Application that are constantly running in the Dock. They are started on login.
This application helps the user to get his work done. It continually gathers all kind of information from the system, which the user can then process into actions and categorise into projects. The user can then regularly review the actions he has to do. It looks interesting and I am trying it out.
A great little program, which essentially increases my clipboard depth to a stack of 10. I use it daily and decided to buy it. I used to use the extended version, but I never used the extended features. I was happy to see that there was a light version. For 15 dollars it was worthwhile to buy it.
I use this application to manage addresses of friends and relations. I use the application also to register all email addresses of sites where I registered. This is very useful for helping the filters in the Mail application.
Mail is a very important application. I use it each day to read my five mail-addresses. The spam-filter is very good and it detect all. I like the rules as well. I use them to sort the incoming mail.
And I use the rules to create explicit rules to detect spam. And that works pretty well. I have now a three-level approach to detect spam. First SpamAssassin kills all very obvious spam to my providers-level. Secondly my spam-rules work and lastly the spam-filter of Mail.
MacOS-X is my standard operating system. Currently it is the only one that I use and much to my satisfaction. I have experience with Windows-98 and a little bit with Windows XP. However I prefer MacOS-X. I might be called a fan. But then I came a long way. Before this opearting system I used Os-9 for a while. It was OK. Before that I had a NeXTstep system at home, which was my favorite system. I was happy that Apple bought NeXT. Unfortunately it took them a while to deliver OS-X. I stepped in when the beta came out. It really looked a lot like NeXTstep and from then on it only got better.
I follow the OS updates pretty closely. For a minor update I usually wait a few days before committing myself. I buy the major updates, but I usually wait for the first minor update to appear. Each major update cost me money, but I think it is a useful expenditure. I hope that my computers (classic iBook and iMac DV-SE) can keep-up for a while. I plan my next hardware update in 2006 or so.
I nearly made the transition to OS-X. I only use Excel, Fireworks and Reunion under OS-9. I do not really see an alternative for Excel. I could use the OS-X version, but I find it to expensive. I like the Pivot tables of Excel. I use Fireworks as it is able to interact with my Umax scanner. No alternative here either. There is an OS-X version for Reunion, but a bit to expensive at the moment. Ande then there are the applications that are not truly OS-X. These applications for instance do not use the Services. I am not sure which applications that I use are not truly OS-X apps. I can only think of Winebook, an application to manage your wine cellar and drinking. There is an OS-X alternative for this one. Was it to expensive?
Anyway I try to buy and use only the true OS-X apps. They really benefit from the operation system foundation.
This is my favourite browser. One of the main reasons I like this browser is the tabbing and the related workspaces. Also the filtering of advertisements is pretty good. Unfortuantely I can not uses Ajax enhanced websites with this browser.
I use this software package to add entries to my weblog. With this application I no longer need to use the web-interface. It offers me more flexibility. It is a great application, which now also allows me to upload images. So you will see a lot more images on my weblogs.
This is an aggregator client to view RSS-feeds. An extremely useful piece of software. It is my favorite software to digest all the news in the world. It is an essential application for me, which I really use each days to read all my RSS-feeds.
This application can be used to maintain and organize your thoughts and research. I use it a lot for my work on Blue Morpho. I find the program a bit slow, but then my files are getting very large.
Regulary I receive new updates for this program and I update today.
A few days ago, I decided to buy this piece of software. I have been using the evaluation version for ages. I like the software very much. It is very easy to drag&drop in order to upload files. I have not used any of the other features yet. I am now so often ftp’ing, I wanted the app.
I use this application to keep track of our reservations. It is a simple calendar app, but good enough for my purpose. Also the printouts are good enough.