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I always found looking at the tools that others used a little voyeuristic, but often insightful. Check out the what Michael Arrington used in 2010. Here is my list, but I’m curious at what the indispensable tools and applications that John Lilly, Adam Nash, Mark MacLeod, Jevon MacDonald, April Dunford, Ali Asaria, Dan Martell, Dave McClure, and others. What are you using?
- Sparrow – Best GMail client for the iPhone hands down.
- Calvetica – Great minimalist calendar replacement for the default Calendar app on iPhone.
- Evernote – It syncs across the iPhone, MacBook Air and Mac Mini I use regularly for notes and to do lists. Though I’m having to add more personal structure to my to do lists to make this work.
- Dropbox – Feels like a shared file system between the different devices.
- Rapportive – I have switched back to the GMail web interface solely because of the Rapportive integration.
- WriteThat.Name – This is best behind the scenes application. It automatically updates your Google Contacts with changes in people’s signature lines.
- Boomerang – Bring it back to your inbox. Need I say anymore.
- Alfred – I switched from Quicksilver in the past year – see the LifeHacker review. I hate when I don’t have ⌘-SPACE mapped to Alfred.
- Prismatic – This has replaced Summify for me. It is simply the best discovery application I have used.
- SublimeText2 and TextMate though I’m very interested in Coda 2.
- TweetDeck – I am underwhelmed with TweetDeck experience and performance. I am looking at Engag.io and Bottlenose as replacements, but neither offer exactly what I’m looking for.
- WordPress – I have blogs hosted on EC2, VMFarms and DreamHost.
- Hipstamatic – It posts to Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr and other sites. The lenses, films are just enough to make it look like I can be a fake photographer.
- 1Password – I have been using the free version. I probably just need to suck it up and spend the $14.99 on the Pro version.
- CardMunch – I try to upload every business card I receive before the end of the meeting.
- Kindle – I seem to read 90% of my content in the Kindle app or on the Kindle.
There are a number of other tools that I’m enamored, but not currently using with including: