My default applications 2023
This is my current list of applications for 2023. Most of them have been with me since the beginning of time. I rarely make any changes to my setup anymore, which probably makes me a bit boring, but I like my setup, and I don’t like changes.
|Web feed client:||Newsboat|
|Search engine:||DuckDuckGo (HTML version)|
|Maps & Navigation:||Organic Maps (Android)|
|Instant messaging:||XMPP with Profanity|
|Audio and video calls:||XMPP with Conversations (Android)|
|Cloud storage:||Nextcloud and BorgBase|
|Word processing:||Neovim + Pandoc|
|Notes:||Neovim + plain-text file|
|To-do application:||Neovim + plain-text file|
|Audioblog client:||AntennaPod (Android)|
|Camera gear:||Google Pixel 7, with the stock camera app.|
|Shopping list:||Neovim + plain-text file & AnyList (Android)|
|Meal planning:||AnyList (Android)|
A few notes
I’m a ‘computer first’-person, but I do use a few exclusive Android applications, that makes more sense for me.
Yes. It’s actually called audioblog. I know that most call it podcast these days, but that’s just the two words “iPod” and “broadcast” mashed together, by some Apple fanboy. I prefer to use neutral names for things.
I use Neovim and a plain-text file for my personal shopping, and basically any type of list that I have. AnyList (for Android) is used exclusively with my partner. It was what she was using when I met her. I haven’t (yet) found a better alternative to it. AnyList lets us create and share lists between us. It also lets us edit lists in real time, at the same time, which is a deal breaker for us. We use it for shopping, weekly meal planning and even for planning and packing for our vacations.
If you’re aware of any alternative to AnyList, that’s open source, works with both Android and iOS, and preferably on the web, let me know!
I used to keep a spreadsheet of my finances, but it’s a lot of work, and I really don’t need it anyway. I don’t have that many expenses to keep track of as of now. That might change when we buy a house, who knows, but until then, I’m not going to spend any time on it.
My password manager KeePassC was abandoned about 5 years ago. I still haven’t been able to find a good replacement for it. If you’re aware of any good Vi-like Ncurses clients for KeePass, let me know!
Share your defaults!
Feel free to copy, modify and share my templates! There’s really no ‘rules’ to this. I just thought it could be fun to see what we’re all using, and this is probably a good base to get started with.
If you share your own post, I’ll make sure to add a link to it here. I would also appreciate any feedback about this. Perhaps the list is missing something?
* Operating system: * Window manager: * Web browser: * Web feed client: * Search engine: * Bookmark manager: * Email client: * Email provider: * Calendar: * Contact book: * CalDAV/CardDAV provider: * Instant messaging: * Audio and video calls: * Cloud storage: * Password manager: * Terminal emulator: * Shell: * Text editor: * Word processing: * Code editing/IDE: * Notes: * To-do application: * Music player: * Video player: * Audioblog client: * File manager: * Photo management: * Camera gear: * Budgeting/finances: * Shopping list: * Meal planning:
| Operating system: | | Window manager: | | Web browser: | | Web feed client: | | Search engine: | | Bookmark manager: | | Email client: | | Email provider: | | Calendar: | | Contact book: | | CalDAV/CardDAV provider: | | Instant messaging: | | Audio and video calls: | | Cloud storage: | | Password manager: | | Terminal emulator: | | Shell: | | Text editor: | | Word processing: | | Code editing/IDE: | | Notes: | | To-do application: | | Music player: | | Video player: | | Audioblog client: | | File manager: | | Photo management: | | Camera gear: | | Budgeting/finances: | | Shopping list: | | Meal planning: |
- I added a few items to the list:
- Camera gear
- Maps & Navigation
- Search engine
Here you’ll find all the reader contributions.