App Recommendations from Jeffrey Abbott

Zones

The best time zone calculator for iPhone

Zones

Zones is our favorite time zone calculator app for iPhone because of its simple UI, limited functionality, and ability to look at specific future times in many time zones.
AnyList

Our favorite grocery shopping app

AnyList

AnyList is our favorite app for shared grocery lists because it makes grocery shopping easier and is well-designed.


Blog Posts & Articles by Jeffrey Abbott

Matt McManus’ Mac and iPhone setup

Matt McManus is a Senior Software Engineer at Yapp where he works with Ember.js and Rails, and he is also the co-founder of OwnersUp. »

Lee Peterson’s Mac and iOS setup

Lee Peterson is a UK-based Technical Consultant for a multinational company by day and freelance technology writer by night, and he also podcasts, writes music, and is an avid photographer. »

What we published, and links of note

A great list of must-have apps for your new iOS devices, a reader's Mac and iPhone setup, a tip on using Workflow for easy access to your Music playlists, and more. »

Wayne Chan’s Mac and iPhone setup

Wayne Chan is a student at Hangzhou Dianzi University in China, and he also does freelance and records a podcast with his friend occasionally. »

Asier G. Morato’s iOS setup

Asier G. Morato is the chief editor of El Imperdible, a lifestyle website from Spain that talks about shopping, culture, travel, and gastronomy. »

Jeffrey Shih’s Mac and iPhone setup

Jeffrey Shih is an Emergency Room Physician and lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto with a specialized interest in Emergency Ultrasound. »

Ludovic Bubner’s Mac and iOS setup

Ludovic Bubner is a native French speaker who has been living in Taiwan for 13 years as a French teach, and also writes and translates during his free time. »

Denny Henke’s Mac and iOS setup

Danny Henke is a freelance web and graphic designer at Beardy Guy Creative, an avid science fan and amateur astronomer, and writes at Beardy Star Stuff. »

Josh Ginter’s macOS, iPhone, and Watch setup

Josh Ginter is a Deals Editor and Reviews Editor for Tools & Toys, freelance photographer, a podcaster and writer for his site, and is currently working toward his accounting designation. »

Andy Young’s Mac and iOS setup

Andy Young runs a site called Country Digest — an educational website that provides information about different countries around the world. »

V.H. Belvadi’s Mac and iOS setup

V.H. Belvadi is a postgraduate student of physics studying an extremely rare breed of variable stars, and also makes photographs and directs short films in his free time. »

Aaron Riddle’s Mac and iPhone setup

Aaron Riddle is a professional cartoonist who runs the Buy a Drawing site, where he draws custom cartoons, illustrates, greeting cards, and more. »

Paul Westlake’s Mac setup

Paul Westlake lives in Bedfordshire and works as a Solutions Consultant for a digital learning solutions company, and also runs his own photography business. »

Stephen Hackett’s Mac and iOS setup

Stephen Hackett is the co-founder of the Relay FM podcast network, writes a blog named 512 Pixels, and works as an editor here on The Sweet Setup. »

Gerry Hayes’ Mac and iPad Pro setup

Gerry Hayes owns Haze Guitars in Dublin, Ireland, where he builds and repairs guitars, writes books on guitar repair and maintenance, and also runs Sketchy Setups. »

Zak Winnick’s iOS setup

Zak Winnick is a technical support analyst and Apple Support Specialist for one of the largest Third-party Logistics companies in the country and also a music and tech blogger/podcaster for his own site. »

Alok Singh’s Mac and iOS setup

Alok Singh is a senior at UC Berkeley where he studies Mathematics and is also interested in Computer Science, reading, and research. »

What we published, and links of note

The best app for managing personal finances and budgets, a reader's Mac and iOS setup, a tip on managing Wi-Fi networks in iOS, and more. »

Aditya Ratnaparkhi’s Mac and iOS setup

Aditya Ratnaparkhi works in senior management at an engineering company that manufactures capital goods and currently lives in a city called Pune in western India. »

Bradley Chambers’ Mac and iOS setup

Bradley Chambers is the Director of Information Technology at Brainerd Baptist School in Chattanooga, TN, and also writes for The Sweet Setup and his own site, Chambers Daily. »

Chris Powell’s Mac and iOS setup

Chris Powell is a professional technologist and IT Manager for the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University, and also spends his time on several freelance endeavors. »

Kevin Taylor’s Mac and iOS setup

Kevin Taylor is an assistant professor in the Religion & Practical Theology Department of Pfeiffer University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes, co-hosts the Theology Cast podcast, and writes his own blog. »

