I’ve seen people share their daily drivers for getting tasks done and thought I might as well share mine. It’ll also help me keep track of apps when I setup a new machine (saving for the M1 Macbook Pro). Let’s get into it.
Postman - go to REST client for API driven projects
Chrome Canary and Firefox Developer Edition
Studio 3T - MongoDB GUI client
Sequel Pro - MySQL GUI Client
pgAdmin - de facto tool for PostgreSQL
Github - Primary platform where I store my projects
Heroku - Rapid prototyping of ideas
Netlify - Static Sites
Firebase - Same with Heroku but with extensive Google Integrations
Desktop Productivity Apps
Notion - Best app for organizing thoughts and projects. Give it a try!
Spark - Best email app for macOS
Typora - Minimal text editor that supports markdown.
Sublime Text - Another Text Editor for quick gists preview.
Alfred - Who uses Spotlight, anyway?
1Password - No password duplicates, please.
Macbook Pro Mid-2012
I’m probably due for an upgrade since this has been my machine for almost six years already. I’ve upgraded its RAM and SSDs but its age is showing nowadays. Quick Specs
Intel i7 2.9 GHz
16 GB RAM
500 GB Samsung Evo 970 SSD - Main SSD drive for OS and apps
240 GB WD Green SSD - SSD for project files. Removed my optical drive and replaced it with a caddy to house the SSD.
Custom Gaming PC
Built a gaming PC for DoTA 2 mostly. However, I enjoy turn-based RPG such as Pillars of Eternity and Divinity 2. XCOM: Chimera Squad, Tyranny, and Shadow Tactics are in my titles queue.
Ryzen 5 2600
MSI B450 Gaming Plus
16GB G.Skill Trident RAM 3200 Mhz
RX 580 4GB
Benq GW2283 for my MBP
Asus VP249GQR for my gaming PC
My daily driver is my Keychron K2 (Hotswap version). However, I’ve been in the rabbit hole of mech keyboards for quite some time now. I currently own five keyboards:
Keychron K2 (Hotswap) - Gateron Reds
Keychron K6 (Hotswap) - Gateron Browns
Keychron K8 (Hotswap) - Gateron Reds
RK 71 - Outemu Reds
OEM DIY TKL Kit - Gateron KS3 Yellows