Journalists are a pretty idiosyncratic bunch: Most of us have our own shorthand for note-taking, our own favored pens, notebooks, software and so on. I'm no different, and over the years I've built a pretty substantial set of apps, services and techniques to make work easier and to let me focus on what actually matters.
I also often find myself recommending one piece of software or another to other reporters. So I figured I'd start writing some of it down.
I'm not the first to do this, by far. Various reporters and organizations have put out their own recommendations or lists. Here are a few that I've run across — and I'll add more as I learn about them.