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Default Apps 2023

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dallยทe 3 prompted by ยฉ Juan B. Rodriguez

i’m joining in on the app defaults trend inspired by Hemispheric Views 097 - Duel of the Defaults!.

i became aware of it thanks to bryce wray’s article.

apps having the apple logo (๏ฃฟ) refer to the built-in apple apps on mac and/or ios.

  • ๐Ÿ“จ Mail Client: ๏ฃฟ Mail.app
  • ๐Ÿ“ฎ Mail Server: google mail
  • ๐Ÿ“ Notes: zed + local folder of markdown files + sync to ๏ฃฟ iCloud Drive
  • โœ… To-Do: togodo (personal go implementation of topydo)
  • ๐Ÿ“ท iPhone Photo Shooting: ๏ฃฟ Camera.app
  • ๐Ÿ“š Photo Management: ๏ฃฟ Photos.app
  • ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Calendar: ๏ฃฟ Calendar.app | google calendar | dato
  • ๐Ÿ—„๏ธ Cloud file storage: ๏ฃฟ iCloud Drive
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ RSS: netnewswire backed by ๏ฃฟ iCloud Drive
  • ๐Ÿ“‡ Contacts: ๏ฃฟ Contacts.app
  • ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ Browser: orion (just switched from ๏ฃฟ Safari.app) | google chrome (@work) | brave (dev)
  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ Chat: whatsapp
  • ๐Ÿ”– Bookmarks: none
  • ๐Ÿ‘“ Read It Later: none
  • ๐Ÿ“œ Word Processing: zed | vscode
  • ๐Ÿ“Š Spreadsheets: microsoft excel | google sheets (@work)
  • ๐Ÿ› Presentations: google slides (work)
  • ๐Ÿ›’ Shopping Lists: ๏ฃฟ Reminders.app
  • ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿณ Meal Planning: none
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Budgeting & Personal Finance: gledger (personal go wrapper around hledger & workflow)
  • ๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ News: x
  • ๐ŸŽถ Music: spotify
  • ๐ŸŽง Podcasts: none
  • ๐Ÿ” Password Management: bitwarden | pass

Other apps

  • swiftbar: put stuff on the ๏ฃฟ macos menu bar
  • velja: browser picker with a powerful rules engine
  • forklift 4: file manager, since i don’t like .DS_Store files and their timestamp modifying ways

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2023.11.09 17:54

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