My post about Twitter didn’t generate much (i.e. any) conversation, but here is one redeeming use of Twitter: free software. MacHeist (a website that offers free and discounted Mac software) is giving away a free copy of DEVONthink to anyone who sends a specific message on Twitter. Sure, it’s a shameless ploy for free publicity, but DEVONthink is worth it, IMHO. I use it to store research, PDFs, book quotes, random article, and just about everything else digital in my life. It’s not cross-platform like Evernote, but if you have a Mac and like free software, it can be yours.
(For other research, writing, and information-management tools, check out my “What Tools Do You?” post from last year.)