I didn’t have a blog when the Hemispheric Views podcast released their great episode 097 Duel of the Defaults! but I did read a lot of others blogs at the time. I don’t know how many bloggers did their defaults because of that podcast but it was a lot. It was fun seeing all the different choices people made. I’m fairly boring but I’ll add mine here. I added personal and work because they are separate.

📮 Mail Server

  • iCloud (personal)
  • Microsoft (work)

📨 Mail Client

  • Apple Mail (personal)
  • Outlook (work)

📝 Notes

  • Bear (personal)
  • OneNote (work)

✅ To-Do

  • Apple Reminders

📷 iPhone Photo Shooting

  • Usually swipe down for Control Center

🟦 Photos Management

  • Apple Photos

📆 Calendar

  • Apple Calendar (personal)
  • Outlook Calendar (work)

📅 Calendar Backend

  • iCloud (person)
  • Microsoft (work)

📁 Cloud File Storage

  • iCloud Drive (personal)
  • OneDrive (work)


🙍🏻‍♂️ Contacts Management

  • Apple Contacts but mainly use spotlight to search a contact and tap edit from there

🔎 Browser 

  • Safari (personal)
  • Chrome (work)

💬 Chat

  • iMessage

🔖 Bookmarks

  • Nothing

📑 Read-it-Later

  • If I don’t have time to read it now, when will I have time to read it later

📜 Word Processing

  • Pages (personal)
  • Microsoft Word (work)

🛒 Shopping List

  • Shared Reminders list with my wife

🍴 Meal Planning ( as Recipe Management)

  • Nothing

💰 Budgeting and finance

  • Nothing, but I need to

📰 News

  • Apple News and the aforementioned NetNewsWire

🎵 Music

  • Apple Music

🎤 Podcast

  • Apple Podcasts

🔐 Password Management

  • iCloud KeyChain.

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