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?


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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