What are the free tools in your web development workflow that not many people know about?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/webdev

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  • browser-compat-data

    This repository contains compatibility data for Web technologies as displayed on MDN

    I am not so sure that this is a resource that not too many people know about, but I find myself referencing the MDN site (https://developer.mozilla.org) almost daily for HTML, CSS, JavaScript reference information.

  • devdocs

    API Documentation Browser

    devdocs.io awesome docs for everything and it's also offline and allows to use it offline

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • jq

    Command-line JSON processor

  • dbgate

    Database manager for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MongoDB, SQLite and others. Runs under Windows, Linux, Mac or as web application

    dbgate is the best I've found.

  • free-for-dev

    A list of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings that have free tiers of interest to devops and infradev

  • postman-app-support

    Postman is an API platform for building and using APIs. Postman simplifies each step of the API lifecycle and streamlines collaboration so you can create better APIs—faster.

    postman before you add your API fetch to your code, check to see if it's working

  • Web-Design-Pirate

    DevTools Extension for Chrome and Firefox - Fast and easy way to copy full HTML widgets, components, and parts of web design. :boat: :ghost: :anchor:

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • dbeaver

    Free universal database tool and SQL client

  • i3

    A tiling window manager

    i3wm, a popular keyboard centered minimal tiling windows manager, I can't imagine using a floating window manager again, especially for development, it's way more productive to use once nailed tbh https://github.com/i3/i3

  • insomnia

    The open-source, cross-platform API client for GraphQL, REST, and gRPC.

    Insomnia, a FOSS postman replacement + supports vim keys pretty well https://github.com/Kong/insomnia

  • vimium

    The hacker's browser.

    Vimium to have vim keys in the browser https://github.com/philc/vimium

  • horizon-ui-chakra

    The most trendiest & innovative Open Source Admin Template for Chakra UI & React!

  • autocomplete

    Fig adds autocomplete to your terminal.

    Fig: https://fig.io its adds autocomplete to your terminal

  • thefuck

    Magnificent app which corrects your previous console command.

    ddev - a local dev environment based on docker, that has everything you need. It has been a life changer. thefuck - autocorrect inside your terminal by just typing "fuck"

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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