Best apps for personal productivity
1Password for iPhone - My precious. Tony Stark would use this for managing his passwords.
1Password for iPad - if you have an iPad, get this too.
1Password for Mac - See "my precious". Best password manager in the known universe. Also in the multiverse.
PDFScanner for Mac - My favorite basic scanner- works incredibly well over a network and over USB for most scanners
Astropad for iPad - Share and draw on your Mac's screen.
Pixelmator - Adobe Photoshop alternative.
PDF Pen 2 for iPhone
PDF Pen 2 for iPad
Scrivener for Mac
Omnigraffle 6 for Mac
Omnioutliner Pro for Mac
Omniplan for Mac
Task Management: Organizing everything in your life
Omnifocus 2 for Mac
Omnifocus 2 for iPhone
Omnifocus 2 for iPad
De-duplication (getting rid of duplicates) for files and photos
Duplicate Detective for Mac - One of my favorite apps for identifying, separating and eliminating exact duplicates
PhotoSweeper for Mac - My other favorite app for de-duplicating. This time for photos. Can help compare duplicates and even similar photos
Best social media apps
Tweetbot for Mac - My favorite twitter client for Mac OS X
Tweetbot for iPhone - Ditto! For iPhone
Tweetbot for iPad - Ditto! For iPad
Line for Mac
Line for iPhone
Best photo and video editing apps
Pixelmator for Mac Adobe's
Pixelmator for iPhone
Pixelmator for iPad
Watermarker 2 - the best app for signing and stamping photos
Apps for your body, mind and spirit
Calm for iPhone - A great app for discovering how meditation can improve your mood - and your life.
Yoga Studio for iPhone - My favorite yoga app for the iPhone. The instructor has a beautiful, relaxing voice, and the lessons are easy to choose and follow along. Use at home, when traveling, or almost anywhere.
Yoga Studio for iPad - My favorite yoga app, this time for iPad.
Sleep Cycle alarm clock for iPhone -
Commit for iPhone - A remarkably simple app to help you form new habits.
RunKeeper for iPhone
Apps for Japanese, students of Japanese and japanophiles
Japanese for iPhone - This is the most useful, fun and effective Japanese dictionary and language tool on the iPhone. And I speak qualified with a BA in Japanese Language and Literature from a top university.
Japanese for iPad - See my notes above re the iPhone version!
Apps for the world
The Clock - The Best World Clock A world clock for your Mac's desktop. This really is the best one for design, simplicity, and usefulness. The meeting planner slider is fantastic and takes all the mental juggling and math out of planning a meeting with someone in another time zone.
Apps for writers
Scrivener - The absolute best app for any writer. Use it for everything from writing papers to blog posts to entire screen plays.
Other fundamental apps that belong on every Mac
Remote app for iPhone
Remote app for iPad
Transmit for Mac - the best FTP and SFTP client out there, period. By Panic, a company that makes really cool software.
DaisyDisk for Mac - find out where all your storage is being used, so you can get rid of useless files and free up space
Podcasting and screencasting
Shush for Mac
Best note-taking apps for iPad Pro:
Network Assessment and Troubleshooting