I move between computers and OS’s fairly regularly. I’ve started using a few really handy web-based applications to make the moves as painless as possible and without having a long downtime when I choose to install a different Linux distro or Windows 7 as the pre-release versions drip out from Microsoft.
As I’ve added these apps, I’m finding that I can move pretty quickly to a new setup very quickly now. Here are the ones I’ve found so far to be the most handy.
Office applications, email, calendaring.
Google Mail, Docs, Calendar http://google.com
File storage, free up to 2GB. It’s easy to set up and use.
Great note-taking, pasting functions. This is quickly becoming my memory. In fact, I wrote this blog post in Evernote.
Xmarks - syncs your bookmarks and passwords
Delicious – I still use Delicious to go across browsers to bookmark links.
Not Free (for full versions):
Google Apps http://google.com/a I really like Google Apps. They do nearly everything I need on a normal basis.
Carbonite www.carbonite.com All my critical files are automatically backed up and updated every day. I don’t even think about it anymore.
I’m sure I’ll add more to this list and some may be replaced eventually since that’s the nature of our business.