I am awash in links to software I’ve been meaning to try:
* Installspy (yet another spyware detector), noticed at Lockergnome.
* FirelogXP (ICS log analyser), also via Lockergnome.
* Outlook Junk Filter Upgrade via Chris Meirick
* Newsgator service release.
* Markdown markup processor for MT via Aaron Swartz (tho I am already a Textile user)
* Xbox friends tracker, via Scott Hanselman
* Feedburner rss processor, via Martin
* Co-citer and Onfolio, both via Scoble, both for organizing my collection of web findings
* Artrage paint program via Don Park
* A bunch of CSS tweaks at Mandarin Designs, via Weblogg-ed News
* Blognavigator, yet another rss reader, via Scoble.
* Some math symbol fonts via Lockergnome.
* the latest BitTorrent via emergent report
* Anagram from Marc’s Outlook on Productivity (Marc has consistently cool stuff)
* Ebay RSS feeds via Sebastien Paquet
* Style Master, a css editor, from Digital Web Mag.
* Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to get rid of annoying install turds, from Lockergnome.
* Motherboard Monitor from Lockergnome.
* Dodgeit for throwaway email addresses (checkable via RSS!)
* Onenote via Marc’s Outlook again.
* Knoppix via Matt Croydon and Rich.
* some of these recos from Pirillo.
* Windows Services for Unix from Anil Dash.
* Drag and Drop attachments for OWA via Tosh Meston
* Whizfolders to organize writing snippets.
* Icecast streaming media server.
* Tasktracker from Marc’s Outlook
* Mute filesharing software via Slashdot.
* FTPEditor via Betanews.
All these great packages and I haven’t tried a one. Why? I am a huge consumer of software and am generally willing to install anything. The impediment is state management. Increasingly I use 5-6 machines interchangeably on a regular basis — 2 at work thru a KVM, 3 or 4 at home in different places, and public machines at other workplaces, hotels, etc. It is not helpful to have an app installed on just one machine — and it is too time consuming to install it on all. Really I want to install stuff just once, on my webserver, and have it be available on any machine that I work from. I am a bleeding edge PC user but I think this is going to become a more prevalent issue for all consumers…