App Defaults

(Last updated 9 May 2024)

Browsing blogs, I’ve seen a bunch of people that have been inspired by Hemispheric Views episode 97 and Robb Knight to share their app defaults. It’s a great way of learning more about a person & discovering new apps, so I figured why not.

  • πŸ“¨ Email: Mimestream and Gmail (iOS)
  • πŸ“ Notes: Notes.app, nvUltra (beta) (Need something better than Notes)
  • βœ… To-Do: Reminders.app (been meaning to try out OmniFocus and/or Things)
  • πŸ“· iPhone Photo Shooting: iOS Camera1
  • 🟦 Photo Management: Photos.app
  • πŸ“† Calendar: Fantastical
  • πŸ“ Cloud File Storage: iCloud Drive, with some remnants in Dropbox
  • πŸ“– RSS: Reeder via Feedbin
  • πŸ™πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Contacts: Contacts.app
  • 🌐 Browser: Safari for personal, Chrome for work, Firefox for watching YouTube
  • πŸ’¬ Chat: iMessage, Discord
  • πŸ”– Bookmarks: I forget people have services to manage these
  • πŸ“‘ Read It Later: random tab groups in Safari
  • πŸ“œ Word Processing: Stickies, Notes.app, VS Code
  • πŸ“ˆ Spreadsheets: Google Sheets
  • πŸ“Š Presentations: n/a
  • πŸ›’ Shopping Lists: Reminders.app
  • 🍴 Meal Planning: recipes are stored in Paprika
  • πŸ’° Budgeting and Personal Finance: n/a
  • πŸ“° News: Curated RSS feed list
  • 🎡 Music: Music.app
  • 🎀 Podcasts: Overcast
  • πŸ” Password Management: 1Password

Other apps:

  1. I just cannot get used to the Action Button on my phone. I never use it. It just sits there, abandoned. Poor thing.Β 

  2. I’m still clinging to Alfred despite the pull by many to switch to Raycast.Β