I’m gonna get in trouble but it’d be a lot of work to change the pic… (she doesn’t come here )
My approach is to have the stuff I want to see when I wake up on the front page. So the weather - am I going to walk to work or not, all my comms - email, messages etc, reminders - shopping lists and stuff, all there plus the wallet as I access it a lot for boarding passes.
On the bar I have things I want to look up from anywhere on my phone, so an app wants a password or a phone number or I want to put something in the calendar, single click out of the app, look it up on the info bar, back into the app to paste it.
Only real people get to trigger icon badges on the front page, anything that is a time sink is pushed to a deep page so I have to make an effort to go look for it.