Baldur Bjarnason

... works as a web developer in Hveragerรฐi, Iceland, and writes about the web, digital publishing, and web/product development

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Default apps for 2023

This is a thing people are doing. Decided to complete the list to see what I use.

  • ๐Ÿ“จ Mail Client: Thunderbird. Mail on iOS/iPadOS
  • ๐Ÿ“ฎ Mail Server: Easymail and Gmail
  • ๐Ÿ“ Notes: text files in folders and whatever text editor I like at the time
  • โœ… To-Do: text files in folders and whatever text editor I like at the time
  • ๐Ÿ“ท iPhone Photo Shooting: Apple Camera or Halide
  • ๐ŸŒ… Photo Management: Apple Photos, Lightroom, Capture One
  • ๐Ÿ“† Calendar: Google Calendar
  • ๐Ÿ“ Cloud File Storage: Dropbox or GitHub (for the text files)
  • ๐Ÿ“– RSS: NetNewsWire and Feedly. Working to get rid of Feedly.
  • ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Contacts: Whatever is built into the messaging, email, or phone app I’m using
  • ๐ŸŒ Browser: Firefox. Safari on iOS/iPad ‘cause forced to.
  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ Chat: Messages and Slack. Hate Slack, though.
  • ๐Ÿ”– Bookmarks: and Pinboard. Kind of hate them both.
  • ๐Ÿ“‘ Read It Later: Nothing. If I haven’t read it by the time I close the browser tab I’m never going to read it.
  • ๐Ÿ“œ Word Processing: Google Docs, but only if I’m forced to for collaboration. Otherwise avoid them all. They’re all bad.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Spreadsheets: Google Sheets. Ick.
  • ๐Ÿ“Š Presentations: Whatever HTML presentation format pandoc supports. So text files in folders again.
  • ๐Ÿ›’ Shopping Lists: Text files in folders
  • ๐Ÿด Meal Planning: Text files in folders
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Budgeting and Personal Finance: Whatever comes with my online banking.
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ News: Browser and NetNewWire
  • ๐ŸŽต Music: Apple Music
  • ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Podcasts: don’t listen to podcasts any more
  • ๐Ÿ” Password Management: 1Password
  • ๐Ÿค– Code Editing: VS Code. Occasionally Sublime.
  • ๐Ÿ“š Books: Kindle and, y’know, printed books.
  • ๐ŸŒŽ Blogging: or Hugo.