- Apple MacBook Pro 13" (2009 and 2010) - I have two of these devices. One for personal use and one for business. They are seriously great laptops.
- Asus Transformer Mini T102HA - this is a 10.1" tablet with an attachable keyboard and stylus. I had wanted a device that I could a) read PDFs papers with and underline text; and b) write notes. I also didn't want to pay $1200 for something like a Microsoft Surface or an Apple iPad Pro. Instead I purchased this device for $299 and was surprised that it also ran Windows 10. I loaded Synthesis (www.synthesis.info) onto the device and was really surprised it had the power to run it.
- Nvidia Cool Master 590 case (home -built computer) - Still an awesome case.
- Raspberry Pi Model 3 B - powerful enough to run a NAS (www.openmediavault.org).
- Seiki 4K 39" monitor (SE39UY04) - great large monitor for development and display.
- VirtualBox - My default virtualization software (I also have VMWare and Parallels)
- Skype - Its surprising how often I use Skype and how well it works.
- Balsamiq Mockup 3 (www.balsamiq.com) - A very good application for mocking up GUIs.
- NotePad++ (www.notepad-plus-plus.org) - An excellent text editor.
- Synthesis (www.synthesis.info) - Even though I co-developed the software, I use it alot for academic literature searches.
- Open Media Vault (www.openmediavault.org) - Network Attached Storage software.
- Etcher (www.etcher.io) - software to write ISO files.
- PDF XChange Viewer (https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer)
- IntelliJ (www.jetbrains.com/idea/) - Java IDE
- RStudio (www.rstudio.com) - R IDE
- OxygenXML (www.oxygenxml.com) - XML Editor (with great support for DITA)
Software that I would have liked to have tried:
- InfoGraphics (http://www.jumsoft.com/toolbox-for-ms-office/) - Interesting Templates. (Pictogram/Pictograph)
- Timeline 3D (https://www.beedocs.com/timeline3D/mac/)
- Office Timeline (www.officetimeline.com)