I’ve rearranged my iPad’s home screen again. When I first got it, I had a couple of apps on the home screen itself, and the rest were in folders (I have a lot of apps).
After a while I decided that I should put the apps I use most (after those on the dock) on the home screen, to save a couple of taps. These were Zite, Flipboard, Instapaper, Photos, Photogene, Blipfoto, a dictionary, Articles (a Wikipedia app), Dropbox … blah blah anyway … I recently bought two apps that have shifted things fairly solidly – to the point they have assumed pride of place on my first home screen, because I open one or both of these almost every time I use my iPad (at least, since I’m on holiday this week … once I go back to work next week I won’t be using them as often, which is why Pocket Informant will stay on the dock.
Morphwiz is a fantastic synthesiser and … basically new musical instrument. Its absolutely wonderful, and amazing fun. I look forward to recording with it once my musical muse returns…. And once its not so cold at night, so I’m more keen on staying up to make music.
Soundprism is another fantastic app. Its great fun to play around with using the included sounds, but the pro version adds MIDI capability, and it will even connect to your computer over wifi (on an iPad at least; I think it doesn’t on an iPhone) to act as a MIDI controller. I’ve had a play with it in Garageband already, and it is totally brilliant. Absolutely the dog’s bits. When I compare it to my ancient Korg Poly800 I’ve been using to control MIDI instruments it’s a world easier and better. Also, given that I needed to get a new power supply to make my Korg work again, SoundPrism Pro was basically a no cost option (possibly even saved me money, as crazy as it seems).
I’m thinking these apps might even make it to the dock soon; they’d probably swap places with Nebulous Notes and iBooks – as much as I love both of them.