Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.

I get asked a lot about the things I use to build software, stay productive, or buy to fool myself into thinking I’m being productive when I’m really just procrastinating. Here’s a big list of all of my favorite stuff.

Development tools

  • Alfred

    A Mac without Alfred is workstation in chains. — I use the functions keys just to launch about every programm, and the snippet manager is fantastic.

  • MAMP

    Mamp on Mac is the easiest Tool to get up n running quick.

  • Codekit

    Grunt or Gulp - do it with style on a Mac!

  • Visual Studio Code

    Slow but not on M1. It has all the features you need.

  • Nova

    Last but not least — Panic's Nova editor is the most beautiful thing - as expected. Whenever I can avoid Visual Studio Code

  • VueDevTools

    Brave with Vue Devtools is the best browser for Vue development.

  • Docker

    you knew that!

  • Git

    you knew that as well!

Design

  • Illustrator

    Even though Figma and Invision are great products. The integration of Illustrator with the Adobe Suite is still unbeatable. — Why? Because Masks! (This is a full sentence)
    The tools in Illustrator, particulary masks are awesome.

  • Lightroom

    As a semi professional photographer I use Lightroom to edit my photos — synced on all devices. The best for reviewing and editing photos on the go. — A great feature is the ability to send a collection to your clients from within the app.

  • Adobe XD

    Okay - but WITH Illustrator - not on it's own.

Productivity

  • Clear

    A beautiful todo list and reminder!

  • Forklift

    The best FTP Client there is.

  • Message

    The best thing for communication with clients. — And for ScreenSharing as well. Don't believe me? Try it out.

  • Prompt

    Terminal on the go.

  • iStatMenus

    What's the machine up to?

  • Billings Pro

    Measure your time and write invoices

  • SiteSucker

    Make a backup for my portfolio, before the layout is altered.

Maintenance

  • Scrutiny

    Quick analysis of any website

  • Simon

    I think Daleks are cute. — Simon thinks so too.

Hobbies

  • Giant Fully

    A life without a bicylce is a life not worth living. — Okay that's dramatic, but I do love my bike.

  • Drums

    ATV have a new Sound Module that elevates my old Roland Kit

  • Starcraft 2

    Keeps the brain the fingers in shape.