I have been meaning to mention a couple of items I find very useful. One is a phone app, available for iOS and Android, and the other is an email provider, available for all platforms.

I use the CloudBeats app for iPhone to listen to music I put on Dropbox. Dropbox is great for listening to CD-quality music, but one can only listen to one individual song and can’t listen to an album or a playlist. That’s where CloudBeats comes in. It lets me stream or download an album on Dropbox to my phone and I can create a playlist for any number of songs. Very useful when I am working on the sequence of a new album. And CD quality is, of course, better than the 250kbps files I can hear on Apple Music.

I was looking for an email provider that is safe and efficient, and has an encryption option. For the past year I have used Protonmail. I am really happy with them. If you want to free yourself from Google or Apple, you should check out Protonmail.

PS: this is not an ad and I don’t receive anything in return for mentioning these two