Syropia

Uses

Gear & Software

Updated: August 12th, 2021

This is where I'll try and keep an updated summary of the hardware, software, and tooling I use for web development and streaming. Inspired by Uses.tech.

Development

Software

  • Brave — For browsing and development.
  • Alfred — Like Spotlight, but way better.
  • Discord, Slack — For chatting on-line.
  • 1Password — Quick, secure access to all my passwords.
  • Bear — For quick notes, and ideas.
  • Notion — For project management, longer form writing, grocery lists, etc.
  • Spotify — For tunes and podcasts.
  • Fantastical — A nice minimal calendar app.
  • OBS Studio — For livestreaming code and gaming on Twitch.
  • Loopback — Easy per-source audio routing.
  • IconJar — A place to store, organize and search my ever-growing collection of icons.
  • Droplr — For sharing screenshots and recordings.
  • Sip — A clean and minimal colour grabbing tool.
  • Figma — For all my design needs.
  • Magnet — Awesome little window management tool.
  • PixelSnap — For measuring spacing and sizes on screen.
  • Übersicht - Little desktop widgets you can write in React.
  • Davinci Resolve — For creating video-based animations.

2020 M1 Mac Mini

  • Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU, 8‑core GPU and 16‑core Neural Engine
  • 16GB unified memory
  • 512GB SSD storage

PC Build

  • ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC
  • Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
  • Corsair Hydro Series H115i Pro RGB
  • WD Black 512GB Performance SSD
  • Samsung 970 PRO M.2 SSD
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3, 80 Plus Gold 650W
  • NZXT S340 Elite (White)

Peripherals

  • Massdrop ALT Mechanical Keyboard
  • Glorious Model D White Matte Mouse
  • Glorious Mouse Bungee (White)
  • Glorious XL - 16"x18" - Stealth Edition Mousepad
  • Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Headphones
  • Logitech C920 Webcam HD Pro
  • Shure MV7 Microphone (XLR connection)
  • Focusrite Scarlett Solo Audio Interface
  • Elgato Stream Deck
  • Flexible Ring Light from Amazon
  • DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
  • ASUS ROG PG248Q (Primary monitor)
  • BenQ BL2420PT 24" QHD 1440p IPS (Secondary monitor)
  • UGREEN USB 3.0 Sharing Switch
  • iPhone 12 Pro (Pacific Blue)
  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • AirPods (for on the go)