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19 Developer Tools to Improve Your Workflow βš‘πŸš€

Working smart, not hard, has become more important than ever. As developers, we frequently find ourselves juggling tasks, debugging problems, and managing complex projects, which makes determining the best workflow a challenge.

I've compiled a list of 19 developer tools that will help you code faster, collaborate more effectively, and handle any coding task that comes your way.

From terminal utilities, API tools, and Git clients to Regex and Cron expressions, documentation tools, and snippet libraries, I tried to cover various areas.

I've included direct links, descriptions, and visuals, so you can get an initial impression of each tool right away.


1. Tunnel (Sponsored)

The fastest way to bring your web app online, whether it's for your product manager to review or for a friend to check out. Perfect for previewing, testing, and leaving feedback on your application in seconds.

It creates a sharable URL for your website that lets viewers see your local changes in real time and leave feedback using built-in collaboration tools displayed alongside your website preview.

Get a preview URL with one terminal command and collaborate with hot reloading, live cursors, comments, video chat, and VSCode Live Share.

2. Rix AI

An AI-powered search engine specifically tailored to assist developers in finding accurate and relevant information efficiently.

By utilizing AI technology, Rix aims to enhance the search experience for developers, making it easier for them to access valuable resources, documentation, and other developer-related content.

3. Oh My Zsh

An open-source framework that enhances the Zsh shell with plugins and themes, improving developer productivity through auto-completions, syntax highlighting, and customization features.

4. Sentry

A real-time error-tracking platform for identifying and addressing software issues promptly. It offers detailed error reports and performance insights to streamline debugging and enhance application reliability.

5. Insomnia

A cross-platform REST API client that simplifies API development by providing a user-friendly interface for designing, testing, and managing APIs. It offers authentication support, code snippet generation, etc.

6. Dash

A documentation browser and code snippet manager offering offline access to 200+ API documentation sets. It boosts coding workflows with quick information retrieval and a customizable snippet library.

7. VS Code for Web

A web-based version of VS Code. It enables developers to quickly edit, debug, and collaborate on code directly in their web browser, making it a versatile tool for streamlined coding tasks and remote collaboration.

Visual Studio Code for the Web

8. Sourcetree

A user-friendly Git client for Windows and macOS, simplifying version control tasks with an intuitive graphical interface. Ideal for efficient code collaboration and management.

9. RegEx101

An online tool for developers to create, test, and fine-tune regular expressions across programming languages. It offers real-time pattern matching, highlighting, and explanations, streamlining text-processing tasks.

10. Sip

A modern color picker that allows you to create, manage, import, export, and share color palettes. This makes it easy to keep your color palettes organized and collaborate with others.

11. Sourcegraph

A powerful developer tool to provide code search and intelligence across your repositories. It enables you to quickly navigate, explore, and understand code, making collaboration and development more efficient.

12. Cronitor

A user-friendly online tool for simplifying cron expression creation and understanding. It translates complex cron schedules into easy-to-read explanations, enhancing developer productivity in task scheduling.

13. Tuple

A real-time remote pair programming tool that enhances coding experience among developers, enabling them to work jointly on code, and boost productivity for improved workflow efficiency.

14. Retool

A developer tool for creating quick, customized internal tools and dashboards, simplifying workflows by connecting databases, APIs, and more through a user-friendly interface.

Bold Tech | Leading Internal Tool & Retool Developers

15. EverSQL

A platform that provides essential tools for database developers, helping streamline their workflow. It offers solutions to enhance SQL query optimization, database performance, and schema analysis.

16. DBeaver

Free database tool for developers, SQL programmers, database administrators, and analysts that is available for free on multiple platforms. All popular databases are supported: Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, etc.

17. DevDocs

A reference tool offering quick and efficient access to extensive documentation for various programming languages, frameworks, and libraries, streamlining the developer workflow and enhancing productivity.

18. Diagrams .net

An intuitive online diagramming tool for developers. Create flowcharts, wireframes, and more with ease, while collaborating seamlessly and enhancing software design visualization.

draw.io

19. Habitica

A gamified task manager. It turns work into a role-playing game, making task management engaging and productive. Earn rewards, and level up as you go!

Habitica Β» Moritz Wachter


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ExoCody

Hi Mazda! Excellent share! Speaking of the topic, I'd like to introduce you to a platform that could be a valuable addition to this discussion. We're still in the development phase, but the launch is just around the corner: ExoCoding.com (exocoding.com). I invite you to be among the first to experience the platform and gain early access. Your feedback would be invaluable to us!

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Madza

Thanks for the valuable addition! πŸ™πŸ’–

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Rimsha Victor Gill

Thanks for your contribution! Articles like this, which share knowledge and help others, are what make the dev community so awesome. Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing more of your content.

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Madza

Awesome to hear it was helpful, thanks! πŸ™πŸ’–

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Tsavo Knott

Most definitely gotta check out pieces.app

It's a Workflow Copilot that runs on device (MacOS, Linux and Windows) !

Great for snippets, screenshots, related links and more!

Check it out & would love feedback!

youtu.be/BwPdotK4Dr4?si=YliPYgKg0f...

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Madza

Thanks for the valuable addition, Tsavo! πŸ‘πŸ’―

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amiceli

Nice post, GG. I approve Cronity, it saved my day many times ^^.

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Madza

My pleasure and thanks a lot! πŸ™πŸ’–

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adriens

Thanks for SIP, never heard about this tool ;-p

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Madza

My pleasure to share with you! πŸ™πŸ’–

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Cherlock Code πŸ”Ž

This is a great list of tools! I love finding cool tools that I can add to devpages.io a platform/hub I built for developer tools and resources πŸ˜ƒ

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Madza

Thanks for checking them out, means alot! πŸ‘πŸ’―

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John Koo | Start-up to Indie Hacking | πŸ€” πŸ’Ύ πŸš€

awesome. Thanks!

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Madza

My pleasure, John! πŸ‘πŸ’―

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Mahsima Dastan

Nice list. Thank you

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Madza

My pleasure! πŸ‘πŸ’―

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Francis.B

Excellent compilation πŸ‘Œ

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Madza

Thanks a lot, my pleasure to share with you! πŸ™πŸ’–

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Kirill Tkachev

Thanks for the article!
Oh My Zsh is my favorite. It's one of the first tools I'm installing on a new computer every single time

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Madza

Happy to hear that! πŸ™πŸ’–

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Bin

It is a nice list

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Madza

Happy to hear that! πŸ™πŸ’–

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Chris Schneider

Shout out to excalidraw.com/

I don't know how I did diagrams before, this has saved me so much effort while working remote.

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Madza

Pleasure to hear it was helpful! πŸ™πŸ’–