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Mac developer must-haves

Mac web developer apps

This gist's comment stream is a collection of webdev apps for OS X. Feel free to add links to apps you like, just make sure you add some context to what it does — either from the creator's website or your own thoughts.

— Erik

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dcalano commented Dec 6, 2017

Cerberus has replaces alfred for me

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Nice growing list, thx for sharing. Here's a few I use at this point of time:

  • 1Password: password manager; works amazing on Mac and even better with iOS 12+ integrations
  • Amphetamine: keeps your Mac awake which is useful when running long script tasks or uploads. Used to use Caffine but got outdated.
  • AppCleaner: lightweight app that helps "uninstall" apps by safely finding associated files
  • Bartender: menu bar organizer, hides unwanted menu bar apps into a second layer
  • Beyond Compare: 2/3 way comparison; many comparison options and integrates almost anywhere
  • Fantastical: Easy access to your calendar from the menu bar
  • Firefox: Great backup to Safari and still avoid Chrome.
  • Gifox: Create animated gifs from screen recordings. Mojave's screen recorder makes this less of a need, but gif's still more portal than videos
  • Guidance: Quick 5 prayer times from the menu bar
  • Icons8: Icon library which keeps things moving for app assets
  • Pretty lightweight and reliable screen sharing. I heard Mac has one built into Messages tho..
  • MindNode: Adds another dimension to note taking
  • Pixelmator: When Preview editor doesn't cut it
  • PixelSnap: Gets quick pixel sizes of screen elements
  • Postman: Test REST API's; Solid and free; Shared team workspaces work great in projects
  • MAMP Pro: Web server manager for Mac
  • Git Tower: Outgrew SourceTree; Tower is incredible; Group repos, branch from commits, collapsible everything, comparable everything, still feels lightweight somehow
  • Transmit: Best FTP client I've used and feels very native
  • Tyme2: Nice menu bar time tracker for projects
  • Visual Studio Code: Quick, lightweight code editor when you can avoid Xcode
  • Zeplin: Great tool for designers and developers to create apps

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DevDocs - Nice documentation
Clipy - Clipboard manager
Keybase - Group Chat
Starship - Rust based terminal shell prompt, really fast
DevUtils - Offline toolbox for devs
Snip - Minimalist Code Snippet Manager
Notion - Workspace App
Rectangle - Keyboard Shortcuts to resize windows easily and move them
ueli - Productivity Quick launcher
Sourcegraph - Code Searching tool

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My Top Chrome Extensions are:
StackOverFlow Power User - Nice Navigation for stackoverflow saves plenty of time scrolling through answers
UBlock Origin - Better Adblock!
Web Search Navigator - Allows you to google only using your keyboard! Huge time saver!
OneTab Saves all your open tabs into a one tab so you can restore next session
Gitako Github File Tree - Nice file tree for github
hackertabdev - allows you to see new libraries, technologies, products, and dev news everytime you open a new tab.
Return Youtube Dislike - since google is a little bit annoying these days
DarkReader - Allows you to read websites in darkmode
DevDocs Web Ext - Allows mini version of so you dont have to switch tabs
Snip-extractor - Copies snippets directly into your snip manager for you
Web-Developer - Convenient tools to use when devtools isn't cutting it.

Best for last:
Refined Github - Makes github overall a nice experience

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johnxie commented Jun 29, 2022

Personal and growing list

1Password - Password manager, great for teams
Figma - Collaborative editor for ux, design, mockups
Taskade - Todo lists, notes,, and project management
Zeplin - Great for working on designs with developers

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