Sunday, 9 August 2009

Desktop software loadout

Stuff I use....

  • Firefox web browser. I normally also load in most of these addons (nothing fancy)
    • Autopager (no more next page, next page, next page....)
    • Delicious (Bookmark manager - Seperate tags for the main work/home toolbars, but all loaded in the same account)
    • Download Them All (downloader, supports multi thread downloads, resumes etc)
    • Download Statusbar (minimalistic downloading, not using so much any more)
    • FireGPG - GPG encrypting plugin
  • Encryption
    • GPG
    • Seahorse for GPG key management (linux)
  • Skype
    • Shame it looks rubbish on Linux and they use a protocol that nobody else can link into! Rumors of Skype being released open source soon (heard Dec 2009)
  • f-spot (Linux)
    • Photo management and upload to Flickr
  • Dropbox
    • Paid for extra nice 50GB account and save all my photos etc online. Easy to access from anywhere and very nice sync between computers. Now has selective sync which is extra nice for laptops with small hard drives.
  • Shrewsoft VPN (Linux & Windows)
    • VPN client that connects to our Netscreen SSG 140 at work.
  • Multimon taskbar (Win) - shows only the programs on current screen on the taskbar
  • Spacesniffer for analyzing hard drive space used
  • Cropper for screenshots

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