/Uses

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.


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Gear

Let’s start with my gear.

So that’s my desk and gear. Next, software. Yeah.

  • Atom
    • The knock on Atom is its slow. It is, but the packages make for a really great text editor.
  • iTerm 2
  • Oh My Zsh
    • I will never use a terminal without this installed.
  • Mac CLI
    • Control pretty much every function your Mac can do, plus updating all packages across package managers, ssh, MySQL etc, right from your command line. Excellent tool.
  • Sketch for UI design
  • Ulysses
    • Write all my blog posts that aren’t Jekyll posts in here. 3
  • Boom 3D
    • This makes everything sound amazing.
  • Timing 2
    • This is how I can find out how much time I spend on Twitter.
  • Xcode
  • Evernote
  • Chrome Canary
  • Transmit
    • There are cheaper, free, FTP clients out there but my first text editor was Coda and I liked it so much I bought Panic’s FTP client. It looks good and functions quite well. I moved on from Coda when I became “serious”.
  • nvAlt
    • Brett Terpstra made a fork of Notational Velocity’s plain text note app and I use it for quick notes.
  • 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
  • Affinity Designer
    • I am trying to learn how to use this better.
  • Affinity Photo
    • Definitely replaces Adobe CC for me.
  • Amphetamine to keep my Mac awake
  • Airmail for email that isn’t Gmail
  • Shell Runner
    • To test shell scripts
  • Magnet is my choice for window snapping.
  • Expressions to test regular expressions
  • SnippetsLab
    • Starting to manage snippets with Alfred and GitHub gists but this is a great way to organize snippets with a keystroke.
  • Quiver is a programmers notebook to take notes with syntax highlighting and markdown support. Supports many languages 4.
  • Tweetbot. This is how I Twitter on all platforms.
  • Slack
  • Rambox. This is a chat aggregator. Open source.
  • OmniFocus for tasks.
  • Paws for Trello for Project management.
  • Fantastical 2 for scheduling
  • Dash 4. 5
  • Gitify for GitHub notifs
  • Sip for a color picker

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. Leave a comment about your setup below if you’re so inclined.


  1. Sold it to a friend because he helped me to pay for the Pitt admissions fee and helped me get out of a bad hole financially. 
  2. Plans fell through for getting the new phone, plus, as I work through this jobless period, I need to save money. 
  3. Sunsetting the Jekyll blog for now. Never write there and don’t want people to get confused. 
  4. Even brainfuck! 
  5. Offline docs ftw! Plus much more.