Not to brag too much, but I’m the local expert of “technical minimalism”. There’s rarely ever more than 5 e-mails in my inbox. Onece I read it, in the bin it goes!
Whenever SW goes unused for too long, it gets uninstalled and I manually hunt down and delete all the cache and trash files it still left on my precious SSD.
I always make sure to uninstall all pre-installed junk from any device. I browse in incognito, to not waste my memory with cookies, history files and browsery junk.
What little junk spills through I run over using the Ashampoo WinOptimizer, that itself I optimize to ensure the most optimal optimizing.
All canines drawn reside in the cloud, I don’t even have them all backed up locally, but I always use 5+ cloud/FTP services, just to be absolutely sure they’re safe.
Yes, my “technical minimalism” might be getting slightly out of hand. 🤪
@email@example.com I like that idea. I try to follow the inbox-zero, although I like to keep at most 5 emails for something I’m working on this week so they are quickly reachable.
I try to uninstall and remove files not being used for more than a few months. And unfollowing people I haven’t gotten in touch with for months.
Haven’t used Optimizers in years (maybe for lazy reasons, the computer is working well) but I could give it a try
Aaaand, I’m trying to move away from Google Photos (which I’ve been using for 10+ years, so it’s a lot of info) but I’m lazy again
@firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to have only one percent of your discipline. I can’t help myself but I found those optimizers always a bit suspicious. Luckily, I have zero need for them.
@email@example.com Many optimizers are in fact just some kind of a scam, or fall into the bloatware category.
I can recommend Ashampoo WinOptimizer, because it’s an old classic, trusted by users and companies for many years. It’s paid, but the devs are friendly and are always giving away free licenses for older versions of it at https://chip.de .
The only downside is that (as the name suggests), it only works with Windows.
It did and probably still does have a free Android version, but last time I checked, it was very basic. If your Android phone doesn’t already come with an optimizer app installed, I’d probably recommend SD Maid instead. It’s free, but a small one time donation is required to unlock all its features.
Sadly I don’t know if there are any good trustworthy optimizer apps for other operating systems, but maybe someone else does and can join this conversation.