I'm looking for the top 3 good tools that can help me boost productivity.
There are a plethora of tools but no proper reviews for them.
I'm looking for tools that are easily integrable (No code) but are of high value.
Pass links so that we can try it out.
I'll share one that feels most obvious to me. Obvious in the sense that, in a few years, people will wonder how we ever wrote code without it: Github Copilot.
Github Copilot "is a cloud-based AI tool developed by GitHub and OpenAI to assist users with autocompleting code" I've been using Copilot for a few months and it has easily increased my productivity by at least 30%. Installation took < 5 minutes since I already use VS Code anyway.
The website shares some compelling stats on the use of Copilot:
In my experience, Copilot won't get the code exactly correct (we use Typescript but it still can't get the property names). But in some situations it can effectively write 80% of the code for you, which is a huge time savings.
For a company to get 30% more efficiency from their developers is incredibly valuable. I'd recommend you checking it out and seeing how you can customize it / improve it for your workflow, since this will become more and more ubiquitous in coming years.
Another thing to consider is for what task you want increased productivity? For example, with the Taro blog, we've talked about the idea of using generative AI tools (either ChatGPT or tools like Jasper) to help write blog posts for us. High quality blog content will improve our SEO rankings, which can help improve the Taro business. But I imagine that won't be as useful for software engineers.
Another popular use-case I have seen is using ChatGPT to draft written communications like project update posts and team emails. This is especially useful when English isn't your first language like it is for the vast majority of software engineer.