Default Apps December 2023

Once upon a time,1 the Hemispheric Views podcast held the first ever Duel of the Defaults in which they decided who was the winner at using the most default apps for several categories. Subsequently, Gabz posted his own default app list, and then Robb Knight took it to 11 with his App Defaults page.

In the spirit of this new fashion of blogging about oneโ€™s default apps, here are mine as of December, 2023.

NOTE: These are my personal use apps. They have nothing to do with my job at Monolith 3000, which is an all-Microsoft shop.

Official Categories

  • ๐Ÿ“ฎ Mail Server
  • ๐Ÿ“จ Mail Client
    • Apple Mail
  • ๐Ÿ“ Notes
  • โœ… To-Do
    • Reminders App
  • ๐Ÿ“ท iPhone Photo Shooting
    • iOS Camera
  • ๐ŸŸฆ Photo Management
    • Photos App
  • ๐Ÿ“… Calendar
    • Apple Calendar
  • ๐Ÿ“‚ Cloud File Storage
    • iCloud Drive
  • ๐Ÿ“– RSS
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆฒ Contacts
    • Apple Contacts App
  • ๐ŸŒ Browser
    • Safari, Chrome for web work
  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ Chat
    • Messages, Signal, Discord, Slack
  • ๐Ÿ”– Bookmarks
  • ๐Ÿ“‘ Read It Later
  • ๐Ÿ“œ Word Processing
    • Pages
    • Google Docs
    • Microsoft Word
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Spreadsheets
    • Excel (Iโ€™m sorry, but Numbers is the most useless excuse for a spreadsheet app Iโ€™ve ever seen)
  • ๐Ÿ“Š Presentations
    • Keynote
  • ๐Ÿ›’ Shopping List
    • Reminders
  • ๐Ÿด Meal Planning
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Budgeting and Personal Finance
    • Spreadsheet
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ News
    • RSS
    • Mastodon
    • Apple News
  • ๐ŸŽต Music
    • Apple Music
  • ๐ŸŽค Podcasts
  • ๐Ÿ” Password Management

Additional Categories


  1. November 2nd, 2023, in fact โ†ฉ