Development software

Sublime Text

It’s like Atom, but loads up quickly and doesn’t make my computer chug. I use the One Dark theme so it feels even more like Atom. Markdown editing is nice, too.

Tower

Makes Git a bit more approachable and I use it pretty regularly.

Terminal

When I need to run npm run dev, Terminal gets the job done. Just kidding, I also know how to run cd and ls.

Image optimization tools

Squash, JPEGmini, and ImageOptim are all useful for quickly batch optimizing images. Which I do for every web project, because performance is important.

Design software

Sketch

My design software of choice. It makes web and UI design both efficient and realistic. Still waiting on nested character styles though. 😒

Photoshop

Great for editing photos, and clunky as hell for everything else.

PixelSnap

Quickly measure the spacing between things, which is like 90% what design is.

svgsus

Keeps vector icon libraries at the ready, incredibly useful. I wish I had come up with that name — just so clever.

Keynote

When I have to put a presentation together, Keynote makes me hate my life the least. Good for quick animations too. I have some custom key command recommendations for it.

Essentials

A handful of browsers

Firefox for everyday browsing, Chrome for media viewing. Cross browser testing is less horrible these days but still important.

Fantastical

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.

Notion

One app for all my note taking, TODO list, and project planning needs.

Spark

Spark is good enough for managing my email for now. I’ll always miss Mailbox though. 😭

Dropbox

Home for every file that doesn’t live in a git repository. It suffers from enterprise feature bloat, but still the best when it comes to simple syncing and sharing.

TweetBot

The best Twitter client I’ve been able to find. It displays tweets in reverse chronological order and lets you filter out keywords and hashtags — basically, it makes Twitter usable.

Handy utilities

Rocket

Slack-style emoji picker. ❤️

Cardhop

Contacts app made by the same folks who made Fantastical. Like with Fantastical, they nailed it.

Giphy Capture

The most friendly way I’ve found to capture video from part of my screen.

Copy Clip

A buffer for clipboard history. 😌

BetterSnapTool

Quick window resizing behavior from Windows 7, which was the only Windows feature that I missed after switching to Mac.

Bartender

Gives me control over which menu bar icons clutter up my menu bar. Begone, Siri!

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