Sunday, February 6, 2011

IT Usage and Mac

So I just received a Macbook Pro. It's exciting that I'll now be able to run all 3 major OS flavors in one place! We are using Mac's at work in some creative departments, and I wanted to give them good support, so it's time to learn how.

It has been a really long time since I used a Mac as a 'daily driver'. Anyone have a list of the things they use as an IT person to be productive on a Mac? So far, some of the things I'm looking at and working on getting setup:

  • Lastpass App or Chrome-style Application Shortcut
  • Evernote
  • Office
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Virtualization (Parallels & VMware)
  • Remote Access (Dameware-like?, VNC?, RDP?)
  • IRC Client (X-Chat Aqua, Colloquy?)
  • Google Talk
  • Putty/SSH Client (DarwinPorts, iTerm, JellyfiSSH, Fugu, )
  • vSphere Client (on Mac, or by Windows VM)
  • Cyberduck (seems to do a lot of different, flexible things)
  • Vipre Enterprise Console (through VM only it seems)
  • Toodledo
  • Nook
  • Dropbox
  • Twitter & Social Networking Client (Hootsuite, Tweetdeck)
  • SafariBooksOnline shortcut
  • Quiksilver?
  • DarWINE?
  • Visor (Terminal shade/layer)
  • Veeam FastSCP
  • WinSCP (Transmit?
  • CoSign
  • Blogging tool

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