What I Use for Streaming and Coding

🌱This post is still growing and likely to be updated

Here is a non-exhaustive list of the hardware, software, tools, etc I use for work and play.



  • 1password for managing my passwords, can share vaults to manage multiple users of one account
  • Adobe Creative Cloud for most A/V and digital graphics needs
    • Light Room for photo cropping, rotating, color grading, can purchase or find presets to create stylistic photography quickly
    • Photoshop for photo editing, removing backgrounds or people, touch ups, creating digital ads and marketing materials like flyers, banners, etc
    • After Effects for adding visual effects to video
    • Premiere Pro for editing quality videos for vlogging, screencasting, streaming, etc
    • Audition for editing movie audio and podcasts
    • Media Queue for managing exports of videos and audio from Adobe apps
  • Alfred for quick search on computer, web, and for workflows (automate tasks)
    • Div is an Alfred plugin that lets you resize windows to specific dimensions, I use it to size windows to 1920x1080 when I stream
  • Discord for communication, mostly play and a bit of career focus chat
  • Dropbox for cloud based file storage
  • Folx for managing torrents
  • Giphy Capture for making sweet sweet gifs
  • iTerm2 for a better terminal experience
  • krisp.ai for removing background noise from my audio during screencasting, streaming, or video conferencing
  • Magnet for organizing my windows
  • Quip for documents and spreadsheets
  • Screenflow for recording screencasts, can also be used for minor video editing instead of using Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Sketch for digital graphics needs (I prefer Adobe but a lot of folks use Sketch so good to have/know)
  • Skype for streaming with guests
  • Slack for communication, mostly work and career focused chat
  • Stream Deck for using the Stream Deck mobile app, it let's you control your OBS streams easily
  • Streamlabs OBS for streaming
  • VLC for watching videos
  • VSCode for coding
  • Zoom for video calls, workshops, online talks or conferences


  • Anchor for managing podcast releases
  • Epidemic Sound for copy right safe music and sounds
  • Fiverr for design work
  • Envato Market for one off assets (audio, video, graphics, etc)
  • Netlify for deploying JAMstack apps and serverless functions
  • Render for deploying backend services, databases, and cron jobs
  • Spotify for music
  • Zapier for process management and automating administrative type tasks
  • Zencastr for recording podcasts

Chrome Extentions

  • Zap Push kick of Zapier zaps from the browser
  • React Devtools tools to help with React development
  • Apollo Devtools tools to help with Apollo development
  • Refined GitHub adds extra functionality and features to GitHub
  • Lighthouse generate Lighthouse scores for sites you visit or develop
  • Color by Fardos generate color schemes from colors
  • JSON Viewer convert raw JSON into a more human readable/traversable format
  • 1password quickly add items to 1password or autofill/copy and paste credentials into logins
  • Zoom add zoom meetings to Google calendar invites


  • ZSH for improved terminal UX
  • nvm manage node environments
  • spaceship ZSH theme
  • tsdx bootstrap TypeScript projects (supports React)

VSCode Setup

VSCode screenshot


  • Icons are from Material Icon Theme
  • Syntax highlighting is from Mirage theme in Dainty extension
  • Font is MonoLisa
  • Terminal is spaceship theme for ZSH


  • Apollo GraphQL for intellisense for GraphQL and request timing estimates
  • Bracket Pair Colorizer 2 to track bracket closings
  • Dainty - themes for the steazy themes, I use Mirage
  • GitHub Pull Requests to manage PRs from within VSCode
  • GitLens for indepth git information including inline commit info
  • Import Cost see how big imports used in your projects are
  • indent-rainbow to track indentation
  • Live Share to share my editor with other devs for pairing
  • Material Icon Theme to stylize the overall theme of VSCode and get icons for file types
  • MDX for syntax highlighting
  • MDX Preview to preview MDX docs including embedded components
  • Path Intellisense get intellisense on path based imports, great for larger projects
  • Peacock adds a color theme to VSCode windows so you can tell them apart when you have multiple open
  • Prettier format code!
  • Streamdeck for VSCode to use my streamdeck to control VSCode
  • vscode-spotify control spotify from VSCode


Written by Kurt Kemple, who lives and works in Virginia Beach, VA.You should follow him on Twitter