What’s running on My Mac Applist 2013

Builtin Stuff I use all the time

  • Preview
  • Mail
  • iTunes
  • Terminal

Work / Home

  • Chrome – Easily my most used app.
  • Picasa – Because I just don’t like iPhoto yet
  • Hipchat – IM for work
  • Screenhero – Share screens
  • Google+ Hangouts – Video Conference
  • Skype – Video Chat with the relatives
  • Billings Pro – Project based billing/invoice system
  • iStat Menus – Customizable Top View in your menubar
  • CloudStation – need Synology DiskStation see below
  • 1Password – Best password and serial number manager hands down
  • DropBox – Keep a copy of those personal files in the cloud
  • Google Drive – Keep those work files synced seperate from personal files
  • FolderWatch – Sync files with other machines or folders
  • Epic Browser – Privacy built in on top of Webkit
  • CleanMyMac 2 – Cleans out the junk files
  • Evernote – Notes, Syncs, enough said
  • Fantastical – because mac’s calendar interface sucks
  • GrandPerspective – figure out what is eating up all your disk space
  • Steam – Best Video Game marketplace/manager
  • The Unarchiver – All around unzip/uncompress tool
  • Homebrew – Like apt-get for mac
  • iTerm2 – Like terminal but with some added features

Development

  • WebStorm – Web Development IDE done right
  • Espresso – Web Layout IDE done right (when you don’t need the full on IDE )
  • Node.JS – My AppServer of choice
  • MongoDB – NOSQL DB of choice
  • MongoDB Prefspane – because i like to make it official
  • MongoHub – Visual Query tool for Mongo (fotonauts branch)
  • GitHub – Source Control Client
  • 3Hub – AWS S3 Client
  • Xcode – iOS IDE
  • Android Studio – Android IDE
  • MonoDevelop – .Net IDE
  • TextWrangler – Simple Free Text Editor, because Sublime and Chocolat are too solely code focused and cost money but good if that’s what you want
  • Markdown Pro – See Markdown Results as you create
  • SourceTree – Alternative Source Control for non GitHub sources
  • SequelPro – Best MySQL Client
  • PrivateEye – See what is using your Network
  • Cord – Simple RDP Client
  • Parallels – Virtual Machines.. because VirtualBox always seemed to have little problems everywhere and VMWare seemed slower
  • FishShell – adds ascii colors and intelligent typeaheads to terminal

Design

  • Acorn – Photoshop Alternative – still can’t decide which is better
  • Pixelmator – Photoshop Alternative #2
  • Sip – Universal Color Picker
  • Sketch – Illustrator/Pagemaker Alternative
  • Xscope – Screen Toolbox
  • Reflector – Mainly for mobile demos or screensharing bugs and features
  • Hype – HTML5 Alternative to flash
  • OmniGraffle – Better Alternative to Visio

Occasionally Used

  • Adapter – Universal File Convertor
  • MachineProfile – Better Snapshot than About this Mac
  • Flow – Sometimes you have to FTP something
  • TuneUp – Clean up your iTunes Library
  • Voila – Screen capture and recorder
  • Caffeine – Know how sometimes you are watching a video and your screensaver kicks in? yeah this fixes that
  • MusicTube – Streams albums via YouTube? Odd I know but it works
  • NetSpot – Visualize your WiFi coverage
  • LanScan – See what devices and services are on your network
  • VLC – Got some media with odd Codecs? This will play it

Hardware

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