Stuff I Use
I tend to be a little picky about the tools I use on a daily basis. Here’s what I rely on as of July 2018.
- VS Code is indispensable for writing, development, and everything in betweenI have essentially gone from Sublime to Atom to Sublime to various IDEs to Atom to VS Code. and now I can use ligatures with Operator Mono in all editors.
- I make extensive use of zsh and many plugins/themes/configurations to enhance my iTerm 2 experience.
- In terms of tooling, my workflow typically involves a set of Gulp methods to optimize images, process stylesheets, and deploy to various servers.
- I use Transmit for all my FTP and AWS storage connection needs.
- Ulysses stores all my longform writing and syncs across my most important devices. It also stores notes and other unstructured data via Dropbox.
- I use AirMail for both work and personal email on my Mac and Outlook on my iPhone/iPad. I’m also a huge fan of Gmail’s updated app (as of early November).
- Alfred has become a life saver for me both as a workflow tool and an app launcher. This tool alone probably saves me an hour a day.
- Most of my work is done on a 15”, 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM hooked up to a 27” Thunderbolt Display.
- For travel, I turn to a 12” Retina MacBook with 8GB RAM - much more portable and while significantly slower than my other machine, it always does the job on the road.
- Often I’m unable to bring books with me on business trips due to the added bulk, so I’ve come to love my Kindle Oasis.
- I turn to an iPhone 8 for all my mobile needs, but I do have an iPad mini (latest generation) for tablet-specific testing.
- All my gadgets fit nicely into a Tumi Alpha Bravo Andersen Slim bag.