Does anyone use their mac for programming and if so what apps do you recommend?

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I've been using my Mac for programming since I got it but I always feel like I'm missing out on some essential apps. Can anyone recommend some apps that you use and that you find extremely useful?
 
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I tend to just use VS Code for Python. The only slightly leftfield thing I use for development is Tower as a git client. It’s expensive but its undo functionality has saved me a few times.
 
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I thought it might be useful to share the software we use for development on macOS as it is such a personal thing I'd expect there to be a lot alternatives available which is good.

So my stack is this:
  • Visual Studio Code (and extensions)
    • Github Copilot
    • Github Copilot Chat
  • Git (latest version installed via Homebrew)
  • Navicat for PostgreSQL
  • Warp Terminal
  • Homebrew
  • ChatGPT 4
  • VMware Fusion 13.5 Pro
  • Xcode
  • Apple Music (essential!!)
Furthermore I always have a $5 a month VPS up and running 24/7 so I can run the PostgreSQL server running on a proper Linux distro to make sure macOS does not cause issues.

What about you guys?
 
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