Everyday Carry

My used tools, hardware and more

This is a complete list of the tools, apps, services and hardware I use on a regular basis. The list contains tools I use in my work as a web developer but also tools I use at home.

# Hardware

MacBook
I'm using two MacBooks at the moment.
The first one is my personal MBP (Early) 2017, 13" with the standard specs and the second one is my workhorse that I'm using at work: MBP (Late) 2019, 15", 16GB RAM, 256 GB SSD and an i7.

Monitor
I like it big!
And that's why I got the same monitor for work and also my private stuff at home: The LG 34'' IPS 21:9 Curved UltraWide.

Phone
I also git two iPhones.
The first one is my private one: iPhone 11 Pro, 64GB, Spacegrey
The second one is my work-phone: iPhone XR, 64GB, Black

Tablet
As you might already have noticed: I am an apple fanatic!❤️
That's why I go with my iPad Pro 12.9" (2017), 64GB still every day.

Watch
The latest Apple Watch (With GSM). Obviously.

# Software

Programming
  • PhpStorm
  • VSCode
  • PAW (Rest Client)
  • ForkLift (For uploading files via FTP or managing data on my S3 buckets)
  • Vagrant + Laravel Homestead
  • Laravel Valet
  • iTerm (With the Spaceship theme)
  • Docker for Desktop
  • Xcode
  • Tower (My favourite Git client)

Browser
  • Google Chrome (For almost everything)
  • Safari (Only for testing)

Media
Since apple decoupled the iTunes stuff, I go with the Music-App on my MacBook.
For Podcasts I'm using the Podcast-App and for Movies (from iTunes) the TV-App.

Notes + Calendar
I really love Bear for taking notes. When it comes to appointments, I go with Fantastical.

Communication / Chat
There are three tools that I'm using every day:
  • Slack
  • Telegram
  • Hangouts (Only at work)

# Services

Development
For my development environment, I like to have it scalable.
That's why I'm running all my services and applications in the cloud using a couple of different hosting providers:
In order to get the most out of these providers, I am using services like Laravel Forge or Laravel Vapor.

Multimedia
I love music. Really. But I don't like to install apps like Spotify or Deezer on my devices just to listen to music.
Apple Music has a huge collection of music for every situation.

When it comes to movies and series, I'm using services like Netflix and Apple TV+.

Gaming
Yup. There are services, that could be useful for gaming. Especially for mac-users like I am.
For gaming I prefer my gaming-machine in the cloud using Shadow.
Shadow gives me a virtual machine that is suited for high-end gaming.
WITH ZERO LATENCY!!!

Backup
Backblaze is the place to store your backups! No further words needed.

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