Not strictly a development tool, but I can’t use my Mac without it. Alfred is what Spotlight should have been – it’s an application launcher, search bar, clipboard and snippet manager, calculator, dictionary, and more all rolled into one lightweight app. Where Alfred gets really powerful though is with custom workflows that allow you to trigger actions or scripts from any keyword or hotkey. Check out the Workflows on the Alfred Forum to see what I mean.
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