It ‘s still only been 24 hours, of using the new PogoPlank springboard replacement, but I have to say I am enjoying the heck out of it. It just feels so good to suddenly have just * one * home screen, after being used to running between 8-11 for quite a while now. I ‘m […]
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160 iPhone Apps and Just One Home Screen = Sweeeeet

PogoPlank for iPhone

It ‘s still only been 24 hours, of using the new PogoPlank springboard replacement, but I have to say I am enjoying the heck out of it.

It just feels so good to suddenly have just * one * home screen, after being used to running between 8-11 for quite a while now. I ‘m continuing to tweak which apps go into which folders (and which new folders I may need) but I am finding it a much nicer way to organize and find things than any home screen arrangement I ‘ve ever devised.

So far I have got 14 folders covering everything from Family to Utilities “ with some of them containing just a handful of apps and others housing up to 15-20 apps.

Another little thing to get used to when using PogoPlank is that when you do a new app install, or an app update, you of course will not see the install progress via a status bar on an app icon “ because there are no icons anywhere anymore.  So you just need to watch the little status wheel within the status bar:

PogoPlank

As well as loving the idea of just one home screen, it ‘s also a real pleasure being able to enjoy wallpapers like never before on the iPhone.  Not only is your own wallpaper visible, it is splashed across the full screen with only PogoPlank ‘s minimalistic wheel (in at least some of its custom themes) infringing on it at all.  So walls like the one featuring an Apple logo at the top of this post stand out much more than they ever did behind rows of icons.  As does this one as well

PogoPlank

I don ‘t feel like I ‘ve got it all figured out yet in terms of how many folders I need and some of the fine-tuning of them, but I feel very comfortable with PogoPlank so far.

There was an update today for the app, but I could not see any details of what was fixed / added.  I did see some very good news on what is coming in future updates, via a tweet from the devs earlier:

Tweetie

App re-ordering and Spotlight (as in, getting it back to being accessible while PogoPlank is active) are easily my two biggest wish list items.  So hurrah for that.  Hope that update is not too far off.

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