Useful and/or interesting links for research/productivity/fun.

20181207

NES.css
NES-style CSS Framework.

rayshader
R package for producing 2D and 3D hillshaded maps of elevation matrices. h/t

20181205

iotools
R package for streaming and data parsing.

20181128

pqR
A “pretty quick” version of R. h/t

20181127

cloudyr
A collection of R packages that connect R to cloud resources.

20181120

fst
Fast and easy serialization of data frames in R (and Julia).

RStudio Server Amazon Machine Images
Louis Aslett provides a tremendous public service in hosting and updating (and providing basic instructions for) RStudio/R machine images for Amazon.

20181015

Spaceship Prompt
Minimalistic and flexible Zsh prompt.

trminal
Quickly opens a Mac Terminal (or iTerm 2) window for the current Finder directory. Akin to Go2Shell but with more frequent/recent updates.

20181008

ColorBox
Custom color-scale builder. h/t

latex2exp
R package that converts LaTeX expressions to (annoying) plotmath.

20181002

Superhuman
Very fast email client (based on what they say). h/t

20180928

What If
Tool for inspecting machine-learning models.

20180925

GeoDa
Free, open-source geospatial software.

iTerm2 borderless
A nice patch for iTerm2 that creates a more minimal aesthetic for iTerm2.

kitty
GPU-based terminal emulator.

20180911

Rbox
R package to run R in Atom.

20180831

RMarkdown presentation by Yihui Xie
A presentation by Yihui Xie on bookdown, blogdown, and xaringan. There are many more presentations available by Yihui Xie.

20180830

hey-pane
Atom extension for enlarging the active panel (includes keyboard shortcut).

typing.io
Typing practice for many programming languages.

20180815

DeclareDesign
Declaring and analyzing research designs in the social sciences. h/t

R for Data Science
Online book about R for Data Science by Garrett Grolemund and Haldey Wickham.

20180718

Biblatex Cheat Sheet
A cheat sheet for Biblatex.

Writing tools for Atom
linter-write-good lints English prose. Linter Just Say No helps you avoid using hedge words.

20180718

Bib-it
Compendium of BibTeX entry and field types.

Culture Concorde
Simple menu-bar curated-music player. h/t

Dotgrid
“Minimal vector drawing tool”. h/t

20180524

UberConference
Great, feature-rich meeting platform.

20180516

Figure it Out
Pretty Chrome extension (and website) to figure out time zones.

grasshopper
Free app that teaches coding.

txt.fyi
“This is the dumbest publishing platform on the web.” h/t

20180510

Gradescope
Grading web service with really nice grading/rubric setup.

20180430

ScreenFocus
Auto-dim (and auto-un-dim) when working with multiple monitors. h/t

20180426

Clocker
OSX app to plan and organize through timezones.

imdone
Atom package that provides a card- and list-based user interface for TODOs in your scripts.

themer
Generates color themes given a set of colors.

20180419

binder
Turns a GitHub repo into a collection of interactive notebooks. h/t

20180410

Gnotes
Simple markdown to Evernote. Somewhat like Marxico.

gsynth
R package for generalized synthetic control methods.

20180406

SuperLearner
R package for a prediction-model ensembling method.

20180403

Beautiful AI
AI-powered presentations.

20180329

Academic Sequitur
A website that tracks over 90 major economics and finance journals.

20180320

Teletype for Atom
An Atom package to collaborate in real time.

20180315

AppleHealthAnalysis
An R package to import and analyze data from the iOS Apple Health app.

20180301

regex-railroad-diagram package
A regular expression railroad diagram view for regular expression under cursor in Atom.

20180301

Things 3
Personal task manager. I’m switching from OmniFocus.

Workflow
Automation tool for iOS.

20180213

hiri
Clean, powerful email/calendar/task/contact app.

20180202

XML Sitemaps
Simple tool for creating XML sitemaps (along with other formats).

20180129

Viridis in QGIS
Viridis color palettes (ramps) for QGIS.

20180115

LittleSnitch
View and manage internet connections from your Mac. (Also: MicroSnitch)

SwiftText
Quick-access scratchpad for OSX.

ggthemr
Themes and palettes for ggplot2.

20171227

Typely
Free online proofreading.

20171130

Resistbot
A bot who finds and contacts your Congressional representatives.

20171129

Text Mining with R
An introduction to (tidy) text mining in R.

