A few years back I did a post about my digital toolbox and what it takes to make what I do happen.
Well things have changed, jobs have changed, passions have changed…
So obviously, the toolbox has changed…
I keep my creative/social media zen by using these tools on a daily basis.
Here is the new Christmas 2010 version of the Ragamuffin Digital toolbox.
• 15? Macbook Pro. 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 Duo GLOSSY Screen 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3?500 GB Hard Drive
• iPhone4 32GB
• iPad 64BG – I never used this consumption device. It is an amazing toy and book reader right now. But until I can edit videos and songs it’s dead to me. 🙂
• My Passport Essential SE 1TB – Backup my junk like nobody’s business. Especially after my last machine died
• Incase Coated Canvas Black Backpack – I can’t say enough
• Google – This is my home base. Within this landing zone are my Google Apps…
Gmail, ?Google Reader, ?Google Calendar, ?Google Docs, Google Voice.
I seriously run my life off these apps.
• Freshbooks – It’s how I bill you yo
• Tokbox – All my group coaching sessions are done thru this…
• Wordpress – Obviously it’s where I live on the back end of ragamuffinsoul.com. I don’t use an offline editor.
• MobileMe – Share Share Share. It syncs my world and files and everything else.
• Skype – All my one on one coaching sessions are done thru this…
• iChat – duh
• Aperture – Habit. I use it to touch up the RAW files before moving to Photoshop
• Photoshop – I’ll do a post on the plugins and actions I use soon do get the look I like…
• Mail – Love/Hate. I do use lots of scripts to workflow my junk.
• Quicksilver – I meet people who still don’t use this and am blown away. It makes me a Mac Speed Ninja.
• Wallet – Passwords. I’m already losing my mind in my thirties.
• Transmit – FTPness. The most powerful Mac client I can find.
• Evernote – If you get anything from this list. Get this. It is my life.
• iShowU – Screen Capture. All my video screen captures ect. But it is tripping on my a bit lately. I’d love to know what you guys use on this end. But it has worked for so long I don’t know what else is out there.
• Tweetdeck – Not my favorite but it integrates tweetshrink and I use that religiously…
• iMovieHD – The 2006 version. Yup. I know I should use Final Cut. But I cant afford it. And iMovie has progressively sucked since 2006. So I stay faithful.
• The Essentials // Phone/SMS/Mail/Safari/Camera/iPod
• HeyTell – It turns my iPhone into an old nextel push to talk phone. It is the greatest thing that has happened to my communication skills since text messaging. I love it
• Instagram – Besindes the really bad filters it applies to really bad photos…I actually LOVE the small community it creates within the app itself. Since I am flooded with people on Facebook and Twitter this reletively smalll community makes the world seem small again. I like that
• Quadcamera – It is how I take all those 4 shots in a rectangle pics on my twitter stream.
• Facebook – Because I have to. 🙂
• Twittelator Pro – I’ve tried them all. I keep coming back to mama. I think this is the powership of iPhone twitter apps. I can’t say enough good things about it
• Evernote – Seriously. 64,000 notes. All searchable. I drop ideas in this religiously. Syncs to the web and to my Mac. Boomsauce.
Wow. So there you have it. My digital toolbox.
I hope this helps you guys find something useful.
These are the programs that shape my day.
Let’s make the comment section of this post our digital Home Depot.
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