Like most programmers starting a new gig, I spent my first day at 37signals setting up my work environment. I thought it might be interesting to keep track of what I installed along the way…

SizeUp for managing windows

Alfred for launching applications

Xcode for compiling software

Homebrew for installing software

TextMate for editing text

1Password for managing passwords

Arq for backing things up

Dropbox for syncing files

Fluid for using Campfire

Total Finder for a better Finder

HTTP Client for a better curl

MockSMTP for testing emails

Acorn for editing images

Xscope for inspecting my screen

Instapaper for reading later

I’m curious to hear what apps and services you can’t work without, so please do leave a comment!