My setup and tools

This page lists the current software and hardware I use.

Software

Visual Studio Code

VS Code has been my editor of choice for over a year now. It’s solid, reliable, fast, regularly updated. Similar to Sublime Text or Atom. Has built in terminal, task runner, and Git support.

iTerm2

Terminal app of choice.

Sequel Pro

A fast and easy-to-use interface for working with MySQL databases.

Transmit

The best FTP client I’ve tried. Works great for FTP and SFTP and also useful for Amazon S3 if you use that for storage.

Sketch 3

My design app of choice. Although slightly buggy, the clean and simple interface coupled with some really nice features make Sketch a winner.

Affinity Designer & Affinity Photo

Finally stopped paying for Adobe CC.

RAWPower

Raw processing.

Ulysses

The vast majority of the writing that I do is in Ulysses. I really like the way documents are stored as stacks of sheets and of course it supports markdown.

Bear

Notes app.

MindNode

A minimal mind mapping tool, great for getting ideas out quickly.

Pages

For proposals and longer form document.

Todoist

Does everything I want from a task manager.

1Password

One of my most used apps. Every password for every service I use is unique thanks to 1Password. I use Dropbox to sync between Macs and my iOS devices.

Slack

Team chat tool.

Google Chrome

Browser of choice

Utilities

Hardware

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)
Laptop

Ikea Standing Desk
On my desk I have:

For on the go, I use:

iPhone 7

Updated: Oct 2018

Hat tip to Harry Roberts and Wes Bos for the idea.