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Most recent check of the status of all entries: 2019-05-06

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Workflow Linux Windows 10 Android OS X (outdated)
Files: managing zsh, GNU/Emacs dired GNU/Emacs dired, FreeCommander, babun/zsh Astro File Manager Pro zsh, Finder
Files: synchronizing Syncthing, Unison Syncthing, Unison Syncthing Unison
Files: tagging filetags, filetags.el filetags, filetags.el filetags
Calendar GNU Emacs/Org-mode Outlook (2016), Org-mode Outlook, Org Agenda→HTML GNU Emacs/Org-mode
Scheduling group appointments dudle, poll digitalcourage dudle, poll digitalcourage dudle, poll digitalcourage
Calendar: schedule meetings dudle Outlook (2016)
Exchange calendar → Org-mode exchange2org
Task management GNU Emacs/Org-mode GNU Emacs/Org-mode Orgzly GNU Emacs/Org-mode
Screen color adjustment Redshift built-in(?) built-in
Taking notes GNU Emacs/Org-mode GNU Emacs/Org-mode MobileOrg (capture only) GNU Emacs/Org-mode
Terminal emulation xfce4 Terminal putty, babun, WSL ConnectBot Terminal.app
Shell zsh (grml-flavor) zsh in: Babun, WSL zsh (grml-flavor)
Managing shells tmux tmux tmux
Multiple Desktops xfce4 built-in built-in OxygenOS launcher built-in Spaces (built in)
Resize windows to predefined size (wmctrl) DIY using AutoHotkey, (Sizer)
Remembering windows positions (Devil's Pie + gDevilspie) (WinSize2)
WWW: browsing Firefox, Tor browser, Chromium Firefox, Chromium Firefox, Orfox Firefox
WWW: removing malicious ads uBlock Origin (FF, Chrome) uBlock Origin (FF, Chrome) uBlock Origin for Firefox
WWW: blocking web tracker Privacy Badger Privacy Badger
WWW: overwrite site styles (Stylus R.I.P.) (Stylus R.I.P.)
WWW: read it later Org-mode Org-mode share with MobileOrg
WWW: archiving browser history (Shelve R.I.P.) (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 R.I.P.) (Copy as Org-mode R.I.P.) 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 R.I.P.)
Tracking webpages without feeds (ChangeDetection.com R.I.P.) ChangeDetection.com
Weather report ORF Wetter ORF Wetter Aix Weather Widget (GH, HP)
Launching software Appl. Finder, zsh built-in Start menu search OxygenOS launcher Spotlight
Sandboxing applications Firejail, VirtualBox VirtualBox (XPrivacy)
Egg timer RemindMe, tic tac, StopWatch
Adjusting monitor colors Redshift f.lux OxygenOS built-in f.lux
Mastodon client Web page Web page Tusky
Twitter client (Corebird) Talon
Tweets → calendar Memacs
Managing/reading RSS feeds NewsBlur (R.I.P. GrazeRSS) Google Reader (R.I.P.)
Desktop search locate, Memacs built-in search, DocFetcher Spotlight, Memacs
Overview of disk usage xdu, ncdu WinDirStat Astro Disk Inventory X
Find/eliminate duplicate files rdfind, duff 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 IrfanView OxygenOS built-in Xee
Images: modifying GIMP paint.net GIMP
Images: Generating web albums iimage (old but good)
Images: stitching panoramas OxygenOS camera app PhotoStitch (Canon)
Images: visualizing GPS gpsprune + Marble
Images: screenshots Xfce4 Screenshooter built-in: Win-Shift-S Android built-in
Screencasts OBS Studio Game Bar built-in, LICEcap animated GIFs
Visualizing pressed keys key-mon
Presentations: creating LibreOffice, org-reveal Powerpoint 2016, org-reveal
PDF: presenting impressive
PDF: reading Okular, GNU/Emacs pdf-tools Sumatra PDF, GNU/Emacs pdf-tools RepliGo PDF Reader (R.I.P.) Adobe Reader
PDF: annotating GNU/Emacs pdf-tools GNU/Emacs pdf-tools RepliGo PDF Reader (R.I.P.)
PDF: generating Org-mode, LaTeX, convert Org-mode + TeX/pandoc export LaTeX
PDF: managing paper references Org-mode (explanation)
eBooks: reading Lithium: EPUB Reader
Text: authoring LaTeX/HTML/... GNU Emacs GNU Emacs GNU Emacs
Inserting text snippets AutoKey AutoHotkey Texpand Pro (Inserty) (not yet found)
Text: minor editing tasks vim GNU Emacs vim
Emails: managing mutt Outlook (Office 2016) K-9 Mail, Outlook
Emails: composing vim Outlook (Office 2016) K-9 Mail, Outlook
Emails: Encrypting/signing GnuPG Gpg4win
Emails → calendar Memacs Outlook
Usenet/NNTP: managing slrn
Usenet/NNTP: composing postings vim
Usenet postings → calendar Memacs
Programming: IDE GNU Emacs GNU Emacs GNU Emacs
Programming: script languages Python 3, /bin/sh Python 3, /bin/sh Tasker /bin/sh, Python
VCS git (in zsh) + Magit git (native + Babun), Magit
VCS: Git commits → calendar Memacs
Managing passwords KeePassX + Org-mode GNU Emacs/Org-mode, KeePassXC (KeePassDroid) KeePassX
Calculator GNU Emacs/Org-mode Org-mode Droid48
Spreadsheets: simple (mostly) GNU Emacs/Org-mode GNU Emacs/Org-mode GNU Emacs/Org-mode
Spreadsheets: complex (rarely) LibreOffice Excel 2016 NeoOffice
Blogging lazyblorg
Instant messaging (Psi) Slack Signal, Slack
Videos: watching mplayer, VLC MX Player VLC
Music: listening LibreELEC/RasPi, banshee MX Player, Noisly iTunes, (Taply)
Podcasts: listening Podcast Addict
Multimedia remote Yatse (LibreELEC/Kodi)
Notifications GNU Emacs/Org-mode (still searching for a good solution) RemindMe
Dictionary Leo Leo ColorDict Offline Dict Leo
Barcodes & QR-codes: scanning Barcode Scanner
GPS: tracking OsmAnd+, (My Tracks)
GPS: visualize position(s) GpsPrune, Marble OsmAnd+
GPS: navigation OsmAnd+
Backup rsync, Unison rsync, Unison (Titanium Backup, CLBR, SBR) Unison, rsync, Time Machine
Drawing vector graphics Org + PlantUML, Ipe, Inkscape GNU/Emacs + PlantUML
Digitizing paper to PDF + OCR Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 + its software Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 + SW
Dual-SIM handling Dual SIM Selector Pro
Software keyboard SwiftKey
Public transportation system info AnachB

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