Curious: Do You Save Websites to Your Home screen? (Yes, dumb but curious)

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Traverse, Oct 3, 2014.

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Do You Save Websites to Your Home Screen?

  1. Yes

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  2. Never

    30 vote(s)
    52.6%
  3. I Did Before iOS 7 Safari

    4 vote(s)
    7.0%
  4. I just use the website's actual app (if it exists)

    2 vote(s)
    3.5%
  1. Traverse macrumors 604

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    #1
    I put this in the iOS forum because it affects all iOS devices.

    I realize this is kind of a stupid question, but I'm genuinely curious. I just remembered that you can save an icon to home screen for websites.

    Do you do this?
    Did you do this before iOS 7 started displaying your favorites in an icon view?
    Or do you just use the App, assuming the website has an accompanying app (which I find are not always that good.)
     
  2. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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  3. Traverse thread starter macrumors 604

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    I tried it once in 2011 but it didn't stick. Then Safari got the favorite icons so I was set.

    But now with the extra screen space of the 6 I just remembered that I could use it if I wanted to.
     
  4. Menel macrumors 603

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    I used to for Facebook. (it's now suspended)

    When the Facebook app broke and stopped allowing the receipt of messages, notifying, but not letting you rad them, I deleted it. And switched to the home screen shortcut, could still read messages through it.

    Also, CanIStream.It
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    My dad does this. He has some for Yahoo Mail, Gmail, among other stuff like PDF manuals. Go figure! :rolleyes:

    There are/were some web apps that people used to bookmark. I know Forecast.io and some of the other weather stuff can be used in fullscreen Safari by doing this.

    I prefer using the favorites in Safari now too. They just make more sense and they sync to OS X.
     
  6. hrsetrdr macrumors member

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    I did that in Windows 98, but not with IOS...
     
  7. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I have the MacRumours homepage and WPCentral added as homescreen shortcuts while I look for a good RSS reader.
     
  8. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    I think I did it for about a minute on some random operating system in the 1990s.
     
  9. oldmacs macrumors 601

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    I've done out since iPhone OS 3!! I have a folder of favourites...
     
  10. ron7624 macrumors 68020

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    If I frequent website, I do save them to my desktop. I also, within that site, as in MacRoumors, save the areas of the site that I go to often. That is how I got to this OS 8 section. I then put all the bookmarks together in a folder for similar sites. In my MacRoumors folder, I have: iPad, iPhone, IOS 8, quote notifications and Marketplace.
    I find it convenient.:D
     
  11. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    Why don't you just open safari and click on favorites?
     
  12. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    My most used sites get saved into a group folder on my home screen. Love that. :)
     
  13. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    I have two. Macrumors and work webmail. It's just quicker sometimes.
     
  14. oldmacs macrumors 601

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    I just find it convenient as most of the time my iPhone has a heap of tabs open so getting to bookmarks requires me to 1. Load safari, 2. Press the bookmarks button at the bottom of safari, 3. Press the bookmarks menu to at the top of the screen to move from reading list to bookmarks 4. tap favourites 5. find the book mark in a list 6. Tap it

    VS

    1. Tapping to open the folder on my dock 2. Locating page (Easy to do with icons of the website instead of just text 3. Tap page.

    Much simpler for me :p
     
  15. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    Curious: Do You Save Websites to Your Home screen? (Yes, dumb but curious)

    For me, it depends on the website. Some websites save as full functioning web apps, such as the weather web app, http://pattern.dk
     
  16. brewno macrumors 6502

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    I do that for Facebook to send messages. I removed the app because the default app you can't send messages anymore and I won't ever install facebook messenger app.
     
  17. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    I also use it for Facebook since that app is so terrible.
     
  18. Badrottie Suspended

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    Facebook because I have two separate accounts but now it is no longer save username and password. I have have to delete it in the future. :apple:
     
  19. Traverse thread starter macrumors 604

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    Reeder 2 is good, although I'm annoyed that for the price they charged they haven't announced an iPhone 6/6 Plus update.

    I never thought of that. That's quite creative.
     
  20. E3BK macrumors 68030

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    I do this for Facebook. I hate the app & separate messenger. I just have a Homescreen icon for it now. I check it far less than I used to since I'm not constantly bombarded with notifications.

    Some websites like food52.com don't have a real app so I use it for that also. It's basically just a quick bookmark.
     

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