Feb 6th, 2022
So people have been asking me to write this because I have an entire workflow system thing set up that I can’t really live without. My setup isn’t necessarily complicated or advanced but I will attempt to keep this updated. So here you go Harsh 😊
Laptop: Macbook Pro 16” 2021 (M1)
- Magnet: super nice for window management! Once you can memorize the keyboard shortcuts, window management is arguably better than windows. I’ve left the settings at default.
- Alfred: App Launcher, Password tracker, Calculator, Clipboard, Music Player, File Searcher. I swear this is something I cannot live without. Here are the workflows I like to use:
- Timer by Daniel Bader
- Search Notes by Sean Ballinger
- Kill Proccess by Nathan Greenstein
- clc by Avi Aryan
- Caffeinate Control by Shawn Patric Rice
- Downer Media by Vitor Galvao: this person has a really nice master list of workflows here: https://github.com/vitorgalvao/alfred-workflows
- Markdown Editors
- Anytype: Selfhosted Notion. I’ve been alpha testing Anytype for a little bit and I’ve been enjoying it. I think I’ll probably stick with notion though since cloud is soo much more convenient than having to manually back up local stuff.
- Typora: My holy grail markdown editor. Has nice LaTeX support. I use the default theme with Github syntax highlighting and Dracula for the dark mode.
- Spotify → Spicetify
- I use Spicetify to customize my Spotify installation. I’m currently running DribblishDynamic and FullAppDisplay, shuffle+ and the reddit custom app.
- Texteditors: Vim, VSCode
- My Vim config is pretty default because I mostly use it for short one off things
- VSCode: The only extension I have that’s not a language support one is bracket pair colorizer. I highly recommend it. I’m currently running quiet light but I think I want to switch around and come back to what themes/fonts/color schemes I like. I do like using light mode at night so maybe take my opinion with a grain of salt.
Terminal: iterm 2, solarized light theme
I alternate between Fish and Zsh.
- MaterialFox, using this for my usercss because I’m a normie and I’m too lazy to port my chrome workflow to Firefox
- CheckerPlus 4 Gmail: Super useful for when you’re sending email confirmations to your personal account and also waiting on mails from your work account. Do I recommend for people who are busy and actually have a life? NO. Usually this thing is just muted lmao
- Bitwarden: Because I can’t be bothered to remember 133 passwords on different sites with different requirements sigh
- [Disabled] Sideberry: Great Tree-Style-Tab extension for firefox but I’ve yet to get used to that so I just don’t use it.
- TabStash: I use it to tuck away some tabs when I want to switch tasks, which is very often, and then revisit those tabs later. Super convenient for setting up class-based workspaces for school that I can pop in and out of without having to remember what tabs I need open for certain assignments.
- UBlock: I use this to block trackers and make my browser run faster :)
- Save to Notion: I use this to keep track of cool articles and job postings I apply to. I have a template linked somewhere on this website for the database that I store my job apps in.
- Reading List: This is basically a replacement for chrome’s reading list but honestly I could just make a bookmark folder for this and delete the extension. The only thing that’s nice is that it keeps track of what you’ve read and what you have not albeit buggily.
- LeechBlock: I use to block sites when I need to focus in. You could honestly use it to block anything for any reason gg
- NuTab: This is what I use to mock me when i’m not at peak 100% chad productivity. I make a giant todo list and every time I open a tab, my list stares back at me,,, mocking me for not completing tasks. But yet I still procrastinate sigh
- Octotree: nice little tool for navigating big github repos. You can basically see the file structure of any public non org repo in a side pane. You can navigate all the folders without leaving the page that you’re on so this is perfect for devs.
- Newsfeed Eradicator: Gets rid of the most addictive part of social media for me. It basically prevents me from using Leechblock unless it’s a truly desperate situation.