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Sophia Teutschler

Mac developer (CoverSutra, Groceries, Tipulator)

Who are you, and what do you do?

I'm Sophia Teutschler and I run Sophiestication Software where I make simply beautiful Mac and iPhone apps. So far I released applications like CoverSutra for Mac OS X and Groceries and Tipulator for the iPhone.

What hardware do you use?

I currently settled on an 24" iMac and a 15 MacBook Pro model from march 2008. The iMac is obviously my main computer where I host all of my sensitive project files and other indispensable files like photos and such. It's also hocked up to a 1TB Time Capsule for extra safety. I usually use the MacBook when I'm working on the couch or from out of a café. It's also the one computer where I run pre-release software like the new iPhone 3.0 SDK.

I actually don't use much additional hardware. What got are the Harman Kardon Sound Sticks that are in use since 2001 and a crappy HP printer/scanner that I absolutely can't recommend.

I have to admit that I collected more iPods then I need over the years, which includes my beloved first generation 5GB model. I didn't bought them for listening music but for software testing purposes ;-).

And what software?

I obviously use Xcode for developing my Mac and iPhone software. I'm totally into Coda and CSSEdit for web related work and use TextMate for various heavy text editing. LittleSnapper, Wallet and Fontcase are also three app gems that I use every day.

I'm a total twitter addict and use that service more and more for announcements and development insights instead of regular blog posts. So it's no surprise that Twitterrific is a heavy used app. Though I occasionally use a still in development version of Bluebird which sports some very interesting UI concepts.

My other daily use apps are the usual suspects like iChat for chats, Mail for mails and Safari to go on safari, erm, browsing the web. It's surely no surprise that iTunes and CoverSutra are running all the time too.

What would be your dream setup?

I'm pretty happy with my current configuration. A nice to have would be some sort of "Private Cloud" that keeps all of my files and such in a central place. I currently use MobileMe to achieve that but it's still far too slow and limited for my likes. It would be also great if I could have a Mighty Mouse that has a scroll nipple that I would not need to clean every morning... sigh.