This page collects the tools that I use on a daily basis. I’ve left out common tools (Git, macOS, Docker, …) in order to focus on perhaps lesser-known things.
- Alfred (productivity app)
- Alfred gives me the power to do all the things I want, right when I need them, without introducing clutter. I have a handful of custom workflows tuned for the way I work, which I imagine impresses my coworkers.
- Anvil (local web server for static sites)
- I use Anvil in combination with Nanoc to preview local static sites that I’m working on.
- OmniGraffle (diagramming and drawing app)
- It isn’t cheap, but I find the $100 price tag to be worth it. I use it to impress my coworkers.
- Vox (music player)
- A music player with a clean interface that isn’t resource-hungry.
Cross-platform desktop apps
- SoundCleod (SoundCloud desktop app)
- A dedicated app for SoundCloud with support for media keys (▶❚❚ etc).
- Visual Studio Code (code editor)
- I switched from Atom, which by itself is already an amazing piece of software, to Visual Studio Code, which is at the same level of awesomenes.
- A fast, easy-to-use shell that has sensible defaults. I have barely customised it.
- A fast search tool, similar to grep, ack. and ag.
- A must-have tool if you deal with CSV files.
- Provides efficient immutable data structures (sometimes more efficient than built-in Ruby ones).
- m (selective Test::Unit runner)
- Useful when you want to only run specific Test::Unit test cases.
- Provides a soft ref implementation, which is indispensable for effective memoization.
- I feel lost without it.
- Indispensable when writing Ruby code. It pretty much eliminates all discussions about style.