Application roll-call

Posted on April 28, 2004

This is what I call a “living entry”. What this means is that I will update it regularly as the need arises.
Or at least I intend to… Let’s see how it pans out.

Well, with my 40GB hard-drive almost full and because I’ve had my iBook for quite a while now and never re-installed it I feel like a big format and re-install process is looming on the horizon.

This will not happen very soon but anyway I though it would be a good idea to list the apps I use and can’t live without right now to help the process when the time comes.

And also because I’m a list geek. So there. :)

So when I do the roll-call on my Mac these apps are the ones that respond:

  • The complete iLife suite (without iDVD, no point in it)
  • CodeTek Virtual Desktop (may be gone in the future, but for now still essential)
  • Quicksilver (lifesaver)
  • XCode
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • iSync
  • Palm Desktop
  • NetNewsWire
  • Psi
  • Firefox (I use Safari extensively, but this is essential sometimes)
  • BitTorrent client
  • DivX plugin for Quicktime
  • Quicktime professional
  • DNSUpdate (DynamicDNS client)
  • FinkComander
  • GPGKeys
  • iBatt
  • Keynote
  • MacStumbler
  • Microsoft Office X
  • PDA SafeID Desktop (Palm application with a desktop interface)
  • Real One Player (not very essential, maybe?)
  • SplahPhoto (another Palm app with a desktop interface)
  • SSHKeychain (absolutely essential)
  • SubEthaEdit
  • TNEF’s Enough Carbon (sigh…)
  • Unison
  • VLC (maybe not so essential now, I’ll have to see)
  • VNCViewer
  • Windows Media Player
  • Gnupg
  • SideTrack
  • Dimensionizer
  • WinSwitch (because fast user switching is good but the menu bar item is ridiculously big)

There are lots of other things installed in my laptop right now but I think these are the ones that would make it to a new installation right at the start.