As long time readers know, I am always looking for ways to make my work flow more nearly frictionless. This mainly involves adapting my existing tools (especially Emacs) and adopting new tools. I recently came across a couple of posts that address these. Since they seem generally useful, I thought they were worth sharing.
The first, 10 Tools, Tips,and Tricks to Hack Your Workflow, by Dann Berg looks at 10 tools that he uses to make his day more efficient. These range from Credit Karma—used to track your credit rating—to the excellent (Mac OS X based) Quicksilver. I already use a couple of tools from his list and am planning to check out a couple of others. This is a reasonably short post that gives reasons for his recommendations. The post is well worth a look; you may find something you’ll find useful.
The second post, 9 Enhancements to Shell and Vim Productivity, by Daniel Miessler addresses ways of adapting tools you may already have or replacing one tool with a similar, superior one. Obviously Miessler is a Vim user so the righteous will skip over those tips (although Vim users are apt to find them useful) but he has some good ideas. Again, this post is worth a read