My Toolbox

These are the tools I use on a daily basis.

These are the tools I use in my UX design work at least once a week in 2019:

Hardware

  • 13" MacBook Air (2018)
  • Magic Trackpad

Productivity

  • Alfred: A meta tool like Apple’s Spotlight, but much more powerful. With “workflows”, I can turn certain apps on or off – even OSX’s native Dark Mode – via keyboard shortcut.
  • f.lux: to reduce the amount of blue light on my MacBook.
  • Moom: to move and resize windows via keyboard shortcuts.
  • GIF Brewery for creating GIF which I can, for example, put into Google Slides.
  • Byword for writing Markdown
  • Evernote for notes and bookmarks
  • Keynote and Google Slides for presentations
  • Google Sheets for crunching numbers

Wireframing, Lo-Fi Prototyping

  • Pen and paper
  • Sketch
  • Marvel App / InVision

Hi-Fi Prototyping, Interaction Design

  • Axure
  • HTML/CSS/JS
  • Pug, an extremely minimalistic whitespace-controlled templating language
  • Codepen for quick web interactions using HTML, CSS and JavaScript (or meta languages)

Coding

  • VS Code
  • Node
  • Gulp
  • GitHub, BitBucket
  • Terminal / command line
  • 11ty, a static site generator that works with Nunjucks, Liquid, Pug, Markdown, and other template languages – which I use for this site.

Testing, Analytics

  • Optimizely for A/B tests
  • Adobe Analytics
  • Webpagetest and Webpagetest API for testing web page performance
  • Google Lighthouse for ad hoc performance audits
  • Mouseflow for heatmaps
  • Google Puppeteer for automating screenshot capturing

Published: Jun 18, 2019

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