This page details pretty much all I use as a developer. If you decide to make your own, consider adding it to
Wes Bos' uses.tech. I use a Mac, so most tools are macOS specific, but there are some OS-agnostic ones in the list. You might also be interested in My Mac Setup post, although it is a little outdated. Chrome/Edge/Firefox Browser Extensions
Bartender - For managing your menu bar. I used to use Vanilla, but with the notch in newer MacBook Pros, Bartender made the menubar more usable when dealing with lots of menubar icons. Rocket - Emojis, emojis Raycast - Workflows, snippets, macOS spotlight on steroids. I previously used Alfred, another amazing Spotlight alternative. Amphetamine - Prevent your Mac from going to sleep f.lux - Be kind to your eyeballs Fork - A great git GUI Obsidian - Note Taking/My Second Brain Docker Desktop - Because Docker xScope - Awesome toolset for frontend development. Rulers, guides etc. Dato - A better date app for macOS. It's great for having multiple time zones in the address bar. I have my local time as well as UTC. I also use it for upcoming meetings and events. Previously I was using Meeter which is great for this, but it's one less app I need now. iTerm - A better terminal for macOS Starship - A cross shell prompt Spotify - Because music. Muzzle - A simple app for silencing notifications during screen sharing OBS - For streaming on Twitch Descript - For editing and publishing my Twitch streams to YouTube. Recut - For video editing Webcam Settings - Helps me prevent my Logitech webcam from losing focus. I also use it to zoom in on my webcam. Cleanshot X - For better screenshots and screen recordings Cloudflare Warp - Faster Internet and some VPN goodness Plash - An interactive desktop background (one or more web pages) for your Mac Krisp - Filter out unwanted noise on calls and streams GPG Suite - For all things GPG Fig - VSCode style autocomplete in your terminal Figma - Design collaboratively on the web Loopback - Great for virtual audio sources CleanMyMac X - A suite of utilities for keeping your Mac in tip top shape. Camo - Use your mobile devices as cameras for your OS. Homebrew - The Missing Package Manager for macOS (or Linux) hub - GitHub's improved git (can be safely aliased to git) GitHub CLI - GitHub on the command line. Great for creating PRs, etc. rbenv - Ruby version manager n - Node version manager ngrok - Exposes local servers to the public internet over secure tunnels mcfly - An enhance search for your shell history. Super charged CTRL + R! httpie - A command-line HTTP client Additional Resources
Also, I made an extensive list for
Frontend Developer Resources. Some of the things mentioned above are probably already on this list. My desk setup. My Mac is on a stand on the left, a wide screen monitor in the middle, a microphone and boom on the right, and a keyboard, mouse, desk whiteboard, and Stream deck in the front. There are also ring lights around the desk for streaming. My office's back wall has a whiteboard on it. There are erasable markers, an eraser, and a small flat plastic cute cat throwing up a rainbow. To the right is my bookshelf.