• Emanuel S.Emanuel S., 7 years ago

    In this moment of time where tools like Sketch, Framer, Principle, Origami and a whole other batch of them are exclusive for the macOS, I think it doesn't make sense to swich. Also Windows should be enough for you to say "ewww".

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    • Emily SaforrianEmily Saforrian, 7 years ago

      Agreed, I really like the Sketch -> Framer Studio workflow. Additionally, if you do development, getting setup on a Mac is much easier then on Windows. Getting down into the command line is easier and I can use tools like Homebrew to install Linux type tools. While, I'm sure it's possible to run a design AND dev environment in Windows, it's been a long time since I did that and think it would be very disruptive.

      1 point
    • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

      "Ewww" might be overstating a bit -- Windows has improved dramatically over recent years, if you haven't spent time with it lately (though I really can't stand how Windows handles type on screen, which is sort of a deal-breaker for me). But the point stands. Of the web dev tools I use and can't live without, most are Mac-exclusive:

      • Sketch + Invision Craft
      • Transmit
      • Affinity Designer (Windows version imminent)
      • Pixelmator
      • Sequel Pro
      • Dash
      • CodeKit
      • Terminal / UNIX
      • Ulysses (not web dev, but still)
      • Ember
      • Tower
      • Screenflow
      • Keynote
      • IconJar
      • ImageOptim
      • Fusion/Parallels to virtualize Windows

      Coda / Espresso I don't use, but admire; Sublime Text is cross platform, as is Atom & Brackets. But if I couldn't use the apps on that list, I'd do something else besides make web sites.

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