This page lists third-party tools and applications I actively use on my personal computer (M1 MacBook Pro). I guess one could call this the SBOM of my life. :P
The categories are inspired by Apple’s App Store naming convention.
Applications with a 💰 are paid solutions only and 🐧 implies the application is open-source.
🔨 Developer tools
- Visual Studio Code (🐧): The text editor I use for larger projects.
- micro (🐧): A terminal text editor written in Go I use whenever I want to edit something in my terminal instead of relying on
- Hugo (🐧): The static website builder used to construct this website.
- Git (🐧): Most of my work ends up being a Git repository.
- Docker (🐧)
- iTerm 2 (🐧): I dislike the stock macOS terminal and replaced it with the more favourable iTerm 2.
- ripgrep: An alternative to
grepfor fast searches.
- LLVM: I used to be a GNU Debugger (
gdb) user with the GEF extension; however, since switching to a MacBook, I have had to resort to
- pup: Allows me to parse HTML from the command line.
- Anki (🐧): Anki allows me to create flashcards with LaTeX support and practice spaced repetition.
- Zotero (🐧): This is where I store all of my resources and materials to cite later. Zotero allows me to export my citations as BibTeX to be used when generating a PDF using Pandoc (see
🌉 Graphics & design
- draw.io (🐧): I use draw.io for generating diagrams.
🚲 Health & fitness
- Tide app: My go-to pomodoro timer and mindfulness app.
- Complete Anatomy (💰): A 3D human anatomy viewer that I use to study anatomy.
- NetNewsWire (🐧): I love RSS. This free and open-source RSS reader allows me to follow my favourite writers. I have an RSS feed too, by the way: https://edoverflow.com/index.xml.
- Typora: I have tested most Markdown editors on the market. In my opinion, Typora is the best solution out there.
- Magnet: Because for some reason macOS does not come with a reliable window manager out of the box. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- Pandoc (🐧): You will never see me writing raw LaTeX ever again. I rely on
pandocheavily for all of my academic work.
- Alfred: To quickly find apps, I rely on Alfred.
- 1Password (💰): My password manager of choice.
- alex (🐧): Small utility I use for catching insensitive writing in my work.
- Day One: The journaling app I use to keep track of certain events in my life.
- Burp Suite (💰): The industry standard proxy of choice.
- waybackurls (🐧): What is there not to love about Tom’s tools?
- semgrep (🐧): Convenient static analysis tool that allows me to write custom rules to run against my codebase.
- Subfinder (🐧): One of the subdomain enumeration tools I use.
- assetfinder (🐧): A lightweight utility for finding hosts belonging to a target.
💬 Social networking
- Signal (🐧): Signal is my main messenger app.
- Nightfall (🐧): A macOS menu-bar app that allows me to quickly toggle dark mode.