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Hi, I'm Josh 👋

Currently I am building Primcloud a cloud hosting platform to deploy, manage and scale your apps. You can find me on Twitter & Indie Hackers . You can also check out my setup or what I am currently doing.

My Setup

This is a complete list of the tools, apps, services and hardware I use on a regular basis. The list contains tools I use in my work as a web and mobile app developer but also tools I use offline.

Hardware

  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
    - Processor: 2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
    - Memory: 64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
    - Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 4 GB (2048x1280)
    - External Display 1: 27-inch LG HDR 4K Display (3840x2160)
    - External Display 2: 27-inch LG HDR 4K Display (3840x2160)
    - External Display 3: 27-inch LG HDR 4K Display (3840x2160)
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
    - Processor: 2.6 Ghz 6-Core Intel Core i7
    - Memory: 16 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
    - Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 4 GB (2048x1280)
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
  • iPad Air 2 (16GB)
  • Apple Watch (Series 5, 44mm Space Gray)
  • AirPods (2nd Generation)

Software

  • Safari - Since macOS Monterey Public Beta 1, I started using Safari as my primary browser again.
  • CleanMyMac X - I use CleanMyMac X to keep my macOS clean from clutter.
  • Docker Desktop - Self explainatory. For running Docker on macOS.
  • Figma - I recently switched to Figma from Sketch to see what all the hubbub is about.
  • Googe Chrome - Same reason as Firefox even though Brave is Chromium.
  • Microsoft Edge (Dev) - Microsoft recently ditched their own engine for Edge in favor of Chromium so now I can test my websites on macOS.
  • Mosaic - This software is glorious. I use it to tile my windows how I want them. I highly suggest you use this too.
  • Mail - I switched from Spark back to default Mail app after having some issues with Zoho auth.
  • Music - Apple Music and Spotify are basically on par for musical selection. I choose Apple Music because I already have it on all my devices, and Verizon gave me a free lifetime subscription.
  • Notes - I use the default notes app to keep track of any notes I may need to take.
  • Photos - All my photos from my iPhone sync to iCloud so I can view them and share them with my family.
  • Podcasts - Self explanatory.
  • RDM - This fantastic tool allows me to set my 4K Dell displays to be in Retina mode even though macOS won't natively do it. I also use it to change my resolution for streaming.
  • Reminders - The recent massive update to Reminders for iOS 13 & macOS Catalina has made it a heck of a contender with other todo apps.
  • Slack - Majority of my community communication comes from Slack teams.
  • TablePlus - To handle all my administrational needs for databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis.
  • Terminal - I don't need anything fancy in my terminal choice, so I stick to default macOS terminal. Below are all the terminal based software I use.Tools:
  • Fish Shell - Recently switched from ZSH to Fish as it has more out of the box and looks really nice.
  • Git - Git is the only version control I need in my life.
  • jq - I use this to slice and dice JSON.
  • Homebrew - How all applications be it GUI or command line based get installed.
  • Httpie - Just easier to make "curl" requests with Httpie.
  • MAS - Great addition to Homebrew to keep all my macOS App Store applications updated too.
  • Visual Studio Code - My absolutely favorite and probably never going to be topped code editor.
  • Zoom - Use to meet with clients.