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Most recent check of the status of all entries: 2020-06-03

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.

For all the Emacs people visiting this page: here, I just list a few Emacs packages. For more details on which packages I'm using for my workflows, please do visit my online Emacs config and check out the first chapters explaining my setup.

I had to use MS Windows 10 on my business machine until 2019. 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 was using OS X (macOS) on a daily basis until 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. For now, I stick with the term "OS X" instead of "macOS" until its name is considered a "stable" one. SCNR

Workflow Linux Android Windows 10 OS X (outdated)
Files: managing zsh, GNU/Emacs dired Astro File Manager Pro dired, FreeCommander, babun/zsh zsh, Finder
Files: synchronizing Syncthing, Unison Syncthing Syncthing, Unison Unison
Files: tagging filetags, filetags.el filetags, filetags.el filetags
Calendar GNU Emacs/Org mode Built-in, Org Agenda→HTML Thunderbird, Org mode GNU Emacs/Org mode
Scheduling group appointments dudle, poll digitalcourage dudle, poll digitalcourage dudle, poll digitalcourage
Calendar: schedule meetings dudle, poll digitalcourage Thunderbird
Exchange calendar → Org mode (exchange2org)
Task management GNU Emacs/Org mode Orgzly GNU Emacs/Org mode GNU Emacs/Org mode
Taking notes, capturing ideas GNU Emacs/Org mode Orgzly GNU Emacs/Org mode GNU Emacs/Org mode
Terminal emulation xfce4 Terminal ConnectBot putty, WSL Terminal.app
Shell zsh (grml-flavor) zsh in WSL zsh (grml-flavor)
Managing shells tmux tmux tmux
Multiple Desktops xfce4 built-in OxygenOS launcher built-in 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 Firefox, Chromium 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 (Stylus R.I.P.) (Stylus R.I.P.)
WWW: read it later Org mode share with Orgzly Org mode
WWW: archiving browser history (Shelve R.I.P.) (not yet found) (Shelve R.I.P.)
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 R.I.P.)
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 FollowThatPage
Weather report ORF Wetter Meteogram]] ORF Wetter
Launching software Appl. Finder, zsh OxygenOS launcher built-in Start menu search Spotlight
Sandboxing applications Firejail, VirtualBox NetGuard, (XPrivacy) VirtualBox
Egg timer RemindMe, Visual Timer
Adjusting monitor colors Redshift OxygenOS built-in f.lux f.lux
Mastodon client Web page Tusky Web page
Twitter client (Corebird) Talon
Tweets → calendar Memacs
Managing/reading RSS feeds NewsBlur
Desktop search locate, Memacs built-in search, DocFetcher Spotlight, Memacs
Overview of disk usage xdu, ncdu (Astro lost this feature) WinDirStat Disk Inventory X
Find/eliminate duplicate files rdfind, duff SD Maid Pro rdfind
ISO 8601 file names → calendar Memacs (Memacs + Babun/crond) Memacs
ISO 8601 date-stamp → file names date2name date2name
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 OxygenOS built-in IrfanView Xee
Images: modifying GIMP paint.net GIMP
Images: Generating web albums sigal
Images: stitching panoramas OxygenOS camera app PhotoStitch (Canon)
Images: visualizing GPS gpsprune + Marble
Images: screenshots Xfce4 Screenshooter Android built-in built-in: Win-Shift-S
Screencasts OBS Studio Game Bar, LICEcap (GIFs)
Visualizing pressed keys key-mon
Presentations: creating LibreOffice, org-reveal Powerpoint 2016, org-reveal
PDF: presenting impressive
PDF: reading Okular, pdf-tools RepliGo PDF Reader (R.I.P.) Sumatra PDF, pdf-tools Adobe Reader
PDF: annotating pdf-tools RepliGo PDF Reader (R.I.P.) pdf-tools
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 Texpand Pro (Inserty) AutoHotkey (not yet found)
Text: inserting Unicode chars emojione-picker, GNU/Emacs SwiftKey
Text: minor editing tasks vim GNU Emacs vim
Software keyboard SwiftKey
Emails: managing mutt K-9 Mail (Outlook 2016)
Emails: composing vim K-9 Mail (Outlook 2016)
Emails: Encrypting/signing GnuPG Gpg4win
Emails → calendar Memacs
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 Tasker Python 3, /bin/sh /bin/sh, Python
VCS git (in zsh) + Magit git, Magit
VCS: Git commits → calendar Memacs
Managing passwords GNU Emacs/Org mode, KeePassXC (KeePassDroid) GNU Emacs/Org mode, KeePassXC KeePassX
Calculator GNU Emacs/Org mode Droid48 Org mode
Spreadsheets: simple (mostly) GNU Emacs/Org mode GNU Emacs/Org mode GNU Emacs/Org mode
Spreadsheets: complex (rarely) LibreOffice Excel 2016 NeoOffice
Generate weblog (blog) lazyblorg
Instant messaging Signal (Psi) Signal (Slack)
Videos: watching mplayer, VLC MX Player VLC
Music: listening LibreELEC/RasPi, Rhythmbox MX Player, Noisly iTunes, (Taply)
Podcasts: listening Podcast Addict
Multimedia remote Yatse (LibreELEC/Kodi)
Notifications GNU Emacs/Org mode RemindMe (still looking)
Dictionary Leo ColorDict Offline Dict Leo Leo
Barcodes & QR-codes: scanning Barcode Scanner
GPS: navigation OsmAnd+
GPS: tracking OsmAnd+, (My Tracks)
GPS: visualize position(s) GpsPrune, Marble OsmAnd+
Backup rsnapshot Syncthing (TiBa, CLBR, SBR) rsync, Unison Unison, rsync, Time Machine
Drawing vector graphics Org+PlantUML, Inkscape, (Ipe) GNU/Emacs + PlantUML
Digitizing paper to PDF + OCR testing VueScan SW for Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 + SW
Dual-SIM handling Dual SIM Selector Pro
Public transportation system info AnachB

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