20171122

sf
Stellar package for spatial data analysis in R. More sf resources: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

20171115

Cheat sheets for regular expressions
The folks at RStudio provides cheat sheets for regular expressions and stringr (and many other cheat sheets).

20171107

Author
App to instantly create and publish documents to the web.

20171030

ggforce
A package for R that aims to extend ggplot2 for explorative data visualization.

ggplot2 extensions
A helpful website that tracks extensions to R’s ggplot2 package.

20171018

3Blue1Brown
A YouTube channel that animates math.

20171014

GitFinder
A fast and lightweight Git client for Mac with Finder integration.

20171010

Drop
Beautiful color picker with Touch Bar support.

Index
Save and search your “stuff”.

Qbserve
Automatically tracks both productivity and work hours. h/t

TripMode
Blocks apps from accessing the internet. h/t

Tyke
Scratch paper that lives in your menubar. h/t

20171003

Pod
A “connected” calendar for iOS. h/t

20170927

Tabagotchi
Fun browser extension that incentives fewer tabs.

20170831

Crime Data
The FBI has a great new crime data explorer. The Open Data Census project has a handy(-ish) summary of city-level crime datasets.

Plain Email
Four-action email-processing app.

Rambox
Cross-platform messaging and emailing app.

ScienceFair
Search, collect, read and analyze scientific papers.

20170828

earth
A (beautiful) global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions.

20170825

Free, open-source machine learning, statistics, and data-mining resources
A curated list of resources from Joseph Misiti.

Template for R Markdown academic manuscript
Steven Miller offers a guide and template for academic manuscripts in R Markdown.

20170824

Regular expressions in R
stringr’s very helpful primer on regular expressions in R.

20170807

Gifmock
Creates high-quality GIFs.

twist
A calmer Slack alternative.

20170806

Hemingway
App that improves your writing.

20170804

rmapshaper
R package for “topologically-aware multi-polygon simplification” (for shapefiles). Related: mapshaper.org

20170803

Manually re-index OSX Spotlight
A helpful guide. Hint: It’s really just sudo mdutil -E /.

20170727

Colibri
A browser without tabs.

20170722

everydayCheck
A simple, pretty habit tracker. h/t

Orai
AI-powered feedback for your speeches. h/t

20170713

Velox
Fast raster manipulation in R.

20170608

Tabulizer
Extract tables from PDFs using R.

20170606

10 Minute Mail
Disposable email service.

20170531

Windscribe
VPN with a generous free allowance.

20170528

SplitShow
Tool for dual-head presentations on OSX.

20170526

Two apps from Matthew Palmer:

Rocket
Mind-blowing (Slack-style) emoji on your Mac.

Vanilla
Hides menu bar icons on your Mac. h/t

20170522

Material Colors
A convenient website for accessing the colors of the material design palette.

20170516

Astro
Email app(s) powered by AI. h/t

sip
Collects, organizes, and shares colors (and palettes). h/t

20170515

rJava error
A very helpful guide to fixing errors with rJava on OSX.

20170507

TextExpander
Expands custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text and pictures.

20170430

kobra
Simple, real-time, code collaboration.

20170426

leaflet
Access Leaflet’s JavaScript library inside of R.

pacman
An R package for easy package management in R—loading, unloading, etc.

20170414

Popular economics papers
Oxford University Press provides a list of the most popular economics papers from The Quarterly Journal of Economics (QJE) and The Review of Economics Studies (REStud).

20170410

Unpaywall
Read paywalled research papers for free.

20170406

VPN
In addition to having great names, CyberGhost and TunnelBear provide VPN services. Both services offer free options.

20170331

LaTeX, meet ggplot2
Port images out out of R and into LaTeX. h/t

20170329

Comparing text files
Diffchecker and Text Compare! offer in-browser comparisons between text documents. In Atom, split-diff and compare-files offer between-document comparisons.

20170324

asciicinema
asciinema (formerly ascii.io) is a free and open source solution for recording terminal sessions and sharing them on the web.

Markdown online
Dillinger, StackEdit, and Markdown Live Preview offer three online Markdown editors/renderers. remark, Marp, swipe, and Deckset offer options for rendering Markdown into presentation slides (also, Rmarkdown with ioslides).

20170312

FocusList
A daily planner and focus app based on Pomodoro. h/t

Giphy Capture
Create GIFs on your Mac. Other options: Gifox, Recordit, and Gyazo.

20170227

pander
An R Pandoc writer—for rendering R objects into Pandoc’s markdown.

