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My Default Apps end of 2023

Following a blogging trend thinking about default apps

Planted November 19, 2023

As Iโ€™ve been trying to make my blog and site a bit more useful and accessible, Iโ€™ve been scouring other blogs. I think that personal websites are some of the more exciting bits of the web at the moment.

On a few of the blogs I follow, thereโ€™s been a trend in listing default apps. Iโ€™ve seen this on Matt Birchler and Kev Quirkโ€™s blogs

These things change, so itโ€™ll be fun to see whatโ€™s stuck when I look back later.

  • โœ‰๏ธ Mail service: Fastmail
  • ๐Ÿ“ฌ Mail client(s): Apple Mail
  • โœ… Tasks: Obsidian
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ RSS service: Inoreader
  • ๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ RSS client: Inoreader
  • โŒจ๏ธ Launcher: Raycast
  • โ˜๏ธ Cloud storage: iCloud and Google
  • ๐ŸŒ… Photo library: iCloud
  • ๐Ÿคณ๐Ÿป Photo editing: Donโ€™t do a lot of this
  • ๐ŸŒ Web browser: Arc on Mac, Chrome on phone
  • ๐Ÿ“† Calendar: Cron
  • ๐Ÿ“– Reading: Pocket
  • ๐ŸŒค๏ธ Weather: BBC Weather
  • ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Podcasts: Pocketcasts
  • ๐ŸŽถ Music: Apple Music
  • ๐Ÿ›น Clipboard manager: Raycast Clipboard History
  • ๐Ÿ” Passwords: 1Password
  • ๐Ÿ’ธ Budgeting: Buckets in Starling
  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ Transcriptions: None at the moment
  • ๐Ÿ˜ Mastodon: Trying a few Toot and Mastodon
  • ๐Ÿฟ Movie discovery/tracking: None
  • ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Social: Mastodon and Twitter
  • ๐ŸŽฎ First game I play each morning: Guardian Quick Crossword
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Screenshots: CleanShot X
  • ๐ŸŽž๏ธ Video editing: ScreenFlow
  • ๐Ÿ“ Notes: Obsidian
  • ๐Ÿงฎ Code Editor: Visual Studio Code
  • ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Terminal: kitty
  • ๐Ÿ”Ž Search: Google or ChatGPT
  • โœˆ๏ธ Flight tracking: Flight Radar
  • ๐Ÿ“ฆ Package tracking: None

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