3. Google Apps From Gmail to Docs, Google makes some great software that's available on different platforms. Gmail has particularly revolutionized the way that I use email. I rarely delete any emails now, only archive. Google Docs is another app that I use daily. A lot of people share documents with me, and it's the way to check them out and contribute.
4. Adobe Photoshop From editing , retouching, sharpening, photos and images, Photoshop is our go-to image processing software. I use Photoshop daily and would have trouble imagining using something different. 5. Adobe Acrobat Professional When it comes to viewing, editing, and creating PDF documents, Acrobat is king of the hill. There are other programs that can do this, but Acrobat Professional definitely works better in our experience. [images via Wikipedia, Dpreview, and Sail Blue]