20170209

Typora
A live and minimal Markdown editor.

20170206

GGally
Extends R’s ggplot2 with many helpful graphical functions.

20170123

LightTable
Open-source text editor with in-line code evaluation.

20170123

Redkix
Reat-time email app.

Typeform
Clean, online forms.

20170123

Codr
A lightweight, collaborative pastebin (whiteboard) for code.

SageMathCloud
Collaboratively use open source math software/terminals in your browser.

SubEthaEdit (4)
Collaborative text editing.

20170116

Mac Setup
Helpful guide for setting up a Mac for most popular languages and programming/scripting tools.

20170115

Studies
Flash cards for iOS and OSX.

20170112

Noizio
White-noise generating app for OSX.

WeTransfer
Sends files.

20170111

Due
Fast to-do list app with reminders.

Exist
Track everything you do in one place.

20170109

Tomatimer
A loose and straightforward pomodoro timer for Atom.

20170105

Markdown Quick Look Plugin
Preview Markdown files in OSX Finder (through the Preview app). From the makers of the iPad Markdown text editor InkMark.

20170101

Read the Docs
Create, host, and browse documentation.

20161230

Cloudinary
Image and video management in the cloud.

20161228

Spark
A fast, personalizable email client.

20161227

PostImage
Free image hosting and upload.

Small Victories
Takes files in a Dropbox folder and turns them into a website.

20161222

TinyLetter
A free personal newsletter service.

20161219

Pandas Cheat Sheet
A cheat sheet for data science with Python’s Pandas.

20161215

MapInSeconds.com
Quickly turns spreadsheets into maps. h/t

20161208

R Markdown Websites
A tutorial on building a website using R Markdown (like this one). h/t The rmdformats package offers additional themes (formats). More on R Markdown here. The bookdown package extends R Markdown to publishing books. The blogdown package extends R Markdown to publishing blogs (or general websites) using Hugo. The pkgdown package extends R Markdown to creating static html documentation.

20161205

Divvy
Provides customized window management.

BetterTouchTool
Configure gestures for OSX.

20161121

Selector Gadget
Point-and-click CSS selectors. Helpful when used in conjunction with R’s rvest package.

20161118

Vivaldi
A highly customizable browser.

20161115

GitKraken
A GUI Git client, for Windows, Mac and Linux.

20161107

Calendly
Simple, beautiful scheduling.

20161106

Bear
A flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose.

OLS Notes
Some nice notes on ordinary least squares from Michael Rosenfeld at Stanford.

Shodan
Search engine for internet of things (and other things).

20161031

Facking Operator Mono Font in Atom
A guide to building a font system in Atom similar to Operator Mono.

20161028

Pomodoro Time and Tadam
Pomodoro Time and Tadam are simple Pomodoro timers.

20161019

Thenmap
A repository of historical borders.

20161007

Geocodio
(Reasonably) accurate, affordable, and unrestricted online geocoding (forward/reverse and batch/API). Connect with R through rgeocodio.

20161006

Canary Mail
A “simple, smart, swift” email client for Mac with many nice features.

20161004

Github Pages and Jekyll tutorial
From UC Berkeley’s The Hacker Within, a nice tutorial on Github Pages and Jekyll.

pdftools
A fast and portable PDF extractor for R (and others).

20161003

Producteev
Team-oriented productivity software.

20160930

Ghost Browser
A browser that lets you isolate cookie jars into color coded tabs so you can run multiple sessions with multiple accounts on the same web site.

Hocus Focus
Automatically hide inactive windows.

Noisli
In-browser white-noise generator with productivity and relax settings.

Standard Resume
One resume that works everywhere.

20160928

Univariate Distribution Relationships
Interactive chart for relationships between univariate distributions.

20160926

Opentest
Seamless screen, mic and camera recording for Chrome.

20160919

Habitica
Improve your habits by playing a game.

20160906

Linus screen
Screen effectively allows signing on and off from interactive sessions on a server/Linux shell.

20160822

REVEAL.JS
Javascript-backed HTML presentation framework.

20160813

QuickLookR
OSX-based QuickLook plugin for R’s save() & saveRDS() files. h/t

20160811

Multi-File LaTeX projects
ShareLaTeX’s guide to building LaTeX documents from multiple files.

SMS Email
Combine R’s sendmailR with this list of SMS email addresses to send text messages from R.

Stargazer Cheatsheet
A cheatsheet for R’s stargazer package.

