Michael Bonner

Software and other things I recommend.

I get asked about the things I use to build software and stay productive. Here’s a list of some of my favorite stuff.

Workstation
Link MacBook Pro 14" M1 Pro - 32GB RAM

This computer is a beast. I've been using it since January 2022 and love it.

Link Apple Studio Display

I prefer to have one high resolution monitor instead of two different monitors. Check out Raycast below for some helpful window snapping stuff.

Link Logitech Streamcam

I'm in Zoom calls all day, so it made sense to spend a little money for a good webcam.

Link Blue Yeti x

Zoom is hard enough already, I don't want to make it harder by being hard to understand on calls. This mic was relatively cheap and does a good job.

Link AirPods Max

Can't say enough good things about these. If you have Apple stuff they are definitely worth the price.

Development Tools
Link VS Code

I use VS Code for all my development needs. I've tried a few different editors, but I always come back to VS Code.

Link TablePlus

Great software for working with databases.

Link Warp

Like the regular terminal, but looks better and has more features

Link oh my zsh

Big fan of the zsh shell. Check out zsh-autosuggestions as well.

Link Fira Code

Nice looking font face with ligatures

Link Docker Desktop

Docker Desktop is invaluable for local development

Productivity Tools
Link 1Password

The best password manager I have used

Link Arc Browser

A great browser for Mac

Link Raycast

Spotlight replacement for Mac with window management, clipboard history, and more

Link BetterTouchTool

A productivity powerhouse for me. I use it for window snapping, keyboard shortcuts, and more.

Link Webcatalog

Turns websites into apps, which is super handy if you have clients. I like being able to open one app when I'm working on a client project which contains the project management tool, error tracking, etc.

Link SavvyCal

Makes it super easy to just send a URL to a client and let them pick a meeting time that works for them

Link Notion

Great for keeping things organized; super powerful and configurable