What if you wanted to move away from the Mac ecosystem and go back to Windows? The applications you used in macOS, do they have good alternatives on Windows?
Lets find out!
Most of the apps I suggest costs a bit of money, but I haven’t got paid to recommend these.
Time Machine – Bvckup 2 – A lightweight and fast backup app for Windows. It keeps a folder or hard drive in sync and thats it. It doesn’t make it bootable or anything like that. But that is how I like it. I just want backup of my data. An OS I can always reinstall myself.
Apple Mail – Mailbird – You could use Outlook or Thunderbird, but I think Microsofts e-mail client are too bloated with too many features. Mailbird is simple and lightweight e-mail client for Windows with good support for multiple e-mail accounts.
Apple Photos – I use Adobe Lightroom but that is because I use a DSLR that shoots RAW files and Apple Photos doesn’t handle that in a good way. To organize my photos from a mobile device on Windows I would try Google Photos.
Safari – Google Chrome – Chrome is the first thing I install on a new Windows system to browse the Internet.
If you are heavily invested in iCloud stuff you could always use Apples web applications on icloud.com. You have access to contacts, calendar, pages, numbers, keynote etc. If you have a lot of documents and media stored there the website can be used in a transition process over to Windows.
This list is by far not complete, the suggestions above are the ones I think are worth talking about. Leave a comment below if you have something to add.