I always send people lists of things I use. Software, hardware, tools, etc. Then, one day I saw Katie Floyd’s Favorite Things page.. and it hit me. DUH. I should keep mine up to date as well. So, here you go.
NOTE: I am striking through as things change. It needs updates, but at least you can see where I have moved on with time.
Evernote – For those who know me, this is an app I rave about, and use daily. I keep meeting notes, tasks and just about everything in Evernote. It is my paperless system. Wunderlist – I use this for quick and simple shopping lists that I share with my wife.
Soulver – Great tool for quick and easy calculations. I am starting to use this now for simple math instead of Excel
Day One – This is journaling software I use on a less than regular basis. I am new to journaling and just trying it out.
Trello – great for tracking projects, keeping lists, etc Clean – Keeps my desktop neat and tidy by wiping away files that are on there.
Evernote – this is the iOS version I use daily.
Day One – iOS version of Day One for journaling
Pocket Casts – this is my current podcasting app of choice. I like the simplicity of use and the ability to quickly skip past sponsored sections. Rhapsody – this is my streaming music service of choice. I am biased, I used to work here and on Napster. Alien Blue – This is my Reddit app of choice. They are now officially the Reddit app
Drobo FS – This is a great system for backing up files. It gives you a network share that is redundant, so if a drive fails you, don’t sweat. This is an older version, but look for what they have today for options Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Scanner for PC and Mac (PA03656-B005)
– Just spend the money on the good ScanSnap scanners. You won’t be sorry.
For the Home
Sonos – This is my home music system. It is a wireless system for streaming music. There is nothing that compares on the market. Just get it.
Pebble Watch – one of the oldest “modern” smart-watches on the market now. Initially done as a kickstarter project, but has taken off. I wear this daily. Lots of custom watch faces I have made for it as well THIS IS NOW Apple Watch. NextIssue – subscription magazine service. Access to every issue, every month for a single price. THIS IS NOW APPLE NEWS+ Rhapsody – My music service of choice. I was a subscriber long before I had worked there. THIS IS NOW Apple Music AND SPOTIFY
Daily Tech News Show – I have been listening to Tom for years. The best in the news biz for tech IMHO.
Serial Podcast – I listened to season 1. good stuff. Can’t wait for season 2
Mac Power Users – Good listens on all things Mac
Ted Talks – too many to link to, but the various short podcasts are always worth watching. This is one of the few I do on video
iFive for the iPhone – I am hit and miss with this one, but another I do video