Jane Hart’s Top Tools list is a great resource, and she reminded me that my list might need updating. Fortunately, Jay blogged about his list, which reminded me (some mail didn’t make the transition to the new environment, hence the need for a new list, as well as updating). My list has some changes:
3. Firefox – my Web tool for searching, browsing, surfing: with the new engine, it’s fast, and has great plugins
4. Twitter – I’m using TwitterFox on Firefox, and Twittelator on my iPhone. A whole new world…
5. Google – their search engine, their maps, their website tracking,…
7. iTunes – how I connect my iPhone to my Mac, download mobile apps, and more.
8. Mail – part of my move to centralize on Mac apps (iCal, Address Book) to accommodate iPhone; I use email a lot (e.g. RSS feeds from Feedblitz), but Mail’s missing some things I liked in Entourage
You’ll see a few changes precipitated by the iPhone (and some ways of rearranging). Interestingly my top 10 mobile tools list was just pointed to, and I realize it’s out of date too! I’m still playing with the iPhone, but the tools I use are:
Mail – email on the go
Twittelator – twittering about
Google Maps – location, location, location
Safari – mobile web browsing at it’s best (which still is only so-so :)
Contacts – who’s who?
Photos – easily loaded all my diagrams and portfolio pictures
I’m anticipating using Flashlight (literally), EccoNote (voice memo), AIM (one IM tool, maybe to get around SMS charges), UrbanSpoon (fun way to find restaurants, tho’ not yet here in WC/East Bay SF), Yelp (reviewed places), SplashID (all those passwords, protected), and FaceBook.
I’m cheap, so I’m mostly downloading free apps. Recommendations?