Here we go again – Carrying Stones

Here we go again

      <p>
        Everyone in the room sighed and rolled their eyes skyward. “He’s written about this so many times. Too many times.”
      </p>
      <p>
        I like Macs, but recently added a Windows-based netbook to my lineup of writing tools. Here is an update of the software I use all the time. I’ll be brief.
      </p>
      <h2 id="mac">
        <ul>
          <li>
            <a href="http://adium.im/">Adium X</a> for instant messaging
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="http://www.adobe.com/products/indesign.html">Adobe InDesign</a> for page layout
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="http://www.apple.com/macosx/what-is-macosx/mail-ical-address-book.html">Apple Mail</a> for work email
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="http://nothirst.com/moneywell/">MoneyWell</a> for personal finance
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="http://netnewswireapp.com/mac/">NetNewsWire</a> for managing & reading newsfeeds (but I’m looking into <a href="http://reederapp.com/">Reeder</a>)
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="http://brettterpstra.com/project/nvalt/">nvALT</a> for <em>entering</em> text
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnifocus/">OmniFocus</a> for project management
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.html">Scrivener</a> for writing projects
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="http://www.sparrowmailapp.com/">Sparrow</a> for home email
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="http://macromates.com/">Textmate</a> for <em>editing</em> text
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twitter/id409789998?mt=12">Twitter for Mac</a> for Twitter (duh)
          </li>
        </ul>
        <h2 id="windows">
          <ul>
            <li>
              <a href="http://www.resoph.com/">ResophNotes</a> for entering text
            </li>
            <li>
              <a href="http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivenerforwindows/">Scrivener</a> again
            </li>
            <li>
              <a href="http://www.google.com/chrome/">Google Chrome</a>
            </li>
          </ul>
          <h2 id="ios">
            <ul>
              <li>
                Text Editor O’the Day (either <a href="http://www.secondgearsoftware.com/elements/">Elements</a>, <a href="http://nebulousapps.net/notes.html">Nebulous Notes</a>, <a href="http://notesy-app.com/">Notesy</a>, or <a href="http://www.hogbaysoftware.com/products/plaintext">PlainText</a>)
              </li>
              <li>
                <a href="http://belugapods.com/">Beluga</a> for private family instant messaging
              </li>
              <li>
                <a href="http://calvetica.com/">Calvetica</a> for my iPhone calendar
              </li>
              <li>
                <a href="http://camerapl.us/">Camera+</a> for photos
              </li>
              <li>
                <a href="http://www.dueapp.com/">Due</a> for quick timers and reminders
              </li>
              <li>
                <a href="http://nothirst.com/moneywell/iphone/">MoneyWell</a> for iPhone
              </li>
              <li>
                <a href="http://vemedio.com/products/instacast">Instacast</a> for managing and listening to podcasts
              </li>
              <li>
                <a href="http://instagr.am/">Instagram</a> for social photography
              </li>
              <li>
                <a href="instapaper.com/">Instapaper</a> for reading
              </li>
              <li>
                <a href="http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/ipod.html">iPod</a> for listening to music
              </li>
              <li>
                <a href="http://reederapp.com/">Reeder</a> for reading newsfeeds
              </li>
              <li>
                <a href="http://tapbots.com/software/tweetbot/">Tweetbot</a> for Twitter on iPhone and the <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twitter/id333903271?at=11l78o">official Twitter client</a> for iPad
              </li>
            </ul>
            <h2 id="everywhere">
              <p>
                …and I mean <em>everywhere.</em>
              </p>
              <ul>
                <li>
                  <a href="http://agilebits.com/onepassword">1Password</a> for managing logins and passwords. Priceless.
                </li>
              </ul>
              <p>
                This isn’t comprehensive, but it covers the bases. I could go on–go ahead, ask anyone–but I won’t. You’re welcome.
              </p>