Show me your Homescreen, and I'll tell you who you are. As unique as everyone's homescreen is, it's pretty interesting to see how every different type of person has a different way their homescreen is laid out and used. The hoarder, the nitpickers, the aesthetics, the nerd, the minimalists, just to name a few of the possibilities. But which type are you?
Maybe you're a free spirit who rebelled against the system, perhaps a genius that controls the chaos - or maybe you just can’t things in order. Your apps are thrown together at random, and you always look like a man who has been possessed by his home screen. Are you constantly late because you the train is driven off before you have found the app that you were looking for?
Chaos makes you afraid. For you a homescreen should be manageable, even at a glance. The idea of clutter on your display causes you to lose sleep at night. Therefore, you have all your apps meticulously sorted into thematic folders, so you never have search around for them. Downloads of new apps last forever with you. Not because of a slow Internet connection, but because you only have to think carefully which folder they belong to.
You don’t actually need a smartphone. In fact, you could probably just get by with one of those digital photo frames. You horde pretty wallpapers, and it is more important to you to be able to enjoy looking at them then it is for you to access your apps. If you were to install a Wallpaper Changer, you would probably starve to death, because the gaze of your Home screen would entrance you for hours on end. Therefore, your home screen is practically empty. Something that would clutter the space, like a weather widget or clunky clock is completely out of the question. Simple, beautiful, but not all together handy.
Your smartphone is not really a phone, but a Tricorder. The only reason you chose Android is because you can now pretend you’re Data from Star Trek thanks to a custom theme. You’re used to being stared at in public, because for every SMS message that you receive, a photon torpedo detonates in your pants at full volume. And that’s the only thing that will be coming out of your pants, most dates end with them walking out on you the moment that you pick up your device. I guess a Jean-Luc Picard Jr. isn’t in the works anytime soon….
Secretly you are still asking yourself why you have a smartphone at all. Actually, you would be completely satisfied with owning a Nokia 3310. However, everyone needs to try and fit in from time to time. The handful of the apps you have on your device, you had your mother download them for you because when you hear “Play Store” images of an adult orientated boutique come to mind and you’re mildly ashamed. And if someone says "WhatsApp”, you respond with: "Not a whole lot…”
So, which one are you? Do you fall into any of these categories or are you someone completely different?