Uses

This article was published on Feb 22, 2022, and takes approximately 3 minutes to read.

Curious about my setup? The software I use daily? Here's a list where you can check that.

Commons

To avoid the feeling of "always working" or "always doing my stuff", I like to have a different environment for both personal and work-related moments. This helps me a lot with unconsciously know what moment of my day I'm.

Although, there are a bunch of things I use in both environments. Here they are:

Software

  • Google Chrome;
  • VSCode;
  • OBS Studio - To record screen, mic, and sometimes my webcam;
  • Figma - to create designs;
  • Notion - to keep notes, write drafts and organize myself;
  • 1Password - password manager;
  • VLC - to watch any kind of video;

Peripherals

Work environment (macOS)

Hardware

  • MacBook PRO 2020 13-inch;
  • Intel Core i5 1.4GHz;
  • 8GB RAM DDR;
  • Intel Iris Plus 645 1536MB;

Software

  • iTerm2 - amazing macOS terminal;
  • zsh + "Oh My ZSH!" - terminal framework;
  • Alfred4 - this is an amazing search bar tool that helps you find files, open apps, search at google, etc.;
  • Bartender4 - menu bar icons organizer;
  • RunCat - shows nicely the CPU usage;
  • BeFocused - timer to do pomodoro technique;
  • Clipy - open-source clipboard extension. Allow you to keep the history of your CTRL + C;
  • PixelSnap - measure distance for element in the screen. Really useful for pixel perfect implementations;
  • Relax - an app that mutes your speakers when you disconnect a headset or sleep the laptop. Helpful for the cases you just open your laptop and it starts to play something loud;
  • Kap - a tool to capture screen and export to GIF or MP4;
  • magnet - window layout manager;

Peripherals

  • Sony WH-1000XM3 - noise-canceling/Bluetooth. Excellent when I need to work from the office;

Miscellaneous

VSCode Setup

For VSCode, I used to have a different setup for work and home but since MS had implemented an built-in account settings sync, I'd rather keep using the same extensions and plugins everywhere.

Font

  • Fira Code - open-source code font with ligatures which makes easier to read code;

Theme

Plugins

To make it easier highlight some plugins that are a must in my opinion, I add then a suffix star (⭐).