๐ŸŸง Default Apps 2024

My ‘Default Apps’ as of Summer 2024

At the end of last year all the cool kids – inspired byย episode 97 of the Hemispheric Views podcast – posted a list of the default computer apps they were using. Robb Knight isย maintaining a list of people who have joined in.

I really liked seeing people’s lists flow past my RSS at the time they were first going around the blogosphere. They are a window into peoples computer experience and an interesting snapshot on ones digital life.

My default apps for Summer 2024 are below. It’ll be interesting to re-visit this in a few years and see how things have changed.

Default Apps 2024

  • ๐Ÿ“จย Mail Service:ย Google Workspace
  • ๐Ÿ“ฎย Mail Client:ย Gmail WebClient
  • ๐Ÿ“ย Notes:ย DayOne, Notion
  • โœ…ย To-Do:ย Todoist
  • ๐Ÿ“†ย Calendar:ย Google Calendar
  • ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธย Contacts:ย Google Calendar
  • ๐Ÿ“–ย RSS Reader: Feedly
  • ๐ŸŒŽ Blogging: WordPress
  • โŒจ๏ธย Launcher:ย Alfred 5
  • โ˜๏ธย Cloud storage:ย Google Drive
  • ๐ŸŒ…ย Photo Library: Google Photos + External HD Backup
  • ๐ŸŒย Web Browser:ย Brave (Desktop & Phone)
  • ๐Ÿ’ฌย Chat:ย Beeper (Telegram, Signal, SMS, Discord, LinkedIn DMs, Instagram DMโ€™s, Twitter DMs, Slack DMโ€™s), KeyBase
  • ๐Ÿ”–ย Bookmarks:ย Pinboard.in
  • ๐Ÿ“šย Reading:ย Kindle Paperwhite 11
  • ๐Ÿ“œย Word Processing:ย Google Docs, Hemmingway Editor, Written (Beta Testing)
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆย Spreadsheets:ย Google Sheets
  • ๐Ÿ“Šย Presentations:ย Google Slides
  • ๐Ÿ›’ย Shopping Lists:ย Todoist
  • ๐Ÿด Meal Planning: Whiteboard on Fridge
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐย Personal Finance:ย Google Sheets
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ News: Feedly
  • ๐ŸŽตย Music:ย Spotify, VLC
  • ๐ŸŽคย Podcasts:ย PocketCasts
  • ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธย Social Media:ย Slack, Discord, Tumblr, Instagram, Warpcast, Twitter, Mastodon
  • ๐ŸŒค๏ธย Weather:ย Met Office app
  • ๐Ÿ”Žย Search:ย Brave
  • ๐Ÿงฎย Code Editor:ย Xcode + Sunset Code

Bonus Software


  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Laptop: Macbook Pro 14″ M2 Max
  • ๐Ÿ“ฑ Phone: Pixel 6
  • ๐Ÿ–ฑ๏ธ Seenda Ergonomic Mouse
  • ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Microphone: Rode NT USB Gen 1
  • ๐Ÿ“ท Digital Camera: Pixel 6, Sony ZV-1
  • ๐ŸŽž๏ธ Film Camera: Olympus Pen EE
  • ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Gaming: Nintendo Switch, Acer Nitro 5 Laptop

Rock ‘n Roll Equipment

  • ๐Ÿ”Š Bass Amp: Trace Elliot AH150 SMC (Bass Head),
  • ๐Ÿ”Š Guitar Amp: N/A – But use Orange Crush Pro 120 @ rehearsal space
  • ๐ŸŽธ Bass Guitars: Tanglewood Rebel 4k, Honor B2A V
  • ๐ŸŽธ Electric Guitars: Gibson SG 120th Anniversary Ed, Washburn Maverick BT-4
  • ๐ŸŽ›๏ธ Pedals: BOSS – TU-3 Chromatic Tuner Pedal
  • ๐Ÿ”Œ Cables: Ernie Ball Cables

Look at the list written out all in one place, its pretty clear that i’m locked into the Google eco-system. As a hardcore Android user this is something thats crept up on me over the years, and something I should consider. I added some stuff to the usual list like bonus software, and the equipment I’m using in my band, because i’m interesting in how they are going to change over time.

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