Adrian Thomas’ Mac and iOS setup

Adrian Thomas is a Brit living in Munich, Germany where he works as a product manager at equinux making apps and gadgets for Mac, iOS, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. »

Tim Bornholdt’s Mac and iPhone setup

Tim Bornholdt is a co-founder of The Jed Mahonis Group, a mobile app development shop based in Minneapolis, MN, and also films and edits C Tolle Run, a weekly show about running and fitness hosted by Olympian athlete, Carrie Tollefson. »

Brian Baggett’s Mac and iOS setup

Brian Baggett is a cloud management architect for Sovereign Systems in Norcross, Georgia where he helps companies build hybrid clouds and embrace automation at the enterprise level. »

Paul Williams’ iPad and iPhone setup

Paul Williams is a Manager of Student Administration at the University of South Australia where he manages 6 teams spread over metro and regional South Australia. »

Dan Mitu’s iPhone setup

Dan Mitu is a philosophy and computer science student who is interested in Machine Learning and has recently started experimenting with iOS development. »

Sam Schmitt’s Mac and iOS setup

Sam Schmitt is a current sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he studies Civil and Environmental Engineering, learns iOS and web development, and writes on his blog. »

Nicholas Cole-Farrell’s iOS setup

Nicholas Cole-Farrell is the Director of Technology at The Brandeis School of San Francisco, a K-8 independent school in California, USA where his passion is empowering students, teachers, and staff with tools to grow their understanding of the world. »

Jared Roebuck’s iPad Pro setup

Jared Roebuck is the Assistant Principal at Fahari Academy Charter school in Brooklyn, where his job is to develop teachers and emerging leaders at the school. »

Troy Patterson’s Mac and iOS setup

Troy Patterson works in translational science for an oncology drug discovery company, writes his own site, has written for ESPN and The Hardballtimes, and also covers Everton FC news for Royal Blue Mersey on the SB Nation network. »

Kyle Plattner’s Mac and iPhone setup

Kyle Plattner works as a developer with a team in Central Illinois developing an iPad app that maps real-time field data for farmers called FieldView Cab. »

What we published, and links of note

The best online, collaborative document editing suite from last week, a reader's iOS and Mac setup, a tip for using Outlook for iOS, and more. »

Stefan Elf’s Mac and iOS setup

Stefan Elf is a passionate media and UI designer, programmer, lecturer, and photographer who runs his own web design agency. »

Phillip Johns’ Mac setup

Phillip Johns is an accounting manager for a non-profit, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Fraud Examiner who also runs his own site that focuses on home automation. »

John Davis’ Mac and iOS setup

John Davis is a Youth Minister at the Owensboro Church of Christ in Owensboro, KY, where he spends most of his days studying the Bible, prepping to teach classes or sermons, and planning events for kids and teenagers. »

Jeroen Laven’s Mac and iOS setup

Jeroen Laven is a student living in Utrecht where he is working on his masters in Contemporary Art, and he also writes a blog called Visuology. »

What we published, and links of note

Our pick for best general-purpose weather from last week, a reader's iPhone setup, a tip on keeping your iCloud devices tidy, and more. »

Bruno Gaspar Romualdo’s iPhone setup

Bruno Gaspar Romualdo is a Brazilian journalist that designs learning objects for Oxford University Press as well as freelance writing and translating. »

Tommaso Nervegna’s Mac and iOS setup

Tommaso Nervegna is a Milan-based Digital Solution Architect for Accenture, and is also an avid traveler, builds drones, takes pictures, and writes his own site. »

Zaid Syed’s Mac and iPhone setup

Zaid Syed is a student living in Hong Kong who writes his own blog, serves as the editor-in-chief of Yellow Signal, records a podcast called PauseResume, and does freelance design work. »

Andrew Meyers’ Mac and iPhone setup

Andrew Meyers is an Assistant Director of Admissions at Hope College, where he recruits students and also works on the office email and social marketing efforts, as well as the Admissions section of Hope’s website. »

What we published this week

An iPhone dock review from last week, a reader's Mac and iPhone setup, some news from AgileBits and Droplr, and more. »

Josh Medeski’s Mac and iPhone setup

Josh Medeski is a front-end developer at a small (but successful) start-up in Houston called Medology, is also a freelance writer and speaker, and also has a podcast called One Intentional Life. »

Bret Foster’s Mac and iOS setup

Bret Foster is a Chief Information Officer for a school district in Kentucky where he oversees all technology and communications for the district, and evaluates the physical space in the schools to facilitate collaborative learning opportunities. »

Kramer Wetzel’s Mac and iOS setup

Kramer Wetzel is a writer and a consulting astrologer, now based in San Antonio with deep roots in the Austin area, where he's been doing readings and writing horoscopes for more than 20 years. »

