Stefan TheofilosProduct Designer, Entrepreneur

What is the first app you download on a new device?

When you get a new device, what is the first app you download? For me, it's either Twitter or Snapchat.
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    Spotify

    Any song. One tap away.

    Jake Crump5Community Team with Product Hunt · Written
    I listen to music and podcasts all day so this is essential for me to have from the very beginning. It was actually my first download on my new Pixel XL. Pretty much the only time I hit pause during a work day is for Product Hunt team meetings!
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    Danny AzizI like to make things. · Written
    I am trapped in the Spotify ecosystem. Not exactly a bad thing, regardless of the device I am using, I can have access to all my favourite songs and playlists AND with the ability to upload your own music from your hard drive and listen to it within the Spotify app, I'm never away from my songs. I am still trapped, however.
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    Christie QuackenbushHQ Raleigh Events Manager! · Written
    "Google, play every song I've ever wanted to hear that isn't Taylor Swift..."
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  2. Need I say more?
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    MilesFull-stack developer · Written
    The best password manager out there. Plus, I can't sign into anything without it 😄
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    This is technically my second install but my most important since I need access to my passwords. Dropbox is my first install since I use it to sync my password vault.
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  3. Mauricio BerlangaSoftware Developer · Written
    Main source of communication for me.
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    Magdalena BarronIntern, RocketMeetings · Written
    Just a must for me
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    TripToliManager, Triptoli · Written
    Whatsapp was my first app too.
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    Inbox by Google

    Next generation inbox

    If you're a gmail user, the Inbox app by Google for iPhone is great. Simple design and great reminder/notification system.
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    Andreas Wagnerlooking for..........😎 · Written
    Without it email isn't simple....
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    Fabrizio BianchiDigital Campaign Coordinator @ Sodexo · Written
    This is the only app I can stand handling email with.
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    • I pretty much like all things Google, but Inbox just isn't for me. I much prefer good old fashioned Gmail on my iPhone. The way Inbox sorts my emails doesn't always make sense to me, and I suppose I'd rather sort it myself. There are definitely better email apps out there. I know because I've tried a bunch of them.

    • I like & hate inbox for the same features.

      It´s the first time my Mailbox feels sorted and clean. That said Inbox dicards eamils as unimportant, doesn't show notifications for all emails and shows how much it knows about my friends, travel agrangements and so on.

      I do think a manual hosted version would be really great but I doubt we will see something soon.

      In the end its a Google Product which means no updates and in 2 years we get the next version of it. It lacks a lot of things you can't do with it. For instance multiple Accounts, S/MIME encryption and ways to highlight a lot more.

  5. Julian YamanHobby developer · Written
    Perfect for somebody who works on PC and on a mobile device. Connect it with your Google Account and it will synchronise your bookmarks and your history with your devices.
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    Slack

    Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

    Paweł WaraksaProduct Designer / http://pawelwa.com/ · Written
    Slack, it's a place where is my whole team.
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    Dale Vivian RossPresident & CEO of Ross Squared · Written
    I'm in quite a few teams. Strangely, my team doesn't feel the love for it as I do. Orlando Devs is the richest (most diverse) one I've found. Online Geniuses (most value) https://onlinegeniuses.com/
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    Christie QuackenbushHQ Raleigh Events Manager! · Written
    Slack is everything text wasn't and email wished it could be!
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    • João Oliveira SimõesDesign Lead, 44 Studio

      As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.

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    • Amrith ShanbhagCommunity at Product Hunt & Feathrd

      I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.

      Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.

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    Setapp

    Get 100+ curated Mac apps in a single subscription.

    astlockTechOps @macpaw @setapp · Written
    Access to over 70 top-tier applications all in one place with one easy sign-up and download.
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    Evan EliottVisual designer / Multimedia producer · Written
    If this is a Mac, heck yeah. No need to look for essential apps as they're already available via Setapp.
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  8. Love twitter
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    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    I have been a huge fan of third-party Twitter apps, but I find myself coming back to Twitter for Android. It's just perfect now!
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    Joe ThomsettAdvisor, LMR Geartech · Written
    I follow some great people who distil titbits of knowledge in 140 characters or less!
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  9. Julian YamanHobby developer · Written
    Sharing Pictures with other people and friends is amazing, too! You can follow some amazing profiles or companies and get new pictures of new stuff.
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    Kevin Lou6Founder, Anytable 🍜 · Written
    This is the first non-work app that I install on new devices - I'm a sucker for beautiful content
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    Dale Vivian RossPresident & CEO of Ross Squared · Written
    I took a while to get started but this is now a big part of me. A picture tells a thousand words.
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    Telegram Messenger

