Here is an update of my current setup (some have respective links to Amazon that help defray some of the hosting costs and get me more funding to purchase cool, new gear) for June. I also utilized an AI generated featured image as a lot of changes for the next month will be tied to things like Perplexity and ChatGPT (we can also not forget the Apple WWDC lion in the room with the keynote happening on the 10th of June):

The changes plus the detailed hardware list are below:



  • HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dw – This device has finally been retired as the Epson Inkjet printer was more reliable in my family’s daily use. It has had a long life and was a great purchase in 2020.

macOS Applications

iOS/iPadOS Applications

  • Podcast App – Castro – I am testing Pocket Casts, too, as it seems stable and I can configure it to function similarly to Castro.
  • Camera App – Halide
  • Object Scanning App – Scan Thing
  • Document Scanning App – Simple Scan

iOS/iPadOS/macOS Applications

  • Password Manager – 1Password
  • Package Tracking App – Parcel
  • Calendar App –
  • Recipe Manager – Mela
  • RSS Reader – Reeder connected to FreshRSS.
  • Read Later Application – Goodlink
  • Email Application –
  • Note-Taking App – Drafts – If a more complex workflow is needed for the note I took, it resides in drafts.
  • Mastodon Application – Ivory
  • Social Media – Threads