I Color-Coded My Apps
I color-coded my apps and it’s the best thing I’ve done.
For those who may know me, I can be messy, but for the most part, I am a neurotic, organized person.
Why did I color-code my apps?
That’s a great question. It started at midnight after watching Breaking Bad, and I didn’t finish the project until around 3 A.M. I think I was scrolling on Pinterest, saw something similar, and I thought, “That’s aesthetic as hell––I have to do that.”
What benefits come from color-coded apps?
Everything was mostly organized by the date I installed the apps or by folders like “Finances”, “Social”, “School”, etc. Those folders are great, but I always know what I’m looking for, not just looking around. There were a lot of apps I forgot about because I would hide them in folders, and never see them again. Getting rid of my unused apps was really refreshing, and now, if I’m looking for my Wells Fargo app, I scroll to my red page. It’s been so much easier to find apps, and scrolling through them is super satisfying!
How did I do this?
- Deleted all the apps I wasn’t using.
- Picked a background that had more neutral colors so it wouldn’t distract from the change of colors as I scroll through my apps.
- Put all of my most-used apps on the first page, like Mail, Facetime, Maps, Instagram, etc.
- Changed the colors of my most used apps to suit my favorite color, yellow. I used this website to learn how.
- Filled gaps with widgets from Widgetsmith
If you’re going color-code apps, get a good TV show going, delete the apps you’re not using, then figure out a layout plan. Dedicate quite a bit of time to this and you won’t regret it. Good luck!
If you’re interested in more organization tips, head to my website to read about my bullet journaling!