And on a completely unrelated note, I then got thoroughly enamoured with Emacs. Thus donated some money to that.
I also bought a couple of games, split equally between PC and PS3.
I've bought a few games in the Steam sales over the year.
Also paid for some iPad games for my daughter :-)
Well, I paid for Tarsnap and Backblaze, but I don't consider them "software", but services. Maybe others felt the same regarding Dropbox?
Wikipedia £5/month donation
A bunch of iOS games including GTA: Vice City
Also bought CoD: Black Ops Zombies on iOS today but trying to get a refund as online multiplayer doesn't work and apparently hasn't worked for months. Apple should never have approved the most recent app update.
A couple of XBLA games
Spotify, does Xbox Live count?
So, yeah. Mostly games.
Evernote Premium (I store everything in this including photos of handwritten notes which it makes searchable)
Aperture (I'm not a photographer but I prefer this over iPhoto and Google's Picasa)
Sublime Text 2 (Excellent piece of software)
Oh, also Spotify Premium. I'm not sure if that counts.
Still looking for a CRM simple enough to be worth paying for, but it's not happenin. I'm building one myself I suppose!
Need for Speed for Android and Temple Run (only games I bought this time and)
Spyglass for Windows (http://clockworkengine.com/)
Reeder for Mac (I hardly use this though)
CodeBox for Mac (http://www.shpakovski.com/codebox/)
Desktop software: OSX (on a new Mac), SourceTree (http://www.sourcetreeapp.com/ .. now part of Atlassian), Viscosity (http://www.sparklabs.com/viscosity/). Other than some random games through Steam, that's it. I pay for VMWare every 2 years or so, as well.
Cloud stuff: Only normal VPS hosting, and some domain names.
I purchased RubyMotion  thru a student license (80% off!) although admittedly I haven't used it all that much. I still get my money's worth out of CodeSchool .
All the tools I use personally (vim, git, svn, bash, ubuntu…) are free. My employers takes care of the stuff he wants me to use.
The only online "things" I pay for are my ISP, a Linode, a VPN, a few domain names and an old Dreamhost account.
I don't have a smartphone/tablet so I didn't install any pointless 0.99$ app.
I've bought a few second-hand videogames for my kids (DS/Wii), though, but that's not what you are asking for, I guess.
Nirvana is a Getting-Things-Done Saas. $5/month
- Sparrow (RIP)
- Tweetbot for mac
- Echofon for mac (RIP)
- Daisy Disk
- Alfred's Powerpack (2x)
- Sublime SFTP
- ColorSchemer Studio
http://www.displayfusion.com for multi-screen management
http://mirc.com for irc
currently trying out ST2, not sure whether I'll buy it yet,,
iRacing on PC. This game has made me its crack ho. I keep buying cars like I'm the Sultan of Brunei. For the closest thing to real racing, nothing comes close.
- Crashplan.com backup
- billomat.com invoicing
- letsfreckle.com timetracking
- mite.yo.lk timetracking
- "Thomas Was Alone" game on steam
- tons of iPhone apps
All were great deals but IntelliJ was the best investment of them all.
Github - Love the UI
As a developer :
Copernic Desktop Search
Then several of the Humble bundles and a dozen games on Steam.
Emacs for OSX
An OSX upgrade
Civilization 4 (was cheap in the Mac App Store, but I never ended up playing much)
GTA 3 for OSX (also cheap, also only played a few times)
If we're including web services, then also:
* SmartGo Kifu
* OOTP Baseball
* Sublime Text 2
* OS X Mountain Lion
* MAMP Pro
* ColorSchemer Studio
* Advanced Custom Fields Plugins (for WordPress)
* Pocket Casts
* Nova Launcher Prime
* ROM Toolbox Pro
* TuneIn Radio Pro
* Titanium Backup
* LastPass Premium
Goodnotes on iPad
Some games on steam
- Sublime Text 2
- iA Writer
- PHPStorm & RubyMine
- Coda 2
A bunch of iOS Apps