Mac, 2012 Macbook Air

  • Taskpaper - productivity flows through here.
  • Hazel - an active part of my paperless workflow. Watches a scan folder, triggers OCR, scans for certain criteria, renames and tags scans based on criteria.
  • nvALT - repository for all my text notes. Has a readlater” tag which function as as a plain text read-later repository.
  • TextExpander - what can I say? Used with Taskpaper to add tags and insert search strings; adds any number of work snippets to documents; adds weekly, monthly, quarterly lists to Taskpaper.
  • Mou - dual pane markdown editor.
  • YoruFukurou (Night Owl) - running it with tabs that contain lists/searches, all with mini view. Powerful. Best keyboard navigation of any Mac Twitter client that I’ve found.
  • 1Password - solid password manager.
  • DeltaWalker - compare volumes and files for additions, deletions, etc.
  • - site-specific browser. I use this for sites I prefer do not track me such as Facebook.
  • FruitJuice - battery management.
  • GeekTool - used to put 5 days worth of appointments, the weather, and several Taskpaper lists on the desktop. 2016-07-12 not working for past few months.
  • Keyboard Maestro - workflows triggered with keystrokes. I use this to intereact with my work VPN, trigger text manipulations with TextSoap (regex, etc).
  • Quicksilver - a great and free launcher. Nice themes. Can trigger Applescript.
  • PDFpen - for signing pdfs
  • Wedge - client.
  • BetterSnap Tool - love this for making windows 1/2, 1/3, full.
  • BusyCal - strengths I like are weather on the calendar, calendars organized into groups which can be selected or deselected.
  • Day One. 2016-07-12 Have not made jump to new version due to security concerns.
  • FoldingText
  • Leap - file manager, like icon views, reads tags from OS X, nvALT, Simplenote, DevonThink
  • DevonThink Pro
  • Mail
  • Numbers
  • TextEdit
  • QuickCal
  • ReadKit
  • Safari
  • TextSoap

iPhone, 6 Plus, silver

iPad Pro, 2015

  • 1Writer
  • Taskmator
  • Pulse Secure
  • TextExpander
  • Editorial
  • PDF Expert
  • MLB at Bat
  • Inbox Pro
  • Clips

Watch, Sport, 42mm, space gray

  • Messages (the killer app here for me)
  • MLB
  • Weather
  • Calendar
  • Stopwatch
  • Countdown time
  • (many 3rd party apps are too slow)


  • Pinboard - what to say? …is great.
  • Feedly - white theme in a Fluid instance. Clean.
  • Twitter - love / hate
  • - still a fair amount of activity here
  • Facebook - use it very little. Their privacy views are creepy.
  • - becuase I don’t trust most of the others.
  • Dropbox