These are some of the great apps that have “changed my life”, hope you find it useful. Apologize to PC users, you should perhaps consider getting a mac to make your life easier.
I use Evernote mainly for Blogging, collecting ideas, and work connections.
Blogger: Since my work is very relevant to my passion, it often gives me ideas on what I should write on this blog. With Evernote, I can quickly use my iPhone to save all the key points under my “Blogging” notebook while I’m in a meeting or trying to meet a deadline. Then I can go through them when I blog.
Collecting ideas: Ideas come at me all the time, I mean from business ideas to a drunk prank ideas, I save them all in the “Idea” notebook. I use Notes (on iPhone) and TextEdit (on Mac) before, but Evernote helps me organize them.
Work connections: This is a very important one. I get business cards all the time, I use Evernote to take picture of each one I receive, and place them in “People” folder. Evernote can recognize text on an image file, so I can just search for a contact easily.
For people who work on presentations, using Cooliris Firefox plugin is the most effective way to look for images for your slides. Instead of going page by page on Google and Flickr, type the keyword in Cooliris and just drag it until you see image that fits you.
There’s always a file size limit in email, gmail is 10mb, work mail is even worse. All I have to do is to drag this large sized file to the Yousendit icon on my dock. Yousendit keeps the file in their server, then provide you a link which allows recipients to download it in 7 days.
This is probably @thomascrampton‘s favourite. It is a Firefox plug-in that allows you to blog within the browser without having to login to your blogging dashboard. It’s a great time-saver for bloggers.
I know it is not even an “app”, but some people might not know how powerful Apple Preview is. I use it to resize my images for my blog posts, adjusting colours quickly and rotate images, also a very light weight PDF reader.
It is a free app that convert almost any windows format videos into .mov, mp4, and other useful online video formats. Very straight forward, easy-to-use.
Google Offline Mail
If you are a gmail, google app user, this App downloads all your emails and attachments to your computer and make them available for you when you’re not connected to the Internet. Best for frequent travellers, they can spend the whole way replying to all unread emails.
Currency Converter Widget
I don’t know why so many people use the XE online currency converter, it’s a good online tool, the Currency Convertor Widget is so much easier. I just need to type in the amount of the currency, and it converts them into all currencies in no time.
It is a project management software, very easy to use and it creates timelines with great graphics.
I’m not a scripter or anything close to it, but Coda is a very light-weight coding software. Worth giving it a try if you haven’t yet.