Default apps for 2023

There have been a bunch of “what apps am I using?” blog posts recently, inspired by an episode of Hemispheric Views. Robb Knight has a page with links to other people’s posts.

Here’s my list:

  • ๐Ÿ“จ Mail Client: Hey
  • ๐Ÿ“ฎ Mail Server: Fastmail and Hey
  • ๐Ÿ“ Notes: Ulysses
  • โœ… To-Do: Basecamp, GitHub, and Ulysses
  • ๐Ÿ“ท iPhone Photo Shooting: Apple Camera
  • ๐ŸŒ… Photo Management: Apple Photos and Dropbox
  • ๐Ÿ“† Calendar: Fantastical (iOS) and Apple Calendar (macOS)
  • ๐Ÿ“ Cloud File Storage: Dropbox
  • ๐Ÿ“– RSS: NetNewsWire and Feedbin
  • ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Contacts: Apple Contacts
  • ๐ŸŒ Browser: Safari
  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ Chat: Messages and Slack
  • ๐Ÿ”– Bookmarks:
  • ๐Ÿ“‘ Read It Later:
  • ๐Ÿ“œ Word Processing: Pages and Google Docs
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Spreadsheets: Numbers and Google Sheets
  • ๐Ÿ“Š Presentations: Keynote
  • ๐Ÿ›’ Shopping Lists: none
  • ๐Ÿด Meal Planning: none
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Budgeting and Personal Finance: Numbers
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ News: Safari and YouTube TV
  • ๐ŸŽต Music: Spotify
  • ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Podcasts: Overcast
  • ๐Ÿ” Password Management: 1Password
  • ๐Ÿค– Code Editing: Nova and Xcode
  • ๐Ÿ“š Books: Kindle
  • ๐ŸŒŽ Blogging:

I added a few at the end that I’ve seen other folks use even if they weren’t in the original list. There is scoring too, but I don’t understand how it works. ๐Ÿ™‚

Manton Reece @manton