A tweet resulted in a thread…
Which then resulted in a longer blog post from Jason Rowley on what indie software he pays for. Which then spurred *this* post. For purposes of definition, I’m using “indie” as (a) not owned by a big tech company and (b) haven’t raised tons of venture capital (to the best of my knowledge). Like Jason’s disclaimer, I too am likely forgetting some stuff. So, in alpha order:
Bear – My favorites Notes app on MacOS/iOS. It’s not bloated with features and just feels, I dunno, fun to write in? I use Bear especially when I’m taking notes while also being on a video/phone call.
Feedly – My RSS backend feedreader (Per below, I use Reeder as a consumption frontend)
CopyClip2 – I actually haven’t upgraded from CopyClip Original yet, but this is the MacOS app I use for clipboard management. Copy, paste, copy, paste.
Magnet – MacOS app that makes rearranging/tiling application windows into a snap.
Overcast – There are a bunch of excellent podcast apps but I’ve settled on Overcast in a combination of satisfaction and inertia. Indie software is often opinionated and I like the fact that Overcast’s creator is unlikely to sell us out or ship something shitty.
Reeder – My feedreader of choice. RIP Google Reader.
Twitterrific, Tweetbot – Although I primarily use Twitter’s official client, I care enough about the ecosystem to historically support high quality alternative clients.
There are a bunch of paid/freemium iOS apps that I’ve bought, some of which I use, but the ones above are the ongoing subscriptions or the one-offs I wanted to highlight.