๐Ÿ“š My App Defaults 2023 Edition


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I just read Jose's blog post and decided to join the bandwagon. Here is my list:

  • ๐Ÿ“จ Mail Client: Apple Mail & Samsung Mail
  • ๐Ÿ“ฎ Mail Server: Fastmail & Microsoft 365[^subscription]
  • ๐Ÿ“ Notes: Apple notes, Samsung Notes & Obsidian
  • โœ… To-Do: Samsung Reminder, Apple Reminders & Microsoft To-do
  • ๐Ÿ“ท iPhone Photo Shooting: Camera & Obscura
  • ๐ŸŸฆ Photo Management: Google Photos
  • ๐Ÿ“† Calendar: Samsung Calendar & Apple Calendar
  • ๐Ÿ“ Cloud File Storage: OneDrive (Family), Google Drive[^subscription] & iCloud[^subscription]
  • ๐Ÿ“– RSS: Readwise Reader
  • ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Contacts: Samsung Contacts & Contacts.app[^1]
  • ๐ŸŒ Browser: Chrome, Safari
  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ Chat: Meta's Messenger, Signal, Viber
  • ๐Ÿ”– Bookmarks: Raindrop.io
  • ๐Ÿ“‘ Read It Later: Readwise Reader[^subscription]
  • ๐Ÿ“œ Word Processing: Microsoft Word
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel
  • ๐Ÿ“Š Presentations: I don't make them
  • ๐Ÿ›’ Shopping Lists: Google Keep / pen & paper
  • ๐Ÿด Meal Planning: n/a
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Budgeting and Personal Finance: Ynab
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ News: n/a
  • ๐ŸŽต Music: Spotify[^subscription], Google Music[^subscription]
  • ๐ŸŽค Podcasts: Apple Podcasts & Spotify
  • ๐Ÿ” Password Management: 1password
  • ๐Ÿค– Code editing: Visual studio Code & Visual Studio
  • ๐Ÿ“š Books: Kindle on iPad
  • ๐ŸŽง Audiobooks: Audible[^subscription]

As you can see, I use quite a few duplicate applications - one of the drawbacks of using different platforms.

I like to read different lists and learn what others use, have and like. I like to try something new and find new applications and I always find someone and something interesting. If you are like me and want to see more lists like this list of mine, got o Robb Knight's page where he created list of people's blog posts that deals with their default applications.

[^1]: Backed up by Google [^subscription]: I paying subscription for using this, check [๐Ÿ’ฐ On Subscriptions]({{< relref "on-subscriptions/index.md" >}}) post for more info.