Almost 2 years ago I posted a little about my favorite software titles. Tonight I thought it would be interesting to take a look at my current favorites and see how the list has changed.
- Microsoft OneNote is still on the list, albeit the new 2010 version. This is still where I organize everything and take notes daily.
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom also stayed on the list, new on version 3. My favorite V3 features are the much improved noise reduction and lens correction profiles.
- Trillian gets used just about every hour of every day. I’m currently using Trillian 5 Beta on the desktop and now enjoy their iPhone too. Version 5 is promised to bring chat history syncronized across devices, I can’t wait for that. This version also handles Twitter and Facebook much better than the prior, so it is slowly becoming my preferered desktop twitter/facebook viewer and publisher.
- Calibre is new to this list. In 2008 I didn’t have a Kindle so I had no need for an eBook librarian. While this tool could really use some commercial UI polish, nothing else like it exists. I purchase alot of tech eBooks and download a few docs, and they all get stored in Calibre. From there I can easily push them to the Kindle which is better than either paying Amazon for wireless document delivery or using Windows Explorer for the task. I need to do a whole post on Calibre at some point, it’s a very versatile tool that any eBook Reader owner should know about.
- LastPass has supplanted the TrueCrypt/KeePass combination for storing passwords. LastPass is FAR more convenient, with its functionality is anchored in its online service. Using LastPass I have access to passwords from any one of my computers. One by one I’m letting it generate strong passwords for me, ones I couldn’t remember if I tried. And I dont’ need to – their browser plugins handle auto-logging me in, among other great conveniences like form filling.
- TrueCrypt gets used indirectly every day. My automated backup sets get copied to a TrueCrypt encrypted drive every morning.
So there you have it. Most have stayed on the list with even better versions than before, and there are a couple newcomers that have become indispensible to me.
Have you any favorites, internet?