Mac Setup: A Quadruple Display Mac Pro Workstation
This weeks featured Mac setup is the amazing quadruple tiled display desk of Teemu A., who uses this great workstation to run and manage a startup. Let’s jump right in to learn more about the hardware and software used to get things done.
Tell us a bit about what you use your Apple gear for?
I’m running a startup with currently 32 live products, an 8 people development team and a 3 people production team for 16+ hours per day, across many timezones – it’s essential that I’ve got maximum productivity at all times, all the critical info available, and no second guessing about where everything is. Due to the hectic schedule and the fact that it’s needed to switch ‘hats’ on the fly several times a day, this setup really makes things effortless and let’s me focus on getting the job done.
What hardware makes up your setup?
- Mac Pro 3.5 8-Core, 64GB RAM
- MacBook Pro
- iPad Air
- iPhone 6
- Galaxy S5
- 4 x LG 34″ 34UC87M-B curved UltraWide displays
- Wacom Cintiq
- Wacom Intuos Pro
- KAB Controller Chair
- Ball Chair (for meetings)
Why did you go with this specific setup?
This setup allows me to run high volume of apps and tasks simultaneously – I previously tried fully loaded MacBook Pro and iMac and literally ‘fried’ both within a year… at the moment there’s little headroom to grow which is for the first time, awesome.
What apps do you use most often?
- Sublime Text
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Logic Pro X
- FinalCutPro X
- Resolume Arena
What apps could you not do without?
Dropbox, hands down oh and Google Docs
Of course I should say my own productivity app with timezone task management here too, and Wirecast which makes the online meetings look really slick.
Do you have a favorite app for Mac or for iOS?
Our own apps are obviously my favorite =-)
Others – at the moment there’s nothing “cool” out there anymore… Keynote used to be my swiss army knife but then something happened to Apple and they don’t seem to understand anymore where the world is heading and what Keynote in 2015 should be / do.
Do you have any productivity tricks you want to share?
When managing multiple projects at the same time you really need to think forward quite a lot. In my case that means pre-scheduling emails, social media, tasklists… I also automate a lot of tasks with small in-house apps or AppleScripts, most important ones are stack of pre-written replies to emails, Dropbox folders ready to be shared when time comes. All automated with scripts either via timer or manual button from our own productivity tool.
I also keep everything in sync, so if I step outside of the ‘command center’ I’ve got same ToDo list running with task timers on all devices simultaneously, so for being outside it often looks that I never really left the office.
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