Who are you and what do you do?
I am one third of the Accidental Tech Podcast with my friends Marco and John. During the day, I’m a developer and corporate stooge, working at a small consultancy in Richmond, Virginia. I usually work on the Microsoft stack, writing C# all day. Occasionally I get lucky and write iOS apps for work.
What iPhone do you have?
iPhone 5s, 64 GB, Space Gray, on AT&T.
I’m too frugal to do a yearly upgrade, and I didn’t get my first iPhone until the 3GS, thus, I just recently upgraded from a 4S on 5s launch day.
What apps do you use most?
Most things on my home screen, but to list them out:
- Tweetbot is my preferred Twitter client, which I spend way too much time in. I really have come to love the conversation on Twitter, and am still clinging to being a completionist.
- Fantastical is my calendar of choice. I have a terrible memory, so if something isn’t in the calendar, I’m not doing it.
- Mail.app is my e-mail client of choice. I take e-mail pretty seriously, read everything I receive, and reply to much of it.
- Reeder is my RSS reader, which I use to keep up with news.
- Check the Weather is my preferred weather app; it has all the awesome parts of Forecast.io with a very pretty–yet not busy–interface.
- Instagram is something I still enjoy quite a lot, though I don’t post pictures too often.
- Pod Wrangler is my preferred podcast client. Like Check the Weather, it’s written by my friend, _, and fits really well with the way I think about podcasts.
- Silo is my shopping list app of choice. My wife and I share a list for groceries, one for the home improvement store, etc. This saves tremendous headache and 300 “wait, which soap did you want?” iMessages.
Yes, that missing slot in the bottom-right needs to be filled, but I haven’t yet found an app I use frequently enough to move up.
Additionally, I don’t really know why, but I prefer to leave a blank row above the dock on my first home screen. I stole the idea from Marco, tried it, and it’s stuck ever since.
What app could you not live without?
Though the apps above are the ones I use most frequently, they’re not the ones I couldn’t possibly live without. This, perhaps unsurprisingly, is the same answer I’ve used for the Mac in the past. I really want to say either Evernote or Dropbox, but in reality 1Password is the answer. Without 1Password, I wouldn’t be able to access anything else.
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