With so many default apps from Robb Knight landing into my RSS feeds, I got intereseted by the apps other people uses by default and the ones listed on https://defaults.rknight.me/
So let’s share mine as it is easy to write.
📨 Mail Client
Protonmail is the defacto free and good version for private emails. I use their web UI to read and write emails and their app on smartphones.
📮 Mail Server
As the mail is hosted by Protonmail, I use their servers as hosting. So it is not applicable in my case.
Everything I notes is written in an Obsidian vault. My notes are then organized using the PARA method: Project, Area, Resource and Archive.
Pen & Paper 📝 When a task needs to be done, it is added, and when done, it is checked. That’s it and it works well. I do some daily todo-list, and I added a weekly todo.
📷 Photo Shooting
Well the simple camera of any smartphones.
🟦 Photo Management
My phone Gallery app and I upload the rest to my cloud file storage. KISS on this as it is not so much important for me.
The calendar of Simple Mobile Tools fits my need.
📁 Cloud File Storage
A 2TB lifetime plan with pCloud is well enough at the moment. It keeps the document reachable accross devices.
Liferea is my go to on my desktop. I organize the feeds in folders and subfolders. It can carry the XXX feeds I have at the moment and it is enough.
I use the simple Contact app of the phone and call it a day. I don’t need it that much.
Firefox on both smartphones and desktops. Nothing else except to test web UIs in browsers.
Signal, Telegram and Whatsapp. I promote Signal above all else; Telegram is useful for friends, and Whatsapp for family in general.
Most happens on my selfhosted instance of Shaarli. I use the bookmarks of the browser too, sometimes with specific names or namespaces to find them again, and the “marked” state of the RSS reader Liferea.
📑 Read It Later
Well, it is the same as with the bookmarks: reading on the fly happens with a specific tag on Shaarli. It allows to access the resource from any device with an internet connexion. I mark some in Liferea directly and open my reader to get them on the couch. It goes in pair with my bookmarks.
📜 Word Processing
I don’t use them anymore, but it was Libreoffice all the way.
slides.dev for small and quick presentations. I was using PowerPoint for some projects at the university though.
🛒 Shopping Lists
I somehow came to use Flatastic while I was living in a shared flat. I’ve kept it that way ever since.
🍴 Meal Planning
/tree/master/src What is in the fridge, then I have a shopping list and that’s it.
💰 Budgeting and Personal Finance
A lot goes with RSS or Mastodon. I also get some from friends 😱 For the society news (especially France), I use the channel of Hugo Décrypte.
Spotify while working or to have some sound. I also use termusic for local files and custom playlists.
The VLC app or the pCloud music player. I always download them and put them in a
🔐 Password Management
A simple KeepassXC local database that is synced accross my devices works well for now.
At some point I am considering a self-hosted Nextcloud instance for the daily business: Contacts, Agenda & Calendar, Tasks, etc…
and have a good day!