Show Us Your Home Screen!

I was at lunch the other day with a few friends of mine, and I noticed one of their home screens was setup substantially differently than mine. Where I’ve got apps all over the place, my buddy had two folders in the dock and two apps up top with a gorgeous wallpaper to show off. When I got home, I noticed that my wife had just folders on her home screen, and just the phone icon in the dock. That got me thinking — what do our reader’s home screens look like?

With that in mind, I decided to put it to the test and get some feedback from you, the reader. Want to know more? Hit the jump and find out!

The Situation

So here’s what we would like you to do.

First, take a screenshot of your iPhone’s home screen. Don’t know how? It’s easy, just hit the home button and the lock button at the same time and you’ll hear a camera shutter sound.

Second, go here and enter your name and upload your home screen. Finally, tell us about what apps you have on your home screen and why, then submit the form. Once we have a few submissions together, we’ll put them up here on the site for all of us to enjoy. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a new app or two for your own home screen!

Want an example? Well here’s my current home screen for you to check out:

I go through a lot of apps because of testing, but the only ones that make the home screen are the ones that I use all the time. Some highlights:

Capture — I found this one via Twitter, and it’s helped me out a bunch. It’s so simple, it barely needs a review: Open the app and the video camera turns on. This is perfect for shooting videos of my 18-month-old son. I even caught him planking the other day. Seriously.

Dial Wife — People ask me about this one all the time, and I bought it a long time ago. It’s another one touch app, and this one dials my wife. Easy enough.

Fahrenheit — I live in Arizona, and it gets pretty hot around here — hot enough to cause harm to my kid if he spends too much time outside. Fahrenheit uses the app notification system to display the current temperature, that way I always know at a glance what’s going on. And if you notice that this screenshot was taken at 8:17 pm and it was still 106 degrees Fahrenheit, well then you can probably feel my pain.

That’s it! So go ahead and enter now! Who knows, maybe we’ll even make this a regular thing!