3 Apps I Use the Most

4 min readMay 15, 2023

This is based on the number of times opened during a day.

One thing to consider is that I have the vast majority of my notifications silenced and only allow specific people to come through directly.

I then check apps only as I feel it is needed.

This means that things like group chats are checked around once per day because I really don’t have the time or patience to deal with chatter.

So what do I open most?

I will try to help you today, as I try to do in all my writing.

1. Things 3

This manages my life—at least it does when combined with Google Calendar.

While my calendar sends me time-specific notifications and schedule information, Things is what gives me my specific tasks for any day.

While it is old, it is still updated, and when a product is designed so beautifully, sometimes you wonder why you need any of the features it currently lacks.

Simple list management is a core element here, and the real functionality is how you set up Things 3.

The app features a sleek and intuitive interface that allows users to easily create and organise to-do lists, set reminders, and track progress towards their goals.

Other key features of the app include the ability to assign tags and deadlines to tasks, create custom project templates, and integrate with third-party apps such as Google Calendar and Apple Reminders.

When I first tried it, I actually gave up on it.

It wasn’t until over a year later that I took advantage of the upfront cost of purchasing it.




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