Beam Me Into 2013
January 9, 2013 3:59 PM Subscribe
What new tools, apps, or environmental changes have you started using in the last few years that have improved your life the most (or at least made it less worse)?
posted by Andrhia to Technology (25 answers total) 76 users marked this as a favorite
Recently, I took to wondering if some new hotness has replaced Quicksilver, which has grown slow and very, very crashy. It turns out yes! And its name is Alfred. Apparently it's been the new hotness so long that it doesn't even qualify as the new hotness anymore! But since 43folders stopped being a blog about the shiny, my knowledge of what tools are the most awesomest has basically stopped dead.
This led me to wonder what else I've completely missed the boat on in the last few years, since I'm in a good quiet spell for upgrading and trying new things.
So please: Clue me in. What indispensable pieces of software or hardware have you purchased or downloaded lo these past five years? What's the best thing I should be using that I'm not because I just didn't know about it?
For compatibility purposes: I am a Mac Mountain Lion and iPhone 4S user with a Nexus 7 tablet. For functional purposes: I'm a freelancer and writer. I have kids. I'm a lousy housekeeper. I'm still using mostly the same old stuff since 2007: Google Reader, Adium, Scrivener. I use a mashup of Google Calendars and iCal for scheduling. I do task management on paper.