Question Friday #1: What is your top 5 tool you use on a daily basis?

Yuri Alves on January 10, 2020

What are the top 5 tools you use on a daily basis. I use At work: Visual studios Affinity Browsers(Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explore) Exc... [Read Full]
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  1. VS Code for editing,
  2. Hyper terminal + OhMyZsh,
  3. Endel for listening,
  4. Notion for notes & writing,
  5. Stylus chrome extension to allow custom CSS on any site, especially looking at PRs on GitHub

I have never heard of Endel, and I just checked it out, and I have to say it’s amazing.

  1. VS Code
  2. Pen & Paper
  3. Chrome with assorted dev tools (react, apollo, pesticide, lastpass)
  4. DBeaver
  5. Spotify

Had to leave out some key ones like Terminal and Coffee Machine, but these 5 I use most frequently throughout the day


Assuming we are speaking about software tools;


  • Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code (depends what I'm doing)
  • Azure DevOps
  • Windows Terminal (and therein, PowerShell)
  • Whatever video conferencing solution is du jour
  • Microsoft Office (mainly Word, sometime Excel, Powerpoint under duress)

Not software, but essential for my sanity:

  • Noise Cancelling Headphones (Sony WH-1000XM3).


  • Ableton Live
  • VCV Rack
  • Arturia V Collection (tied with NI Komplete, I guess).
  • Max for Live
  • Visual Studio Code

Not software, but essential for for everyone else's sanity:

  • Noise Cancelling Headphones.


  • Manjaro
  • Atom


  • Windows 10
  • VS Code
  • Cmdr


  • Sublime Text
  • Robo 3T
  • Insomnia
  • Firefox Dev Ed. / Chrome
  1. VS Code
  2. PowerShell & Azure CLI
  3. LucidChart & PlantUML
  4. Mindjet Mindmanager
  5. Azure DevOps
  1. VS Code
  2. Chrome browser
  3. Terminator terminal emulator
  4. Bash, I suppose
  5. Git
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