What Utility Apps Do You Install on Every New Computer?
There are a few programs everyone knows to add to a new computer: Chrome, Spotify, Dropbox, some work
I have a whole suite of helper apps, like
, for blocking social sites when I need to work;
, for juicing up the volume on a laptop; and
But I can't make it more than a day without Keyboard Maestro , a powerful automator for Mac that assigns tasks to keyboard shortcuts. I have a lot of text workflows, and I use Keyboard Maestro to fill out forms, start searches, bug my editors in Slack, and answer predictable emails with just a few keystrokes. My chosen shortcuts are baked into my brain as thoroughly as the ones for cut and paste.
What helper apps do you need as soon as you get a new computer? What "fixes" your PC or Mac? Give us a link so we can all enjoy them too.