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Most recent check of the status of all entries: 2017-04-01

Most recent update: 2017-04-30 replaced malicious Ghostery (browser add-on) with Privacy Badger

Here is a list of tasks I do on my computers and the software I am using for accomplishing these tasks. The first column also links corresponding workflow descriptions with further information on how I am doing things. At the very bottom, there are links to more workflow descriptions.

I have to use MS Windows on my business machine. In my private life, I prefer working with the other operating systems. Therefore, I don't need a Windows solution for many use-cases that are part of my private life mainly such as tagging files and photographs.

Please note that I stopped using OS X on a daily basis during 2015. I replaced my Mac Mini with a Debian GNU/Linux machine as well. Linux is so much easier to meet my requirements than OS X. Therefore, the OS X column is mainly for my own reference in case I need to use OS X again in future.

Workflow Linux Android Windows 10 OS X (outdated)
Files: managing zsh Astro FreeCommander zsh, Finder
Files: synchronizing Syncthing, Unison Syncthing Syncthing Unison
Files: tagging filetags filetags filetags
Calendar GNU Emacs/Org-mode (Org->iCal->Google) Outlook (2016), Org-mode GNU Emacs/Org-mode
Calendar: schedule meetings dudle Outlook (2016)
Task management GNU Emacs/Org-mode MobileOrg GNU Emacs/Org-mode GNU Emacs/Org-mode
Taking notes GNU Emacs/Org-mode MobileOrg GNU Emacs/Org-mode GNU Emacs/Org-mode
Terminal emulation Gnome Terminal ConnectBot putty Terminal.app
Shell zsh (grml-flavor) Babun > zsh zsh (grml-flavor)
Managing shells tmux tmux tmux
Multiple Desktops xfce4 (built in) (built in) Spaces (built in)
Resize windows to predefined size (wmctrl) (Sizer)
Remembering windows positions (Devil's Pie + gDevilspie) WinSize2
WWW: browsing Firefox, Tor browser Firefox, Orfox Firefox, (Chrome, IE) Firefox
WWW: removing malicious ads uBlock Origin (FF, Chrome) uBlock Origin for Firefox uBlock Origin (FF, Chrome)
WWW: blocking web tracker Privacy Badger Privacy Badger
WWW: overwrite site styles Stylish Stylish Stylish
WWW: read it later Org-mode share with MobileOrg Org-mode
WWW: archiving browser history Shelve (not yet found) Shelve
WWW: browser history -> calendar Memacs Memacs
WWW: Managing web bookmarks Org-mode Org-mode
WWW: Bookmarks -> calendar Memacs
WWW: Firefox -> Org-mode Copy as Org-mode Copy as Org-mode Copy as Org-mode
WWW: Firefox: edit text in Emacs It's All Text! It's All Text!
WWW: Firefox: pause animated GIFs Toggle animated GIFs
Tracking webpages without feeds ChangeDetection.com ChangeDetection.com
Launching software zsh, Appl. Finder (Gesture Search) Start menu Spotlight
Sandboxing applications Firejail XPrivacy
Inserting text snippets AutoKey (Inserty) ac'tivAid > HotStrings (not yet found)
Egg timer Kinderuhr
Adjusting monitor colors Redshift (OxygenOS built in) f.lux f.lux
Twitter: client http://Twitter.com Talon http://Twitter.com
Tweets -> calendar Memacs
Managing/reading RSS feeds (see Android) GrazeRSS Google Reader (R.I.P.)
Desktop search locate, Memacs (Windows built in) Spotlight, Memacs
Overview of disk usage xdu, ncdu Astro WinDirStat Disk Inventory X
Find/eliminate duplicate files rdfind SD Maid Pro rdfind
ISO 8601 file names -> calendar Memacs Memacs + Babun/crond Memacs
SMS -> calendar Memacs (via Android)
Phone calls -> calendar Memacs (via Android)
Photographs: organizing files/folders files/folders files/folders files/folders
Photographs -> calendar Memacs (via filenames) Memacs
Images: viewing geeqie + vkshowsel1 QuickPic IrfanView Xee
Images: modifying GIMP paint.net GIMP
Images: Generating web albums iimage (old but good)
Images: stitching panoramas PhotoStitch (Canon)
Images: visualizing GPS gpsprune + Marble
Images: screenshots Xfce4 Screenshooter (built in) ac'tivAid > ScreenShots
Screencasts OBS Studio LICEcap (animated GIFs)
Visualizing pressed keys key-mon
Presentations: creating LibreOffice Powerpoint 2016
PDF: presenting impressive
PDF: reading Okular RepliGo PDF Reader (R.I.P.) Sumatra PDF Adobe Reader
PDF: annotating RepliGo PDF Reader (R.I.P.)
PDF: generating Org-mode, LaTeX, convert LaTeX
PDF: managing paper references Org-mode (explanation)
Text: authoring LaTeX/HTML/... GNU Emacs GNU Emacs GNU Emacs
Text: minor editing tasks vim GNU Emacs vim
Emails: managing mutt K-9 Mail Outlook (Office 2016)
Emails: composing vim K-9 Mail Outlook (Office 2016)
Emails: Encrypting/signing GnuPG
Emails -> calendar Memacs
Usenet/NNTP: managing slrn
Composing Usenet-postings vim
Usenet postings -> calendar Memacs
Programming: IDE GNU Emacs GNU Emacs
Programming: script languages /bin/sh, Python Tasker /bin/sh, Python
VCS git (in zsh) + Magit git (native + Babun), Magit
VCS: Git commits -> calendar Memacs
Managing passwords KeePassX (KeePassDroid) GNU Emacs/Org-mode KeePassX
Spreadsheets: simple (mostly) GNU Emacs/Org-mode GNU Emacs/Org-mode GNU Emacs/Org-mode
Spreadsheets: complex (rarely) LibreOffice NeoOffice
Blogging lazyblorg
Instant messaging (Jabber) (Psi) Signal Slack
Videos: watching mplayer, VLC Meridian VLC
Music: Listening LibreELEC/RasPi, banshee Meridian iTunes, (Taply)
Notifications GNU Emacs/Org-mode RemindMe (still searching for)
Dictionary Leo ColorDict Leo Leo
Barcodes & QR-codes: scanning Barcode Scanner
GPS: tracking My Tracks
GPS: visualize position(s) GpsPrune, Marble
Backup rsync, Unison Titanium Backup, CLBR, SBR Unison Unison, rsync, Time Machine
Drawing vector graphics Ipe, Inkscape
Digitizing paper to PDF + OCR Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 + SW Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 + SW

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