When Marissa Mayer announced that Yahoo had purchased Aviate, a startup that made software that could “organise the apps on your phone’s home screen according to its best guess at what you need to see right now,” I was intrigued.
I’ve never been one for having tons of screens of apps and widgets. Android, iOS — didn’t matter. I just liked having a single screen of apps I use all the time, perhaps grouped into folders based on what I use them for. (I flip-flop on this all the time).
Immediately after installing and running Aviate on my Moto X Android phone, I knew that I’d be keeping it long-term. It transformed my phone into the device I’ve always wanted — powerful, but streamlined down to what I need at any given moment.