Little apps can simplify your life

Dropbox, Sparrow, CoBook, and Fantastical are simplified interfaces for everyday tasks

For the past year or so I’ve noticed something about my computer use: I’m slowly replacing the core software and features that get used day in, day out.

It all started with Dropbox.

One of the core features of a computer is that it stores stuff. Spreadsheets, word processing documents, code and so on are all kept somewhere on the computer. On the hard drive.

It’s such a core feature of a computer that the size of the hard drive is one of those things that gets promoted. One of those "size matters" situations.