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19 Essential Tools to Improve Your Developer Workflow ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ฏ

As developers, we navigate through a myriad of tasks, grapple with complex projects, and troubleshoot intricate problems daily.

To empower developers and enhance their productivity, a plethora of tools have emerged, each tailored to streamline specific aspects of the development workflow.

I've curated a list of 19 developer tools that stand out in the tech landscape.

From database management tools to website builders and analytics, we will cover a spectrum of functionalities crucial for efficient and seamless workflow.

I've included direct links, descriptions, and visuals so that you can get an initial impression of each tool right away.

1. dbForge (Sponsored)

dbForge by Devart is a powerful set of database tools designed to simplify database development and management. Some of the most useful features include:

๐Ÿ˜ Visual GUIs: dbForge provides intuitive visual design tools for creating and modifying database structures, enhancing the efficiency of the design process.

๐Ÿค– Script Assistance: It facilitates the generation of SQL scripts for database objects, allowing users to easily execute the generated scripts.

๐Ÿงช Unit Testing: dbForge supports unit testing for databases, enabling users to ensure the integrity of their databases through well-structured testing processes.

๐Ÿ“‚ Data Import/Export: The tool allows efficient import and export of data, streamlining the process of transferring data between databases or systems.

๐Ÿš€ Performance Analysis: dbForge includes features for analyzing the performance of queries and optimizing them, ensuring the database operates at peak efficiency.

โš™๏ธ Maintenance Tools: It provides tools for routine maintenance tasks, such as backup and restore, ensuring the overall health and reliability of the database.

It supports various database systems, including MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL.

2. Novu

Novu offers simple notification components and APIs for managing all communication channels in one place: Email, SMS, Direct, and Push.



A platform for serverless workflows, Trigger simplifies the development and deployment of event-driven applications.

4. ToolJet

ToolJet is a low-code platform for building internal tools, allowing users to create custom applications without extensive coding.



Memphis provides a platform for managing and deploying serverless functions effortlessly.

6. DDoSify

DDoSify is a tool for Kubernetes monitoring and performance testing, facilitating the evaluation of system capabilities and resilience against heavy traffic loads.


7. Payload CMS

Payload CMS is a headless content management system designed for flexibility and ease of use in building modern websites.

Payload CMS

8. HyperSwitch

HyperSwitch is an open-source, self-hosted platform that offers seamless payment infrastructure for every digital business.


9. Wasp Lang

Wasp Lang is a framework designed for building full-stack web applications with simplicity and efficiency.

Wasp Lang

10. n8n

n8n is an open-source and extensible workflow automation tool that enables users to connect various services and automate tasks.


11. Umami

Umami is a self-hosted analytics solution that provides valuable insights into website traffic while prioritizing privacy.



Plane is a collaborative platform that facilitates real-time collaboration to manage issues, sprints, and product roadmaps.

13. Tina

Tina is a site editing toolkit for modern web development, making it easier to build dynamic and content-rich websites.


14. Uppy

Uppy is an open-source file uploader for web browsers, offering a sleek and customizable user interface.



Cal provides an easy-to-use platform for scheduling and managing appointments and events.

16. Etherpad

Etherpad is a collaborative online editor that allows multiple users to work on a document simultaneously.


17. Pumble

Pumble is a team communication and collaboration platform that combines chat, file sharing, video conferencing, and lots of other features.


18. Chatwoot

Chatwoot is an open-source customer communication platform that supports multi-channel communication.


19. Plaky

Plaky is a platform for managing projects and tasks, collaborating with teammates, and getting status reports.


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Top comments (11)

sammiee profile image

Nice! Thank you for sharing.
As for web developers such as Webserver, PHP, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, etc, I'd like to recommend ServBay, an 'all in one' tool. It saves web developers a significant amount of time in maintaining their development environments.

madza profile image

Interesting addition, thanks for checking out the article! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

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flo merian

great toolset, @madza, thanks for sharing!

in addition, I'd suggest Raycast.

Raycast is an app that provides quick access to your tools -- Linear, GitHub, VS Code, among others. it reduces context switching with a command line-inspired interface.

Raycast root search with Calendar Event

madza profile image

Thanks for checking out these and for the awesome addition! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

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Hossein Yazdi

Great selection as usual Madza. This link also provides many more amazing dev productivity tools.

madza profile image

Happy to hear that! Also thanks for the addition! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ฏ

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Hossein Yazdi

You're welcome mate!

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Random • Edited

Awesome Collection @madza

I would like to recommend Devletter - A newletter for developers to get weekly tech trends and news.

madza profile image

Thank you so much! Also, thanks for the addition! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

devluc profile image

dbForge looks very interesting I will check it out. Thanks for this awesome roundup

madza profile image

A very useful tool indeed! My pleasure to share with you! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ฏ