6 Productivity Tools I Can’t Live Without Part 3

A list of really awesome tools I use every day to increase my productivity. Part 1 / Part 2.

1. Octotree (github.com/buunguyen/octotree) [Browser extension]

Browser extension (Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari) to show a code tree on GitHub. Awesome for exploring project source without having to pull every single repository to your machine.

Octotree

2. OctoLinker (octolinker.github.io) [Browser extension]

Navigate through projects on GitHub.com efficiently with the OctoLinker browser extension. Great for viewing JS/Node/Ruby/Python sources.

OctoLinker

3. Oh-My-Zsh (ohmyz.sh) [Shell]

Oh-My-Zsh is an open source, community-driven framework for managing your ZSH configuration. It comes bundled with a ton of helpful functions, helpers, plugins, themes, and a few things that make you shout…

One big feature Oh-My-Zsh adds is an enhanced <tab> behavior to various of things. E.g. type npm run <tab> will show all available npm scripts commands from package.json, and all navigable with arrows. Same for cd and git commands. Plugins need to be activated in .zshrc file.

Oh-My-Zsh

4. FZF (github.com/junegunn/fzf) [Shell extension]

Command-line fuzzy finder

In shell (bash/zsh), ctrl+r searches recent commands but shows only a single result. FZF is more like most editors’ CMD+T, where it shows multiple fuzzy matches for a search string, navigable by arrows. Love it!

FZF

5. Homebrew-Cask [macOS, Homebrew Extension]

Homebrew-Cask extends Homebrew and brings its elegance, simplicity, and speed to macOS applications and large binaries alike.
Homebrew-Cask

By far, the easiest way to install applications on macOS. Here are some of the apps I install on a fresh OS installation:

brew cask install google-chrome java atom shiftit spotify skype iterm2 sublime-text franz bartender hyperdock skitch tower bettertouchtool

6. Franz (meetfranz.com) [macOS/Windows/Linux]

Franz is a free messaging app that combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and many more.

As a previous user of Trillian, Adium and other messenger combiners, this is essential. This app brings the web interfaces of many services into a single tabbed app with notifications.

Franz

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