Brandon Green’s Mac and iOS setup

Brandon Green is a product manager by day and a songwriter/producer by night, and lives in mellow (but surprisingly fun) Salem, MA »

Nadeem Vaidya’s Mac and iOS setup

Nadeem Vaidya practices medicine as an ophthalmologist specializing in surgeries of the retina and vitreous, and operates his own practice in Irvine, California. »

Can Akaoglu’s Mac and iPhone setup

Can Akaoglu is possessed by pop-culture and obsessed with design, which is why he's the Creative Director for a little mobile company based in Mainz, Germany. »

Dean Elliott’s iOS setup

Dean Elliott is a former Account Manager who quit his job to tour Southeast Asia with his girlfriend and capture their experiences on his blog. »

Foojee’s Mac and iOS setups

Foojee is a team of Apple Consultants operating out of Atlanta and Nashville that helps organizations and schools build rock-solid solutions with their Apple IT. »

Koen Adam’s Mac setup

Koen Adams works and lives in Belgium as a freelance cartographer and graphic designer, and also runs One Stop Map. »

What we published this week

We announced a new eBook about our favorite journaling app, Day One, along with several tips for using it. »

Liam Byrnes’ Mac and iPhone setup

Liam Byrnes, originally from Cornwall, England, works for All Nations training leaders, writes his own blog, and stays active on Twitter and Instagram as he travels. »

Bobály Mihály’s Mac and iPhone setup

Bobály Mihály runs a small digital agency (named after his online nickname: JabJab) where they create pay-per-click campaigns and offer digital analytics services to clients. »

Zach Dyson’s Mac and iPhone setup

Zach Dyson is a freelance graphic designer from Melbourne, Australia, and is also an avid photographer and soon-to-be podcaster. »

Andreas Zeitler’s Mac and iOS setup

Andreas Zeitler is a video producer focusing on introduction videos, iOS App Previews, and motion graphics with his company, zCasting 3000. »

Arturo Goga’s Mac and iOS setup

Arturo Goga a technology writer for a fairly popular Spanish opinion website and YouTube Channel where he writes content every day. »

Aditya Daniel’s iOS setup

Aditya Daniel is a quality assurance officer at a chemical lab, and also works as a freelance writer. »

Richard Diaz’ Mac and iOS setup

Richard Diaz is a 25-year-old medicine student from the Dominican Republic studying at the Santo Domingo Independent University. »

Chelsea Stat’s Mac and iOS setup

Chelsea Stats is a web developer for a government agency where he creates and maintains external and internal applications, and also runs his own web design business and website. »

Jeff Sheldon’s Mac and iPhone setup

Jeff Sheldon is the founder and designer of Ugmonk, a design brand that sells products like leather goods, prints, hoodies, and other sweet accessories. »

Dave Seah’s Mac and iPad setup

Dave Seah is probably best known as a designer of paper-based productivity tools such as The Emergent Task Planner, and also develops interactive software for installation-based learning applications. »

Steven Taylor’s Mac and iOS setup

Steven Taylor runs a creative agency in Macclesfield, UK called adomedia where they do everything from branding and web apps to traditional design services. »

Guido Osorio’s iPhone setup

Guido Osorio is a writer living in Santiago, Chile where he is pursuing his dream of being a fiction writer. »

Richard J. Anderson’s iOS and Mac setup

Richard J. Anderson is a Web Producer for a specialty publisher focused on medical journalism, and also writes about technology and culture at Sanspoint.com. »

Chad Landman’s Mac and iOS setup

Chad Landman is a youth minister (pastor), independent designer, and podcaster living in the middle Tennessee area with his wife and two sons. »

Mark El-Wakil’s Mac and iOS setup

Mark is the co-owner of a software company that offers a PHP-based content management system that schedules release of photos and videos, and also converts them between several different formats. »

Steven Wooding’s Mac and iOS setup

Steven Wooding is a senior research leader at RAND Europe (Cambridge UK) and the father of two small boys and also co-directs the Policy Research In Science and Medicine unit. »

Paul Sufka’s Mac and iPhone setup

Paul Sufka is a rheumatologist working in St. Paul, MN who co-hosts The Rheumatology Podcast and RheumJC podcasts and writes his own blog. »

Chris Brakebill’s Mac and iOS setup

Chris Brakebill is a web and mobile developer who is currently working on an app called Outshape, and also sends the Three Things Weekly newsletter. »

Ryan Morton’s Mac and iPhone setup

Ryan Morton is a content writer at Amerisleep.com where he writes most everything that fills the website, and also writes the company blog and his own blog, The Nerd Scribe. »

