Evernote and I had a slight falling out over the last 18 months or so. So much so that I refused to renew my premium subscription and deleted my account. This was pretty dramatic stuff since I had been a premium member for more than 10 years. And I wasn’t alone. People all over the web were criticising Evernote and looking for alternatives such as OneNote, Nimbus and Notion to name but three. So where did it all go wrong for me?
1Password has been a part of my cybersecurity armoury for many years. Like Todoist, it is one service I have no qualms about paying for year after year. Password managers have always been a must-have, not least because of my memory and my wife saying I’d forget my balls if they were not in a sac. Seriously, I started off with LastPass back in the dim and distant past but that because flakey and I looked at Dashlane but it seemed too aggressive and in your face. Having tried 1Password for a trial 14 days, out came the debit card and I was off.
Surfshark has achieved something I would never have thought would happen – it has lured me away from NordVPN! I cannot remember how long I have been a NordVPN user and I still have an extended subscription for another couple of years, but once I tried Surfshark, there was no looking back. And it isn’t just about the pricing.
Aqua Mail has completely ruined the old epithet that it is better to travel than arrive. Over the years I have liked nothing better to try out a wide range of Android email apps and finding their strengths and weaknesses before moving onto the next one. Aqua Mail has screwed that by being the best email app I have come across and will probably always be my email app of choice. The reasons are many and varied.
First, Aqua Mail has so many configuration options you will be lost for choice, well around 300 choices to be accurate. Whether it is changes in the interface you want to make or the way the app itself handles emails, there is an option that you will eventually find that suits you. I say eventually, because it took me several weeks of tweaking to get it just right.
My life is on my Android mobile devices and, thankfully, most of them rely on cloud storage. So, in the event that I lose the phone, I can remotely wipe the phone and still access the data that the apps generate. Looking back at my Google Play account, it is startling at the number of apps that I have downloaded and, in some cases, paid for and rejected. But, over the years, a number of apps and services have become indispensable, and here they are.