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.
14” MacBook Pro, M1 Max, 64GB RAM (2021)
I was using an Intel-based 14” MacBook Pro prior to this, but I got tired of the fans!
Samsung 43” Ultra-Wide
This is my main display, basically replaces two 27” side-by-side
I use this display on top of the 43” Ultra-Wide mostly for monitoring, Music and Slack.
Apple Keyboard with Numpad
Hands down the best keyboard out there: flat, silent and classy.
Apple Magic Trackpad & Apple Magic Mouse
The ergonomy on these two worked for my wrists, so I just alternate between the two.
Herman Miller Aeron Chair - Gaming Edition
Expensive but well worth it, it's like sitting in a cloud. Got the gaming edition as it was the only one with the true black color.
I don’t care if I'm missing all of the VS Code hype, WebStorm is incredibly helpful!
When I just need to make quick edits, but still want a GUI, I use Jetbrains Fleet.
The tabs, the input broadcasting and customization is what I like about iTerm.
Never again will I use JIRA for task management!
Great software to connect to your databases :)
Hosting / Cloud
For quick hosting of simple websites, Firebase is my go to!
Google Cloud Platform
Once websites/projects grow big, time for the big guns!
I have been a long time user of Sketch, but got tired of paying for the very little needs I have in design tools.
Used Alfred for years, but Raycast's UI is superior.
I used the Apple Calendar app for years, but as soon as I tried Cron for the first time, I was sold!
No need to introduce this one.