Companies I admire

I have been following a few companies online since a long time, who I admire for how they run their business. In no particular order.


TextMate is my go to editor when creating software. Has been around since a long time and continues to improve.


My alternate go to text editor. Love Barebones for the commitment to create a great text editor. I am part of the their google group, and love reading release notes for every version they release.


Anyone who knows me, knows how much I admire Jason and David for how they run their business and their commitment to create a software company / product which continues to exist for a long time.


If I was to create a PaaS company I would like it to be like Zeit. They continue to improve their products and support the open source community. Their attention to detail to “getting started” with their products is something I admire.


this post had me in tears. Have always followed and liked Gitlab since then.


Something about photo sharing companies which stick around. Also like how well they handled the Flickr acquisition.


If I was to create a developer tools focused company, I would like it to be like Twilio.


Something about software which is solves a simple problem, continue to make improvements and sticks around for a long time.


From their website. “We exist for our team. Our products and customers allow us to do the best work of our lives, together.” I wish more companies believed this.


Developers creating tools they would like to use. Always felt like Expectedbehavior was set out on this mission. Plus DocRaptor and InstrumentalApp are two softwares that I use every day.


Before they go acquired by Opera and after they “un” acquired themselves, I love the teams commitment to create a better email platform / protocols for the web.


“Life’s too short for bad software.” Have been following Balsamiq since version 1 of the product. Good to see a company be so open, support the community, while creating a product which is a joy to use.


“Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right.”.

MacBook Pro and iPhone are a joy to use and I love Apple for their commitment and attention to detail in every product they create.


“Behind every great human achievement, there is a team. “

Continues to build and improve tools for software teams.


Have been using PHPStorm since two weeks now and I love how useful the IDE is. Also loving the companies commitment to keep making great software and constantly shipping updates.


Have been following Clearleft ever since they launched usability testing app Silverback, a low-cost usability testing tool for Mac OS X. Love reading the blog posts.

Panic “Hey. We’re Panic. We make super nice software.” - I have a license to all their software products. They do make shockingly good software. Have been enjoying using Nova, their new code editor since two weeks now(starting 2nd week of April 2020).

Will continue to add more companies to this list.

Sunil Shenoy @sunil
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