    Whatsapp-esque messaging app but open, cloudbased, encrypted

    The #1 communicating platform for me, love this thing.
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    Joel JohnFounder of Worldly Exposure · Written
    Much better than Whatsapp because of a native desktop app, makes cross-platform messaging seamless. Great for sending files/photos as well - no size limits!
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    Mohammed Rafy4All things Community @DoSelectHQ · Written
    This is the one.
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  11. Kumar LouhitFounder, Spontie, Inc · Written
    I extensively use Dropbox, it helps me keep my files and my team in sync.
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    Cindy Osborne"Because I said so" is a valid reason. · Written
    Thus far no cloud works as smoothly as DropBox. All my devices access it as "just another folder," exactly as they should.
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    Andreas Wagnerlooking for..........😎 · Written
    So far I didn't have and problems!
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  12. 2-Step Verification for extra security.
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    Andreas Wagnerlooking for..........😎 · Written
    A must....
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  13. Kristofer™#7 Product Hunter. E-Skateboard fanatic · Written
    Everyone here just lied.
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    Dale Vivian RossPresident & CEO of Ross Squared · Written
    I'd want to say Bible but the truth is Facebook has my richest and most diverse audience with which I've had the most engagement. Scrabble communities, Groups for various interests and lots more.
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    Evernote

    Note taking gets even simpler

    Niv Dror14VC at Shrug Capital · Written
    This is especially true to Mac, ad one of the first on any new device! (other than Twitter and 1Password)
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    Dean BradyDirector of Digital Development - AbbVie · Written
    I use Evernote for just about everything (work and personal). The ability to store and retrieve from any device makes it indispensable for me.
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    Dale Vivian RossPresident & CEO of Ross Squared · Written
    This is my life. So many truths to be explored
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    • Emily Kellerttech lover & travel freak

      Absolutely love Evernote. Use it for work and personal use and that is easy with the ability to make notebooks. Tags are super helpful as is annotating a document or editing a picture with Skitch. Makes my life easier and more organized!

    • David NeiraChape Fitness - Online Personal Training

      Evernote is a platform that allows you to organize, store, share and then search your information. Evernote impacts a business's productivity by streamlining the collection and distribution of critical information by enhancing its retrieval. Evernote's gives your business enhanced control of the information you own or information already collected by your employees. It's your business. It's your information.

  15. Inspiration and infographics!
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    Pinterest gives me a time out. I make sure to time myself (7 minutes for me) and call it "Meditat-rest".
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    Steve Johnsonstartup investor, crypto enthusiast · Written
    I have downloaded this app, but didn't use it for a long time. No need to download it if you not a designer or an art industry person.
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    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    Julian YamanHobby developer · Written
    It is very good for people who want to work mobile and do some project management stuff. So this is why I recommend Trello.
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    Andreas Wagnerlooking for..........😎 · Written
    Very smart & helpful
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    • Nick AllenHead of Marketing at FileInvite | Kiwi

      Brilliant for managing all your project backlogs in a Kanban fashion. Including a list for the DIY tasks around the house.

      As a Marketer I use this daily to manage workflow, sort ideas around future content and prioritize my activities. My team collaborate and report using handy integrations with Google and we use it as a Customer service and Sales script repository to store links to docs and how-to videos.

    • chuchuDeveloper, Andela

      Trello has helped me organize my projects for a while now. Since I work as a software engineer. An example of my boards is sort of where I create tasks then I classify them according to their current position on the sprint. For example I have tasks in different cards such as Icebox, Backlog, Current Iteration and Done. I have set deadlines all ranging from 2 weeks to someday :(. Overall a great product!

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    Snapchat 6.1

    New Smart Filters, Replay, Front-Facing Flash & More.

    It's the best way to stay in contact with my age group, Sheree immediate life, and just generally express a more real self.
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    jacilynCivil Engr & Flatiron Web Dev. Student · Written
    Immediate entertainment + communication
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    Microsoft Outlook for iOS

    Official Microsoft Outlook app designed for iPhone and iPad

    Akshay BharwaniJust a Student, for now. · Written
    The first thing I do: Sync all my contacts and my calendar through Outlook. And not to mention one of the best apps for Mail IMO.
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    Tweetbot 4

    The Twitter app w/ personality, reimagined for iOS 9 & iPad

    TonMac'aholic · Written
    This. Lifeline to friends and collegues far far away. Plus the already mentioned 1Password. None of my iOS devices start up without these.
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    JohnBlack. Actor. Prod. Improvisor. Web Dev. · Written
    Easily one of the best twitter clients for iOS. Clean, feature filled, and reliable.
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  20. Mohankrishna SIT Business Manager · Written
    Great Password Manager for 12$/year Premium version
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    Required for everything else
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