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Grigory Antsiperov’s iOS setup

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Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Grigory Antsiperov, and I’m a first year Economics student at Moscow State University.

What iPhone do you have?

Grigory's iPhone
Editor’s note: You can download a copy of Grigory’s wallpaper here.

I currently have a 32 GB iPhone 5 in black slate. My wallpaper photo is one I took here in Moscow.

What apps do you use the most, and why?

I start my day with The Economist Espresso. It’s important for me to be well-informed on the current economic situation. I’ve tried a lot of RSS apps and finally decided on Reeder. I use it not to read, but to save interesting articles to Pocket.

Pocket: it’s my read-it-later app. I also use it to save useful links. I prefer Pocket because of the ability to add tags. I like them much more than folders (in Instapaper).

Spendbook is my banking app. I like its design, but unfortunately it can’t transfer money between accounts. And it seems like the developer stopped supporting it.

I also use VK (Russian social network), Tweetbot and Telegram to keep in touch with my friends.

Which app could you not live without?

Frankly, I couldn’t live without Google Translate. As I wrote previously, I read a lot in English, but my native language is Russian. It also helps me a lot with my studies.

What iPad do you have?

Grigory's iPad

I currently have a 64 GB iPad 2. Of course, I would buy new one, but the ruble lost three-quarters of its value in December. And Apple increased prices, too.

How are you using your iPad on a daily basis?

I use my iPad for reading, studying, and relaxing.

What apps do you use the most, and why?

My favorite apps for iPad are the same as my iPhone favorites: Reeder, Pocket, Tweetbot.

I use Evernote to write essays and simple notes. WolframAlpha is very useful for everybody who studies math.

When I have some time to relax, I watch YouTube. I like QuizUp, especially quizzes about modern history and geography.

Which app could you not live without?

I can’t say that there’s an app I couldn’t live without, but if I had to pick one, it would be Pocket.

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