How did you layout your UI?
I'm struggling with deciding how I want to layout the 7 pages of the UI. I found the stock layout to be a little weird and illogical. For example on the first page to the left they have a contact list of favorites mixed in with the widgets to turn on and off the different comminications (4G, Wifi, GPS, etc) which seems pretty weird to me.
I'm kind of a categorization and organization freak. So I'm just curious how other people orgranized all their widgets and apps. If you have screen shots that's a bonus.
- 06-15-2010, 10:55 PM #2
I've been obsessing over that too. I definitely use messaging, calendar and Mail a lot, so I have full page widgets for each of those. For music I have a 1/2 page widget, but I got rid of the huge weather/clock widget because the time is in the top bar anyway, and I like the Weather Channel app, plus I don't want an unnecessary widget possibly draining my battery faster.
I've got apps loaded up on one and a half pages, and that leaves me with two empty pages.
- 06-15-2010, 11:01 PM #3
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- 06-15-2010, 11:13 PM #5
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Yup. You can start with the clean slate and customize it any way you want.
I personally find 7 screens too many. I'm now using ADW.Launcher and have reduced my home screens to 3.
Left has GPS & power, middle has my most used apps , right had multimedia and a small weather app.
Makes for a very clean home.
- 06-16-2010, 12:01 AM #6
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- 06-16-2010, 02:07 AM #9
How the heck do you access anything but your latest note in that widget? I don't see a way to bring them up - a la the Pre's cork board - other than deleting them to reveal the one underneath. I'm either missing something or this is a useless widget.
- 06-16-2010, 02:19 AM #10
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Home Screen = Big Default HTC Clock/Weather Widget along with - People, Calendar, Gmail, Messaging, Internet, Voicemail (my 6 Main PIM/Communication Apps)
Immediate Left Screen = 4G, WIFI, GPS, Bluetooth, Hotspot (the Power Sucking Feature Widgets to easily monitor and turn off/on as needed)
All other Screens = BLANK
i am a minimalist and hate clutter. i like to keep it simple.
- 06-16-2010, 11:52 AM #14
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You can still use the standard Android widgets or any third-party ones either way.
- 06-16-2010, 01:49 PM #17
Is there anyway to do that w/o getting rid of sense?
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- 06-16-2010, 02:17 PM #19
I started out with a lot of big widgets and gradually found that I generally preferred using the space as an organized launcher, with only a little bit of active content.
I'm still evolving, but for now: pages, based on position in leap view:
center: big time/weather widget, plus 8 "instant use" apps based either on frequency of use or desire for rapid access when I do need them. Currently Camera, RPN Calculator, SecForms, 3banana, Gmail, Astrid, Calendar, Internet.
middle left: media/fun. app icons for Wordplayer, DoggCatcher, Pandora, Videos, Music, Flixster Movies, Gallery, etc.
middle right: internet and lookup apps: news, Tapatalk, Googles, Barcode Scanner, ShopSavvy, etc.
top left: Travel apps. Two 2-space time widgets: current location and home. Tripcase, Maps, Sprint Nav, etc
top right: Communications. Quick contact icons for 6 people, plus app icons like Voice, Messages, People, Call History
bottom left: System. Widgets to toggle Airplane, Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, 4G, Ringermode. LED Light, Setting Profiles app and Setting Profiles widget. Spare Parts, Astro
bottom right: not used yet
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