- Alfred is one of the first apps I install on a fresh Mac. I primarily use it for launching apps, but there's also clipboard history, workflow automation, system controls, and a lot more.I can't count how many times I use Alfred everyday. It's become indispensable to me.
- f.lux is delightful. This app dims your computer monitor later in the day when the sun sets to relieve eye strain. 🌞🌚
Honestly, if I was to buy a new computer, this is the first thing I would download.
Although Apple and Google have integrated blue light filters into their operating systems, they still haven't matched the capabilities that f.lux offers. f.lux gives you more control over the filter strength and once setup, you don't need to touch.
I have been using this since it first showed up on Product Hunt. It's probably my most used 'app' even though I barely ever interact with it. Once I found my optimal settings, I don't think I've opened the app itself more than a handful of times. It works as advertised most of the time. The only time I've had issues is when using it on external displays with Linux. Since it's my secondary device, it's not been much of a problem though.
- Dash is super useful for quickly looking up docs for almost any language/API. I sync my most used languages/tools so I have access to the docs even when offline. It's often faster to search Dash than it is to google.
Really relieves the headache of going back and forth between tabs and windows copying and pasting one thing at a time. Copy images, plain text, links, etc. You can even tell it what kinds of things you don't want copied (e.g., passwords, etc.).
A good improvement would be made by adding a little quick response like changing the shape of the mouse or something else nearby. That would tell me clearly whether I have just copied something or not. The sound of copy acts very unreliable, and annoying when I listen to some music or working in a quiet place. It's a stupid design which fails.
- CloudApp is available for Windows too. But I think their Mac version is really well done. Very useful if you work on a remote team. Can grab a screenshot / annotate it / share in Slack. Makes communicating easier. Also works great in pull requests. Can make a gif of a change with CloudApp then include it in your PR to show what changed.
I've been using Spark since the very beginning. I was an original waitlist-starting user of Mailbox, and was excited to find spark almost immediately after Mailbox went extinct. This is the best email experience on every platform, and has a variety of productivity features that make it my go-to.
Ever since Mailbox became a graveyard app, I have been looking for a worthy replacement – and Spark is as close as it gets! The UI is clean, combining dark and light colors which helps with using the app; the side menu being dark while the rest of the UI has a white background makes you focus on the important stuff (the mail list and the mail in focus)!
Absolutely love Evernote. Use it for work and personal use and that is easy with the ability to make notebooks. Tags are super helpful as is annotating a document or editing a picture with Skitch. Makes my life easier and more organized!
Evernote is a platform that allows you to organize, store, share and then search your information. Evernote impacts a business's productivity by streamlining the collection and distribution of critical information by enhancing its retrieval. Evernote's gives your business enhanced control of the information you own or information already collected by your employees. It's your business. It's your information.
TE is part of my subconscious; hundreds of shortcuts and snippets.
Logic like "add <-- -->, then put the cursor in the middle" rocks.
Fortunately, I bought it before it became a subscription.
At some point, I'll upgrade OS and I suspect I'll be forced into subscribing because of compatibility. I don't begrudge them running a business, but do think an upgrade discount for previously-paid-users would have been good manners. So - product - excellent. Business approach - needs a bit of work.