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What single-purpose, minimalistic web or mobile apps do you like?

I'm a big fan of simple, well-designed, single-purpose apps and would love to find more!

A few to start:

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  1. Artemix
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    miniflux as RSS reader, it's really an incredibly well done tool

    miniflux as RSS reader, it's really an incredibly well done tool

    5 votes
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    daturkel
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    Pinboard is a bookmarking site that prides itself on a degree of minimalism. From the homepage:

    Pinboard is a bookmarking site that prides itself on a degree of minimalism. From the homepage:

    Pinboard is a fast, no-nonsense bookmarking site for people who value privacy and speed.
    There are no ads and no third-party tracking. You pay a few bucks a year, and that's it.

    5 votes
    1. eddielomax
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      I love Pinboard. I'm a bit of a bookmark hoarder, and have so many that I was sure some have died or changed names, so I wrote a Python script that checked for dead links within Pinboard:...

      I love Pinboard. I'm a bit of a bookmark hoarder, and have so many that I was sure some have died or changed names, so I wrote a Python script that checked for dead links within Pinboard:

      https://github.com/ehamiter/pindead

      1 vote
  3. scrambo
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    This might be a little outside the realm of what you were looking for, but the app called "Desert Golf" is a very simple golf game on IOS and Android. Minimal design, no leaderboards. Just shoot...

    This might be a little outside the realm of what you were looking for, but the app called "Desert Golf" is a very simple golf game on IOS and Android. Minimal design, no leaderboards. Just shoot the ball at the hole. Forever.

    Desert Golf is in fact so good, that XKCD put out a comic about it

    5 votes
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    rogue_cricket
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    I like: Is It Down For Everyone Or Just Me? (checking website availability) SavvyTime (The easiest comprehensive timezone/date conversion site I've found - been relying on it A LOT lately to...

    I like:

    Is It Down For Everyone Or Just Me? (checking website availability)
    SavvyTime (The easiest comprehensive timezone/date conversion site I've found - been relying on it A LOT lately to verify results for a project)
    TinEye (reverse image search)
    Blogtrottr (regularly emails you aggregate RSS feeds for free, can choose to compact into a daily digest)
    Zombocom (You can do anything at zombocom)

    5 votes
    1. moonbathers
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      Is Zombocom really single-purpose? You can do anything you want at Zombocom, as you said.

      Is Zombocom really single-purpose? You can do anything you want at Zombocom, as you said.

      4 votes
  5. AugustusFerdinand
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    Embiggen Maximum use of screen to display message if you cannot communicate audibly.

    Embiggen

    Maximum use of screen to display message if you cannot communicate audibly.

    3 votes
  6. autumn
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    Zero for intermittent fasting Less for nonjudgmental alcohol tracking Forest for focusing without my phone for up to two hours at a time
    • Zero for intermittent fasting
    • Less for nonjudgmental alcohol tracking
    • Forest for focusing without my phone for up to two hours at a time
    2 votes
  7. mrbig
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    https://simplynoise.com/ helped me through many hours of study and sleeplessness mights. It’s not so simple anymore and I use the free app now. Still works great for me and my tinnitus.

    https://simplynoise.com/ helped me through many hours of study and sleeplessness mights. It’s not so simple anymore and I use the free
    app now. Still works great for me and my tinnitus.

    1 vote
  8. monado
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    Panels on iOS for reading manga.

    Panels on iOS for reading manga.