November 26, 2023

Default Apps 2023

I’m so late on this that it’s likely evolving from a blogging trend to a LinkedIn shared post thread (ugh). Still, inspired by a recent podcast episode from Hemispheric Views, here’s my list of default applications/services:

  • 📨 Mail Client: Superhuman
  • 📮 Mail Service: Gmail and Migadu
  • 📝 Notes: Obsidian, but also  Notes (for anything with attachments or collaboration with Ana).
  • ✅ To-Do: Things 3 and  Reminders (for attention grabbing notifications).
  • 📓 Scratchpad: Drafts.
  • 📷 iPhone Photo Shooting:  Camera.
  • 🟦 Photo Management:  Photos
  • 📆 Calendar: Vimcal & Fantastical.
  • 📁 Cloud File Storage: iCloud Drive
  • 📖 RSS: Reeder
  • 🙍🏻‍♂️ Contacts:  Contacts
  • 🌐 Browser: Arc
  • 💬 Chat: WhatsApp and iMessage.
  • 🔖 Bookmarks: Raindrop.io
  • 📑 Read It Later: Readwise Reader
  • 📔 Journal: Day One
  • 🛒 Shopping Lists:  Reminders
  • 🎥 Media Tracking: Listy
  • 🎵 Music: Spotify
  • 🎤 Podcasts: Castro
  • 🔐 Password Management: 1Password 
  • 🐘 Mastodon: Ivory
  • ⌨️ Launcher: Raycast
  • 🛤️ Habit etc. Tracking: I keep switching, leaving empty as a mark of shame.
  • 🌤️ Weather: Window outside (I’m in CR, so it will always rain) and  Weather when travelling
  • 👨🏻‍💻 Terminal:  Terminal
  • 🧮 Code Editor: SublimeText
  • 🎙️ Dictation: superwhisper
  • 🤖 ChatGPT: BoltAI and Machato

You can find a huge index of posts like this at Robb’s defaults site.


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