Here's a number of apps that I use on a routine basis, and tips on how I get the most out of them. This is quite the work in progress, and hopefully, I'll get around to adding descriptions to a bunch of apps below. In the meantime, Google is your friend. Also, comments are quite welcome. New and improved layout code used in a very GPL manner from mozilla.org. :-)
i.e. Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows (and likely others)
- Quick, straightforward, and powerful, Mozilla Firefox is a top notch, open source web browser.
Visit my page on Firefox
The best text editor out there, vim is the modern, open source form of the infamous 'vi' *nix editor. Neal Stephenson wrote that you can "move mountains (of text) with a few keystrokes" in vi. The trick, however, is knowing which keys will move the most text. I've put together a few notes on vim that may be useful.
Mac OS X
Blatantly nicked from an `ls -1` of my Downloads/ folder
- My preferred open source word processor for Linux, is now available on OS X. It's clean and fast, and gets the job done.
Jess: Plus, Abiword puts a cute little blue alien bug guy on your dock :-D
- An open source SFTP client, offering the ability to drag and drop files to and from remote servers. It also does FTP, but no one in their right mind would use such an insecure protocol for files of consquence, right? (Anonymous FTP can be reached from a web browser, anyway.)
- An open source, syntax highlighting text editor for OS X. Its SDI reminds me of KDE's Kate. One especially nice feature is the ability to work with Cyberduck for remote file editing - this file is currently being updated as such.
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