Default Apps 2023

I saw this on Chris Coyier’s blog, so I’m posting mine.

📨 Mail Client: The Gmail website and Apple Mail.

📮 Mail Server: Microsoft Outlook (work) and Gmail (personal)

📝 Notes: Notion and Day One (for daily logging/journaling)

✅ To-Do: Things, 3×5″ note cards (for daily tasks), and Apple Reminders (for shared family lists)

📷 Photo Shooting: Apple iPhone 13

🎨 Photo Editing: Apple Photos (I don’t do much photo editing 🤷‍♂️)

📆 Calendar: Apple Calendar app with Microsoft Outlook (work), Google Calendar (personal), and Apple iCloud Calendar (family)

📁 Cloud File Storage: Dropbox (but I’m looking for the exit)

📖 RSS: Reeder with Feedly

🙍🏻‍♂️ Contacts: Apple Contacts

🌐 Browser: Arc (Mac), Microsoft Edge (Windows), and Apple Safari (iOS)

💬 Chat: Microsoft Teams (work), Apple Messages (personal), Discord and Slack (friends), WhatsApp (for one specific group of family members)

🔖 Bookmarks: Arc

📑 Read It Later: Pocket

📜 Word Processing: Apple Pages

📈 Spreadsheets: Apple Numbers and Google Sheets

📊 Presentations: N/A

🛒 Shopping Lists: Apple Reminders

🍴 Meal Planning: Apple Calendar

💰 Budgeting and Personal Finance: YNAB

📰 News: Apple News

🎵 Music: Apple Music

🎤 Podcasts: Overcast

🔐 Password Management: 1Password

🧑‍💻 Code Editor: Panic Nova

✈️ VPN: Private Internet Access


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