Over at The Sweet Setup, we laid out a few ideas for getting your setup up-to-date:
As Apple users, we generally take pride in our computing setup and technology. Technology is always moving forward, so you can’t go years without upgrading or maintaining your equipment. While resolutions generally deal with losing weight or finishing a project at home, our technology setups can also be part of our plan.
I think it’s wise to evaluate the tools we use. Sure, it can be easy to nerd-out a bit too much and be constantly over-evaluating our gear to the point where we never actually do any work. But that doesn’t mean we should never look things over. Are the services, software, and hardware tools we use day in and day out serving us well? Or have our workflow needs changed and would we be better served with a different set of tools? Or is there a newer / better / more-reliable way to do a job that would benefit us if we upgraded?
These are the sort of questions worth asking about once a year. Then, once we’ve solved them, put our heads down and get back to doing our best creative work every day.