It's great to have a consistent shortcut between Tuple/Zoom/Google Meet. This does mean I sometimes end up double-muted and confused (in Mic Drop and the meeting).
It gives peace of mind to see mute status in the menu bar, just like you effectively see the camera indicator light there.
Fantastical to enter calendar events in natural language via a menu bar icon, and to list them there.
iStat Menus to show memory, CPU, network activity and battery status of peripherals.
To avoid clutter it only shows the computer's battery status in the menu bar, and I click it to see the rest.
SuperDuper! for full-disk backups before OS upgrades and such.
Apple's Notes. Have tried other notekeeping apps and methods but so far this one has worked best for me.
Top-level folders for work, house, car, cats, food and drink, misc, and archive. I'd like it to feel more organised, but I'm not sure what's missing exactly.
iCloud Drive. Mostly fine, if you keep version-controlled code outside it. (Otherwise it will duplicate files.)
The Ring Mac app pops up a floating window when our Ring cameras detect motion and I need to run downstairs to receive a parcel.
Spark for email, but I've found I don't really like it on desktop.
I miss Mailplane and may go back to that, or plain Gmail in a browser. Mailplane can show my private and work Gmail (and calendars) in a tabbed app. I have a pretty organised Gmail setup using "Multiple Inboxes" and filters.
Raycast. Launcher, clipboard history, putting the computer to sleep etc.
It looks sleek and modern, has a rich ecosystem and some cool touches like showing your next calendar event and letting you launch its meeting with one keypress.
I've made automations to e.g. launch standard Zoom meetings, send notes to self, and text my partner. I like how automations can be just a folder of scripts.
But I also think the general flow is worse than Alfred in some respects – I need to rewire my brain to always start with the command ("Contacts") and not the object ("Foo Barson") because it's handled poorly, where it's supported at all.
Raycast also does window management, but Divvy has two features I'd miss: a shortcut to open a grid panel where you can visually drag to pick size and position, and hitting a shortcut twice to use that arrangement but on the other display.