The programs I need

Off the top of my head:

A clipboard manager – Can’t do all the upcoming code copying/pasting without one!

A screen capture tool – One that allows for quick, easy annotation like Skitch.

IPython – An interactive, web-based notebook that allows “recording” and execution of command line (as well as a plethora of other programs like Python and R) programs.

NCBI Standalone BLAST – Used for comparing unknown sequences (nucleotide, proteins) with known sequences.

Dropbox – Synced, cloud-based file storage and sharing.  This will be interesting because I already have Dropbox installed on my Windows partition and I don’t want duplicates of all my files.  Will try to link the Ubuntu Dropbox installation to the Windows Dropbox folder.  Will cover this in a separate post.

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