Not too many changes to the lineup this month.
- Social: None. All gone. And I am better for it.
- Read Later: Instapaper is breaking free of the shackles of Pinterest and I am overjoyed. I never got into the styling of Pocket, and I really missed the Kindle integration. So glad to have Instapaper back and looking forward to it actually getting some love now that it will be independent again.
- Shelf: I tried several of the “shelf” apps when they came out following Viticci’s concept. None really stuck with me. But I like the feature. Turns out DEVONthink actually makes a great shelf app. As a bonus, it has basically the same feature on the Mac.
- Call Blocking: Taking Marco Arment’s recommendation here and trying out RoboKiller. Nomorobo was really struggling lately. Far too many spam calls getting through. Especially the local extension spoofing numbers. I’m not sure I even know anyone with my same local extension (not uncommon in NYC). Hoping this will help put a stop to the noise. I will report back.
One thing I did over the last month was an app purge. I got rid of many redundant apps and squashed down my home screen to a single page. A few folders at the top, and my most used below that in easy reach. Even more so on the iPad where I launch nearly every non-dock app via Spotlight. Next up is an account purge where I intend to get rid of many of the internet accounts I no longer use. It will be interesting to see which ones even allow for this.