Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.
Anything I use for work, to keep me productive. Here's a little list of my favorite things.
13.3” MacBook Pro, M1, 16GB RAM (2020)
I've used an Intel-based 13.3-inch MacBook Air before, and the difference is night and day. I've never once heard the fans turn on, and the operation has become incredibly fast.
PhpStorm with the IntelliJ New UI is best IDE for working with PHP.
Databases are managed with TablePlus and DBngin.
To run projects locally I use Laravel Valet and PHP Monitor.
I use Charles in mobile app development for testing. A great proxy-debugging application.
Sublime Text 4
Not every coding task requires that I fire up PHPStorm, in that case my choice is Sublime Text 4.
I tried Warp and Termius, but still use iTerm2 with Z shell and Oh My Zsh.
Alfred makes my life easier. From storing the clipboard, to automating some workflows.
My current RSS reader.
Shure MV7 Podcast Microphone + K&M Boom Arm
An awesome microphone for podcasts or recording audio for YouTube videos. I use it with K&M Boom Arm.
Apple iPhone 11, 128 GB
iPhone is my main assistant, it allows me to stay productive and not be distracted by operational moments.
SRH440A Professional Recording Headphones
Audio recording headphones, which I plug into the microphone.
Apple AirPods Pro
Everyday headphones, I wear them when walking, working and running.
An awesome email client, I have tried many clients from the standard macOS client, to AirMail and Canary - so far I think Spark is the most convenient.
I used 1Password until version 6, but then I switched to Enpass. Now I'm using 1Password again, and it's probably going to be a long time.
Parallels allows me to create virtual machines (including Windows) on a Mac. From time to time I need Windows, and I do not want to carry two laptops with me.
File manager that supports a lot of protocols.
I use Google Workspace to handle mail and calendars.
A lot of files are stored in the iCloud, and OneDrive is used as backup storage.