Tools: My List of Default Software, Services, and Best Practices

This is a list of software, services, and information I often use or refer others to. Some of the links have discount codes where I know them. The discounts may be expired by the time you see this but if an item is on the list it is something I at least suggest considering regardless of price.

Storage/Backup

reliable local storage: Drobo

online backup carbonite.com offer code twig

online file sharing/syncing: dropbox.com (has applications for Mac, Windows, iPhone, Android)
The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide 

Websites

website creation/hosting: squarespace.com/twit

rails hosting: heroku.com; engineyard.com

Mac OSX superuser tips and tricks for Terminal


Screen Sharing

gotomypc.com
gotomeeting.com
gotoassist.com
gototraining.com

Web Tools

instapaper.com (web, iPhone...)

simplenoteapp.com (web, iPhone...)

iPad (some I use, some are recommended by others)

elements - $4.99 - Dropbox Powered Text editor
InstaPaper - $4.99 - very popular way for deferred viewing of web pages
Evernote - free - popular way to save stuff forever

Software

mac/win(beta)/ipad/iphone password manager: 1password.com
all platform password manager: lastpass.com
pazera software - YouTube download, video conversion for Windows: http://www.pazera-software.com/
Downloader+ 1.8 for Mac - untested by me

photo sharpening plugin: http://www.topazlabs.com/infocus/

Cables

if you have time to buy online: http://www.monoprice.com

Best Practices

keynote on iPad: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4114

Things I will use

These are some items I'll want to find again:

PDFpen - tool for Mac to manipulate PDF's without Adobe software: http://smilesoftware.com/macbreak/

very cool diff application for Macintosh: http://www.kaleidoscopeapp.com/

cool way to make a drive from home accessible everywhere:  http://www.pogoplug.com

Things I may need to help others to find:
http://windowslive.com/desktop/moviemaker
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker
http://www.quirky.com - invention site
http://www.yurbuds.com/ - attachments for iPod earbuds that make them more comfortable; suggested by Peter Krasa