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My macOS Dev Env Tools

Kyle Boe on June 07, 2019

In no particular order, listed below are the tools I use on a daily basis to write code and be productive. If you have strong opinions about why X ...
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Nick Taylor (he/him)

If you like Dash check out DevDocs. It's in-browser, but works offline. No snippets, but I use VS Code, so snippet support built-in there. 😉

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Nate Shoemaker

+1 for Notion. It was a game changer for me in how I organize my thoughts, plan for house projects, whiteboard apps, etc etc etc.

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Matt Waler

I'm the exact opposite. I feel like there are TOO many options, and I get stuck on how I'm supposed to jot down and organize what I want, and never end up doing it. I need something more simple I guess.

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Nate Shoemaker

I would start with the basics. Just use Notion in the same manner you do other apps. Use a page for notes, a page with checkboxes for a daily todo list. Build and incorporate more advanced features from there.

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Matt Waler

Meh I think WorkFlowy or stuff like that is more for me. Thanks for the attempt though!

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j youngblood

i was loving notion, then their support engineers reached out to me and told me i was using it wrong (too many blocks) so i moved everything to evernote ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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Juneau Lim

Another +1 for Notion. In addition to the app itself, they have the best ever CS. I have pushed them around with dozens of feature suggestions. Their dev team must hate me.
Thank you so much for recommending Spectacle. The absent of window move/resize shortcut has been my only complain with macOS, but I didn't think to find an app for that.

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Julien Dumartinet

Hey !

First comment on dev.to, your article is great ! Just received my 16" MacBookPro, gonna use thoses informations to set up my dev environment (I'm coming from Linux so I'm kinda lost at the moment to be honest :D).

I just love Notion, discovered it a few months back, it's awesome

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Christopher Hiller

+1 for Bear.

I like that it has webpage content import and syncs across macOS/iOS.

I remember evaluating Notion, but felt it had more stuff than I need; I use Todoist for keeping lists and syncing them w/ my wife.

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Jai Sandhu

Check out Swish it beats Spectacle

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Kyle Boe Author

Personally, I try and keep my hands on the keyboard as much as possible (without moving to a mouse or trackpad). For that Spectacle gives me all the control I need. Swish’s UI is very clean though.

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Jai Sandhu

Fair comment! Yes if you're just using the keyboard then Swish isn't for you. Great post, I use mostly identical tools to you, must be a good sign

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rhymes

I plan to switch to Notion as well, but I've recently paid a full year of Evernote so... next year hahaha

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They actually have a tool to directly import from Evernote! Might be worth giving that a try to at least test it out.