Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.
I get asked a lot about the things I use to build software, stay productive, or buy to fool myself into thinking I’m being productive when I’m really just procrastinating. Here’s a big list of all of my favorite stuff.
27” iMac, Retina 5K, 16GB RAM (2017)
I was using an Intel-based 16” MacBook Pro prior to this and the difference is night and day. I’ve never heard the fans turn on a single time, even under the incredibly heavy loads I put it through with our various launch simulations.
The essential standing desk. For all-day productivity and my increased well-being.
If I’m going to slouch in the worst ergonomic position imaginable all day, I might as well do it in an expensive chair.
This is my goto IDE for heavy duty development work. It makes refactoring a breeze.
I’m honestly not even sure what features I get with this that aren’t just part of the macOS Terminal but it’s what I use.
We started using Figma as just a design tool but now it’s become our virtual whiteboard for the entire company. Never would have expected the collaboration features to be the real hook.
The ultimate file browser for MacOS.
The best TODO app I have found - helps me get organized in work and life.
A versatile screen capture tool for MacOS.
Nice utility to move and resize windows on MacOS.
An easy and secure password manager that works cross-platform.
An open-source, markdown-based, note-taking tool. Perfect for developers.
A powerful Mac app to zoom into pixels, sample colors, measure distances and check alignments.