Examining the software on nerdy people’s devices is like having a window into their soul. How do they operate, what are they interested in, what makes them tick? Look no farther than the apps on their phones.
For those interested in knowing a little more about me, here is a list of the apps I have used within the past month on my iDevices.
- Files Management:
- Home Automation:
- Waze: Avoiding traffic and slowing down for speed traps.
- Google Maps: Finding stores.
- Gaia GPS: Backpacking and hiking maps with real-time tracking.
- Transit: Public transit schedule.
- Connect: Logging and displaying data from my Garmin watch.
- Cachly: GeoCaching, because adults still enjoy finding toys in the woods.
- Reddit: News, current events, and entertainment.
- Miniflux (shortcut to website): RSS feeds aggregate here. From personal blogs, news sites, to vendor information.
- Reeder: Alternative reader attached to Miniflux RRS feed aggregator.
- HackerNews (shortcut to website): If I could only read one technology news site, this would be it.
- STLPublicRadio: St. Louis public radio is my local news source.
- Note Taking / Documentation:
- Photo Management
- Note: these apps are an exception to the past month rule. I keep them all so I can open any file sent to me.
- Programming / Text Editing / Remote Management:
- Amazon: Online shopping.
- Twitter: Mostly to keep up on #WUSTL and my kids' school events.
- LinkedIn: Business contacts.
- Task Management:
- Video / Music:
- YouTube Premium: Ad free music and videos.
- Netflix: The original video streaming service.
- HBO Go: Free with my ATT cell plan.
- Prime Video: Included with Prime.
- YouTube TV: Primary TV service. Works on every device from phones to a $35 Roku, with unlimited DVR for half the cost of satellite or cable.
- YouTube Music: Streaming music for the entire family.
- Work / Consulting:
Front page of the iPhone:
mosh with the
blink SSH client:
Reeder is connected to the RSS feeds from Miniflux:
Web shortcut on the main page links to HackerNews: