In the 90s I started using Pagemaker, Photoshop and Macromedia Director. Later accompanied by InDesign and Illustrator which mostly relieved the old tools – mainly Photoshop. And today new tools are taking over: Sketch, InVision and sooner or later UXpinStudio.
When it comes to office communication and project planning, Visio, PowerPoint, Word and Excel are the standard tools I use.
In 1991 I started playing around with Turbo Pascal on a then state-of-the-art 386-PC. By the end of 1996 I found myself programming in the tremendous Lingo (Macromedia Director), which was again replaced by ActionScript 2/3 (Adobe Flash) later.
But the best of learning to program was to learn the language programmers speak – not only in terms of code -, but more how developers think and approach issues. Today there are some very handy animation and interaction tools: Principle, Origami and Axure.
To my pleasure – after using MS-DOS and Windows – I luckily got to know an Apple Macintosh in 1998. Since then I had worked on machines running Windows and macOS and iOS – with some minor experience in Linux.
If you feel like looking for the tools I on a daily basis now, feel free to read my blog post on macOS setup and tools.