• Matt SistoMatt Sisto, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    Spotify :)

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  • barry saundersbarry saunders, almost 8 years ago

    I find two monitors distracting, particularly if I'm using a Wacom. Just give me a single, big monitor.

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  • Poyi ChenPoyi Chen, almost 8 years ago

    I have a 15" MBP with two 24"Dell monitors.

    One monitor for communication and entertainment: Mail, chat + music

    One for various design/code related apps: Sketch, Sublime and Terminal.

    One for finding + consuming information: Browser, reading documents, etc..

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  • Richard BallermannRichard Ballermann, almost 8 years ago

    The less you have to switch between windows, the quicker you'll be. I want to pull my hair out any time I have to work in a single window these days and the drop in my productivity is huge.

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  • Marcus RelacionMarcus Relacion, almost 8 years ago

    It's a bit overkill on my end, but at work I have 3 monitors currently setup.

    On the left: 24" ASUS in portrait orientation and that is where sublime and iterm2 typically live.

    In the center: 27" Dell in landscape for most design work and internet browsing.

    On the right: 15" MBPr that anything extra lives (messages, hipchat, spotify, etc).

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    • Erik BeesonErik Beeson, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

      Pretty much this.

      With two, I do 'input' on one side (Sublime, IntelliJ IDEA, Sketch, Affinity, etc) and 'output' on the other (usually browser; usually with Live Reload so I don't have to touch it very often).

      With a third (which is preferred) it has the 'meta' things like iTerm2, Dev Tools console, reference docs, Path Finder, etc.

      Edit: and yes, I have found more screens and more pixels and higher resolution to all be extremely beneficial to productivity. The more that you can have in front of you at the same time, the less you have to internalize (so less cognitive load) allowing you to free your mind to be more productive/creative instead of bogged down remembering which stuff is where.

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