Alex King has posted a list of the software he can’t live without on his Macbook Air. In response, here is my must-have list:
- Adium – Despite some issues with XMPP XEP-0045 (MUC) support, this is still my favorite IM client ever.
- Caffeine – Doing lots of presentations means that sometimes you forget to plug in. It’s embarrassing to go to screen saver (or worse) while talking to a slide.
- smcFanControl – Some of us are obsessive about our CPU temperatue.
- ScreenFlow – There’s simply nothing better for screencasting.
- Sofa Control – Turn your Apple Remote into a slide clicker. Or just pause Quicktime from across the room.
- OmniFocus – Despite some interface flaws, an invaluable organizational tool.
- OmniGraffle – Visio doesn’t even come close.
- Saft – This little piece of code makes Safari perfect.
- Adobe CS3 – My life would be empty without Photoshop and Illustrator.
- TextMate – A recent addition. Replaced vi as my primary text editor.
- Garageband – If you buy iLife and delete every other application, you’ve still only spent a third of what this single program is worth.
- Delicious Library – My favorite app to show off to non-Apple people. Plus, my DVD collection is ridiculous.
Honorable mention to Mail.app and Terminal.app.