Let's face it. I'm a geek. I've been hacking computers for three decades. It's safe to say I know my way around computers. Whether its building, programming, or networking them, I have probably done it.
Some of the tools I recommend aren't for the faint of heart. These tools are fantastic options that help me in my everyday business, but you'll definitely need to be a bit more advanced with your computer skills or willingness to totally dive in and learn a bit about programming or using a command-line shell to utilize them effectively.
Should you use it? That's totally up to you and your own desire to learn, but it'll probably come down to this:
Am I a software developer?
or, perhaps even more simply:
Am I a geek?
If you're a software developer or willing to get your hands dirty, then using these recommendations could be the ticket for you. I know I would not be anywhere near as productive as I am without these particular recommendations in my toolbox. If you're on the fence, then check the recommendation out further and dig in for a bit. If it looks like a direction you want to go in, then go for it.
Once you stop learning, you start dying. — Albert Einstein
If this is not a tool for you, then don't sweat it. There are plenty of other options out there for the less technically inclined. If you like the concepts behind one of these recommendations, but having trouble finding less technical alternatives, shoot me an email with what you're trying to accomplish and I will see if I can dig up some better-suited alternatives for you. I can be reached via any of the various avenues listed in the sidebar or by filling out the Contact Form below: