Inspired by Hemispheric Views and many others here on Micro.Blog I’ve created my defaults list. Here is a list of currently 198 people listening there defaults.

I’ve delayed doing this as my defaults change so often that I can’t stay with one. I’m always testing new apps and comparing although I’m sure it’s a distraction tactic I guess it’s better than watching another IG reel.

📨 Mail Client

  •, (work)

📮 Mail Server

  • iCloud, gmail (forwarded to iCloud)

📝 Notes

✅ To-Do

  • Things and Reminders (Family)

📷 iPhone Photo Shooting


🟦 Photo Management


📆 Calendar

  • Calendar

📁 Cloud File Storage

  • iCloud


🙍🏻‍♂️ Contacts


🌐 Browser

  • Safari

💬 Chat

  • Messages and Discord

🔖 Bookmarks

  • Notes

📑 Read It Later

  • Instapaper synced to Reeder

📜 Word Processing

  • Drafts or Pages

📈 Spreadsheets

  • Numbers

🛒 Shopping Lists

  • Reminders

🍴 Meal Planning

💰 Budgeting and Personal Finance

  • Stock Bank Apps

📰 News

🎵 Music

  • Apple Music

🎤 Podcasts

  • Apple Podcasts

🔐 Password Management

  • Bitwarden, but starting to lean towards Safari Keychain lately

I’m trying to lean more toward the default stock apps lately as you can see, but also trying to limit the number of apps I need to use in a day as well (Reeder getting a Bookmark manager function would be amazing)