The List Of Apps

The changing of guards is an exciting time. We resist changes because we like routine. It’s in our nature to have a schedule to follow through, and to give meaning to our actions in an orderly manner.

But the wave of changes also bring new hope and optimism to the table. In this context, I’m referring to something familiar, yet radically different – iOS 7. It’s refreshing and exciting.

The apps I have in the phone once I did a fresh install of the new iOS.

  • Day One
  • Instapaper
  • Checkmark
  • Flipboard
  • Reeder
  • Drafts
  • Instagram
  • WhatsApp
  • Spotify
  • Agenda
  • Simplenote
  • Todoist
  • VSCOcam
  • Dropbox
  • 1Password

These are my essential apps that have withstand the test of time. Apps that doesn’t add value to me are discarded ruthlessly. They don’t occupy a space in the folder.

Are there any apps I absolutely can’t live without? Probably not.

I really like Day One. It’s my journal and my trusted companion. I also have my moleskine with me. At times, I prefer the feeling of writing on paper so I’d say Day One complements the moleskine. The digital diary is convenient while the analog notebook is tangible.

I’m starting to get more usage out of 1Password. It’s becoming the cornerstone where I store my login credentials. I need not worry about ever forgetting the username or the password combination. In many ways, it allows our brain to be more productive and creative because it handles the heavy lifting in the background.

The rest of the apps I listed are very much part of how I use the phone. Deprive me of any of these and the experience is a little diluted. But are they really indispensable?

Probably not. We just need time to get used to the changes.