20160810

YakYak
Desktop chat client for Google Hangouts.

20160804

Script
Run scripts in Atom based on file name, a selection of code, or by line number.

Term2
Open Terminal tabs in Atom. In the past, I’ve also used Terminal Plus.

20160801

SizeUp
Keyboard-centric window management. h/t

20160722

munsell
Package in R for for Munsell’s color theme.

20160714

ggalt
Extra coordinate systems, geoms, statistical transformations, and scales for R’s ggplot2 package.

ggthemes
Some extra geoms, scales, and themes for R’s ggplot package package.

20160710

Boxy
A Gmail Inbox client for Mac.

SurfEasy
Data protection.

20160708

Color Oracle
A color blindness simulator for Window, Mac and Linux.

20160706

OSX option-key bindings
A helpful superuser post about removing the character bindings for the option (alt) key in OSX.

20160702

extrafont
R package to use other (any?) fonts in R. h/t

20160701

R guides
Computerworld offers a beginner’s guide to R, as well as an advanced beginner’s guide to R. h/t

20160624

Grammerly
In-browswer and in-app grammar and spelling checker.

Markdown Here
In-browser Markdown formatting for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Thunderbird.

20160620

SAS Studio
Web application for SAS that you access through your web browser.

ShiftIt
Manages and position windows in OSX.

20160609

BarTender (2)
Organizes your menu bar apps.

20160510

MailButler
Your personal assistant for Apple Mail. h/t

Quitter
Automatically hides or quits apps after periods of inactivity. h/t

Xi Editor
A modern editor with a backend written in Rust. h/t

20160504

conda and OSX
Run PATH=$PATH:$HOME/anaconda/bin if OSX cannot find the path to conda.

Rodeo
A data science IDE for Python.

20150424

Micro
Terminal-based text editor. h/t

Min
A minimal web browser. h/t

20160418

tep
Tamagotchi-based motivating fitness tracker.

20160409

CodeFights
Practice coding in real-time races against others.

Font Awesome
The iconic font and CSS toolkit.

20160408

Karabiner
A powerful and stable keyboard customizer for OS X.

Timer
A simple timer app for OSX. h/t

20160404

ProtonMail
Secure email based in Switzerland.

20160331

CSS Diner
A little game to help you learn CSS selectors.

Lightning
Provides API-based access to reproducible web visualizations.

20160325

DiagrammeR
Package to create graph diagrams and flowcharts using R.

R Markdown Websites
Basics from the R Markdown website. Blog on blogs using Jekyll and R Markdown. Example website

20160315

Pandas Resources
UC Berkeley’s The Hacker Within notes on Python Pandas.

20160313

JuliaDT
An Eclipsed-based IDE for Julia.

20160311

Rough Draft
A writing app that offers the natural rough reminders of paper.

20160310

regular expressions 101
Live testing and help for regular expressions.

20160301

Castle Adventure
Online emulator for 1984’s DOS game Castle Adventure.

20160224

LaTeX Dendrogram
A simple dendrogram example for LaTeX.

NYT Weather Charts
The New York Times’s classic weather charts for more than 3000 cities.

pmax/pmin in R
Take max. and min. with vector inputs in R.

Backpropogation Example
A step-by-step example of backpropogation.

20160223

Billion Dollar Prices Project
MIT’s project to track prices via online retailers.

markdown-toc
Generate a table of contents for a Markdown file in Atom.

tablr
Edit CSVs using a table editor in Atom.

20160209

Julia Resources
A guid to help you learn Julia in Y minutes. Slides on Julia for R programmers.

Learn X in Y minutes
Guides for learning things quickly.

20160208

.gitignore
StackOverflow explanation on how to “[i]gnore files that have already been committed to a Git repository.”

Pandoc
A universal document converter.

20160204

wmail
OSX App for Google Inbox and Gmail.

20160203

Python Resources
Jean Mark Gawron’s book Python for Social Sciences; O’Reilly’s book on how to think like a computer scientist, Think Python; a list of resources from Python at Berkeley; slides teaching Python for R Users.

20160201

Fira Code
Monospaced font with programming ligatures.

20160131

White Noise & Co.
Frequency shaped colored noise generator.

20160130

Flowstate
A writing app with strong incentives to keep moving.

20160126

Katex
A fast math typesetting library for the web.

20160121

Butterfly
A browser-based terminal.

Unix help
A basic guide to UNIX from Berkeley’s I school.

