Justin Williams has a pretty good list of tools he uses both for daily use and for development in My Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Mac OS X (2011 Edition).
I have quite a few of the same, but several key differences:
- Acorn I have, but use Photoshop, Illustrator and Pixelmator a lot more
- BBedit is open all the time, but I use TextMate for programming (already switched to TextMate 2 Alpha)
- Appviz instead of Appfigures
- The great Kaleidoscope for file compares instead of Changes
- Tossing up between Coda (my old favorite) and Espresso 2 (because I think the old CSSEdit was the best)
- Skitch for snapping instead of LittleSnapper (use only for storing well designed web pages, though thinking of going back now that Evernote owns Skitch)
- Fantastical instead of Today
New to me:
- Coderunner, HTTP Client and Patterns (used to just have additional terminal windows open - purchased them)
- Billings for time management
- OmniGraffle for diagramming
- Scrivener for writing large and complex documents
After the holidays, I think I’ll write a more comprehensive post on the tools I use and why.