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.

Macromates

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

Barebones

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.

Basecamp

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.

Zeit

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.

Gitlab

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

SmugMug

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

Twilio

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

Redpen

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

Wildbit

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.

Expectedbehavior

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.

FastMail

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.

Balsamiq

“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.

Apple

“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 to every product they create.


Will continue to add more companies to this list.

Sunil Shenoy @sunil
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