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Juan Villela


Here’s some of the stuff I use for work and procrastination.



  • iMac 27” (2019) - A big Mac for making shiny squares look extra crispy.
  • HHKB Pro 2 - I got the all-black keys and it took me a while to get used to the new layout without being able to tell which key is which. Worth every penny, though.
  • Magic Trackpad 2 - I tried several mice and found the clicking unbearable. I don’t think there was anything wrong with any of them, but there’s definitely something wrong with my ears.
  • Audioengine A2+ - Not the best desktop speakers, but great for listening to podcasts while working.
  • UpDesk Standing Desk - The table is pretty good, but the customer service is literally nonexistent.
  • Secretlab Omega Chair - Great chair.
  • Tripp Lite 1500VA 900W UPS - I believe I heard about the brand from Marco Arment. Solid UPS.





Dracula Theme all the things.

  • VS Code - It’s pretty alright, but I’m curious to see what Panic does with Nova. Anything to get rid of another Electron app.
  • iTerm - Best macOS terminal.
  • Blink - Best iOS terminal.
  • Working Copy - I can’t believe this is an iOS app; paramount for mobile Git-ing.
  • Transmit - Rarely use it, but it’s nice to look at.
  • ShellFish - The iOS FTP app.
  • Affinity Designer - Who needs Photoshop.


I try my best to stay organized and mostly fail.

  • Things - I’ve tried them all and this UI is simply the best for me.
  • Drafts - All text starts here.
  • Jayson - Nice UI for JSON on iOS.
  • Scriptable - Some times you just need a little JavaScript.


  • Alfred - Spotlight is great and Launchbar looks nicer, but you just can’t compare to the power of Alfred.
  • Hazel - A computer should run itself. This does the trick.
  • Moom - Nifty little window manager.
  • Bartender - Too much crap on the menu bar.


For an even nerdier list, take a look at my dotfiles and see into the soul of my Mac. Or even my ESLint config, if you’re into that sort of thing.