Having the option to put Apple Watch apps in the dock (which replaced glances) has been helpful and time saving. You can have access to your most used apps by simply clicking the side button on the side of your Watch.
The key is to put apps you genuinely use all the time in the dock. This’ll help speed them up even further, and give you a quick way to access the apps that you use on a daily basis.
Aside from helpful, stock apps like Apple Music, Activity, Apple Wallet and Apple Maps, I wanted to feature 3rd party apps in this post. Here are my 5 go to apps for the Apple Watch dock.
I get lots of packages shipped to my house, and to keep all the delivery dates in order, I use Deliveries. I use the share extension from many apps to add deliveries on my iPhone or iPad, or simply copy the tracking number and press Share to add it to the app.
On the Watch, all my deliveries sync, show how many days until the items arrive, and provide a mini map of where the shipment is. I’ve had many days where I’ll wait for Apple products, games, books, and more just by glancing at my Watch.
- $4.99 – Download (Universal)
Moleskine makes an elegant and beautifully designed calendar app. Ever since Timepage added an iPad app, I’ve been using it exclusively on all my iOS devices.
On the Watch, you can see the next couple of days worth of events, including weather for the day. If you tap on an event, you can also see notes about it. I also use the Timepage complication for easy access to the app. If you’re looking for a beautiful and functional calendar app, you owe it to yourself to check out Timepage.
I’ve gone back to using Todoist full time as my to do app of choice. It’s simple, has natural language input, and can also integrate with the Amazon Echo.
With the Watch app you can check off tasks, look at different views, and even add a task using Siri. There are countless to do apps on the App Store, but Todoist seems to fit really well in the middle of regular and power users.
- Free – Download (Universal)
Tweetbot has been my Twitter client of choice for quite some time. We’ve written numerous posts about the great features that make it the one of the top 3rd party clients.
With the app on the Watch, you can compose a new tweet via Siri, and see Activity for your account. You can also view profiles, reply to tweets and direct messages, and even follow and unfollow accounts. I use a combination of Tweetbot and the official Twitter client on my Watch to have a quick look at recent tweets.
- $9.99 – Download (Universal)
With Overcast on the Watch you can view a Now Playing screen that shows your upcoming queue, and also allows you to play, pause, and skip back or forward through the episode depending on your skip settings. (I have mine set to back 30 seconds, and skip ahead 15 seconds)
If you force touch, you have access to a list of your podcasts, effects (including Smart Speed, Voice Boost, and playback speed), and can easily recommend a podcast.
- Free – Download (Universal)
What apps do you have in your Apple Watch dock?
Being able to quickly access my most important apps on the Watch has been very helpful. What apps do you have in your Watch’s dock? Let me know in the comments section below or by reaching out on Twitter!