The Software of the MyMac Writers

On July 26, 2006, in Opinion, by John Martellaro

Tim Robertson and I thought it would be fun and maybe even a little informative to build a table of the favorite software each MyMac writer uses. I sent out a query, and the tables below show the results for the authors who were available to respond.

My inspiration was the recent Podcast with Guy Kawasaki. It made me think of those tables you see in the Friday paper where each sports writer makes his/her pick of the Sunday NFL games. In general, there is consensus in most areas, but it’s the outliers that are often interesting to see.

And it has happened here. The Browser selections are a no brainer while the e-mail software diversity is interesting. For example, I’m a Eudora beta tester, so I’m off in left field. I’m guessing each author has a story to tell about their e-mail choice.

Personal Information Managers (PIMs) are all over the map, and some writers haven’t even found something better than paper. Is there a message here for a software company that wants to own the PIM market?

In Web publishing, however, Dreamweaver and Photoshop get consistent honors.

Personally, I predicted that BBEdit would own the text editing category and that there would be healthy diversity in Secure FTP clients. Didn’t happen.

Anyway, without further comment and for your considerable amusement, here is a table of the MyMac authors’ favorite software tools.



size=”-1″>Black
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size=”-1″>Born
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size=”-1″>Casseres
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size=”-1″>Chavanu
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size=”-1″>Farr
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size=”-1″>Glover
E-mail
Thunderbird
Web-based
Apple Mail
Apple Mail
Apple Mail
Apple Mail
Browser#1
Safari
Safari
Safari
Safari
Safari
Safari
Browser#2
Firefox

OmniWeb
Firefox
Firefox
MSIE
Word processor
Nisus Writer
Express
MS Word
Pages
Pages
MS Word
MS Word
Text editor
TextEdit
TextEdit
BBEdit
TextEdit
Tex-Edit
TextEdit
HTML Editor

Mambo
BBEdit
Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver

RSS Reader

NWS

Net News Wire
Safari

PIM
My Brain!
Paper!
iCal
Soho Notes

iCal
File Utility

Spotlight
Disk Utility
QuickSilver


Scrensaver
The Matrix
OSX
OS X


Flurry
Graphics

Freehand/Maya
OmniGraffle
Photoshop
InDesign
Photoshop CS2
Photoshop
InDesign
SFTP client

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size=”-1″>Hazelrigg
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size=”-1″>Lock
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size=”-1″>Martellaro
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size=”-1″>Robertson
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size=”-1″>Rubin
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size=”-1″>Schmidt
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size=”-1″>Yankellow
E-mail
Entourage
Apple Mail
Eudora
Apple Mail
Entourage
Apple Mail
Thunderbird
Browser#1
Firefox
Safari
Safari
Safari
Firefox
Safari
Camino
Browser#2
Safari

Firefox
Firefox
Safari
Firefox
Safari
Word processor
MS Word
Quark
Nisus Writer
Express
MS Word
MS Word
AppleWorks
Pages
Text Editor
MS Word
TextEdit
BBEdit
BBEdit
BBEdit
TextEdit
TextEdit
HTML Editor
GoLive

Sea Monkey
GoLive
Dreamweaver
Taco HTML Edit
Dreamweaver
RSS Reader
You Control

Net News Wire
Safari

Safari
Net News Wire
PIM
Entourage

Soho Notes
iCal
Excel
Palm Tungsten C
Paper!
File Utility
DiskWarrior

PathFinder
DiskWarrior
Spotlight
XRay
Disk Warrior
Screensaver
OS X
TSC
Marine Aquarium

Marine Aquarium

Void
Graphics
CS2

Graphic Converter
Photoshop
CS2

ColorIt,
Photoshop
Illustrator
SFTP Client
Fetch

Transmit
Interarchy
Fetch

Fetch

–  Not used

Tim R. and John M.

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