My Essential Apps page was a bit due for an update so I’ve spent some time dusting it off this evening. I’ve removed a few things and added some others. What follows is sort of in a jumbled stream, but you can check out the Essential Apps page for the current goods.
I removed the Glasser Add-on for Firefox from the list. I lost interest in it at some point the in past year. Now I usually just find a persona that grabs my fancy and use that, instead. I also no longer use VeriSign’s OpenID Seatbelt Add-on. I use the Google OpenID stuff these days so no need for it. Finally, I also removed Google Toolbar from the list. Fast Dial and Xmarks replaced it nicely.
I added a couple Add-ons to the list. Namely Fast Dial and Xmarks. Together they keep my bookmarks all in sync and allow me to get to my most frequently visited sites quickly.
In the utilities section I removed Launchy. I don’t have that many XP machines around anymore and the few that I have are not primary devices. They tend to be more single-focused and Launchy just doesn’t play there.
Synergy and Synergy-plus merged back to Synergy and I updated the URL appropriately. If you find yourself with multiple computers on your desk you need this one.
I removed mRemote as I find myself mainly using Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection Manager exclusively these days. However, I recently heard about an mRemote fork (mRemoteNG) that I need to check out when I have a free moment.
I added CrashPlan as my favorite backup program.
In the Security section I removed AntiVir and ClamWin. Haven’t used either in the past year. Microsoft Security Essentials has been fine. While not exactly apps, I also added mention of OpenDNS and Untangle as they are big parts of my home security solution.
And finally, I added Visual Studio 2010 to the development section. Been doing a lot of little db utility apps and I’m loving the Visual Studio and .NET experience.
As always, if you feel there are apps or utilities that I should be using drop a comment.