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Dennis Morello

Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.

I get asked a lot about the things I use to build software, stay productive, or buy to fool myself into thinking I'm being productive when I'm really just procrastinating. Here's a big list of all of my favorite stuff.

Workstation

  • 16″ MacBook Pro, M2 Pro, 32GB RAM (2023)

    I've used Intel-based Macs for years and the difference with Apple Silicon is night and day. I've never heard the fans turn on a single time — even under heavy workloads — and the battery lasts a full working day.

  • Apple Magic Mouse

    Something about all the gestures makes me feel like a wizard with special powers. I really like feeling like a wizard with special powers.

Development tools

  • Visual Studio Code

    I don't care if it is missing all of the fancy IDE features everyone else relies on, VS Code is still the best text editor ever made. And, if miss a feature, there is a plugin for that.

  • Warp

    The built-in macOS Terminal has being been the same for decades now, I needed something more customizable. I've used iTerm for a while, but Warp is just on another level.

Productivity

  • Raycast

    macOS Spotlight is nice, but as a developer, I need customization and more productivity features. Raycast is just what I've always looked for. It is the VS Code of the application launcher world.