Taking stock: favourite software tools of 2012

Legend:

  • Software I started using in 2012 in bold.
  • Software I’ve been using for many years (old faithfuls) in italics.

Used daily:

  • ConnectedText
  • Natara Bonsai
  • Outline 4D
  • NoteTab
  • VUE
  • Freeplane
  • EndNote
  • Directory Opus
  • WordExpander
  • Direct Folders
  • PureText
  • ClipCache Pro
  • WinSplit Revolution
  • MLO
  • SE-TrayMenu
  • AppleWirelessKeyboard (script)
  • PDF-XChange Viewer
  • Mindsystems Amode V2
  • ClicKey
  • Fences
  • Protopage
  • iDoneThis
  • MozyHome
  • Waterfox
  • Classic Shell

Used frequently (at least weekly):

  • Nebulous Notes (iPad/iPod)
  • Surfulater
  • Linkman
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking
  • PDF Expert (iPad/iPod)
  • GoodReader (iPad/iPod)
  • Passwords Plus (iPad/iPod/PC)
  • Dropbox

Used occasionally but indispensable for specialist tasks:

  • ABBYY Screenshot Reader
  • JPEGView
  • Greenshot
  • ABBYY FineReader 11 Pro
  • TreeSheets
  • Scrivener for Windows
  • Search Everything
  • Allway Sync
  • TeamViewer
  • Copernic Desktop Search
  • CarbonFin Outliner (iPad/iPod/PC)
  • A-PDF Comment Collector
  • Notability (iPad)
  • SmartDraw

Would like to use more:

  • BrainStorm
  • RecentX
  • Story Turbo
  • AutoHotKey

Haven’t used much (but still on my favourite list):

  • iThoughts (iPad)
  • Noteliner
  • WhizFolders Organizer Deluxe
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Replaced page launched

I have added a Replaced page to the blog, which will document my justification for removing tools from my toolbox and replacing them with other tools. So I have a bit of a system going here. The Favourite tools list describes the contents of the current toolbox, the Watchlist has a list of candidates under consideration for adoption into the toolbox, and the Replaced list has the tools that have been removed from the toolbox.