I’m the wearer of many hats at Code with Hugo.

Inspired Wes Bos’s “awesome-uses” collection. Here are the tools I use.

Table of Contents:


Editor(s) + Terminal

Full coding setup walkthrough: A simple JavaScript/Node coding setup on Mac OS X

Desktop Apps

I’ve detailed how I set up my desktop apps at A simple JavaScript/Node coding setup on Mac OS X

  • Raycast, improved spotlight that also does clipboard management and window resizing. Which means I can use 1 app instead of 2-3 (Rectangle, Lacona, Maccy)
  • Stats, “macOS system monitor in your menu bar”, I use this to see Battery levels as well as CPU/RAM/network usage (on some machines I also have temperature/fan info).
  • Kap for screen recordings
  • Gifski to generate and edit GIFs
  • Joplin, a free, secure, open-source, cross-platform notes app
  • Replaced by Raycast Rectangle, “Move and resize windows in macOS using keyboard shortcuts or snap areas"
  • Replaced by Raycast Lacona, “Launch apps and find your files instantly” a better “better spotlight” than Alfred
  • Replaced by Raycast Maccy a newer, lighter, easier to install version of Clipy
  • Replaced by Lacona Alfred, I just use Alfred as a better Spotlight Search.
  • Replaced by Maccy Clipy is the must-have Desktop app for me. It’s a clipboard manager, and it works. It’s actually the only thing that I struggle with when helping others code on their machines, having that multiple-entry clipboard is invaluable when refactoring, lifting and shifting etc…

Web apps and services


Using bookmarklets

  1. Right click the bookmarklet you want to add to your browser
  2. Select “Bookmark this link” or equivalent
  3. Save it as a bookmark
  4. You can now use the bookmarklet by selecting it from your bookmarks.


pmset sleepnow“Sleep” on Mac OS from the Terminal/Command Line (see original tweet)