QOTD: What are your preferred apps?

A simple question, but one which may help others find decent solutions. What are your preferred apps in the key areas?

Mine are as follows-

Notes: Apple Notes (simple, fast and very effective)
Tasks: GoodTask (a shell over Reminders, but highly customisable and eminently usable)
Lists: Magpie (a straightforward solution that you can use how you like. Good for collections, lists, things you want to buy and planning trips)
Writing: Scrivener (a wonderful and complete solution for longer writing projects)
Finance: Accounts Pro (literally perfect for the way I manage money)
Content: Reeder 5 (spend some time setting it up and it becomes very powerful)
Freeform notes: Notability (excellent on the iPad and much better than GoodNotes in my view)
Podcast: Pocket Casts (my preference in a very crowded market)
Weather: Dark Sky (quick, accurate and easy to view)
Reading: Kindle (the app when I only have my iPhone and the Kindle Oasis when I don’t)
Music: Apple Music (love the service, not the interface)
Fitness: Apple Fitness+ etc
Habit tracking: Done
Twitter: Tweetbot
Navigation: TomTom GO / Google Maps (the latter is becoming the default for most trips)
Graphic novels: YACReader

4 thoughts on “QOTD: What are your preferred apps?

  1. Notes: Apple Notes, Google Keep
    Tasks: Informant
    Calendar: Informant, Fantastical widget, WeekCal
    Lists: Outliner, HanDBase
    Password management: 1Password
    Writing: Text in Dropbox
    Automobile records: Road Trip
    Finance: Banktivity
    Freeform notes:
    Package tracking: Deliveries
    Podcast: Apple Podcasts
    Weather: SWW Weather, Dark Sky, Weather Nerd, WeatherBug, RadarScope
    Reading: Kindle, Audible
    Music: Apple Music, YouTube, CloudBeats – for Dropbox music
    Fitness: Apple Health
    Habit tracking:
    Twitter: Tweetbot
    Navigation: Waze
    Graphic novels:

  2. email: Apple Mail
    Web Browser: Firefox on the Mac, Safari on mobile
    Notes: 2Do
    Tasks: 2Do
    Lists: 2Do
    Calendar: Fantastical on the Mac, myCal Pro on mobile
    Password Management: 1Password
    Auto Records: Car Care on mobile
    Writing: MS Word or Bean depending on complexity, I don’t write more than a few lines on mobile
    Finance: Moneydance
    Content: —
    Freeform notes: (paper)
    Podcast: —
    Weather: Weather Widget Canada + on the Mac, Weather Netword on mobile
    Reading: Apple Books on mobile
    PDF Viewer: Preview on the Mac, GoodReader on mobile
    Music: Apple Music
    Fitness: —
    Habit tracking: —
    Twitter: —
    Navigation: TomTomGo on mobile
    Graphic novels: —
    File Manager: Path Finder on the Mac

  3. Notes: Mostly “SimpleNote” – minimalism at its best
    Tasks: 2Do. Few other products give me a single scrollable list of all stuff in all categories.
    Lists: Uh, Simplenote I guess.

    ^^^^ GoogleDocs is useful for a lot of those I need to share with someone

    Writing: ??? GoogleDocs i guess? Or more honestly my homebrew blog 😀

    Finance: —
    Content: —
    Freeform notes: Apple Notes
    Podcast: Overcast
    Weather: Apple’s default, pop to the site wunderground for more detail on precipitation
    Reading: Kindle (on iPad)
    Music: Apple Music (just MP3s, not streaming)
    Fitness: —
    Habit tracking: —
    Twitter: Twitter or Web
    Navigation: Google Maps
    Graphic novels: Kindle on a fullsize ipad pro is an absolute delight for comics

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