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First published 2014/08/18

Too much stuff. An embarrassment of riches: Books, office supplies, projects, computers, and planners for organizing my life:). Too much wasted or neglected: space, knowledge unshared, time, opportunities, networking.

Inspired in part by the first chapter of Gretchen Rubin’s well-written and thought-provoking The Happiness Project and in part by my panicking that it is almost time to return to campus to teach, I’m focusing today on (again!) winnowing applications. I doubt that I can change my app-collecting habits (but, reflecting on Patrick Lindsay’s little book of self-help inspirational nudges, It’s Never Too Late…172 simple acts to change your life, maybe I CAN change. It’s time to reconsider the ideas of “Essentialism“—with a grain of salt. I enjoy too much having many interests, many simultaneous projects, and continuous learning opportunities.

But do I need so many tools overlapping (or duplicative) in function that, as a consequence of their sheer number or my changing interests, I never master, I fail to update, or I forget that I possess?:)

Especially with the new Mac Operating system imminent, it’s time for some app-revisiting.

Time to focus.

Today, I focus on screencasting/ screen capturing/ video producing apps, among them

  • Screenflow
  • Screensteps
  • Skitch
  • Snagit
  • Snapzpro
  • Voila
  • Camtasia
  • Jing
  • Imovie
  • Clarify
  • Pulpmotion3