I thought I’d give a shout out to my favourite bits of software that I use daily to perhaps interest people who don’t spend 24 hours attached to the internet (if you are a geek this will be nothing new to you):
- Itunes – This plays music and is indespensible if you have an ipod or a large music collection. The best parts are the smart playlists and ratings. Plus it’s sexy.
- Mozilla Firefox – Forget Internet Explorer with it’s ease of use to install spyware. Firefox is currently getting the geeks all excited with it’s cool extensions and tabbed interface. This software is getting Microsoft scared enough to reconvene the Internet Explorer team.
- Bloglines and bloglines notifier – Get all the news you care about in one interface. If you have notifier it tells you when sites that have rss feeds are updated. Now you can be the first person to know what is on gadgetlounge!
- Gmail and gmail notifier – What’s all the fuss with ANOTHER free email service? First it was the desireabilty of having an email account that was invite only, but now you don’t have to pay $8US on ebay to get an account. It’s appeal now is not only 1GB of storage space but an interface that is so simple it’s a wonder no-one thought of it before. Plus firefox has a plugin that opens a gmail compose window if you click on an email address. Not many webmail systems offer that.
- Movable Type – This blog uses it, and it takes a lot of the hard work out of creating web pages. Once you set up the site, all you have to do is think of the content. As you can see, I’m suffering on that front