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The Homescreens of the Buffer Team: An Inside Look at All Our Favorite Apps, Folders, and Photos

Oct 6, 2015 5 min readOpen
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Kevan Lee

Former VP of Marketing @ Buffer

It seems you can learn a lot about someone by looking at their phone: the apps they use, the folders they create, and the pictures they’ve added.

We’re excited to share a glimpse into our phones (and our lives!) here at the Buffer team.

A lot of what you might see here are some of the tools we use at Buffer like Hipchat, Trello, UP, and of course the Buffer app itself. A few other themes that pop up: Lots of great social media apps and tools and many apps focused on self-improvements like meditation, list-making, and fitness.

We’d love to learn how your homescreen looks, too! Feel free to add yours to the comments here and share any favorite apps or folders.

homescreens buffer team

Special thanks to the Basecamp team for giving us the inspiration to share!

Joel, @joelgascoigne

Joel Gascoigne homescreen

Notable apps:

Leo, @leowid

Leo Widrich homescreen


Sunil, @sunils34

Sunil's homescreen

Notable apps:

  • Waze – GPS, maps, and traffic
  • Todoist – To-do list and task manager

Niel, @nieldlr

Niel homescreen

Notable apps:

José, @josemdev

Jose homescreen

Notable apps:

  • Scanbot – Scanner and QR-code reader
  • OALD – Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (English)
  • Simplenote – Note-taking and list making
  • PomodoroPro – Pomodoro timer
  • Spendee – Finance app and expense tracker

Kat, @kasiazien

Kat's homescreen

Notable apps:

Pioul, @_pioul

Pioul homescreen

Ivana, @ivanazuber

Ivana homescreen

Marcus, @mwermuth

Marcus homescreen

Notable apps:

  • Overcast – Podcast app for finding and listening
  • Unread – RSS reader
  • PinnerPinboard app
  • Paper – Notes, photos, and sketches app
  • Spark – Email app
  • Launch – Shortcut launcher and Today widget
  • OmniFocus – Task management

Jordan, @JordanMorgan10

Jordan's homescreen

Notable apps:

  • Lifesum – Food, exercise, and health app
  • Quest – Gamified task management app


Mary, @marycjantsch

Mary's homescreen

Adam, @A_Farmer

Adam homescreen

Notable apps:

  • Mint – Money management, budget, and tracker
  • ESV Bible – English Standard Version of the Bible

Danny, @danmulc1

Danny homescreen

Notable apps:

  • MyFitnessPal – Calorie counter, plus food-and-exercise journal
  • Pure Gym – Fitness app for Pure Gym members

Ross, @rossparmly

Ross homescreen

Notable apps:

  • Wunderlist – To-do lists
  • VSCO Cam – Camera and photography app
  • NeuBible – Bible app
  • iAlien – Reddit app
  • Drafts – Notes app
  • Duolingo – Language-learning app

Kelly, @kellybakes

Kelly's homescreen

Amy, @amyheather

Amy's homescreen

Notable apps:

  • Dark Sky – Hyperlocal weather reports and down-to-the-minute weather updates
  • Swarm – Gamified Foursquare app

Customer Development

Rodolphe, @rdutel

Tom, @thomasdunnuk

TomD's homescreen

Roy, @RoyBoss

Roy homescreen

Product + Design

Dave, @OCallaghanDavid

Dave O homescreen

Notable apps:

  • MobileDN – Designer news
  • Wake – Share designs, send and receive feedback
  • – To-do lists and task management
  • Mailbox – Email client

Marc Anthony, @Marc_Rosa

Marc Anthony's homescreen

Notable apps:

Steve, @stevemdixon

Steve homescreen

Data and Growth

Michael, @michael_erasmus

Michael homescreen

Notable apps:

  • Magic Seaweed – Surf forecasts
  • Remote – Control for your iTunes library and iTunes radio
  • FNB – Online banking

Max, @Maxberthelot

Max's homescreen

Julian, @JulHeimer

Notable apps:

  • ESPNFC – Soccer scores and news
  • Sprig – Organic meals delivered

Crafters + Community

Kevan, @kevanlee

Kevan homescreen

Courtney, @courtneyseiter

Courtney's homescreen

Notable apps:

  • Songza – Free songs and playlists
  • Headspace – Meditation app
  • Duolingo – Language learning app
  • Rdio – Music streaming service

Nicole, @nmillerbooks

Nicole's homescreen

Alfred, @alfred_lua

Alfred homescreen

Notable apps:

  • Dollarbird – Personal finance calendar
  • Calm – Meditation app
  • Strava – Running and cycling app
  • Couple – Relationship app

Over to you

If you’re up for sharing, it’d be so neat to see your homescreen too!

Feel free to share the screen here below in the comments, along with any favorite apps that fit with your workflow. I’d be so excited to learn from you!

(To take a screenshot of your iPhone screen, press Power + Home. To take a screenshot of your Android screen, press Power + Volume Down.)

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