I thought it was time to put together a little list of my favorite computer things i use to make my life easier. No big deal just the things i use everyday no matter if I’m at work or at home. I find myself using these products all the time.
Hope you enjoy my list and post comments and share your thoughts
1)Evernote – I first found the app for my the iPad before i knew about the website. But it’s be came one of my favorites and there’s a desktop version and one for my blackberry too.
2)Grooveshark – This is one awesome little music service no need to download the music or playlist you can stream it from anywhere. They even have a app for blackberry’s too.
3)iPad – Web browsing, video, music, and wide range of other things all in the palm of your hand.
Flipboard – It’s like a magazine with my twitter and facebook feeds.
Keynote – I can make amazing presentations on it very quickly and wow the hell out of people.
RDP Lite – in case i get inspired to do some real work from it and it’s free.
4)Toggl – I love this program it helps me manage my Jaycees development task and hours.
5)Lifehacker – All around good reading and excellent tips
6)Google Doc’s – It’s like Microsoft Office but free and online.
7)Windows Home Server – Every need a file on your home pc while on the road? well this little thing can serve you up the files from anywhere anytime.
8 )Google Chrome – it’s not just a another browser it’s one of the fastest ones out there and i like how fast it loads pages on my laptop and desktop.
OMG I so happy I heard about Pandora Radio, after the cost of my XM online radio service went up again I decided to bail on them in search of a new source of music while at work. I use to carry any iPod but after while I got tired of carrying that damn thing to and from work, then I tried Last.fm for a month or two. But I didn’t like the recommendations as much as iTunes Genius. So I decided to plug up a 4 gig flash drive to my computer and load songs and iTunes on that too but that only lasted for a week or two before I was board again. So that’s when a coworker mentioned that they used Pandora on there Blackberry, so I figure hey why not give it a try too. After the first week I was hooked on the service. You can basically find any artist or any song you like in their database. I started making my own stations that have some great mixes of artist like Jay-Z and Kenny Chesney. Of course you can’t get something for nothing so in exchange for music they slip ads in the blackberry version and along side their website too and they put a limit to the number of hours you can use the service per month to 40 hours for free and unlimited for the rest of the month for $0.99. This is not too bad for good music and all you can listen too. If your not a blackberry user and your looking for a solution for music on the go they also have applications for the Palm Pre, Windows Mobile Phones, and the iPhone along with iPod Touch and of course there fabulous website.
Last week i got the new Blackberry 8520 Curve and i though I would write my first five things similar to ones did on the blackberry blog site. Since i this my third blackberry I’ve got my steps setting up down pretty good.
Download Google Mobile Apps; OMG this has got to be my used applications on my blackberry. First the Google sync is one hell of an application it syncs up my address book and calendar to my Gmail account. Then instead of using the blackberry maps application i would rather use Google maps. Google
Download Facebook and setup app so that it downloads pictures to my contacts, calendar events, and what not’s
Pull down a new service book; so that my work, Jaycees, and personal emails start flowing to my new device.
Ping all my friends with my new pin; Blackberry messenger has to be one of most easy to use messenger clients out there, btw if you want my PIN text me and I’ll give it to you.
Set my background; of course i use one the White Sox. I pulled one that i took last year while me and Ann was at the sox game down from my Facebook mobile pictures album.
This new Blackberry device has way more capabilities then my last model. First I’m taking full advantage of the Apps World and second OMG Pandora runs so smooth and fast on it just like playing a song from my iTunes Library.