What Would Shannon Use?

This is a list of all the software I use day to day. Some is free, some is commercial, and I only get commission on SmugMug. :)

  • System/Maintainance
    • Backup
      • What I Use
        • Time Machine (on-site versioned backup)
        • JungleDisk (off-site versioned backup)
      • Recommended Alternatives
        • Mozy (off-site backup)
        • CrashPlan (backup to your friends’ machines)
    • System
      • OS X 10.5 or 10.6 (duh)
      • Apple Developer Tools (for compiling *nix packages and FileMerge)
      • Secrets (Finder hidden features & modifications)
      • MacPorts (Install/update/remove *nix packages)
      • Console (Apple’s log file viewer… Applications > Utilities > Console)
      • Terminal (The Mac command line, aka “Bash” Applications > Utilities > Terminal)
      • iStat Menus (Monitor cpu/memory/network & more, from your menu bar!)
  • Communications
    • Services
      • Google for Domains (Email, Calendar, Contacts)
      • Google Voice (Phone management system)
      • Dropbox (Great for sharing syncing files between your computers, creating public shares)
      • Evernote (Awesome note taking app, multi-platform, synced)
    • Clients
      • Apple Mail
      • iCal
      • iChat (Chat client for AIM, Google/Jabber)
      • Skype
      • Tweetie (Twitter Client, I use the iPhone version too)
      • NetNewsWire (RSS Reader, I again use the iPhone version also)
      • Colloquy (IRC client)
        • I’m usually in #coldfusion on dal.net
      • Transmit (FTP/SFTP/WebDAV/Amazon S3 data transfer)
    • Browsers
      • Safari
      • 1Password (Okay, not a browser, but it’s a password manager and more, iPhone version too!)
      • Firefox
      • Chrome
  • Development
  • Development Servers
    • ColdFusion
    • MAMP Pro (Apache, MySQL, PHP manager)
  • Virtualization
  • Office
  • Pictures
    • Services
      • SmugMug (paid, but you get unlimited everything… and I get a commission)
    • Software
      • iPhoto (great for organizing family photos)
      • Aperture (great if you have a DSLR / run a photographer business, can read from your iPhoto library)