Software Essentials

Getting a new computer, or giving the “Men in Black” treatment (aka harddrive/OS reload) to an old and unruly computer, requires re-installation of all your Software components.

What at better time to assess all the software I’ve collected as projects have required.

File Editing

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe CS6 Mastercollection – mainly PS, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Camtasia Studio
  • Carbonite
  • Google Earth
  • JOSM
  • MicroImages
  • Microsoft Office – mainly Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Notepad++
  • Python 2.7
  • Quantum GIS Lisboa
  • Spotify
  • TileMill, Carto DB, Stamen, Map Box

File Transfer

  • 7-Zip
  • Cisco VPN Client
  • Dropbox
  • FileZilla FTP Client
  • Google Drive
  • iTunes
  • PuTTY
  • Skype
  • TortiseSVN
  • VideoLAN


A Few Other Pieces…

  • Ogr2Ogr
  • Node.js
  • PostgreSQL and PostGIS
  • HTML5
  • MySQL, php and Java


Margaret Spyker

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