Omnifocus (macOS, iOS)I’ve stopped using task managers. Instead I’m using Sublime text to keep my todo’s in plaintext. It’s too easy to spend more time managing your todo’s instead of doing them. With task managers I ended up with a huge backlog of tasks which I felt guilty to delete but realistically would never finish. Plaintext forces you think about what’s most important and what you can do. Works well together with the “Getting things Done” methodology. Here is a short intro about GTD.
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.
YNAB (Web, iOS, Android) Keep track of your finances and create a budget that you’ll actually use. Highly recommended for the insights it gives you in your financial situation.
Rectangle (macOS) easily snap your windows to different parts of your screen.
uBlock Origin (Chrome, Firefox) is the best ad blocker for your browser.
MindMap Maker (Web) is a fully-featured mind map application for your browser.
Session Buddy (Chrome) Save all your open tabs for later. Great when you are researching something.
Feedly is an RSS reader. I use it for all the blogs I follow but which post infrequently.
Lastpass (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.
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.
Focus (macOS) / Self Control (macOS) / Cold Turkey (Windows) block distracting websites for a set period of time. Stop watching “10 Deep Ocean Mysteries” on YouTube and get shit done.
TomatoTimer (Web) is a free Pomodoro timer.
Toggl timetracker for your projects. See how long it takes to complete a project for a client.
Roam Research (Web) The new kid on the block. A note-taking tool for networked thought. Ulysses (macOS, iOS) The ultimate writing app for macOS. Mostly the same as Bear but more focused on writing.
Sublime (macOS, Windows, Linux) Lighting fast editor, great for basic note-taking and coding. This will replace your standard text editor.
Bear (macOS, iOS) Beautiful note-taking app. Best for collecting notes and categorising them for retrieval. Also great to write in.
Visual Studio Code (Windows, macOS, Linux) – The best open source IDE for programming with a wide variety of plugins and themes.
Obsidian.md New kid on the block for note taking. Allows you to connect notes together to build a “graph of knowledge”. Similar to Roam Research but you can store your files locally instead of in the cloud.
Figma the best tool for designing websites and apps. It’s 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.
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.
Macbook Air M1
LG 32UK550 – 34 inch 4K Monitor
JBL LSR305 Speakers
HM Aeron Remastered Desk Chair
Mechanical Keyboard – Cherry MX Brown – Leopold FC750RN PD
Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet
Honourable mention for the AeroPress to keep me caffeinated