App defaults, late 2023
Here’s a new thing doing the rounds in the blogosphere I so yearn to rejoin: App defaults.
So, here are my default (or preferred) apps, as of late 2023. If nothing else is noted, it’s the same for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. No links for default apps.
📨 Mail Client: Mail.
📮 Mail Server: iCloud, Fastmail (but I’m still experimenting with things like Purelyemail and Zoho).
📝 Notes: Notes.
✅ To-Do: Reminders and Basecamp.
📷 iPhone Photo Shooting: Camera and Halide, although I don't shoot many mobile photos.
🟦 Photo Management: Photos.
📆 Calendar: Calendar.
📁 Cloud File Storage: Dropbox and iCloud.
📖 RSS: Reeder 5.
🙍🏻♂️ Contacts: Contacts.
🌐 Browser: Safari, Arc, and Edge.
💬 Chat: iMessage and Telegram.
🔖 Bookmarks: Safari.
📑 Read It Later: Matter.
📜 Word Processing: iA Writer (for actual writing), Pages (for processing).
📈 Spreadsheets: Numbers.
📊 Presentations: Keynote.
🛒 Shopping Lists: Reminders.
🍴 Meal Planning: You can plan your meals?!
💰 Budgeting and Personal Finance: Numbers.
📰 News: RSS using Feedbin, Guardian, Atlantic, New Yorker, Economist, SvD, and a slew of other newspapers on rotation.
🎵 Music: Apple Music.
🎤 Podcasts: No thank you.
🔐 Password Management: 1Password.
That was fun, wasn’t it?