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
    • Back with Atom. I really want to use VSCode. Lack of critical extensions and being unable to get some extensions to work is a deal-breaker. I still have it. I love it. Just not the right time.
  • 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 in here. 2
  • 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
  • Transmit 5 for Mac
    • 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
  • Spark for email that isn’t Gmail
  • Shell Runner
    • To test shell scripts
  • BetterSnapTool 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 3.
  • 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. 4
  • 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. Ordered the iPhone 8 Plus. Put away some money and with T-Mobile JUMP! I was able to get it for less than it would be outright. Got it in Space Gray, 256gb. 
  2. Used Byword for the Jekyll Blog however I sunset the Jekyll blog. Never wrote there and didn’t want people to get confused. 
  3. Even brainfuck! 
  4. Offline docs ftw! Plus much more.