Things I use

I receive a lot of questions on stream about my setup and what I use. So here's a list! ✨ Click on the filter buttons to view items in that category.

Last updated 9 March 2021


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Brave Browser

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Brave is my current cross-device browser of choice. It claims to be three times faster than chrome, have better privacy by default than Firefox, and use 35% less battery on mobile.

Brave uses Chromium under the hood, so the dev tools are familiar. Also, I'm signed up to the Brave Rewards programme for creators. Brave Rewards is built on the Basic Attention Token (BAT), a new way to value attention, connecting users, content creators, and advertisers. If you're using Brave, you can tip me directly whilst using the website using the rewards icon next to the address bar.

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Figma

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Figma is a collaborative interface design tool you can use in the browser. I use this primarily to work with Jacob D'Rozario — my Twitch branding designer — to collaborate on ideas and assets.

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f.lux

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f.lux is an essential application for me — it's one of the first things I install on a new machine. I have pretty sensitive eyes and f.lux ensures that I am shielded from too much blue light throughout the day and late at night.

The only downside to f.lux is that if I'm streaming late at night, viewers aren't able to see what I'm doing on screen — and so I turn it off for a better audience experience. I'm still experimenting with my monitor settings to see if I can achieve the same results with hardware — but f.lux is just so easy to use and makes my life so much more comfortable in front of a screen.

View f.lux website
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iTerm2

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My terminal of choice is iTerm2. I recently started using Zsh rather that Bash, but only because it's now the default shell that ships with iTerm2.

I use a minimally configured Zsh setup, which includes some colour customisations, git branch display and some helpful aliases.

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Miro

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I started using Miro in 2020 as a replacement for physical whiteboards when the world started working remotely. Whilst it's not a perfect replacement for the real thing, if you want cloud-collaborative software that's capable of visualising ideas and concepts in a digital space, or if you just want to stick a load of post-it notes somewhere, Miro is fantastic.

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Spectacle

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I've used Spectacle for years — it's one of the first apps I install on a new machine. It's unobtrusive, easy to use, and easy to configure. The only known issue with Spectacle is if you're working with more than one external monitor, you might need to remap the next/previous display commands in the opposite direction.

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Visual Studio Code

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My current IDE of choice is Visual Studio Code. It's free, built on open source, and runs everywhere.

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