What we published, and links of note

Here are the things we published this week, as well as some great link material. You can also stay up-to-date by following us on Twitter and RSS. Also, we have a weekly email newsletter that sums up all the new and cool things published to the site. If you like to stay up-to-date via email, […] »

Shah Brionez’ Mac and iOS setup

Shah Brionez is a senior agent for A Insurance Agencies, Inc. in Syracuse, Utah where he lives with his wife and 9-year old daughter. »

Benjamin Mikiten’s Mac setup

Benjamin Mikiten is a developer and designer in Austin, Texas who works at McGarrah Jessee with some really cool clients. »

Kelly Tomlinson’s Mac and iPhone setup

Kelly Tomlinson is a designer working as an experience designer at Cremalab, sometimes dabbles in freelance work, runs Coffee & Design, and a few other things. »

Brandon Jones’ Mac and iPhone setup

Brandon Jones works primarily in eastern Africa training, coaching, and mentoring local leaders for missions through an organization called All Nations. »

Matt Birchler’s Mac and iPhone setup

Matt works at Target by day, but writes the tech blog BirchTree and the Highest Notes music blog by night, as well as recording the Birch Bark podcast. »

Matt Hamilton’s OS X and iOS setup

Matt is a video editor living in Austin, TX and is known for creating a feature film, "Wild In The Streets," and a short film called "Saved By The Belding," which recreates an episode of Saved By The Bell. »

Blake Cloutier’s Mac and iOS setup

Blake Cloutier is a fourth year Civil Engineering student, a Player Support Representative with Disney Interactive, and also works remotely for an animal supply company. »

Brian Hamilton’s Mac and iOS setup

Brian Hamilton is a film student living in Boston, MA, works as a videographer for a local business school, and also does freelance writing, photography, and podcasts. »

Marc Charbonneau’s Mac setup

Marc is an OS X and iOS software engineer in Portland, OR, where he works at the Esri PDX R&D Center and also works on his own projects. »

Daniel Würthele’s iPhone setup

Daniel is a student who is fascinated with technology and the convenience it adds to our lives, especially the role smartphones play. »

Andy Croll’s Mac and iOS setup

Andy Croll is a designer and Ruby developer based in Brighton, UK currently working remotely as a Senior Engineer at a travel company called HouseTrip. »

Jennifer Rowsell’s sweet setup

Jennifer Rowsell is the Next Generations Pastor at The Journey Church, blogs very infrequently, and is interested in music, travel, and cats. »

Roberto Marin’s sweet setup

Roberto Marin is a freelance architect and co-founder StudioEmme2, and also writes about using a Mac with architecture at MArCh. »

Sebastian Green’s sweet setup

Sebastian Green runs a small division of an IT Support company in Manchester (UK) that mainly focuses on web-based systems. »

Jonathan Jensen’s sweet iOS setup

Jonathan runs the products team at a payments company in London, is interested in everything tech, especially in the mobile space, fascinated by the convergence of payments and mobile technology, and also an Apple addict. »

Christine Chan’s sweet iPhone setup

Christine Chan is a a writer and editor over at AppAdvice.com where she covers reviews and news of iOS and some Mac apps on a daily basis, and also writes her own personal blog. »

Tom Carmony’s sweet Mac setup

Tom Carmony is Design Director at Black Pixel, and a designer previously at Mule Design, Evening Edition, and on a freelance basis for over a decade. »

What we published this week

Our favorite GTD suite of apps, the process behind our Hero images, some of our favorite OmniFocus tips, a Mac and iPhone setup, and more. »

What we published, and links of note

Our favorite document scanning app for iOS, a tip on viewing desktop sites on your iPhone, a nice setup, and a lot of awesome-ness from Tools & Toys. »

What we published this week

Our pick for the best Markdown writing app for Mac, a tip on iOS 8 battery usage, a setup, and more. »

Eivind Hjertnes’ sweet iPhone setup

Eivind Hjertnes used to work with software development and IT before going back to school where he studies philosophy at the University of Bergen, writes Hjertnes.me, and street fundraising for Greenpeace. »

What we published this week

The best VPN solution for OS X and iOS, a great tip for launching Flash URLs in Chrome from Safari, a standing setup, and more. »

Jago Silver’s sweet setup

Jago Silver is an illustrator living in Cornwall, UK who has illustrated more than 40 children's books, along with magazines, album covers and logos. »

Cheers, Editorially. Now what?

