My Apps – 2019

I will happily admit that I am not a big app user. I have a number of keys apps that I use all the time and many that I test. However, the ones I test normally don;t last long and get deleted. I like to keep my devices as clean as possible rather than being filled with lots and lots of random apps.

To see what I was using at the beginning of last year check out the article:

My Apps – 2018

My most used apps on mobile devices over the last year were:

Podcast Addict – for all my podcasts. Easy to use, listen and update as well as working in the car thanks to Android auto.

Google Authenticator – used to provide two factor authentication for access to Google accounts as well as for Lastpass password manager.

Microsoft Authenticator – I use this for a number of select web sites as well as Office 365.

Android auto – connects to my daily drive to provide the ability to listen to podcasts (via Podcast Addict) as well as use Waze for navigation.

OneNote – is a must on every device I own. Syncs all my notes to every device. Allows me to not only truly have my information everywhere I am but also capture information quickly and easily.

Office Lens – available on all platforms. Allows capturing of information such as documents, whiteboards, etc to OneNote. I have written about the importance of this app previously:

A mobile device must have

Tripview – One of the few apps that I have happily paid for. I use this to let me know the Sydney train schedule to help me get around when I need to negotiate the ‘real world’.

Audible – If I can’t read my Kindle then I can normally always listen. This app allows me to listen to my audio books where ever I am.

Amazon Kindle – If I don’t have access to my Kindle then I can still read my books. In my case that will most likely be on my iPad. I also use the Kindle app on the iPad when the ebook has a lot of images that sometime don’t display well or are too small for the Kindle device.

The following as currently only iOS:

Oak – For mindfulness, breathing and meditation

Rode Reporter – which I use for recording many of my presentations when I am out on the road.

Of course I have all the social media apps, such as Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook on my devices.

I also have all the Microsoft/Office 365 apps. The ones I use the most are probably To-Do, Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams and Yammer, although Word and Excel also get used regularly. Just about every Microsoft Office 365 service has an app that you should have on your mobile device.

I’ve also added the Intune app to all my devices so they can be better managed.

I use the Microsoft Next Lock Screen on my Android device.

Some occasional ones I use include:

Meetup

Pocket

Duolingo

The above are my used apps across my various mobile devices. I certainly use a wide variety of apps on my devices by prefer the desktop versions if available simply because my finger are too fat and my patience too short to be productive for long stints on mobile devices. My kingdom, my kingdom for a full keyboard and screen I cry.

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