My Default Apps: 2023

Seeing this all over the place, including Matt Fantinel’s blog so figured why not add it mine as well riffing on Matt’s list and others.

Like Matt noted I’ve also tried quite a few applications but in the last couple of months have finally settled on tools, the list being the ones I just end up coming back to over and over again.

📧 Mail service: Fastmail
📬 Mail client: Fastmail’s website and iPhone/iPad apps
📓 Journaling: Day One
🧑‍💻 Blogging: Ulysses
✅ Tasks: Things
📰 RSS service: Inoreader
⌨️ Launcher: Alfred
☁️ Cloud storage: Google Drive but moving to iCloud at end of sub
🌅 Photo library: iCloud Photos
📐 Photo editor: Acorn (Mac) and VSCO (iPhone)
🌐 Web browser: Brave on all platforms
📆 Calendar: Apple Calendar
📖 Reading: Omnivore
🌤️ Weather: CARROT Weather
🎙️ Podcasts: Castro
🎶 Music: Apple Music
🔐 Passwords: 1Password
🐘 Mastodon: the website
📝 Notes: Obsidian
🧮 Code Editor: Visual Studio Code
Terminal: iTerm 2
Git: Tower
🔎 Search: Brave Search
🎮 Games I play each morning: NYT Connections, NYT Mini Crossword

November 8, 2023