General remarks

  • Most are OSX and/or iOS applications.
  • Most are paid or trial ware.

Day One

OSX and iOS

While I don’t do it nearly as much as I’d like, I find keeping a journal a very good experience. Even a reflection on something as little as one minute after it happened helps keeps things in perspective.

Dark Sky

Note: iOS only

I know when it will rain down to the minute, thanks to Dark Sky. One of my main uses is to know when I can pop out to walk the dog.

Sublime Text 3

Being a developer, I get a ton of miles out of this one. Even if you aren’t a developer and are looking for a much better plan text editor than Notepad or TextEdit, give Sublime a shot.

If you’re a developer and don’t know if you should try Sublime, do it. You can thank me later.

OmniFocus

Note: OSX and iOS only

Task management applications are a dime a dozen these days. OmniFocus was there from the start. And as much as I want to be angry at them for not releasing a new version for OSX yet - I can’t. The application is that good.

Marked

OSX only

I love markdown. In that same vein - Marked is a great little application for viewing what the rendered markdown will look like.

ByWord

OSX and iOS

I’m not sure why I was such a holdout on getting ByWord. It’s a fantastic app for non-code writing.

MindNode Pro

OSX and iOS

I don’t find mind mapping the best approach for everything but when I want to mind map, I turn to MindNode Pro.

Drafts

Note: iOS only

Great “notepad” application for iOS. In addition to a clean writing UI - it also has “actions”. You can send the text from your “draft” to many applications.

1Password

I once heard it wasn’t a good idea to use the same password on every website. If you’ve heard the same thing (a few times), checkout 1Password.

I recently converted from LastPass as I just couldn’t stand the butt ugly UI any longer. Truth be told, I didn’t need the “cloud storage” that LastPass provided. Now I have 1Password on my MacBook Pro and iPhone. No problems, it just works.

iTerm2

OSX only

Apple’s terminal is still lacking (even now that it finally has tabs). If you spend a decent amount of time in the terminal, checkout iTerm. It has support for multiple profiles and does a bang up job.