Editorially, our favorite editing tool for all the words on The Sweet Setup, is gone, and we're trying to find a replacement. »

Nik Fletcher’s sweet setup

Nik Fletcher is a part of the Realmac Software team in Brighton, England who make Clear, Ember, and more. »

What we published this week

A rundown of the current photo management options, a quick tip, a couple of great app updates, and more. »

David Chartier’s sweet setup

David is a content strategist and writer who runs the marketing and PR for AgileBits (1Password), and also runs Finer Things in Tech. »

What we published this week

Our pick for the best password manager, some great apps on sale, a sweet setup interview, and a quick tip. »

Dr. Drang’s sweet Mac setup

Dr. Drang is a consulting engineer by day, a scripter/blogger by night, and a benevolent snowman on Twitter. »

Chris Humphries’ sweet setup

Chris is a Digital Media Specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he works with a team to produce and deliver high-quality digital content. »

What we published this week

Some of our favorite apps are on sale, a tip for getting rid of duplicate "Open With" entries, and an interview. »

Katie Floyd’s sweet iPhone setup

Katie Floyd is a litigator in Central Florida who co-hosts the Mac Power Users podcast on 5by5, writes her personal site, and also writes for ScreenCastsMonthly and Macworld. »

What we published this week

A look at some popular apps and updates, thoughts on the best iPad keyboard setup, a quick tip, a Sweet Setup interview, and more. »

Shawn Blanc’s sweet Mac setup

Shawn is the editor-in-chief of The Sweet Setup and Tools & Toys. He also does a lot of writing and podcasting on his weblog, shawnblanc.net »

What we published this week

A review on Dispatch for email on your iPhone, an update to Dark Sky, using Siri with reminders lists, a sweet Mac setup, and more. »

What we published this week

An exhaustive list of apps that the staff at The Sweet Setup love, a tip about dictation on OS X, a sweet setup interview, and more. »

Stephen Hackett’s sweet Mac setup

Stephen Hackett is the man behind 512 Pixels, a weblog about Apple, technology, journalism, and design, a co-host of The Prompt, and the managing editor of The Sweet Setup. »

What we published this week

Lots of updates to several of our favorite apps, an excellent setup interview, plus some tips on using synced iCloud browser tabs. »

What we published this week

A look at our most popular apps, a tip on using 2-step verification, a sweet setup interview, and more. »

Bradley Chambers’ sweet iPhone setup

Bradley Chambers writes Chambers Daily, co-hosts the Out of School podcast, and wrote Learning to Love Photo Management and Learning to Love Evernote. »

What we published this week

An update to our favorite iOS photo editing app, some tips on using the amazing accessibility features in iOS, a sweet interview, and more. »

Greg Pierce’s sweet iPad setup

Greg Pierce is a geek and family guy who you might know as the genius developer behind Drafts, Terminology, and Phraseology, as well as the x-callback-url specification. »

What we published this week

Our pick for the best Pinboard app, a tip for using Tweetbot instead of RSS, an awesome interview, and more. »

Studio Nels’ sweet setup

Charlie Smith is a record producer, instrumentalist, composer, and arranger who works out of Studio Nels in Seattle. »

What we published this week

Our pick for the best music streaming service, a tip for quickly recording audio on your Mac, this week's interview, and more. »

David Sparks’ sweet iPad setup

David Sparks is the editor, writer, and janitor at MacSparky and also writes for Macworld and co-hosts the Mac Power Users podcast. »

Myke Hurley’s sweet iPhone setup

Myke is a podcaster and British gentleman who produces and hosts a selection of shows on 5by5, including The Prompt, CMD+Space, and many more. »

Rene Ritchie’s sweet iPhone setup

Rene Ritchie runs iMore, a website dedicated to all things Apple, and co-hosts a bunch of podcasts for Mobile Nations. In his spare time he practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. »

The sweet iPad setup of Ben Bajarin

Ben Bajarin is a technology industry analyst and consumer market strategist where he studies global trends and global markets for personal computing. »

Our weekly review

Here are some highlights of what we’ve been up to the past couple of weeks. »

The sweet iPad setup of Federico Viticci

Federico is the writer behind MacStories.net, the co-host of The Prompt podcast, contributing author to The Sweet Setup, and a casual eater of pasta. »

The Sweet Setup of Nick Heer

Nick is a freelance designer, occasional front-end developer, student at the Alberta College of Art + Design, and writes Pixel Envy in his spare time. »

Matthew Panzarino’s Sweet Mac Setup

Matthew Panzarino is a Senior Editor at TechCrunch where he writes about a lot of stuff like startups, technology trends, and cool new inventions. But mostly about Apple and Twitter. »

Our Weekly Review

The highlights of what we’ve been up to this past week. »

Our Weekly Review

It has been two weeks since we launched the site. Here are some highlights of what's been recently published. »