This is my web development toolbox.
I use a MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM, with an external monitor.
And these are the apps I use:
- App launcher, file/web searcher, iTunes controller, and so much more!
- For me, it replaced QuickSilver, which had replaced the built-in Spotlight.
- Mapped to Command-Space
- Superb note-taking.
- Syncs with Simplenote web version, which syncs with the iPhone/iPad app — notes everywhere!
- Accessed with Command-Shift-V
Dropbox (Referral link)
- Adds a Dropbox folder to your computer that is synced across all devices. Works everywhere (Windows/Mac/Linux/iOS).
- This is a good roundup of Dropbox tips: The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide
To Do / Task Management
- For personal tasks, I’m using OmniFocus for Mac and OmniFocus for iPhone.
- For work tasks, I use Things for Mac, and will probably get the iPhone app soon.
- Adds tabs to the OS X Finder
- Essential to reduce window clutter!
- Supersedes TextMate. Best with Vintage mode.
Vim Browser Extensions
- These extensions provide Vim keybindings for web browsing.
- Super-useful in my quest to never touch my mouse…
- Vimium in Chrome
- Vimperator in Firefox
Still the best for development, though Chrome’s dev tools are quite good
- Use mostly Chrome these days.
anything other than developmenteverything. Super fast!
- FTP app, can also access S3 buckets. Don’t use FTP much anymore though…
- Keep all your passwords in one place, and also good for storing software keys, and “wallet backup”
- IM client, not much to say here
- Best Feature: Auto-uploads screenshots and adds the URL to your clipboard
- Helps keep files organized
- Can run rules like “make files in the Downloads folder red that are older than 3 days”
- MySQL GUI
- Essential window management for large screens
And some online services I pay for (some of these are affiliate links):
GithubCodebase (See this post for why.)
- Linode (VPS)
- Webfaction (Hosting for side projects/staging sites.)
- HTTPme (Reseller hosting for legacy clients)
- Jungle Disk (To back up my work and home computers.)
- Amazon Web Services (S3: Static asset hosting, and backup archival)
Netflix(Cancelled this for now. I was barley using it, and seldom watch TV/movies these days.)
- Rdio (Great selection of music. I pay for the Unlimited plan, which allows syncing to your mobile. Replaces iTunes except for albums Rdio doesn’t have.)