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My Developer Toolbox ๐Ÿงฐ

My Developer Toolbox ๐Ÿงฐ

A curated list of all the Apps, Products, and Services that I use.

Alyssa Holland
ยทSep 26, 2022ยท

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A "uses" page is a place to share information showcasing developer setups, equipment, software, and configurations. After checking out some cool setups on Wes Bos' uses.tech site, I was inspired to create a "uses" page of my own and provide a glimpse into my developer toolbox.

This blog post will be a snapshot in time of what I use. To view a continually updated list, reference my official "uses" page at alyssaholland.com/uses.

Note: A small subset of the links provided are affiliate links.

IDE's and Editors ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป

  • Webstorm - My primary editor for work or more complex projects
  • VSCode
  • Brackets - Simple text editor for viewing individual files.
  • RunJS - JavaScript playground for your desktop

Terminal and CLI Tools ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ


Services ๐Ÿ’ณ

  • Mailbrew โ˜• - Personal content digest. Helps reduce FOMO and keeps me up-to-date on the latest and greatest.
  • Plausible ๐Ÿ“Š - Simple and privacy-friendly Google Analytics alternative
  • Spotify Premium ๐ŸŽต - So I can listen to my sweet tunes, uninterrupted.
  • Basin - Form backend service that makes wiring up forms on the front-end a breeze.

Home Office ๐Ÿก


Productivity Tools โœ”๏ธ

  • Alfred ๐ŸŽฉ
  • Session - Pomodoro Focus Timer
  • Things 3 - My task manager of choice โœ…
  • Pandan - Time awareness in your menubar โณ

Desktop Apps ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ

  • Notion
  • Flycut - Clipboard manager
  • Itsycal ๐Ÿ“† - Tiny menu bar calendar
  • Typora - A minimal Markdown editor and reader.
  • Rocket ๐Ÿš€ - Emoji picker with Slack-style shortcuts
  • Figma
  • Spark ๐Ÿ“ง - Email client
  • Zappy - For recoding gifs and screenshots
  • Eagle - A way to collect, search and organize design files all in one place.
  • PixelSnap 2 - I use this tool when implementing designs for pixel-perfect accuracy.
  • Magnet - Move and resize windows on macOS with keyboard shortcuts.
    • I use Rectangle, an open-source alternative, on my work computer.

Browser Extensions ๐ŸŒ


El Fin ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ

If you use some of the same items on this list or want to share your own "uses" page, feel free to leave a comment and let me know.

As always, thank you for reading, and happy coding!

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