Though I am thankful for many things, these are just a few technologies that I am very thankful this year:
Flickr - It’s where I put all my photos online these days. The set structure, the tagging, the multitude of communities and friends that I have on there, it’s a wonderful piece of tech that’s evolved into an integral part of my online life.
BaseCamp and BackPack is project management I just couldn’t live without. Whether it’s to start planning a wedding, or tracking some of my client projects, this stuff is brilliant and the guys at 37 Signals are just plain wizards.
SpamSieve & Mailsmith - Who here really likes Spam? No one. SpamSieve keeps me 99% spam-free and Mailsmith keeps track of some 30,000 emails over two years. Thanks much to Michael Tsai and Rich and the gang at BareBones for making some really awesome technology that work together so well.
NetNewsWire & RSS - How else am I supposed to read over 150 site, flickr groups and blogs? Seriously?
Technology is an expanding frontier, each year bringing more people in touch with one another. Between Flickr, IRC, email, blogs and RSS, the world is growing to be a smaller and smaller place. With communication comes dialogue and understanding, and those become the ties that bind. Those are what I am truly thankful for this season.
What software are you thankful for?