Inspired by Wes Bos and his uses.tech website, I’m sharing the tech I use daily.
- Macbook Air M1
- LG 32UK550 – 34 inch 4K Monitor
- Caldigit USB-C Pro Dock
- JBL LSR305 Speakers
- AirPods Pro
- HM Aeron Remastered Desk Chair
- Standing Desk
- HHKB Hybrid Keyboard Charcoal
- Honorable mention to the AeroPress for keeping me caffeinated
Visual Studio Code The best open source IDE for programming with a wide variety of plugins and themes.
- Bracket Pair Colorizer
- Cobalt2 Theme
- Indent Rainbow
- VSCode Great Icons
- Monokai Dark Soda Theme
- iTerm2 Monokai Soda theme
Sublime (macOS, Windows, Linux) Lighting fast editor, great for basic note-taking and coding. This will replace your standard text editor.
Ulysses for writing blogs, articles and long form text.
Notion The best all purpose note taking and document tool. From collecting ideas for your holiday to planning out your week. Very powerful.
Figma the best tool for designing websites and apps. It feels like a native app but it works in your browser. It’s free as well for individuals. Figma shows that the future of applications is in your browser.
Photopea (Web) Free Photoshop in your browser. If you want some simple image editing done fast. I have photoshop but can’t be bothered to open it. Photopea get’s your task done while Photostop is still starting up.
Webflow “Webflow empowers designers to build professional, custom websites in a completely visual canvas.”
WordPress WordPress is awesome. It has made it possible for everyone to start a blog or website. This website runs on it as well. But I hate using it. A WordPress website is basically 20 plugins duct taped together over a slow PHP engine. All issues of WordPress are solvable but it’s just so cumbersome. It’s great for managing content, but you are going to have a bad time if you want to build a custom website. It’s not that it’s not possible in WordPress. It’s just that everything feels like swimming against the current.
Diagrams.net (Web) is a fully-featured diagram tool for your browser.
My Noise (Web) white noise and ambient sound generator. It helps to get you into the zone and eliminate distractions.
Headspace (iOS, Android) is a non-woo-woo meditation app. Perfect for beginners. It’s like a gym workout for your brain.
Rectangle (macOS) easily snap your windows to different parts of your screen.
uBlock Origin (Chrome, Firefox) is the best ad blocker for your browser.
Feedly is an RSS reader. I use it for all the blogs I follow but which post infrequently
Bitwarden (All platforms) is a password manager it stores all your passwords for you and can generate random unique passwords for different accounts.
Spark (macOS) is hands down the best email client. I call it the Ferrari of email clients. You’ll never want to go back to a web interface.
Focus (macOS) block distracting websites for a set period of time. Stop watching “10 Deep Ocean Mysteries” on YouTube and get shit done.