Uses

This page details pretty much all I use as a developer. If you decide to make your own, consider adding it to uses.tech that was created by Wes Bos.

I use a Mac so most tools are macOS specific, but there are definitely some OS agnostic ones in the list as well.

Editor

Chrome/Brave/Firefox Browser Extensions

  • Refined GitHub - GitHub on steroids
  • Grammarly - Spelling mistakes folks
  • VisBug - An awesome tool for frontend (this one’s new for me) (only for Chromium based browsers)
  • Gitpod - Allows you to work on repos in a browser. Kind of Sandbox like
  • Tota11y - Unpacked browser extension that I created, but VisBug supports it now, so I may just opt for VisBug.

  • React DevTools - Because React
  • Axe - For web accessibility testing
  • HTTPS Everywhere - What it's called is what it does 😉 (not required for Brave browser)
  • uBlock - An ad blocker (not required for Brave browser)

Desktop Apps

  • Vanilla - A great app for hiding icons in your menu bar
  • Rocket - Emojis, emojis
  • Alfred - Workflows, snippets, MacOS spotlight on steroids
  • Amphetamine - Prevent your Mac from going to sleep
  • f.lux - Be kind to your eyeballs
  • Fork - A great git GUI
  • Bear - Awesome note taking app
  • Better Touch Tool - Add extra gestures to your mouse/trackpad
  • Docker Desktop - Because Docker
  • Sizzy - Test your app/site for various devices/screen resolutions
  • xScope - Awesome toolset for frontend development. Rulers, guides etc.
  • Dato - A better date app for MacOS.
  • iTerm - A better terminal for MacOS
  • Kap - Screen shares GIFs
  • Spectacle - Awesome windows management for MacOS
  • Spotify - Because music.
  • Gimp - An alternative to Photoshop.

Additional Resources

Also, for those interested, here’s a big list I made for Frontend Developer Resources. Some of the things mentioned above are probably already in this list.

Office Setup