What Applications Am I Running On MacOS and iOS – December 2018


I’ve compiled a list (excluding core MacOS and iOS applications) of the essential software that drives my workflow as a physician, gamer, and techie.


MacOS (currently 10.14.2 Mojave) powers my workhorse Hackintosh desktop (‘Orion‘) as well as my MacBook Pro (‘Rigel‘). I essentially run the same suite of applications on both devices, but use Orion for more processor/GPU intense tasks like rendering and gaming. Here are the applications I routinely use that are not already built into MacOS:

Orion in December 2018


My iPhone XS Max and iPad Pro are running the latest beta version of iOS 12. Here are the applications I use on both devices based on the folder categories. Keep in mind that some are only compatible with the iPhone and others only with the iPad. I’ve also excluded applications that are built into the core of iOS.

  • Main Screen: Dark Sky, ESPN, Fantastical, Instagram, EchoTools, Robinhood, YouTube
  • Explore: DoorDash, GrubHub, OpenTable, ProximiT, Sky Guide, Uber, Whole Foods
  • Games: FROST, LIMBO, Alto’s Odyssey, The Room – Old Sins
  • Google: Analytics, Drive, Gboard, Google, Google Earth, Google Home, Google Maps, Google Wifi, PhotoScan
  • Medical: 3D Medical Complete Heart, AutoSleep, Figure 1, MDCalc, Mendeley, QGenda
  • Photo & Video: Afterlight, ImageQuote, mematic, Phonto, Pixelmator, VLC
  • Productivity: GoodNotes, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Plex
  • Social: 23andMe, Facebook, GroupMe, IGTV, LinkedIn, Twitter, WhatsApp
  • Utilities: Bank of America, My Cloud, PDF Expert, Robokiller, Scanner Pro, Shazam, Starry,, Sony Headphones, Venmo

On my bottom bar, I have my four most accessed apps – Phone, Messages, Chrome, and Spotify.


Some of my iOS applications have WatchOS versions which are automatically downloaded to my Apple Watch 4. Here’s my customized Infograph watch face with the following complications: Dark Sky (top left), Activity (top right), AutoSleep (bottom left), Stocks (bottom right), Fantastical calendar, Messages, Spotify, and Sky Guide

Drop me a comment below with your application recommendations! 🙂



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