OS X Apps for iOS Development
These are the OS X apps (besides Xcode) that I find almost essential for iOS development:
A native OS X git client for viewing repositories. It’s useful to quickly see what files I’ve modified as well as any changes team members have pushed. Searching commit messages with a simple search box is also super handy and nicer than using the command line.
I held out on this one but started getting annoyed with not being able to see line numbers in diffs in OS X’s File Merge app. Worth getting if you spend time looking at diffs every day.
Essential for more advance git commands and for a better look under the hood.
My preferred music streaming service. I tried out both Spotify and Rdio over a year ago and preferred Rdio’s user interfaces on OS X and iOS. The “Play Later” feature is well done and often used.
It’s not that good but I’ve been using it for a long time. I used to write Rails code with it but now I use it primarily for editing plain text files and as a secondary code browser. Not recommend.
It’s been my primary browser for a few years. I use Chrome as my secondary but prefer Safari since it looks and behaves more like a native OS X app.
Technically this isn’t aways open but I’m constantly using the Safari browser extension to automagically enter passwords.