This is a list of tools I like to use for design and development.
- iTerm2: First thing I do is get iTerm on a new computer, period. Much more flexible and customizable than regular ol’ Terminal.
- Spectacle: If you need to split your screen between different applications, Spectacle is the best way to do it, and it’s free!
- Caffeine: Easy widget to keep your computer from falling asleep.
- MacVim: Helps you level up your vim game.
- Heroku: I love Heroku for deploying my personal projects. I find it’s the easiest way to deploy a full-stack app.
Scripts and gists
- Mockingbird: Great and free wireframing online app.
- Pixelmator: If you’re used to Photoshop, this is a great replacement without breaking the bank.
- Eye Dropper Tool: If you need to pick swatches off a website, this is a great tool!