My Favourite Apps

Included my list of favourite and most used applications. And only in the Apple eco-system, split to OSX (Mac, etc.) and iOS (iPhone, iPad). Categorised as follows:

  • Photography
  • Productivity
  • Social Network
  • Writing and Publishing
  • News and Readers

Photography

OSX

  • Affinity. Really a very nice photo editing app. I just started using it, so not a lot of experience yet. But everything what you need seems to be there. A cheap and complete replacement for Photoshop.
  • Pixelmator. Great photo editor that has a lot to offer. Layers, brushes, correction tools, text tools, etc. Pretty much all you need is there. Very much alike Affinity.
  • Adobe Lightroom. For photographers this one should not have a lot of introduction. This is the must have application! It helps you managing your photo library, tagging, organising and also edits are possible.

iOS

  • Pixelmator. An universal app that runs both on the iPhone as well as the iPad. It can also sync via iCloud with the version on OS-X. A very good photo editor. Has all what you need to do some more complicated edit. Like layers, corrections, filters, etc.
  • Enlight. An universal app that runs both on the iPhone as well as the iPad. A photo editor with a lot of functionalities included. I use this one most regular, as it just includes everything you typically need.
  • Flickr. Beautifull application for you having all your Flickr photo account with you. My Flickr account is here.
  • 500px. The app for your 500px photo account. Really also a very nice application. My 500px account is here.
  • Padgram and Instagram. Padgram is my favourite app on the iPad, you still need to do publishing via the native Instagram app. On the iPhone i use the native Instagram app. My account can be found here.

Productivity

OSX

  • Airmail2. My default e-mail client on the Mac. The native app is also pretty much ok, but this is simply better. More complete and has better looks.
  • 2Do. After having a few options tried, this one is here to stay. A very complete GTD based to do manager. Syncs perfectly with the iOS companion. Lot of options.
  • 1Password. The can-not-do without app. Maintaining safely your account information and makes sure that you can use strong passwords every and all the time.
  • Wunderlist. For the simple list. Most in use to share (shopping) list around the family.
  • Copied. The copy-and-paste buffer manager. Really comes in easy for sharing and saving quick copies. Syncs perfectly with the iOS variants.

iOS

  • 2Do. The very complete GTD to do manager on iOS. Plays perfectly with the OSX variant. So having your to do’s always updated and with you.
  • 1Password. The can-not-do without app, also for your iPhone and/or iPad. Maintaining safely your account information and makes sure that you can use strong passwords every and all the time. Plays nicely with OSX version. Keeping your passwords in sync all the time.
  • Wunderlist. For maintaining the simple lists (in fact that where 2Do might just be to much of it).
  • Copied. The copy-and-paste buffer manager. Really comes in easy for sharing and saving quick copies. Syncs perfectly with the OSX variant.

Social Network

OSX

  • Tweetbot. A great twitter client. Easy and fast. One not to miss feature is that it syncs your last read positions (via cloud) with your iPhone and/or iPad.

iOS

  • Tweetbot. A great twitter client. Easy and fast. One not to miss feature is that it syncs your last read positions (via cloud) with your OSX version.
  • Google+. The native Google+ app to use with your Google+ account. Not much more to say about.
  • Facebook. The native Facebook app to use with your Facebook account. Not much more to say about.
  • Tumblr. The native Tumblr app to use with your Tumblr account. Not much more to say about.
  • LinkedIn. The native LinkedIn app to use with your LinkedIn account. Not much more to say about.

Writing and Publishing

OSX

  • Ulysses. A very complete writing solution. You can write distraction free in Markdown language. Complete with a library and synchronisation to the iOS variants (for now only iPad, but the iPhone is to follow).
  • Byword. A more simple straight forward Markdown editor. Synchronises with the iOS version.
  • Dayone. The app for journalling. Easily make some small notes to end in your diary overview. Has Markdown capabilities and also can add photos, weather and a lot more.

iOS

  • Ulysess. A very complete writing solution. You can write distraction free in Markdown language. Complete with a library and synchronisation to the OSX variant.
  • Byword. A more simple straight forward Markdown editor. Synchronises with the OSX version.
  • Wordpress. The editor to maintain your Wordpress based blogs. Like this one.
  • Dayone. The app for journalling. Easily make some small notes to end in your diary overview. Has Markdown capabilities and also can add photos, weather and a lot more.

News and Readers

OSX

  • Reeder. The RSS newsreader. Can sync with a lot of different RSS providers. Also has very good integration with social networks and Instapaper.

iOS

  • Pocket. The read-it-later application. If you just want to mark something for reading later this is a very nice application to use.
  • Instapaper. Another read-it-later application. If you just want to mark something for reading later this is a very nice application to use.
  • Reeder. The RSS newsreader. Can sync with a lot of different RSS providers. Also has very good integration with social networks and Instapaper.