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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.

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Love that night field magic #littleleague #baseballHow many times do I have to tell you. No ski helmets at the dinner table @amylpollock #lifewithboysBuffalo waterfrontMorning bike rides with my oldest. Loving this extended summer.Giving him the family pack of toilet paper rolls to build towers with seemed like a good idea when I was getting IN the shower. Not so good after :joy: #lifewithboys"Where's Lucas...?. #lifewithboysThis little piggy went to the 19th ward market......#19thwardmarket.The prettiest cluster of grapes picked today. They're ripe. Anyone want any?? Thanks for helping Levi!!Can't beat this 10day #rochesterny #forecast@southsidelittleleague 12U Hayes defeats Eastside 25-8. Beautiful evening for baseball.Things I didn't miss about EnglandDeparting TorontoI walked in the front door and said, "it smells like a smoker in here." Then I went the the back yard and found out why. #lifewithboys #funwiththesunCaleb pitched two innings. His team beat Pittsford 15-3.#cyclocross in Rochester

Chris Pollock

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

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Love that night field magic #littleleague #baseballHow many times do I have to tell you. No ski helmets at the dinner table @amylpollock #lifewithboysBuffalo waterfrontMorning bike rides with my oldest. Loving this extended summer.Giving him the family pack of toilet paper rolls to build towers with seemed like a good idea when I was getting IN the shower. Not so good after :joy: #lifewithboys"Where's Lucas...?. #lifewithboysThis little piggy went to the 19th ward market......#19thwardmarket.The prettiest cluster of grapes picked today. They're ripe. Anyone want any?? Thanks for helping Levi!!Can't beat this 10day #rochesterny #forecast@southsidelittleleague 12U Hayes defeats Eastside 25-8. Beautiful evening for baseball.Things I didn't miss about EnglandDeparting TorontoI walked in the front door and said, "it smells like a smoker in here." Then I went the the back yard and found out why. #lifewithboys #funwiththesunCaleb pitched two innings. His team beat Pittsford 15-3.#cyclocross in Rochester