In what is most definitely the epitome of yak shaving, I’ve been exploring other applications that maybe, might, possibly be nifty to have on my Macbook. This, of course, means that I’ve now installed demos of several apps that will be run only once – if that – and then discarded because they’re a) not worth the price, b) don’t meet my needs, c) should probably have never been released on an unsuspecting public in the first place. There might be some wheat (I’m gluten-free, so maybe we’ll try for buckwheat) amidst the chaff, but I’ll have spent the better part of a day goofing off with apps instead of writing. This is a “bad thing,” but with Snow Leopard sitting on my desk and a determination to do a clean install, I’m feeling a pressing need to settle on what apps will make the cut before I perform the upgrade.
I’m wondering what others have on their Macbooks in addition to Scrivener…? The apps I use most often (besides Scrivener, iTunes, and iCal) are The Hit List, Evernote, Writer’s Cafe (only its Storylines feature, which I’d drop in a heartbeat if Scrivener added something similar), and Pantry (so everyone in the family can sync their grocery list additions with my iPhone).
Oh, and just FYI, the apps I’m installing this afternoon to check out are Acorn, Fresh, Deep, Yep, and Leap. Any comments on those would be appreciated.
PS - I did also write four pages this morning, so the day is not a complete wash.