My default apps as 2023 ends

A quick look at my current default applications as of the end of 2023. Most are the same as I used in 2022 with a few exceptions.

In particular, Iโ€™ve moved away from VS Code, the default Terminal app in Linux, heavy reliance on cloud storage from Google / Apple, and the Chrome browser. Even on my Chromebooks, I no longer use Chrome as the default browser.

While inspiration for this listing comes from many sources over the past month or so, Iโ€™ve borrowed (well, really copied) the lovely looking format with emojis from Chris Coyierโ€™s list.

๐Ÿ“จ Mail Client: Proton Mail

๐Ÿ“ฎ Mail Server: Proton

๐Ÿ“ Notes: Self-managed Markdown files for now

โœ… To-Do: I manage tasks on my calendar by timeboxing them

๐Ÿ“ท Photo Shooting: iPhone 15 Pro

๐ŸŽจ Photo Editing: iOS Photos

๐Ÿ“† Calendar: Proton Calendar

๐Ÿ“ Cloud File Storage: Homelab server running Unraid

๐Ÿ“– RSS: Feedly

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Contacts: Proton Mail

๐ŸŒ Browser: Sidekick on desktop, Safari on iOS

๐Ÿ’ฌ Chat: Messages, Discord

๐Ÿ“‘ Read It Later: Omnivore

๐Ÿ“œ Word Processing: LibreOffice

๐Ÿ“ˆ Spreadsheets: LibreOffice

๐Ÿ“Š Presentations: Whatโ€™s a presentation?

๐Ÿ›’ Shopping Lists: None, Iโ€™m a minimalist ๐Ÿค“

๐Ÿ’ฐ Budgeting and Personal Finance: Mint but will be replacing soon

๐Ÿ“ฐ News: Google News, RSS

๐ŸŽต Music: Apple Music

๐ŸŽค Podcasts: iOS Podcasts

๐Ÿ” Password Management: 1Password

๐Ÿ  SmartHome: HomeAssistant

๐Ÿฉบ Health Tracking: Apple Health

๐Ÿ“– eBook Reading: Kindle

๐Ÿ“š Book Management: Hardcover

๐Ÿ˜ Mastodon: Ice Cubes

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป Code Editor: Neovim

๐Ÿ’ป Terminal: Kitty

โœˆ๏ธ VPN: Proton VPN

โœ๏ธ Blogging / CMS: Wordpress for work, 11ty and my own CMS for personal