20160112

GitBook
A modern publishing toolchain.

20160111

Online LaTeX Editors
Papeeria, ShareLaTeX, Overleaf, and Authorea each offer online LaTeX editing, compiling, and collaboration.

uiGradients
Simple and attractive color gradients.

20160107

.Last.value.
.Last.value displays the last value at the command line in R.

20151223

h/t for everything today

Copied
Clipboard manager for OSX and iOS.

Deckset
Slides from Markdown files.

LaTeX Boilerplates
Plain-text document production system.

Minio
Command-line accress to Google and Amazon cloud storage.

20151216

Caret
A simple Markdown editor and previewer h/t.

Jango
Browser-based streaming radio—essentially Pandora but with only one advertisement each day.

20151213

CleanMyMac
Clean up files on a Mac.

R-Fiddle
A browser-based IDE for R.

20151201

pryr
Another package from Hadley Wickham; this one helps to pry back R’s layers. I’m using it for mem_used() and object_size().

data.table and .SD
.SD allows you easily choose many columns from a data.table in R. h/t (plus a more transparent demo)

20151130

CodinGame
Learn/practice coding while playing games.

20151117

LaunchBar (6)
LaunchBar adds actions to OSX’s keyboard commands.

R style
More from Hadley Wickham: his R style guide from his book Advanced R.

20151110

bigvis
Hadley Wickham strikes again: bigvis helps visualize large (big) data sets.

20151104

Freeze
OSX app to access Amazon Glacier archives. h/t

Spectacle
Move and resize windows for OSX.

xombrero
Minimalist, high-security browser. h/t

20151102

Forecast.io API
JSON API for Dark Sky/Forecast.io weather forecasts and history.

20151029

OpenStreetMap tools
Mapzen metro extracts offer weekly OpenStreetMap extracts for major metro areas. overpass turbo allows you to query the OSM API.

20151029

JuliaBox
Run Julia from the browser.

20151028

Mapzen
An open-source mapping lab.

Sublime Text 3 in terminal (OSX)
A stackoverflow thread on how to create a symbolic link for Sublime Text in the OSX terminal.

20151027

knitr::kable
kable is a function in R’s knittr package that creates formatted tables (Markdown, LaTeX, etc.) from data.frames within R. Seems like it would pair perfectly with broom’s tidy function.

20151025

Github Pages + Jekyll = Blog
A streamlined tutorial on setting up a blog with Github Pages with Jekyll.

20151023

Prose
A clean editor for Github.

20151022

csvkit
A handy suite of .csv operations for the terminal. Includes Excel-to-CSV conversion. h/t

gimli
Convert markup files to pdf files.

Photo Gallery Options
thumbsup builds static HTML galleries for local photos and videos. Expose generates static sites for photoessays.

20151021

import.io
Turns websites into data.

Sublime Text and File Browsing
FileBrowser creates an extra panel for keyboard browsing files in Sublime Text; File Navigator allows basic navigation and file management through a Sublime terminal.

20151020

Speedfari
Browser for iOS that blocks unnecessary parts of websites. h/t

20151014

OSX Terminal Themes
A set of terminal themes for OSX.

20151013

StackEdit
A really nice in-browser Markdown editor that allows for themes, hotkeys, simultaneous collaboration, and publishing straight to blogs.

20151010

Scotch on Jekyll
A nice tutorial on Jekyll (publishing blogs/websites).

oh my zsh
Framework for managing ZSH configuration.

20151009

Go2Shell
Creates a shortcut in OSX’s Finder to open a Terminal window.

iTerm2
An alternative terminal for OSX.

regexr.com
Live testing of regular expressions.

20151008

Colorout
Color your R output in the terminal.

2015107

Git Large File Storage
An open source Git extension for versioning large files.

R and AWS
Tutorials for running R and RStudio with Amazon’s web services.

20151001

Personal R Packages
A nice guide to building your own R package.

20150928

Git Guide
A pretty simple guide to Git.

20150925

Syncer
A fast file/disk syncer.

20150924

Classroom Resources
Some resources from CodeAcademy and GitHub for the classroom.

Dictater
Replacement for built-in Speech services.

Git Large File Store
Open-source versioning for large files.

20150923

Git Tutorials
Git in five minutes” (I think it took me a bit longer). And a very clear description of how to add an existing project to GitHub using Git in the command line.

