Ben Yafai

App Defaults

2nd January 2024

I'm hopping on the trend of letting people know my App Defaults.

I really enjoyed reading everybody else's posts to see what is about - sometimes I get inspiration for new apps to try, other times I'm validated in my choices - both are good feelings.

So, here goes:


๐Ÿ“จ Mail Client: Outlook / Canary / Proton

๐Ÿ“ฎ Mail Server: Microsoft 365 / Proton

๐Ÿ“ Notes: Notes.app

โœ… To-Do: Notes.app / Reminders.app

๐Ÿ“ท iPhone Photo Shooting: Camera.app

๐ŸŸฆ Photo Management: Photos.app / OneDrive (iOS backup feature)

๐Ÿ“† Calendar: Outlook

๐Ÿ“ Cloud File Storage: iCloud / OneDrive

๐Ÿ“– RSS: Newsblur

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Contacts: Contacts.app

๐ŸŒ Browser: Arc (macOS) / Safari (iOS)

๐Ÿ’ฌ Chat: iMessage / WhatsApp / Signal / IRC / Matrix

๐Ÿ”– Bookmarks: Browser ^

๐Ÿ“‘ Read It Later: RSS ^ / Browser ^

๐Ÿค– Mastodon: Default web (macOS) / Ivory (iOS)

๐Ÿ“– Blog: super basic self-hosted PHP site

โŒจ๏ธ Launcher: Alfred

๐Ÿ“œ Word Processing: VSCode / Word (rarely)

๐Ÿ“ˆ Spreadsheets: Excel

๐Ÿ“Š Presentations: Powerpoint (rarely)

๐Ÿ›’ Shopping Lists: Reminders.app

๐Ÿ’ฐ Budgeting and Personal Finance: Excel (rarely ๐Ÿ˜ฌ)

๐Ÿ“ฐ News: RSS ^ / Apple News+

๐ŸŽต Music: Apple Music / Youtube Music

๐ŸŽค Podcasts: Overcast

๐ŸŽฎ Gaming: iPhone

๐Ÿ” Password Management: 1Password

๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Terminal: Warp (macOS) / Prompt 2 (iOS)

๐Ÿ“˜ Code Editor: VSCode


You can get a little more insight into some of this by checking out my Subscriptions 2023 - there's a lot of overlap and a bit of extra detail.