Applications I Use and Do Not Use

I am an avid Macbook Pro and Android smartphone user. The combination influences the applications that I use. I figured I would share the applications I use most to possibly influence others, see what suggestions others have and to also see how my application landscape changes from year to year. So, what applications do you use?

App-Store-V-Android-Market

Mac-App-Store-iconApple

  • Caffeine – screen keep-alive
  • Chrome (primary browser)
  • Dropbox
  • Firefox (secondary browser)
  • GIMP – not my favorite app, but gets the job done
  • iTerm – SSH client
  • Little Snitch – not free, but worth the money
  • MacPorts – apt-get like package management tool
  • Microsoft Office,¬†Remote Desktop
  • Omnigraffle – Visio like tool – not free, but worth the money
  • Skype – minimal usage currently
  • Slack
  • TextEdit – native, attempting to switch to Wunderlist
  • Time Machine – native
  • VMware Fusion
  • Wunderlist – task management

Some applications that I do not use:

  • Calendar – native – way too many bugs
  • Fantastical – Calendar replacement – way too many bugs
  • Mail – native – way too many bugs
  • Safari – does not work with my VPN client, not enough extensions

android_iconAndroid

  • Communication: Google Hangout, Skype, Slack
  • Entertainment: Pandora, YouTube (native)
  • News: Flipboard, Google Play Newstand (native), Pocket
  • Organization: Calendar (native), Dropbox, Google Inbox, Nine (not free), Wunderlist
  • Social: Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Socialcast, Twitter
  • Travel: Google Maps, Marriott, Starbucks, United Airlines, Yelp
  • Work: RSA SecurID, WebEx
  • Other: Aviate, Chrome, Clock (native), Flashlight, Night Mode,¬†WODBook

Google_Chrome_icon_(2011)Chrome

  • AdBlock
  • Chrome Remote Desktop
  • Cisco WebEx Extension
  • Firebug Lite
  • Gmelius for Google
  • Google Redesigned
  • Hangouts
  • LastPass
  • Personal Blocklist
  • Sexy Undo Close Tab
  • TooManyTabs

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