20150922

Jaro Mail
Private, terminal-based email. h/t

20150921

Squire
An HTML5 rich text editor that works across browsers and generations.

20150914

Etherpad
Online, collaborative text editing.

Madoko
A fast Markdown processor that makes presentations, documents, html, etc. h/t

VoiceCode
Softward that promises to allow you to code via spoke word.

20150910

Learning to git
Illustrated examples and a (supposedly) 15-minute game.

Spyfall
A popular party game; an independent online version; an English rulebook.

20150909

Prism
Code highlighting via JavaScript. Apparently, Prism is a spin-off of dabblet.

Email from R
The mail package in R allows you to send an email(see the sendmail function)—very helpful for letting you know when a task finishes running.

20150907

Evernote in Sublime Text
Submit and edit notes in Evernote from Sublime Text (also allows for Markdown).

Pygments
Code highlighting for many applications.

20150906

Arranger
Arranges application windows (or Finder windows) for OSX.

Coda
A text editor targeting web applications.

Codeanywhere
A code editor accessible in your browser or on mobile devices. Features include ssh and multiple cursors.

20150905

Symbolset
Sells sets of icons.

20150905

Noun Project
An app with a compendium of icons. h/t to John Loeser

Thimble
An online code editor from Mozilla (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript plus tutorials).

20150903

Next
A simple expense-tracking app.

Reading Lists
Bill Easterly’s development economics reading list. h/t Sol Hsiang’s sustainable development reading list. And Sol’s syllabus/reading list for his summer workshop in the economics of climate change.

20150902

JavaScript in R
The R package V8 allows you to access JavaScript functions from R. An example with parsing human names.

Languages for GFM
A handy list of all the languages known to GitHub Flavored Markdown.

20150901

Drought Reports
EcoWest created a great interactive map for US drought severity. h/t

Hosting Websites with Dropbox
Pancake.io offers help in hosting a website via Dropbox (or git). So does DropPages.

Pixel Maps
Create pixel maps of anywhere in the world.

Random Google Maps
Shaun Utter wrote some code to grab a random Google Map and colors it. Pretty.

Scraping with R (+ Rasters)
Zev Ross shows how to scrape using the R package rvest. Zev also has two nice tutorials on working with rasters in R (1 and 2).

Tyme
A time-management app with a timer and a project management system.

20150831

Color Blender
Blends two colors.

DaisyDisk
Beautiful OSX app for analyzing memory allocation on your hard drive (and recovering space).

Email Clients for OSX
I just came across Kiwi—a gmail-as-desktop-client app for Mac. I’m currently alternating between Inbox in-browser and Mailbox. I previously used Airmail and played with Unibox.

Hours
Another way to track your time. Only for iOS at the moment.

Itsycal
A nice, little calendar for the OSX menu bar—also keyboard friendly. h/t

R Packages for Open Science
A set of R packages for open science.

Search R’s Documentation
An online search engine for R’s documentation.

Time Sink
Time everything you do on your computer. Could be scary.

20150830

Alternote
A pretty note-taking app for Evernote (OSX).

Ello
An alternative social network site. (Say the name aloud and think “British.”)

Motion in Social
Pretty cool research on motion… and perhaps and even cooler portrayal.

MultiMarkdown Syntax Guide
Guide for setting up metadata for Markdown. A lot of other stuff, too.

NUMI
A simple, beautiful, and versatile calculator for OSX. h/t

Tufte in R and CSS
People applying Tufte’s principles in R and in CSS.

LONG AGO

Cleaner Web Viewing
Evernote Clearly cleans up web pages—particularly useful for blogs with lots of ads. Wikiwand cleans up Wikipedia pages automatically.

Feedly
Magazine-style (news reader)[https://feedly.com].

Flashearth
View Earth using many satellite options. A great time sink. Related: Earth View from Google Chrome extension.

Marked 2
Very simple Markdown (or plain text) viewer. Works with many editors.

Mendeley
Reference manager and PDF organizer.

pyFuture?
galvanize offers a list of tools for Python and data.

Skitch
Skitch takes nice screen shots.

Sublime Text
My favorite second-favorite text editor (supports everything). Multiple cursors make life easier. I’ve since moved to Atom.

Transmit
Terrific SFTP-FTP-S3 client for OSX.

To-Do Lists
I now use Todoist Swipes OmniFocus Things (3). In the past, I played with Wunderlist and Swipes and Todoist and TeuxDeux and Any.Do.

Toggl
Track your time.