What we published this week

Here is a round-up of the things we published this week, as well as a look at which apps are most popular. You can also stay up to date by following us on Twitter and RSS.

Popular apps update

Since the beginning of The Sweet Setup, Day One has carried the title of being the #1 most popular app review on the site. Well, nothing else has taken that title away from them yet, but there’s been a change in 2nd place.

VSCO Cam has taken the #2 spot from Tweetbot, which is now in a respectable 3rd place. There are a lot of reasons to love VSCO Cam, but we love the incredible selection of one-tap filters and its powerful fine-tune image editing tools. You can read the full review here.

Check out the entire Popular page to see what else the readers love.

Quick tip: Enable 2-Step verification on popular web services

Security is a major concern these days, and Stephen has detailed a simple way to add some extra security to a few of your favorite online services.

In a nutshell, 2-Step systems work like normal log in systems, but after entering your user name and password, the system in question will send you phone an SMS with unique PIN that you must enter before logging in.

Sweet Setup interview

We had the pleasure of talking to Bradley Chambers of Chambers Daily this week to discuss his sweet iPhone setup.

Bradley is a contributing author here on The Sweet Setup and wrote an excellent review of Loom, our favorite Photo Stream alternative. You might also know Bradley from his site, podcast, or his books on photo management and Evernote.

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