These are some of the tools I use and like, and some notes on how I configure them.

First, my dotfiles contain a ton of configuration, and are how I automatically synchronize most of my terminal and macOS preferences. It also contains the apps I install on macOS and linux.


I’ve been using vim since college and I’m pretty dependent on it. It’s my go to for quick changes.

My current graphical editor of choice is Visual Studio Code with vim emulation (make sure to set up the cli tool). I’m also exploring using Nova from panic, but don’t see it becoming my primary editor without vim keybindings.

Desktop Apps

iOS Apps

  • Apple Photos - my current choice for photo organization
  • Dark Sky - weather
  • GPX to Photos - my own tool for geotagging photos
  • Gaia GPS - the best gps app on iOS
  • Mobile Passport - get back into the US so fast it feels like you’re not allowed to
  • Parcel - delivery tracking
  • Peloton - the at-home workouts are quite great
  • Prompt - iOS ssh/terminal emulator
  • Scorekeeper XL - nice app for keeping score when playing games with friends
  • Slopes - ski tracking, probably one of the best iOS apps out there
  • Transmit - file transfers (not available anymore unfortunately)