As my process of de-socialization continues, my app list for this month reflects dropping the last of an entire category.
- RSS: Still using Fiery Feeds, but my backend sync service has gone back to Feedbin. The main reason has to do with the next app category.
- Twitter: Also using Fiery Feeds and Feedbin. I no longer enjoy using Twitter. In fact I have really grown to hate it. It has become clear that the thing we all enjoyed a decade ago is gone forever. Unfortunately there are still some people I wish to follow there. Enter Feedbin’s amazing Twitter feature. While Inoreader does allow you to subscribe to Twitter streams as well, the presentation is not nearly as good as Feebin’s. For tweets with linked articles, Feedbin will load the entire text. Inoreader uses the entire tweet as the article title, which just looks incredibly messy. The whole Twitter experience in Feedbin just looks so much nicer. Since I have deleted my entire Twitter history and will be using it as a read only feed, Feedbin’s superior Twitter parsing makes it a clear winner.
- Browser: I still like Firefox, but I am back on Safari for now. Mainly due to the mobile experience. Firefox tried too hard to be different than mobile Safari. I don’t need different, but I do need open tab syncing. So Safari is really the best option still. Plus it will be gaining some very nice anti-tracking features this fall.
- Writing: I’ve spoken about how much I love Drafts before. But these last few articles I have written entirely there instead of in Ulysses. Drafts is such a natural place since my articles fit the write here and send it somewhere else mentality of Drafts. Plus it integrates great with Workflow, which is how I am now posting all of my website articles.