What I use on my computer
Last night I had to set up a new laptop to use for the week, since my laptop was going in to the shop for repairs (which, it turns out, was not necessary since the handy Genius Bar in my local Apple Store replaced my drive on the spot! *swoon*). And it’s really amazing how setting up a new computer will make you realize how much you rely on so many pieces of software and little shortcuts, that you feel like your hands are tied when faced with a different computer.
Here are the things that I realized I heavily depend on (that is, I use almost every time I touch my computer):
- Quicksilver — oh magical you! hubba.
- Safari and Firefox, with:
- Sogudi — for Safari shortcuts
- ForgetMeNot — remembers Safari windows after quitting/crashing
- Quicksearches — Firefox shortcuts
- Google Browser Sync — remembers Firefox windows I have opened across multiple computers/sessions
- Apple Mail
- Address Book
- .Mac for syncing everything:
- Safari bookmarks
- iCal items and to-do lists
- Mail Rules (filters)
- Address Book contacts
- NetNewsWire Lite — RSS feed aggregator
- NewsGator Online — for syncing all my feeds (and read items) across multiple computers
- Backup — scheduled backups to .Mac and my external drive
- Fetch — FTP/SFTP Client
- BBEdit — text editor
- scrolly trackpad thing
omg! I mean, seriously, wtf. And that’s not even the fun stuff!