So what's in your dock?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by sean000, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. sean000 macrumors 6502a

    sean000

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    Bellingham, WA
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    The dock is OS3's place for the apps you need to access quickly and/or frequently. Of course you can always have a complication for an app that isn't in your dock, but most of my complications are docked so I can get more info on the fly when I need it. Here is what I have in order of most frequently accessed to least:

    Messages
    Fantastical 2 (Calendar)
    Carrot (weather)
    Due (Reminders)
    Now Playing
    Activity
    Workout
    Bring (grocery shopping)
    Slack (communication for work)
    Maps (I almost never use maps on the AW, so this is ripe for replacement)

    I will probably replace Maps with Home or the Hue app (We use Hue smart lights in several of our rooms).

    I do have other apps that are important, but not frequently used. I guess the nice thing about the dock is you can always add, remove and rearrange. While traveling I might have several apps there that I don't normally dock.

    Sean
     
  2. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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  3. strategicthinke macrumors regular

    strategicthinke

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    Rio de Janeiro
    #3
    Now playing, Mail (I use to process e-mail on the go, though that's a habit I'm developing since the watchOS 3 snappy update), Workout, WaterMinder, Meu Alelo (Brazilian app for meal tickets from my office and a supermarket card sponsored by my company), Uber, Reminders (for groceries list), OmniFocus (although I still expect them to make the watchOS app better by extending the limit of the number of reminders it can buffer in the watch, right now I have more than 50 activities and after about 30 of them it says I should use the iPhone to see more, making it somewhat useless to my usage), Maps.
     
  4. PR. macrumors member

    PR.

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    Bedford, UK
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    I've started off with

    Cheatsheet
    Todoist
    Carrot Weather
    Timer
    Workout
    Breathe
    Activity
    Home

    These are generally my most commonly used apps and having them launch instantly has been a real plus!

    Only thing I've noticed is that on my old 1st Gen I'd finish the day with around 50% battery left in watchOS2, that a day of general use an an hour workout. The Series 2 seems to be finishing the day at around 30% with an hour workout (no GPS). I've not fiddled with any background refresh settings yet, it'd be handy if the Watch app broke down what was using the battery like the iPhone/iPad does.
     
  5. Elmo1938 macrumors member

    Elmo1938

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    NYC
    #5
    fantastical 2
    runkeeper
    music
    weatherBug
    Pulse
     
  6. racingbull macrumors regular

    racingbull

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    #6
    Calendar
    Timer
    Totalizer
    Messages
    Now Playing
    Activity
    Workaout
    Heart rate
    Pillow

    ... :)
     
  7. ManicMarc macrumors 6502

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    Activity
    Weather
    Now playing
    Reminders
    Calendar
    Messages
    Facebook Messenger
    Overcast
    Maps
    Todoist
     
  8. nav92 macrumors member

    nav92

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    I have the following:
    1. Messages (for quick messaging via AW)
    2. Activity
    3. Calendar
    4. Weather
    5. Now Playing
    6. Reminders
    7. Forza (Live Soccer Updates)
    8. Shazam
    9. Phone
    10. FB Messenger
     
  9. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    1 Messages
    2 Activity
    3 Now Playing
    4 Mail

    Most of my interactions with the Watch are a response to a notification, so I don't need to open the dock frequently. I really want to be able to send a message quickly or to check the email or change a song, so that's it.
     

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