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  1. J4rrod's Avatar
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    Hi everyone. I'm new here, but thought I'd see what everyone has on their Start screen. Mine goes like this:

    Phone | People
    Me | Girlfriend contact tiel
    Messaging | Quick Lists
    World Weather | Maps
    Facebook | Birdsong
    Calendar
    Marketplace | USA Today
    eBay | IE
    FML | Fandango
    Alarms | Office
    Pictures
    Urban Dictionary | Shazam
    Email | LazyTube
    XBL | Zune
    Penguin | AlphaJax
    WPCentral | Settings

    What's everyone else got?
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    Phone | People
    Messaging | Mail
    IE | XBL
    Calender
    Twitter | Facebook
    Dropbox Viewer | last.fm
    Pictures
    Music & Videos | Marketplace



    Pretty standard. I like the home screen but I feel like the "other" apps could go somewhere better than just a list. I don't know any other good apps to get.
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    Mine is .

    Me | People
    Phone | Text messages
    Calendar
    Work Number | Email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfang View Post
    Mine is .

    Me | People
    Phone | Text messages
    Calendar
    Work Number | Email.
    lol not the longest Start screen in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfang View Post
    Mine is .

    Me | People
    Phone | Text messages
    Calendar
    Work Number | Email.
    Woah there. You must have a hard time finding the Calendar app with your start screen being that crowded.
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    I'm too lazy to post my file start screen, so here's the stuff above the fold:

    Phone | Messaging
    Personal Email | Business Email
    Calendar
    Music+Videos | Internet Explorer

    I created a few rules for myself which keeps my start screen logical (for me) and fresh, such as

    1. Regardless of the fact that I don't make many calls, the Phone/Dialer must be "above the fold" and in the same spot. First and foremost, it's still a phone and the dialer should be in an easy-to-reach spot.

    2. Most frequently-used apps go to the top of the screen. After that, apps are segregated by types (weather, news, images).

    3. I'm a little more flexible with live tile apps, especially photo live tile apps. I put at least one for every six tiles so I'm pretty much always looking at something fresh on my homescreen. Constantly-changing images keep the homescreen fresh. Aside from the Pictures Hub, USA Today, Bing Is Beautiful, and Flickr all have great photo live tiles. The Top Tweets portion of the Samsung Now app (Samsung only, sorry) shows a snippet of a random top tweet, something which is fun to check out when I have a few seconds to waste.

    4. The last two apps are always Settings and Diagnostics. I usually dive into both pretty frequently, and have them at the bottom for the same reason that the Phone is at the top of my screen.
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    My layout on my HD7 goes:

    Phone | People
    Messaging | GoVoice
    Calendar
    HTC Hub
    Facebook | Birdsong
    Gchat | Turn By Turn Navigation
    Pictures
    Internet Explorer | Marketplace
    Xbox Live | WPCentral
    Calorie Counter | ESPN
    HTC Flashlight | Fuse
    Maps | Hotmail
    Gmail 1 | Gmail 2
    Settings | HTC Youtube
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    HTC Hub
    Hotmail | Messaging
    ME | People
    Music | Phone
    Contact | Contact
    Contact | Contact
    IE | Maps
    IM+ | KIK
    Words By Post | NextGen Reader
    MSN Movies | TuneIn Radio
    Vevo | Yelp
    Connectivity Shortcut | Key Ring
    XBL Games | Marketplace
    StatGnome | ESPN
    Pictures Hub
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    Phone|People
    Email|SMS
    IE|Me
    Calendar
    Pictures
    Music Player|France24 TV
    Marketplace|Weather
    Notes|CNN
    Engaget|Compass
    HTC Hub
    Converter
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    in order , left to right.

