Over the last few years, the categories and tags on this blog have renamed consistent. That is, the categories with which I started out with haven’t been changed, removed, or have seen any additions since I’ve been running this blog.

Generally speaking, I say that’s pretty good – it means that all of the content that I’ve wanted to share has fit within the categories that I originally planned. As such, when I set out to write about the things that, y’know, originally wanted to write about, I had defined the focus of the content and have done relatively well at keeping content consistent within those categories.

Today, I’m going to be adding a new category to the blog (I know, I know – call down, right?) in order to support some upcoming articles that I’ve been planning to write but never really had the desire, need, or want to do so.

Suite of Apps

Specifically, I’m going to be introducing the Software category along with the tags for OS X and iOS in which I want to highlight the suite of apps I use to help me get things done on a day-to-day basis.

My Apps

In short, starting today, I’m going to be outlining all of the software that I use on both by laptop, my iPad, and my iPhone. The reason being that I – along with other developers who I know – enjoy seeing the software, tools, and workflow that peers use in order to get their day-to-day stuff done.

For sometime, I’ve wanted to put together a list of all of the apps that I use across my devices in an attempt to summarize everything that I use on a day-to-day basis. The problem with doing this, though, is that if I simply provide a list of everything that I use, that leaves very little room to dive into how I actually use the applications in what I do.

Thus, a new category.

In the coming months, I plan to outline the following applications – at least one per week – until I’ve ended up linking each of the items below to their own individual article.

If nothing else, this page will serve as  a way for me to remember the applications that I use, how I use them, and why should anything catastrophic happen with any of my machines. Similarly, it also provides a list of things that I can maintain as my toolset changes.

In the more optimistic case, though, I hope that it provides some fun and interesting reading for the rest of you, and that you feel like chiming in and sharing things that you like and dislike (and why) for each of the following articles.

Note that the following applications are listed in no particular order and I won’t necessarily be going down the list of items in sequential order when drafting the posts about them. Furthermore, this page will serve as a landing page of sorts with each of the following items being linked to the individual posts.


  • 1Password
  • Boom2
  • Fantastical
  • Coda
  • CodeKit
  • CleanMyMac
  • Cornerstone
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Handbrake
  • Kaleidoscope
  • MAMP Pro
  • Pixelmator
  • Poedit
  • Safari
  • Screenflow
  • Skype
  • Spotify
  • Evernote
  • Living Earth
  • Google Drive
  • Codebug
  • Better Rename 9
  • Picturelife
  • VLC
  • Dropbox
  • Pocket
  • Transmit
  • Gemini
  • Keka
  • Mac DVD Ripper
  • Screeny
  • Tweetbot
  • Slack
  • Tower
  • CloudApp
  • Kiwi
  • Telegram


  • Fantastical
  • Noteability
  • Paper
  • Pocket
  • Overcast
  • Safari
  • YNAB
  • Google Photos
  • Tweetbot
  • Hangouts
  • Dropbox
  • Google Inbox
  • Evernote
  • Slack
  • Freshbooks
  • Basecamp
  • Buffer
  • 1Password
  • Path
  • Telegram

Obviously, this is going to take quite a while to go through all of the above items. Again, this is meant to only run a couple of articles per week about the listed apps. The rest of the usual development and WordPress-based content will continue as usual.

Finally, I didn’t include all of the apps that I use because some of them are irrelevant for the purposes of what I want this particular series to cover (such as Nike+, Nike Move, Weightbot, etc.).

Anyway, as new articles are published, they’ll also be linked from this page. In the meantime, I’m eager to also hear what tools all of you use for a given situation in the comments for each of the upcoming posts.

Comments on this post are closed. Please use each apps individual post for discussion on the software.