Seems that a lot of developers are creating these /uses pages after discovering Wes Bos’s /uses page.

My favorite of these happens to be from Jon Suh. His /uses page includes a photo, which is what I did here.

I’m finally doing big girl work at a company so I was able to upgrade everything, and will soon upgrade the iMac.


Let’s start with my gear.


  • VS Code
    • It does everything I need it to do. Atom was nice and had a lot of features but goddamn it’s hella slow. So I went back to VS Code 2 and couldn’t be happier.
  • Oh My Zsh
    • I will never use a terminal without this installed.
  • Boom 3D
    • This makes everything sound amazing.
  • Xcode
  • Chrome
  • PopClip
    • Using PopClip is a lifesaver. When it doesn’t work I am lost.
  • Alfred
    • Workflows make this my favorite app. I can’t live without it. You can find my workflows here. I have way too many, I admit.
  • Text Expander
  • Adobe CC, All Apps
    • Dipping my toe into YouTube, and hopefully having a co-host for the Good First Issue Podcast means I need a pro suite of tools.
  • BetterSnapTool is my choice for window snapping.
  • Things 3 for tasks.3
  • Notion for Project management.4
  • Evernote
    • Nothing beats it for note-taking and archiving.
  • Fantastical 2 for scheduling
  • Dash 4. 5
  • Sip for Mac for a color picker
  • ScreenFlow
    • As I get into making egghead lessons and more screencasts for, I need a heavy duty piece of software to do so. Screenflow fits the bill.
  • StreamLabs OBS Software for Mac
    • Best OBS client on the Mac.
  • CloudApp
    • This is how I share bugs and other things with devs and dev teams. Also an easy way to make a gif of a feature or bug on my Mac.
  • Setapp
    • It finally has enough utilities to make it worth the subscription price for me.

I Use a lot of software, I admit

But I use ALL OF IT.

So this is my setup and what I am currently using. You can show me your dev setup on Twitter.

  1. Got the gold and this will be my last iPhone for a while. No need to upgrade yearly as these phones are more than capable of lasting a couple years. 

  2. I did have Ulysses installed. They even featured me on their blog. I mainly used it to post to WordPress and since I am on Gatsby and Jekyll for everything now I don’t need the subscription. I feel really bad. But now I use VSCode for this and a couple scripts to post here and my other blogs. 

  3. This is the only task manager that I actually look at and use. It is that beautiful, simple, and it has impressed me far more than any task manager in recent memory. 

  4. This is such a deep app and I am in love with it. After avoiding it because I was a heavy user of Evernote and quite liked it, there were things that annoyed me about it. Everyone talked about this app, Notion and I signed up. Been using it for two weeks and I have paid the subscription. It’s that good. Still setting it up but here’s my dashboard

  5. Offline docs ftw! Plus much more.