Drew ReynoldsSoftware Developer at Gramercy Tech

What is the best, time-saving developer tool you use today?

Bonus points for including what slows you down during work and you wish you could speed up.
6 recommended
  1. 6

    Instant offline access to 130+ API documentation sets.

    Jens AlfkeMobile Architect, Couchbase · Written
    Quick searchable access to documentation of every language/API I use.
  2. 4
    Forest Admin

    Your back office, redefined.

    Sandro MundaFounder and CEO at Forest Admin · Written
    Sandro Munda made this product
    DISCLAIMER: I'm the founder of Forest As a developer, you have to build your product and the admin interface. You have to reinvent the wheel again and again: CRUD, search, filters, charts, actions, etc. Forest generates instantly a fully customizable admin interface of any web applications. The developers can focus on the product instead of wasting time of an unloved admin (and business teams are happy to be autonomous on a beautiful admin :D). Of course, we use Forest at Forest 😎
  3. Jevin SewMaker of SubscriptionZero · Written
    I'm a command line guy, but the visual diff on GitHub Desktop is just super useful. Reminds me of Visual SVN's diff.
  4. Nurkan Kırkangrowth and related stuff @ticketswap · Written
    Good question indeed especially if we can consider “timing” issue for start-ups / smb's / enterprises etc. Essentially develop a analytics tool (backend - front end) though, i guess all of us agree on this matter. That’s why we have been working on an on-premise analytics platform rakam. It’s real-time and it can handle large volumes of data. You can install rakam on your servers, Heroku or AWS (or even your local environment) and send events directly to your servers. rakam supports funnel analysis, segmentation, retention analytics, user tracking (properties) similar to Mixpanel and you also have the ability to execute custom SQL queries on your event and user data-set. We also have a BI product that you can run your queries via a web interface, create reports and dashboards using generated reports so that you can fully customise Rakam for your needs and don’t need to pay huge amounts of money to other SaaS analytics services and still have the same (or even more!) feature set. I hope it could be helpful.
  5. 1

    Your development environment, in the cloud

    Justin MitchellFounder & CEO @ Yac · Written
    I don't know what I'd do without this tool. It's so simple to get a new project up and running or test out a framework on GitHub
  6. 1
    Freeter 1.0

    Switch between tasks and projects like a superhero

    Alex KaulResearcher & Maker · Written
    Alex Kaul made this product
    I made Freeter to save time as a developer and maker. Here is a quick article on "how I hacked my workflow": https://medium.com/@alex_kaul/ho...