Default Apps of 2023

Published: 16/11/2023

Everyone around me is making lists of their default apps. As a self-proclaimed lover of apps, I thought I'd jump on the trend too.

  • Email: Spark Mail
  • Notes: Apple Notes
  • To-do: Things 3
  • Photo shooting: Fujifilm XE-4, iPhone 12 mini
  • Photo management: Apple AND Google Photos (yup...)
  • Photo editing: Apple Photos
  • Calendar: Cron
  • Cloud storage: Google Drive
  • RSS: N/A (want to try Reeder in 2024)
  • Contact management: Google Contacts
  • Browser: Arc on macOS, Safari on mobile
  • Chat: WhatsApp, Discord, Instagram, Signal (in order of usage)
  • Bookmarks: Folders on Arc
  • Read later: Readwise Reader
  • Spreadsheets: Google Sheets
  • Word processing: iA Writer, sometimes Apple Pages
  • Presentations: Apple Keynote
  • Shopping list: Apple Notes
  • Budgeting and finance: Google Sheets
  • News: Instagram, YouTube, other people
  • Music: Spotify
  • Podcast: Pocket Casts
  • Password management: 1Password
  • Books: Kindle
  • App launcher: Raycast
  • Code editor: Android Studio and Sublime Text 4
  • Terminal: iTerm 2
  • Git client: Sublime Merge

If you want to see more, Robb Knight is collecting these lists here.