The 2013 roundup
Following Karl’s 2013 roundup I thought I’d have a go at my own. This look longer than I expected.
OS X Applications
The only new application here is Moom. I spend much of my time with a fair few windows open and Moon gives me an unobtrusive way to organise windows superquick. I would recommend it in a heartbeat.
I’ve been a user of the rest of the applications since their respective births and they do their jobs admirably.
- Chrome Canary - for development and surfing the information super highway
- iTunes - for listening to my music
- Moom - window manager
- Pixelmator - image editing
- Quicksilver - application launcher
- [Terminal](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_(OS_X) - where I spend most of my time
- Tweetbot - to share what I’m having for lunch
- VLC - to watch all the videos
I’m living in the terminal more than ever and have recently moved my instant messaging and email to the command line. I find it more efficient to jump between tmux windows and sessions than between different attention-grabbing applications. A side effect is that I’m using the mouse at lot less which is better for my wrists.
- Irssi - IRC client
- Glances - operating system monitoring tool
- MCabber - XMPP client
- Mutt - email client
- tmux - terminal multiplexer
- Vim - the text editor of truth
iOS Applications of note
Although I only have two pages of applications on my iPhone I didn’t feel the need to list them all. Here are a small(ish) selection of ones that I use regularly and don’t think I could do without.
- Alien Blue - reddit client
- Citymapper - it really is the ultimate transport app
- Foursquare - the city is my playground
- FuelBand - for the FuelBand
- IFTTT - I’m using the iOS Location Channel a fair bit
- Malt - beautiful MLKSHK client
- Prompt - SSH client from Panic
- Reeder - the best feedreader app by far.
- Simplenote - for all my notes. Sync works wonderfully
- Tweetbot - still haven’t upgraded to Tweetbot 3
- Weather Line - pretty good weather app
- Dell box - an ancient Dell box that runs Debian
- Filco Majestouch 2 - mechanical keyboard
- iPad mini
- iPhone 5
- Mac Mini - a media centre of sorts
- MacBook Pro (with Alkr cover) - my primary machine
- Raspberry Pi - I have two of these and love them for tinkering
I’m hoping 2014 will be the year I ditch third party email providers and move to a self-hosted deal. I’ve considered different ways to do this but none have struck me as particularly future-proof or time efficient.
- Dropbox - I only use this for IFTTT tasks
- Pinboard - for bookmarks
- Foursquare - for exploring the city
- GitHub - version control (and this blog!)
- Gmail - for email
- iCloud - for email, calendar and addressbook sync
- IFTTT - for gluing services together
- MLKSHK - how about some f_cking whimsy?
- SDF - public access UNIX
- Simplenote - syncs to clients on iPhone, iPad and Mac
- Twitter - photos of lunch and animals