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Daniel Marcinkowski’s Mac, iPhone, and Watch setup

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Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Daniel Marcinkowski. I’m currently working full-time as a Junior Social Media Specialist at DaftCode. Besides that, I’m blogging at blog.dmarcinkowski.pl (sorry, it’s in Polish) and creating videos on my small YouTube channel Applikacje (also in Polish). Also, I’m just 19.

What is your current setup?

Daniel Marcinkowski's desk

I’m using two identical early 2015 13″ MacBook Airs with Core i5 processors, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. They are very basic machines, but they run smoothly and I’m not complaining at all. I’m also using a Magic Mouse 2, which is my favorite mouse ever! I love macOS gestures.

The desk in my apartment is as minimal as possible. I don’t like being distracted by random things when I’m writing. The whole setup is from IKEA and it gets the job done.

Where can we find your macOS wallpaper?

This is a wallpaper made by one of my favorite designers, Alex Muench, who works for Todoist. You can find this wallpaper on his Dribbble.

What software do you use and for what do you use it?

  • Fantastical 2: Apple’s Calendar app isn’t as intuitive and feature-packed as Flexibits’ app. It’s beautiful and very useful.
  • Todoist: I’ve tried a lot of different task management tools, but I always look back to Todoist. It’s well designed, and it features Labels, Filters, and very clever natural input. It’s worth the subscription to Todoist Premium.
  • iA Writer: This app was one of the main reasons why I bought a Mac. In my opinion, this is the best markdown editor ever created and it works perfect with Medium, where my blog is hosted.
  • Spark: I’d never found the best mail client until Spark came to Mac. It’s free, simple, and very smart.
  • Pixelmator: I cannot believe that Apple hasn’t bought Pixelmator yet. This is very powerful image editing app that sesms almost like a native tool delivered by Apple.

How would your ideal setup look and function?

I’d like to have two Macs: a powerful 27″ 5K iMac for video and image editing, and a 12″ MacBook for light work on the go. I’m very into the idea that you have two computers for different kinds of work.

What iPhone do you have?

Daniel Marcinkowski's iPhone

I’m using 32 GB Silver iPhone 6s. It’s my first iPhone ever.

Where can we find your wallpaper online?

I use the same wallpaper that I use on my Mac.

What apps do you use the most, and why?

  • Telegram: This is an almost perfect messaging platform. You can send files up to 1.5 GB, it’s cross-platform, and features Telegram’s bot platform.
  • Tweetbot: I cannot live without Twitter — I even met my girlfriend there! Tweetbot is the perfect Twitter client because of its great muting tools and iCloud sync between Mac and iOS.
  • Spotify: This is my favorite music streaming platform yet. It features Discover Weekly playlists with bot-curated music just for you and the app works perfect with the Chromecast that I use at home.
  • Pocket Casts: This is the perfect app for listening to podcasts for me because it supports, you guessed it, Chromecast.

Which app could you not live without?

Tweetbot. Like I said, I cannot live without Twitter.

What Apple Watch do you have?

Daniel Marcinkowski's Watch

I have a silver 42mm Apple Watch Series 1 with a Pearl Woven Nylon band.

How you use your Watch on a daily basis?

I mostly use the Simple watchface with these complications:

App that I have in the dock:

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