I always like reading lists of apps that developers use on a daily basis and I love finding ones that I have never heard of or never gave a chance. As 2011 comes to a close I wanted to share my favorite apps that I use on an almost daily basis.
Not a mac app but still the framework I use every single day and write posts about all the time. 🙂
This is a must for every computer that I own. I love the quick application launching, calculator, and custom commands you can use.
Previously I was using just the standard mail app but when 10.7 came out I really disliked it. So I found Sparrow and have been happy ever since. It is nice and light and does just enough for what I do.
I don’t always use a git gui, but when I do I choose Tower. I like the quick visual diffs and the clean layout. Another great git gui is gitbox which I use as well.
I use Mamp Pro just because it is easy. I like the fact that I can setup vhosts through a gui and not have to worry about installing apache, php, and mysql. Another benefit is that I work with a bunch of designers and with us all using Mamp I know what I build will run on their systems with out me having to do anything.
This is my code editor of choice right now. It is awesome and you should try it if you haven’t. More Sublime Text Posts
I found this a few months ago and it is really great for browser testing and inspired by Automator. So it is really simple to setup and use.
I use this every day to create notes, ideas, and write out features before starting coding. I have this setup to sync with dropbox so my notes are always available. More Tips
I have to connect to several dbs throughout my day and this app makes managing mysql a breeze.
CoRD is a Mac OS X remote desktop client for Microsoft Windows computers using the RDP protocol. At work we have a lot of old legacy sites that are running on windows hosting and I really like this app because of its speed compared to others I have tried.
For other common day to day applications I use Chrome as my browser, iChat, Textual IRC, dropbox, and Feedly for my rss feeds.