Apps that I use

I use lots of apps. Here are a few that I have open often and that come to mind.

If you want to know more about how I work email me or check out my dotfiles directory at github.com/nchase/dotfiles.

Vim

Recent plugins that I’ve found to be useful for vim include ALE and TabNine. (TabNine is great whatever editor you’re using)

tmux

I use it with the leader mapped to ^-a instead of ^-b, a holdover from my screen days.

Recently I discovered tmux-resurrect which has made it even better.

Kap.app

Kap.app is a useful screencap app. It makes it easy to record UI/UX for discussion (e.g. in pull requests). ffmpeg and libav used to be my tools of choice for these sorts of tasks, but right now Kap is a good fit.

React Native Debugger

Keeps me from muddling my debugging experience with tabs in Chrome (this makes more sense to me than having a single tab in Chrome that hooked up to a client-side debugger in Simulator.app alongside many tabs that are for other things around work)

Mail.app

I use the Gmail web interface for personal mail when I’m on my laptop, but when I need a standalone app (for work, sometimes needing to be Exchange-enabled, or when I’m on a mobile device), I reach for Mail.app. I dislike Mail.app’s keyboard shortcuts less than every other app I have tried.


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