Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.
Here is a list of the software, hardware, and other things I use on a daily basis to build software and stay productive.
MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)
I do not like big and heavy laptops, so I was always a fan of the 13-inch size. I also love the new M1 chip, which is a huge performance boost over the previous generation.
AirPods Max (silver)
I wear glasses and these headphones fit comfortably over them. The sound is great and I like how easy they connect to all of my Apple devices. Yes they’re expensive, but if you have the money and you’re looking for a pair of headphones, I highly recommend them.
Logitech MX Master Bluetooth Mouse
It’s comfy, it’s stylish, and it works great with my MacBook Pro. It took me some time to get used to the size of it, but now it feels great.
Visual Studio Code
A great editor with a lot of extensions. I highly doubt I’ll ever switch to another editor.
I’m honestly not even sure what features I get with this that aren’t just part of the macOS Terminal but it’s what I use.
A nice addition to the terminal that makes the user experience a lot better.
I’m not sure if this is cheating, but after trying it out I can’t imagine going back to writing code without it. It’s a game changer. It makes my life so much easier and I’m able to write code faster.
Figma is the design tool that we use in my current company. All the documentation for our Design System is in Figma, and our designers use it to create mockups for our product.
I use it for my various personal projects. Highly recommend the Pro plan, it provides much more options and features than the free plan.
I use it to create any digital art I need for my personal projects or just for fun.
A powerful launcher for your Mac that replaces Spotlight. It has a lot of features and I use just a small fraction of them. Definitely need to explore it more to get the most out of it.
Notion is a great tool for keeping track of everything. You can customize it to fit your needs. For now I’m using it to keep track of my notes, and ideas, but I’m planing to use it even more in the future.
After learning some good practices that work for me, I’ve been able to use it to stay on top of my plans and stay productive.