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Chris Pollock

Chris Pollock - web developer & ecommerce entrepreneur
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Must Have Mac Software – Web Developer

It's been almost a year since I switched to using a Mac from a PC.  Since then there have been a number of other converts.  Our entire household now uses Mac computers and I know other people who are switching as well.  I wanted to list out some of the software that I've found helpful over the past year.  Note that this is mostly from the perspective of a web devleoper

  • Transmit – Great FTP clients that even supports S3 – http://www.panic.com/transmit/
  • Sequel Pro – Must have manager for anyone who deals with mySQL – http://www.sequelpro.com/
  • Time Out – Prevents eye fatigue by prompting you to take breaks – http://www.dejal.com/timeout/
  • Text Wrangler – Good text editor – http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/
  • Apple developer tools – Install these from the disk that comes with your Mac.  The program I use the most is FileMerge
  • Growl – notification software – http://growl.info/
  • Adium – IM client – I love how it can be tucked away off screen – http://adium.im/
  • Hyperdock – I use this to manage my windows – allows them to be made full size or part size by dragging them around the screen – http://hyperdock.bahoom.com/
  • USB Overdrive – http://www.usboverdrive.com/USBOverdrive/News.html – a necessity for running my Evoluent Vertical Mouse – http://www.evoluent.com/
  • Typinator – a shortcut text expander program – http://www.ergonis.com/products/typinator/
  • Alfred – quick launcher application – http://www.alfredapp.com/
  • Clean Archiver – take the junk out of the standard mac compression – http://www.sopht.jp/en/cleanarchiver/
  • Jing – great for quick screen casts – http://www.techsmith.com/jing/
  • Jumpcut – clipboard app that keeps a record of your latest clipboard cuts – http://jumpcut.sourceforge.net/
  • iStats Menus – allows you to keep an eye on our processor and memory – http://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/

There are a lot of other programs that I use that are more well known, but these form the foundation of smaller apps that make computing on the mac even easier.

Things I see

Work day in London.Micah's new persona is Indian Jones. And he's never even seen the movie! Check out that hat.A very cold walk today. With horses in tow.The real Epping forest.Growing up in the city has taught my boys a few thingsCricket playersIsaac with the car he would love to ownAll aboardPhotoThis guy greeted us on our walk on the common today. He and his sidekick haven't been there before, so when they came trotting round the corner, we Americans got a bit of an adrenaline rush til we figured out he was SUPER friendly!! #englandtrip2017 #eppiSome luck I have these days :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:Easter card construction messPre-Easter cookout at the Nicholson's. Quite the crowd!A walk in the forestDate night in Cambridge.

Chris Pollock

Web Developer - proficient in both PHP and ASP.NET.
Rochester, New York

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Work day in London.Micah's new persona is Indian Jones. And he's never even seen the movie! Check out that hat.A very cold walk today. With horses in tow.The real Epping forest.Growing up in the city has taught my boys a few thingsCricket playersIsaac with the car he would love to ownAll aboardPhotoThis guy greeted us on our walk on the common today. He and his sidekick haven't been there before, so when they came trotting round the corner, we Americans got a bit of an adrenaline rush til we figured out he was SUPER friendly!! #englandtrip2017 #eppiSome luck I have these days :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:Easter card construction messPre-Easter cookout at the Nicholson's. Quite the crowd!A walk in the forestDate night in Cambridge.