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Madza
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What mobile apps do you use to assist you in your developer workflow?

I use DEV and Reddit for some dev discussions while in commute and Podcasts while doing sports/training. I also believe that putting down ideas, whenever they arrive, is crucial, so I use Trello for that. Plus E-mail to get real-time communication notifications when I'm AFK.

As you see I keep it pretty minimal and believe that main workflow should always be in your PC/Mac. I believe that putting too much stuff in phone can become a distraction sooner or later.

Could you briefly describe your mobile phone setup you use to assist you in your developer workflow? What are some apps you would recommend to try?

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mike dg

Google Keep is basically my sticky notes for transient dev work.

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Madza Author • Edited

used them on my pc for a while, found out them to be relatively slow at accessing and processing, switched to notion and now trello :)

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saint4eva

Microsoft Todo and OneNote.

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Madza Author

Tbh never actually explored MS mobile products :)
Thanks for recommendation, would check them out :)

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saint4eva

That would really be nice. Both products are excellent and have been serving me very well.

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Ítalo Sousa

Notion is awesome and also markdown friendly

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Madza Author

Sure thing, the possibilities are endless, it's almost to the point that it seems too much (I never though there would be a case I would say that about some app), hahah xdd

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Ítalo Sousa

Haha totally. Everything I made with Notion does not beat 10% of all possibilities

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Dmitriy Startsev

I use Telegram for communication.

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Madza Author

Never tried it tbh, is it better than Slack?

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Alan

YES

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Kelvin Thompson

Usually I use SSH and Termux on my Pixel2XL, or via Snowflake (github.com/subhra74/snowflake) on my laptop, but I've recently installed and am trying out NoMachine (nomachine.com/everybody) which is totally cross platform (Android and iOS too!) Along with these, I use my portable keyboard that I love and have been using for over a year now -- it has no stickers or name on it, but it's aluminum housing with a trac-pad for $40CDN. I have no affiliation, but here's the amazon page for it since it's great: amazon.ca/dp/B077SD8PHT/ref=pe_303... . Also is this amazing bluetooth speaker ($36CDN) that is exceptional sounding and has a microSD slot too! Again, no affiliation: amazon.ca/dp/B01HTH3C8S/ref=pe_303... . I wanted to give the links since it took me a lot of time and research to find! Cheers!

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Madza Author

Thanks for the portable keyboard link, might try it out one day :)
I was familiar with Anker products, especially speakers, power-banks, chargers. Great quality for the price :)

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Luca Nerlich

I mostly browse HackerNews and Gitlab Activities via Firefox iOS.

Appwise, I use Github, Papership (To read paper etc) and slack for communication.

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Madza Author

i had github on my phone, tho never used it for anything productive, rather than just getting notifications :)

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Francis Peixoto

Termux on my Dex enabled phone with code-server (arm build) as my IDE. I use Trello or github issues (via fasthub) as my team management tools.