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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?

  1. Deleted all the apps I wasn’t using.
  2. Picked a background that had more neutral colors so it wouldn’t distract from the change of colors as I scroll through my apps.
  3. Put all of my most-used apps on the first page, like Mail, Facetime, Maps, Instagram, etc.
  4. Changed the colors of my most used apps to suit my favorite color, yellow. I used this website to learn how.
  5. 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!


2 thoughts on “I Color-Coded My Apps

  1. Muffy Ferro

    Can you please do that for my phone

    1. Belle


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