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.


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.


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.


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!


5. Homebrew-Cask [macOS, Homebrew Extension]

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

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.


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