My design software of choice. It makes web and UI design both efficient and realistic. Now if only they would implement nested character styles it would be perfect. 😒
Great for editing photos, and clunky as hell for everything else.
- Affinity Designer
A generally good enough replacement for Illustrator. At this point, the less Adobe software on my Mac, the better.
- Icon Slate
The most friendly way I’ve found to make custom app icons and favicons.
Keeps vector icon libraries at the ready, incredibly useful. It also has a very clever name.
Comes in handy for quick and dirty animations. Also, if I have to put a presentation together, Keynote makes me hate my life the least.
Currently my code editor of choice. It’s hard to argue with the cost of admission, and there is no shortage of themes and
pluginspackages. I also use it for note taking and list making.
Makes Git a bit more approachable and I use it regularly.
What I use when I feel like using the command line. Which admittedly isn’t often. So Terminal is good enough for me.
The best FTP client around, if I have to use an FTP client.
Currently my web browser of choice. It’s mostly as good as Chrome and has a built in VPN.
My email client of choice. It’s the best replacement I’ve been able to find for Mailbox (RIP).
The perfect calendar app. I can quickly add calendar events with human language. I’m terrible with dates, so a good calendar app is crucial.
Home for every file that doesn’t live in a git repo. I can selectively sync files so that I don’t have to fill up my hard drive with files I don’t need, the version control can be a lifesaver, and sharing files is dead simple.
The best twitter client I’ve been able to find. It displays tweets in reverse chronological order, filters out keywords and hashtags, and supports multiple user accounts.
Contacts app made by the same folks who made Fantastical. Similarly to Fantastical, they nailed it.
- Giphy Capture
The most friendly way I’ve found to capture video from part of my screen.
- Memory Clean
Optimizes my available RAM without me having to think about it.
Brings over the quick window resizing behavior from Windows 7, which is literally the only Windows feature that I missed after switching to Mac.
- Copy Clip
Gives me access to my clipboard history. Which is great, because I do a lot of copying and pasting.
Automatically hides app windows that I’m not using, which prevents window clutter without me having to think about it.
Gives me control over which menu bar icons clutter up my menu bar. Begone, Siri!
Allows me to use the playback controls on my keyboard for sites like BandCamp and YouTube.