    PHONE
    MSSEGIN
    F1 2011 Live
    F1 formula 1
    Xbox live
    F1 calander
    Arcane TD world editor
    Arcane TD
    Hotmail
    Noborizaka (task manager )
    WP central app
    People HUB
    Super Tube
    Where`s my timmy?
    Settings
    Ign
    Calandar
    Pictures
    Marketplace
    Bing is beautiful
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    phone
    people
    calender
    messaging
    hotmail
    pictures
    ie
    google mail
    zune
    marketplace
    me
    xboxlive
    drivers log
    accurweather
    alarm
    facebook
    words by post
    twitter
    yep... yep...
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    In order:

    Phone | People
    Settings | Messaging
    Work Email | Work Email 2
    My Hotmail | KiK Messenger
    Facebook | Twitter
    Marketplace | IE
    Zune | XBL
    Calender
    Pictures
    HTC Hub
    Me | The Weather Channel
    WP Central | Weave
    Foodspotting | FitLife 620
    Sky News | BBC News
    SuperTube | Flashlight
    DC Comics | Perfect Scan
    Yell | Shazam

    :)
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    Phone | People
    Messaging | Hotmail
    Me | Yahoo! Mail
    Zune | Smart Tile
    Calendar
    Picture
    WP Central | IE
    USA Today | The Weather Channel
    Facebook | Wordbook
    MS Office | XBox Live
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    Is there a way to take a screenshot of it? I'm too lazy to type all mine out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikkf View Post
    Is there a way to take a screenshot of it? I'm too lazy to type all mine out.
    Black & White in NoDo unfortunately, but Mango used to be colour so what's changed? Hmmmmmm



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    Phone|People
    Messaging| Girlfriend
    IE| XBL
    Zune|Weather
    Pictures
    Linked inbox| Family Group|
    Me|Foursquare
    Maps|Lazytube
    Calendar
    Office|Pageonce
    Marketplace|WPcentral
    My Verizon|Fuse
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWeeBear View Post
    Black & White in NoDo unfortunately, but Mango used to be colour so what's changed? Hmmmmmm


    Wait wtf how did you do that!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaMMa View Post
    Woah there. You must have a hard time finding the Calendar app with your start screen being that crowded.
    Quote Originally Posted by J4rrod View Post
    lol not the longest Start screen in the world.
    Haha I though the topic was about the icons that where ready available. I have a pretty long list actually.

    Me | People
    Phone | Messages
    Calendar
    Work | Email
    Sister | Boss
    Foodspotting | Internet
    Zune | Lazytube
    Pictures
    Minesweeper | Sudoku
    Xbox Live | Angry Birds
    Pacman DX | "Friut" Ninja ( stupid game, has a typo on the tile )
    Facebook | Accuweather
    Marketplacer | Settings
    IMDb | Cocktail flow
    Engadget | Tool Box
    Office | Alarm
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    Quote Originally Posted by J4rrod View Post
    Wait wtf how did you do that!?
    Bung the Omnia in the scanner. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWeeBear View Post
    Bung the Omnia in the scanner. :)
    Oh LOL I thought it was some awesome feature I was missing.
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    We have a similar thread with more good suggestions and apps listed:

    http://forums.wpcentral.com/marketplace-apps/177965.htm
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    I'm a bit OCD with start screens - was the same with my iPhone where I only ever had a grid of 3x4 on the first screen so there was a gap (don't ask me why!).

    With WP7, I have 4 x 2 above Pictures, and 4 x 2 underneath. I always have phone, messaging, people, twitter (Rowi), Personal email, work email, RSS (Weave) and IE in the top section for quick access, then Zune, Xbox Live, BBC News, Your Weather, Bingle maps, Wikipedia, Marketplace and Settings underneath.

    When Mango lands, I'll combine the two email accounts leaving me with a spare "hotspot" slot above the Pictures "divider". Most of the time I'll probably have the new connectivity shortcuts app there to flip wifi on/off, but if I'm e.g. in London for the day I'll probably swap it out for London Travel.

    Funnily enough, this is one of the many reasons why I dislike Android - you can't organise anything nearly as well. Widgets can be any shape/size, with no uniformity or consistent design to them, you can have widgets AND icons but the icons show no info, and it takes 7 screens to display the information I can see in one.
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    Phone | Me
    Messaging | Boyfriend
    Mom | Best Friend
    Co-worker | Co-Worker
    HTC Hub
    People | Netflix
    Yahoo Mail | Gmail
    IE | XBL
    Calendar
    Pictures
    Music | Marketplace
    BOA | Fuse
    Nokia Lumia 1020 owner here...

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