These are tools that I use on a regular basis. I’ve left out common tools (Git, macOS, Docker, …).
Alfred (macOS; productivity app) gives me the power to do all the things I want, right when I need them, without introducing clutter. I have a handful of custom workflows tuned for the way I work, which I imagine impresses my coworkers.
OmniGraffle (macOS) is the best diagramming tool I know of. It isn’t cheap, but I find the $100 price tag to be worth it. I use it to impress my coworkers.
I use Scapple to bring order to my thoughts. There’s some overlap with OmniGraffle.
For writing, I use
Visual Studio Code (cross-platform) is my editor of choice. I switched from Atom, which by itself is already an amazing piece of software, to Visual Studio Code, which is at the same level of awesomeness.
Bear is my note-taking app of choice. It’s my repository of knowledge, and I write my weeknotes in them too.
NetNewsWire is my RSS reader.
iWriter Pro is my text editor of choice. It’s nicely distraction free.
I use Beat for writing screenplays.
I use 1Password as my password manager.
My favorite monospaced (code) font is Iosevka.
I’ve recently began to like Courier in the form of Courier Prime.
fish shell is a fast, easy-to-use shell that has sensible defaults. I have barely customised it.
ripgrep is my command-line grep alternative of choice.
xsv is a must-have tool if you deal with CSV files. I think CSV is a pretty good format!