Favorite Mac Apps for 2016
These apps help me each day as I build content and help customers as a Developer Evangelist at Bandwidth.
Sweet application to show all the available hotkeys for an open window by holding the CMD(⌘) Button.
Just hold the ⌘-Key a bit longer to get a list of all active short cuts of the current application.www.mediaatelier.com
We here at Bandwidth recently switched to Slack from HipChat. I haven’t really found either one to be ‘better’ than the other. However, Slack has certainly encouraged more of us to ‘Send less email’ than HipChat ever did.
Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern…slack.com
Tired of /giphy messing up pretty much every gif in Slack? GIF Keyboard offers similar functionality but lets you choose specific GIFs
Send the perfect GIF and video responses with the GIF Keyboard by Riffsywww.riffsy.com
I really only use this for my Logitech Master MX. Pressing the thumb button and gliding the mouse right/left moves windows between my monitors.
SizeUp allows you to quick resize and position your windows with shortcutswww.irradiatedsoftware.com
Nice little program to clear out caches and free up some extra HDD space
CleanMyMac 3 is a cleanup app for Mac. It helps you clean your Mac, monitor its health, optimize it for speed, and more…macpaw.com
GIFs are awesome… Embedded GIFs in READMEs / Blogs/ How-to Guides are fantastic. RecordIt makes it super easy to capture a selection of screen to create relevant gifs.
Running servers locally can sometimes be a pain if your mac sleeps. Caffeine prevents that.
Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon in the right side of your menu bar. Click it to prevent your Mac from…lightheadsw.com
Apple just recently rolled in F.Lux functionality for iOS. F.Lux changes the display’s white balance to make your screen less harsh as the sun goes down.
Is your computer keeping you up late? f.lux is free software that warms up your computer display at night, to match…justgetflux.com
Atom has slowly passed Sublime Text 3 as my preferred editor. I’ve found the plugin list is almost equivalent (for what I use).
At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted: hackable to the core, but approachable on the first day…atom.io
No longer do I read every article, watch each video, or try each new app as I stumble across it. Instead, I like to use Pocket to keep track of interesting tidbits across the net and revisit at a more convenient time.
Oh My Zsh
Oh My Zsh is a replacement terminal for Mac. Instead of using traditional bash, Oh My Zsh offers autocomplete, Git plugins, and other niceties when working from the terminal.
Oh-My-Zsh is an open source, community-driven framework for managing your ZSH configuration. It comes bundled with a…ohmyz.sh
Menu Meters for El Capitan
Simple addon that helps see CPU usage (among other things). Recently MenuMeters broke when I upgraded to El Capitan. This is a port/fix!
It's a port to OS X El Capitan 10.11 of our beloved utility MenuMeters by Alex Harper, at http://ragingmenace.com. As…member.ipmu.jp
I like to keep track of how much times I spend on different tasks. hr is a dead simple app that lets you track time. Reviewing totals each week helps find and fix inefficiencies.
And that’s it for now. I’ll publish my favorite web-apps and mobile apps soon!