4 Tools You Can’t Live Without

In this post I will cover the tools I use in my daily life as a software engineer, let’s start. This will include extensions, platforms, and a terminal which I can guarantee will speed up your workflow.


1. Linear (Kanban Board)

If you’ve used Trello before it should be a smooth transition, but with benefits. Linear is the new way to streamline products creation, issues, sprints and product roadmaps. The main difference where Linear really shines is its integration, it enables Github, Figma and Slack to name a few, to easily migrate issues based on a Github pull request without any additional setup like .

And modern design is a nice change too, to really make you feel like we’ve moved into the 21st century.

It’s worth noting, you need to authorize it with the respective platform like Github for it to work.

https://linear.app/

demo


2. Advanced New File

Advanced-new-file is a Vscode extension that allows you to create files anywhere in your workspace with the keyboard, a pretty neat extension if you’re like me and hate moving your hands with the keyboard.
demo
source from github repo


3. Warp (Terminal)

Terminal for the 21st century, with features like auto completion, what they call blocks and multiple tabs to run all your scripts at the same time, and more is covered right here.

The main reason I’m using warp is that it doesn’t distort the features, but rather the fact that it’s an external terminal that keeps running though my code editor. But it is worth a try.

It’s worth noting, Warp is only for macOS for a while, but will come to Windows at some point.
https://www.warp.dev/

demo


4. Wrap HTML Tags

htmltagwrap wraps your selection in HTML tags. It can also wrap selects that span multiple lines. htmltagwrap is the extension I thought I never needed, but turns out I can’t imagine myself without it. And as we’ve established, I love the freedom to use the keyboard for every possible task, so this extension is another one for the books.

how to use it

Select one or more blocks of text or strings of text.
Press Alt+W or Option+W for Mac.
Type the tag name you want.
demo
source from github repo


So I think this covers it. I hope you can use it and have been inspired to try one of the four apps in this post.

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