homescreen. Yep...I'm a bit of a nut about organization.

What is your favorite app?

Right now it's the OkCupid app. Hooray for Internet dating! I also use the Converter Plus app a lot when I'm traveling to do quick currency calculations.

Which app is your guilty pleasure?

Temple Run. Such a simple game, but really addicting. I find myself playing it all the time on airplanes.

What is the app you are still missing?

I wish there were an app for ordering take out from different restaurants wherever you are. I have no idea how that would work, but I feel like I would use it all the time.

How many times a day do you use your iPhone?

I think it depends on what I'm doing each day. Some days—like when I'm writing a lot—I don't look at my phone all day. But if I'm traveling or out and about, I might use it all day long to get directions, find places to see or stay, or do currency conversions.

What is your favorite feature of the iPhone?

The new Notification Center is pretty cool. It's nice to be able to just swipe the screen and see all my upcoming appointments and other vital info rather than have to open a bunch of different apps.

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

I'd stop signing exclusive contracts with networks like AT&T and Verizon! I really don't understand what Apple's strategy is in forcing their customers to sign agreements with those carriers.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Someone needs to make an owl identification app. I feel like I would use that all the time. I am ALWAYS trying to identify owls.

Note from Mike:

Tyler runs a website called Advanced Riskology. He helps people achieve better living through uncertainty. I have been reading his blog for over a year now and it's quite fascinating! I would encourage you to check it out!