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Geek Out: What Type of Tech Do You Use at Work?

Tip type. Tip type. Tip type. Those of us who work in offices sit at our computers for most of the day, but what we actually do on and with our machines varies more than most people (especially Luddites!) realize. Some jobs rely on fancy databases or equipment, some on single programs like InDesign and Photoshop, and some simply on good old fashioned email.

Whenever I watch The Office I am blown away at the notion of relying on a landline, Excel and email all workday because I hop through applications and gadgets like the Energizer Bunny. What machinery and programs do you use daily to perform your work duties?


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midori0e midori0e 7 years
Lets see, since I am self-employed, Ubuntu & free source software if possible. Only a few apps: audio&videos, anything that only has Windows symbol on them. Opera(browser), anything phone driven: microsoft mobile software, blackberry software, oh of course a few photo software: for cameras. (Nikon)
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
I'm a project manager for an interactive design firm. I use a a Mac Book Pro, Adobe CS4, Transmit, Smultron, Excel, Word... yada yada!
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 7 years
Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe CS (Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash), Adobe Captivate and Photoshop and education specific programs like ClassXP and Integrade, PASCO, Interwrite, Hardware: PCs, projectors, smart boards, pen tablets, personal response systems, PASCO probeware These I use on a daily/weekly basis. There are even more programs that I use on an as needed basis. I'm always close to something with technology. It gets burdensome sometimes.
Sammi_784 Sammi_784 7 years
I work in admin so it's mainly word, excel and adobe. Contact is made by email, post and telephones. I feel quite inadequate compared to those above.
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 7 years
I work from home freelance so it varies. It's always done on my PC or macbook since most of the tech is web-based. One company doesn't play nice with macs at all, so all that work is done on the PC. Can't live without FF and excel. Rarely use word. When I'm being lazy, I use FrontPage but coding by hand in notepad++ is my preferred.
floppyfish1986 floppyfish1986 7 years
Retail store: IBM registers, walkie talkies, and PDA/LPDAS...Some of our tech is great but other stuff could be easily improved so cheap and easy
opentypeA opentypeA 7 years
Wow lots of designers! :-) I also am graphic designer and web designer -- my office only has PCs, but they have CS4, which rocks. I also use Audacity and I'll start using more web-designing stuff in the not-too-distant future.
sontaikle sontaikle 7 years
I live inside Photoshop and Dreamweaver. I work in the webdesign department for my university :)
bunnyOhare bunnyOhare 7 years
We're one of those boring "The Office" offices. We use landlines. We mostly use Word for writing reports. We have a couple of web sites such as EON & InSite for data but they aren't anything spectacular. And we're forbidden from doing anything online that isn't strictly for business and it's monitored closely.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
I use Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, and Word every day. I also use Pidgin and a ton of proprietary software that the product technology team at my office created, and a lot of 3rd party tools. And then, for fun, iTunes, Firefox and Google Talk.
weffie weffie 7 years
We do design-build contracting but I have a desk job, which I don't mind as much since my desk was graced with a gorgeous brand new iMac! Until now I'd been on the same eMac since 2003 haha... Day-to-day I generally rely on FileMaker, MultiLedger, Acrobat, system apps like Mail & iCal, Photoshop, eDrawings, and MS Office, plus Skype breaks to check in with my sis & niece in MT :)
glam-sugar glam-sugar 7 years
I use a PowerMac G5, Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress 7, iTunes, Firefox, i Cal and some various utility programs for converting viedos etc.
elixireleven elixireleven 7 years
I freelance (graphic design and multimedia), so my core work apps are: CS4, The Hit List (can't wait for the iPhone app to be released), Quicksilver, iCal, ChronoSync, Evernote, DevonThink Pro, iRatchet, Suitcase Fusion, Flow, 1Password and iTunes (can't work without music) with a near-absolute dependency on MobileMe to sync everything up. Would really love to move away from Cha-Ching for the moola management, though. ...and TweetDeck for breaktime Twittercrack.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 7 years
Creative dept in an archi firm - we use PCs, Adobe Creative Suite & 3D rendering software. Ba da bing. I also can't do without the Internet at work.
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