Aaron did a post where he listed programs he uses often. I found it quite inetresting, and he said he was interested in what others use, so here goes:
I’ve been a Pine user for about 10 years now. It’s a console based app, which means I can ssh into my machine and use it from anywhere. That assumes I have an ssh connection to that box though. 🙁 About 3 months ago I moved my desktop to a new network, and I don’t have a tunnel through the firewall yet, so I’ve been using Thunderbird. I’ll be able to do a solid review at the end, though I sincerely doubt it’s needed.
I use Firerox for the vast
majority of my work. For the last few months though, I’ve been using Opera as my phpMyAdmin client. It
can be handy to have a different set of cookies, logins, etc. It also gets me
a little more up to speed on a browser I never used much. I also occasionally
use Mozilla, also to do stuff with cookies in
a different browser.I have Galeon and Epiphany installed, but
almost never need them.
GAIM is it for me. I’ve tried EveryBuddy and Kopete, but they just don’t do it for me. I
keep naim and centericq (console apps) installed
for the rare occasion I need to use an IM client over ssh.
VIM almost exclusively. I have Bluefish installed because
it has some nice menus for things like obscure html entities.
I’ve gotten to the point where I can ssh
or scp to every box I work on, so I don’t use ftp on a day to day basis. I
just use the console versions. For you windows users, make sure you check out
WinSCP.I do have to ftp
to the live servers for my day job, but I do it from the development server,
which I ssh to. So I use ncftp.
As mentioned in an
earlier blog post, I keep a gpg
encrypted file on my machine with all my passwds in it. Then I have a bash
alias to make it ask for my passwd and spit them out in a buffer.
I don’t really use either of these.
I have an app I wrote for my day job that I keep track of things I need to work
on. It’s very simple, but easy to use.
Music: I use XMMS for my music
player. It’s VERY unobtrusive while keeping access via keyboard and mouse very
VMWare: I use VMWare for testing sites in IE, doing expense
reports in Excel, running crazy bleeding edge software, and some Photoshop
GIMP: I actually use The GIMP for the majority of my graphics work,
there just isn’t a lot of graphics work at all.
Abiword: Abiword is a word processor, I use it
almost exclusively for simply reading simple notes people send me as Word docs.
It’s SCREAMING fast.
2 thoughts on “Programs I use often”
Great – thanks for posting your apps.
With the exception of pine (Outlook by necessity), my own list very nearly reflects everything you listed. I just recently picked up ncftp after getting the typical headaches from gftp and I’m wondering why I wasn’t using this all along. 🙂
Of course, I’m not using your to-do program. 🙂