Gary Bacon

My Top Apps of 2015

Inspired by this post from M.G. Siegler, I’m taking a look at the apps that I used the most in 2015. I’ll also make note of the apps that have been replaced by another app in the same category.

Apps that I use the most

  • Fantastical – Updated the app for both iPhone and Mac.
  • Simple – great bank.
  • Robinhood – no fee stock trading app.
  • Apple Music – sadly the convenience killed the Rdio star.
  • Lark – conversational health app for food logging and exercise. This has potential.
  • Swarm – gamification is back!
  • Facebook + Messenger + Groups
  • Tweetbot – still my favorite twitter app.
  • Trello – organizes my life.
  • Slack – best work collaboration tool. Period.
  • Evernote – long term note storage and information collection.
  • Simplenote – easy note taking. Use it for everything.
  • Headspace – guided meditation for mindfulness.
  • Wallet – Formerly, Passbook. iOS built in. Use it for travel, payments, movie tickets, and more. Payments happen more on my Apple Watch than phone.
  • Overcast – great podcast manager.
  • CloudMagic – for work and iCloud email.
  • Tripit – so helpful for travel.
  • Lumonsity – brain training and neuroplasticity.
  • Eat This Much – meal planning for any diet.
  • StockTwits – Twitter like community for stock news and tips. Now syncs with Robinhood.

Apps that I’ve been using less

Apps that no longer exist

  • Beats Music
  • Rdio
  • Sunrise ( Microsoft acquired. )

Apps that I have my eye on

Always looking for new apps and trying to refine my workflow.

Related: My Top Apps of 2014