This is a list of the software I actually use, with the intention to eventually link to reviews. I paid end-user price for all of these programs.
Mac OS X and iOS (Safari, iBooks, iTunes)
At this point in my life, I am most comfortable in the Apple ecosystem.
Launch Center Pro (iOS)
Launch Center Pro is my iOS shortcut interface. Automates common commands.
Drafts is my iOS text capture tool. Takes text input and sends it anywhere.
VSCOcam is my iOS photo capture tool. Takes pictures and sends them anywhere.
Carrot is my to do list. Keeps track of tasks that I expect to get done today.
Editorial is my iOS text editor. It opens in a folder that syncs with my current Scrivener archive.
Evernote (cloud, OS X, iOS)
Evernote is my clippings archive. Keeps track of all the digital notes I take.
Flickr (cloud, iOS)
Flickr is my bulk photo archive. Keeps originals of all the photos I take.
500px (cloud, iOS)
500px is my photography portfolio. Keeps final edits of my best photos.
Quicksilver (OS X)
Quicksilver is my OS X shortcut interface. Automates common commands.
OmniFocus (OS X, iOS)
OmniFocus is my project organizer. Keeps track of ongoing efforts to improve my self and world.
YNAB (OS X, iOS)
YNAB is my personal finance software. Keeps track of family expenses and income.
Scrivener (OS X, iOS)
Scrivener is my editor and librarian for long form writing. Keeps ideas and drafts of articles.
Lightroom (OS X, iOS)
Lightroom is my editor and librarian for photos. Categorizes photo library.
Photoshop (OS X)
Photoshop is my pro editor for photos.
Reaper (OS X)
Reaper is my pro editor for multi-track recordings.