📨 Mail Client
I’ve got far too many email addresses… and I’m checking each of them via webmail on the desktop. Mostly Google Workspace / Gmail. I don’t like this solution. I really should get back into a proper mail client in 2024!
📮 Mail Server
For my personal account it’s Google Workspace behind the scenes. I want set and forget. This does that for me.
I had a time with Notion over the last few years, however I’ve mostly reverted back to markdown files for serious notes, or a one-liner in a WhatsApp chat with myself!
At work… Asana. Out of work it’s the wild-west of what I remember next!
Cron has been a game changer this year.
📁 Cloud File Storage
I’ve been with Dropbox for forever. I don’t see that changing any time soon.
Reeder has been in my life for a long time. I recently cleared out all the subscriptions and started again with it.
This year I’ve been experimenting with Arc. I can’t get it to stick for web dev work (which I’m still using Chrome for), but for every-day browsing, Arc is working well for me.
I switching into Beeper half way through the year… having WhatsApp, SMS, Signal, and Telegram all in one makes me very happy.
📑 Read It Later
On a good day Pocket is the tool for the job. My experience with this is that I go in waves with it– I add a lot of things into it, and then forget to go and read the articles, and then looking at the list is overwhelming… So I forget about it and come back to it, wipe it, start again, and then have the same issue all over again.
📜 Word Processing
Google Docs and iA Writer.
Rarely. Almost never.
Keynote. It’s solid and reliable. I experimented with Presenter from iA last year. I loved it, but I put presentations together so infrequently that I couldn’t justify the sticker price.
Spotify. Not sure if I should feel bad about this one at the moment.
Elk as a PWA, across all devices.
Pocket Casts has been solid for years. It also has a simple Amazon Alexa skill which works well.