No surprise here. Same as last year, I use Mailplane to manage my Gmail accounts and, occasionally, Google Calendar.
I use the default mail app on OS X for all of my non Gmail email accounts. It’s easy to set up, free and it doesn’t cause any problems for moderate usage.
Having written more code this year than in last two or three combined, Sublime was at the center of my workflow. Reliable, fast, flexible.
I’ve used it to design Front-end Frond and a few other projects. It holds pretty well. To be honest, I don’t miss Photoshop at all.
Because I started following more popular people, I became extra interested in Twitter conversations. Something Yorufukurou did not handle well. So I returned to the Twitter default app.
Departing from Yorufukurou wasn’t easy. I still had to cover a very important feature: Twitter lists. Luckily, TweetDeck does that very well.
I have about 150 logins in 1Password. And although I can figure out all of the passwords for these accounts, I wouldn’t want to type them in. For me, 1Password is mostly about convenience.
My biggest use of Evernote is for writing down ideas and recipes. Not food recipes, but more like rough tutorials authored by me. How to do things that I only do occasionally.
It does a great job at covering my modest needs for graphic editing. There’s even an iPad version of Pixelmator that was demoed at the Apple Keynote in October.
My favorite FTP client. Although, I think I’m using it more for transferring files to S3 than for FTP. The fact that you can set custom headers when uploading to Amazon’s data storage service, is one of the things I love most about Transmit.
Living in a different country than the one my parents live in, I use Skype to keep in touch with my folks. It’s pretty reliable, but its biggest selling point for me, is that it runs on the first gen iPad. Which my parents own.
It provides a very sleek interface for The Hype Machine. So Plug is the app I use every day to listen to music.
I’m not sure if it needs an introduction anymore, but a short one would be “compresses images without losing quality”. I use it for every image I put online.
Although I’ve only started using in the second half of the year, CodeKit has become an important part of my workflow. Little or no setup required was the main reason I chose it over alternatives.