Software I use, hardware I use, and overall cool stuff I use.
Over the years I found what tools and gadgets work for me when it comes to productivity and quality of life. Let me know if you discovered something you like here.
14” MacBook Pro, M1 Pro, 16GB RAM (2021)
This thing is incredible and it's not even the highest spec version. Anything with the M1 chip is almost a must have I feel when it comes to software engineering. No fan noise, decent thermals and crazy performance.
Some kind of 27” 4K Dell
That's just what we have at the office and it works quite well.
Apple Magic Keyboard
I just love the default magic keyboard. I have the small version without the numpad and the trackpad right next to it. I just ordered a Nuphy Halo 65 though and maybe that will replace my dear Magic Keyboard, let's see.
Apple Magic Trackpad
Something about all the gestures makes me feel like a wizard with special powers. I really like feeling like a wizard with special powers.
Minimaldesksetups Desk Pad
If I'm going to sit at my desk for most of the day, might as well make it comfortable right?
I love VS Code and I recently started to use/learn Vim keybindings in VS Code. Vim nerds will probably roll their eyes but I think it's a great way to get started.
This was part of some setup guide I followed years ago and have been using it ever since.
I use the Dracula Pro theme for pretty much everything and that's what I like about it. You get themes for iTerm, Slack, Chrome, VS Code, Vim so that everything looks nice together.
Great software for working with databases. Has saved me from building about a thousand admin interfaces for my various projects over the years. Prisma Studio is great when working locally, but for everything more complex TablePlus is very nice.
Figma is great and I use it for everything from high- to low fidelity, logos, brainstorming during meetings and much more.
Tailwind UI is a paid component and template library for Tailwindcss. I have bought this on the same day it initially it released and it it's worth every cent.
As a developer myself, it's a delight to see and use great software. Raycast definitely falls within that category. It's a snappy, extensive and feature rich spotlight replacement with a very developer friendly API so that you can easily create your own extensions.
Linear is magical. The Linear team has managed to make an issue tracking tool that you actually enjoy using. The attention to detail, polish and great design are some of the many things that stand out when using it.