- Google Reader
- Google (just the plain search engine)
- WordPress (they don’t specify whether it’s WordPress.com or WordPress.org; probably the former)
- PowerPoint (ugh)
That’s a pretty good top 10 list, although I still don’t understand the appeal of Skype.
There are some good-looking apps on the full top 100 list I had not heard of, such as FreeMind and Articulate. And I got a smile out of the fact that “paper” made it in at #38 in the top 100 list. I think it should be higher; I’ve become totally dependent on the little spiral-bound 3×5 Mead memo pads you get for about $0.50 each, for capturing ideas and passing thoughts (especially for use with GTD). And interestingly, Wikipedia is way down the list.
I suspect that list would look a lot different if it were done by operating system. There are some Mac-only apps — most notably Quicksilver, Keynote, and LaTeX-iT — without which I would seriously have a hard time doing my job. And I’ve been growing pretty fond of VoodooPad (which I’ve been using to design the textbook-free Modern Algebra course) and NetNewsWire lately. The knock on Macs used to be that most of the software out there wouldn’t work on a Mac, but I find the opposite problem — there’s so much good software for the Mac that I have a hard time choosing.