Six years ago, I posted my iPad app preferences and a lot has changed since then, but some interesting things have stayed the same. So here’s a fresh look at what I’m using.
- Todoist: I have used nearly every “to do” app, and I when a new app comes out or an old app revamps, I try it out. I keep coming back to Todoist. You can be as complicated or as simple as you want when using it. I particularly appreciate the ability to keep my work and personal responsibilities separate but in the same environment. I’ve been using this app for at least 6 years and I don’t see myself changing out an.
- Evernote: I have to use OneNote for work (company policy doesn’t allow for Evernote). For all other stuff, I use Evernote. It’s easy to add any kind of content into it AND it’s just as easy to find stuff in it. I wish I could say the same for OneNote. I’ve been Evernoting since 2009 and it continues to be my hands down favorite for collecting information and thoughts.
- Feedly: it’s a user-friendly way for me to keep up with my favorite blogs and websites. Each day I skim through the posts and bookmark anything I want to come back to for in-depth reading later.
- From 1Password to LastPass: I was having trouble with 1Password across platforms, so I shifted to LastPass.
- From Chrome to Safari: Apple improved Safari for the iPad at the same time Chrome was getting a little flaky, so I switched over.
- From Amazon Music to Spotify: Family sharing and easier playlist creation and sharing are the big reasons for the move.
Apps I use frequently:
- GoodReader: for reading and marking up articles.
- Stoop: newsletter inbox
- Mendeley: reference management
- Google Drive
- MealBoard: This app allows you to import recipes and then automagically creates shopping lists based on the menu you’ve created. It’s saved me a ton of time in meal planning.
- Merriam Webster dictionary
- IMDB: because I can’t possibly watch anything without then looking up every bit of background information about it.
- Clock: I use the alarm in the clock to stop playing music as a way to notify to take a break during a long work block.
- Pocketcasts: for podcasts; the interface is much nicer than the native app.
- KEXP Radio
- Calm: I’ve tried most of the meditation apps. This one rocks for variety of meditations available (a new one every day plus meditation series), sleep stories, and breathing guidance.
- Pocket Yoga Teacher