What I Use

I recently saw a post from Cheryl Palmer, who saw a post from Thomas McEntee, asking us GeneaBloggers to post a list showing what we use, in terms of technology to, either run our genealogy business or, pursue our family history as a hobby.

Thomas asks and states: “Why is this important? Very often – especially if you work at home like me – we operate in a vacuum. We have no idea what other people are using unless they mention it in an email or a blog post. Or we have to ask for a recommendation.”

Here is my list of technology tools to aid in my genealogy hobby.

* Hardware: MacBook Pro 15 in. and Mac Pro – both running OS X Snow Leopard and Windows Vista via VMware Fusion
* External storage: Portable hard drive, DVD’s
* Online Storage and Backup: Carbonite, Flickr, DropBox, Google Docs
* Virus Protection: Microsoft Security Essentials
* All-In-One Printer: Canon Pixma MP990
* Printer: Canon i960
* Scanners: Canon CanoScan 8800F, Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F
* Cameras: Canon Digital Rebel XTi, Canon Optura 20 MiniDV
* GPS: Garmin Nuvi 200
* Web Browser: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
* Blogging Software: WordPress, tumblr
* Web Development Software: Dreamweaver
* FTP Client: FileZilla
* RSS Aggregator: Bloglines
* Graphics: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
* Screen Capture: Grab
* Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
* Other Communitation: Skype, Yahoo Messenger
* URL Shortener: bit.ly
* Office suite: Microsoft Office, Google Docs
* E-mail: Yahoo, Gmail
* Calendar: Google Calendar syncing to iCal and iPod Touch
* PDF generator: Adobe Acrobat
* Genealogy Database: Family Tree Maker, The Next Generation


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