The Things I Tend To Use In A Day
I just recently came across Wes Bos' Awesome Uses repository. I thought it was interesting to look at the toolkit that other people used, and thought I'd provide my own. But sometimes the tools a person uses are more about something being the "good enough" option, so I thought I'd get a little more specific: Those things marked with a are things which I think are great and totally recommend. Those things marked with a are things which I've compromised into using for one way or another. It's the best I've found, but you could talk me into something else.
- I write code using VS Code, having moved away from Brackets some time in 2018. My theme of choice is Plastic (with deprioritized punctuation).
- I almost always have Prepros running to handle my Pug, Sass and JS files.
- When working with PHP I have XAMPP running on my machine.
- I write code to Firefox Developer Edition first, using Chrome as a secondary browser (but often have them both running)
- I use GitHub Desktop every day and only use command line Git if I'm absolutely forced to.
- When FTP is called for I use FileZilla. I've tried to move away from FileZilla a couple times but never found anything I liked better.
- I have an Adobe CC license. The programs I use (listed in order of frequency) are: Illustrator, Photoshop, XD and that's pretty much it.
Productivity, or what passes for it.
- I've recently (June 18) switched from Wunderlist to Microsoft To-Do. I'm not in love, but it's the to-do I've minded the least so far.
- I recently started using Mailspring to handle all my email accounts. I'm liking it a lot so far.
- I use the Slack app.
- I use 1Password to keep track of all my passwords (374 at the time of this post)
- I have three Windows computers that get regular use. The one that lives in the office is a Dell Dell XPS Tower, similar to this one. It's got 2 ViewSonic 24" monitors, and 1 Dell 24" monitor turned 90 degrees.
- My home computer is a Cyberpower i7 tower with basically the same specs as that Dell, but it's bigger with more hard drives. It has 2 Acer 24" monitors, one vertical Acer monitor, and one square LG monitor. Yes, I agree that's excessive, but I do use them all.
- My laptop is an Asus Zenbook i5, similar to this one.
- All my keyboards are mechanical. this one at work, this one at home, this one with the laptop.
- Both my mice are Anker vertical mice.
- My current phone is a Moto X4, using Google Fi.
- My microphone is a Blue Yeti on this arm mount.
- I record and edit episodes in Audacity
- The F Plus uses Discord for all our VOIP.
- When an episode is edited, I use MP3TAG to give that mp3 metadata.
- I'm still using Google Hangouts and it gets worse every day.
- On the other hand, Signal is terrific on the phone and awful on the computer.
- I use Pocket Casts for listening to podcasts. The Android app on the phone, and the Windows app on the computers. They sync together.
- I have a monthly Google Music subscription. I use the Android app on the phone, and the strangely named Google Play Music Desktop Player on computers.
- Just about every video game I buy is thru Steam. The home computer has an ethernet connection to a Steam Link on the TV. Which works great like 90% of the time.
- Also on that TV is a Nvidia Shield for streaming just about anything. I have Kodi installed on it as one of the apps and I really love that program.
Hopefully some of that's interesting to you or else I don't know why you read this far. Now that we're done here, do you wanna go back and see some of the stuff I've made?