Curios about my setup? Here is the stuff I use most.
|Desktop||Laptop, work||Laptop, personal|
|Model||HP Pavilion 510-p136||Macbook Pro 16" (2019)||Dell Latitude 7370|
|CPU||Intel i7-6700T||Intel i7-9750H||Intel m7-6Y75|
|GPU||Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580||
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
Intel UHD Graphics 630
|Intel HD Graphics 515|
|500 GB||500 GB|
|Memory||16 GB||16 GB||8 GB|
|macOS Big Sur||macOS Monterey|
Firefox – Like most developers, I have many browsers installed at any given time. However, Firefox is the one I gravitate toward the most. It's open source, free, and relatively private. All values I care about.
VSCodium – A community-run fork of VSCode without Microsoft's telemetry and tracking. Importantly, it's compatible with standard VSCode plugins.
Github Desktop – Other developers may look down on me for this, but I find Git much easier to use with a GUI. That said, I would love to find an alternative that is not electron based.
Dropbox – Pretty much anything that isn't code, I keep in Dropbox. It's also where I keep other important things, like recipes and embarrassing photos from childhood.
Affinity Photo – Affinity makes great alternatives to Adobe products. I bought Photo years ago for a one-time fee and have used it for years with zero regrets.
Spotify – Probably the app I use most outside of a browser. I have been using Spotify since the day it became available in the U.S. Although I find the podcast experience frustrating.
NetNewsWire – Simply the best RSS reader I have ever used. It also happens to be open source and free. I currently keep my subscriptions synced with Feedly.
Simplenote – Every now and then I try to find an E2EE note-taking app, but they all have too many compromises. Thus, I'm sticking with Simplenote, even if it gets hacked and someone steals my killer band name ideas.
Bitwarden – My password manager of choice. Although there is a desktop app, I mostly use the browser plugin.
Other commonly used items
Last updated: April 2023