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OSX inventories, tips & hack collections

I love hearing how other people have set up their OSX Macs and learning about which programs they like to use for various tasks. I’m putting together a (very long and growing) profile of my own, but until that’s finished, I wanted to point to a few folks I’ve bookmarked who have posted great software and setup inventories as well as smart tips for workflow and productivity hacks. Here’s a few I like.

If you know of more good personal inventories and tip collections, post a link to it in comments or send a trackback ping to this post (please definitely don’t use comments to provide your inventory). I’ll look at all of them and add links to particularly good ones above.

Secret goal: make this post a one-stop-shopping link for people who want to quickly ramp-up on “what’s out there” in the OSX world that they might not know about, with a focus on how one given person has put it all together.

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I use Hog Bay Notebook...

I use Hog Bay Notebook to record Someday/Maybes and reference material under the following categories: Work, Career Development, Household/Personal, Health/Fitness, Leisure/Social, Potential Projects, and Consider Buying. Any subcategory more than 5 items gets its own folder.

Next Action items get dragged to these folders, as appropriate: Tickler (organized by Weekday, Month, 2006), Contexts( organized by place or situation), Agendas (by person), and Projects. Finished actions are checked off, and, after a while, deleted.

Sciral Consistency is great for managing those noisome chores you have to get to every so often, and helps you fine-tune a household routine. I also use SC to keep track of my Weekly Review "collection buckets" and how often I refer to them. These can range from mere to-dos to stuff on my Amazon wishlist and del.icio.us bookmarks. I can tell where my WR left off if it was half-assed.




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