All the tech and tools I use to do my best work.
I get asked now and again about the things I use in my dev career, and what i use to stay productive, so I thought this page would be handy in listing it all here.
16” MacBook Pro, M1 Pro, 16GB RAM (2021)
Previously I was using an Intel-based 15” MacBook Pro but the difference is pretty phenominal. I’ve still to this day, yet to hear the fans turn on, even though I often have a ton of applications open simultaneously.
LG Ultrafine 4K 32
It was hard to find a monitor i was happy with after stepping down from a 27" 5k iMac. This was one of the best I could find for the money. Whilst it doesn't have the same clarity as the iMac display, it rocks iin just about everywhere else.
IPad Air 4th gen
Apart from being a news reader / gaming device, this is used as my second screen for emails / slack etc. With apples continuity feature, it works seemlessly with mouse and keyboard.
Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch
I have always been really happy with Apples keyboards and this one is with touch id is awesome.
Apple Magic Trackpad 2
I dig using a trackpad and the gestures really help my day to day flow.
I have been using this pretty much since it released and love it. The monthly updates are really helpful and I enjoy tweaking my set up with all the new settings, to help make my work flow, just that bit easier.
If you work in the front-end space, you need to use this. It literally saves me hours of time when it comes to responsive design, multi sessions, api browsing etc. A regular browser dev tools just is not enough.
Brave and Firefox
Not much to be said really. You get the best of security and a mix of the best JS run time and browser dev tools.
This is my go to these days. As well as the fact companies i work for are mostly using it as well. Ive never been much of a fan of Adobe bloatware.
I have recently been getting into this and have now purchased a yearly plan. Its really great for reminding you when to take breaks and turns off any distractions.
This is where all my todo's live. I plan my life in this thing. I integrate ToDo'ist in centered.
Working from home, it really helps to have a program I can go too to help get active and be motivated. It is invaluable really.
DripEx 2 in 1 folding Treadmill
I have this set up and ready to use daily. With a regular pattern of stepping on and off during breaks and meetings. Really helps gets those steps in
Calm + Balence
These two mindfulness apps are great to stay connected with oneself. I use them daily and it really helps with staying focused and energesied, especially during busy times.