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Lucas Romero Di Benedetto • Edited on

Nice post John. Thanks!

What do you think about using Webstorm instead of VS Code? Why i would choose VS Code over Webstorm? (forget the price)

Note: I prefer Magnet (only $ 2,99) instead of Divvy.

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Juri Strumpflohner

I use Spectacle ( although I just read on their site that it is no longer actively maintained. Anyhow, does the job 🤷‍♂️ and it is free

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This is sad news!

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Amadeo • Edited on

I discovered that the other week, found the spiritual successor is rectangle app - uses same shortcuts as spectacle (and is also free.)

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David Henley

Rectangle is the new Spectacle

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Prashant Nigam

Totally agree

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Nick Taylor

Same. Maybe there are better ones, but I am so used to it now and it does pretty much all I need for window management.

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John Papa Author

There are many good window tool options.

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Luke Inglis

Personally I use Hammerspoon. It's a great scripting/automating tool. I has many more uses than window management but that's my prime usage

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perpetual . education

We used both - and Divvy had many more benefits.

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Ivan Almasi

Webstorm is still a lot better than VS Code. What I like more about Code is a lot more different extensions, though.

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John Papa Author

It's a personal choice. How we define "better" defines what is important to us.

I think Webstorm is great. But I choose Code every morning.

We each use the tools we enjoy. I'm glad you enjoy Webstorm

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Allan N Jeremy

This has got to be the most adult & mature way to handle differing opinions & preferences.

Takes notes

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Todd de Quincey

I second the vote on magnet. Amazing tool and a fait price.

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John Papa Author • Edited on


Webstorm is great. I used to use it. But VS Code is my go-to the past few years. Love it and it gets better every day (literally with the insiders build). But choose what you like - it's a personal choice we all make

I've tried Hyperdock, Magnet, Spectacle, Divvy, and a few others. They are all okay. I liked how Divvy let me customize several areas with keystrokes. Others do too, but this is where I ended up.

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Heiko Kanzler 🇪🇺 • Edited on

I am using IntelliJ IDEA now for over a decade for all of my Java-Projects and while starting with Angular/IONIC, I felt in love with VS Code.

I tried a couple of times some projects in IDEA (which is the ulitmate Edition and contains the features of all other JetBrain IDEs). I love IDEA for it's productivity, but for me, VS Code beats it when it comes to the JavaScript/Node/NPM eco system.

(Running Magnet, but don't use it that often)

My prefered Rest Client is PAW, btw. I use it for almost every web project when I design the service and API layer and then add the web views.

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I am really missing all this "extrract method/constant/variable" on VSCode, which is amazing for refactoring on all JetBrain IDE's.

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Heiko Kanzler 🇪🇺

Absolutely, the refactoring tools are outstanding!

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Love magnet