Nov 08, 2023

App defaults, late 2023

Hereโ€™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, itโ€™s the same for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. No links for default apps.

๐Ÿ“จ Mail Client: Mail.

๐Ÿ“ฎ Mail Server: iCloud, Fastmail (but Iโ€™m still experimenting with things like Purelyemail and Zoho).

๐Ÿ“ Notes: Notes.

โœ… To-Do: Reminders and Basecamp.

๐Ÿ“ท iPhone Photo Shooting: Camera and Halide, although I don't shoot many mobile photos.

๐ŸŸฆ Photo Management: Photos.

๐Ÿ“† Calendar: Calendar.

๐Ÿ“ Cloud File Storage: Dropbox and iCloud.

๐Ÿ“– RSS: Reeder 5.

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Contacts: Contacts.

๐ŸŒ Browser: Safari, Arc, and Edge.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Chat: iMessage and Telegram.

๐Ÿ”– Bookmarks: Safari.

๐Ÿ“‘ Read It Later: Matter.

๐Ÿ“œ Word Processing: iA Writer (for actual writing), Pages (for processing).

๐Ÿ“ˆ Spreadsheets: Numbers.

๐Ÿ“Š Presentations: Keynote.

๐Ÿ›’ Shopping Lists: Reminders.

๐Ÿด Meal Planning: You can plan your meals?!

๐Ÿ’ฐ Budgeting and Personal Finance: Numbers.

๐Ÿ“ฐ News: RSS using Feedbin, Guardian, Atlantic, New Yorker, Economist, SvD, and a slew of other newspapers on rotation.

๐ŸŽต Music: Apple Music.

๐ŸŽค Podcasts: No thank you.

๐Ÿ” Password Management: 1Password.

That was fun, wasnโ€™t it?

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