Neil Macy

App Defaults

I read this article about default app choices by Robb Knight and thought it sounded fun. I’ve listed all the apps I use in various categories. (This doesn’t account for work, where the answer is “insert Google product here”, when I don’t get a choice.)

  • Mail Client:
  • Mail Server: Fastmail with custom domain
  • Notes: Obsidian
  • To-Do: Todoist
  • iPhone Photo Shooting: iOS Camera
  • Photo Management: and Google Photos (family sharing)
  • Calendar: Fantastical backed by Google Calendar
  • Cloud file storage: iCloud Drive
  • RSS: Reeder backed by iCloud
  • Contacts:
  • Browser: Safari
  • Chat: WhatsApp, Slack
  • Bookmarks: Safari
  • Read It Later: Safari Reading List
  • Word Processing: Obsidian and Google Docs
  • Spreadsheets: Google Sheets
  • Presentations: n/a
  • Shopping Lists: Todoist
  • Meal Planning: Google Docs
  • Budgeting & Personal Finance: Google Sheets
  • News: The Guardian, BBC News, Mastodon (via Ivory)
  • Music: Spotify, and some local files synced in Apple Music
  • Podcasts: Overcast
  • Password Management: 1Password

Published on 3 November 2023