Friday, April 16, 2010

The Kinds of Applications I Use

Upon reflection, I realize almost all my computing falls into a few categories:

  • Web applications
  • Desktop applications on the Mac, either written by Apple or a first class Mac-only development shop.
  • Command line and basic text editor stuff.
  • EVE Online and related (mostly Windows) utilities.
  • Random applets, calculator, etc.
  • OpenOffice when necessary when I'm not on a Mac.
  • Random things for Vivian (Celestia, Stellarium, etc. on Mac or Linux).

But in the period last year when I didn't have a reliable Mac, I just stopped using desktop applications rather than using the non-Mac alternatives. This isn't really a planned or rational decision. I just can't be bothered to use non-Mac desktop apps if I can possibly avoid it.

So this would explain why I'm fairly blase about the iPhone/iPad being limited to... web apps and Apple development tools -- that's exactly what I would want.

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