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
- Mechanical Keyboard – Cherry MX Brown – Leopold FC750RN PD
- Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet
- Honorable mention to the AeroPress for keeping me caffeinated
Editor + Terminal
Visual Studio Code The best open source IDE for programming with a wide variety of plugins and themes.
Font: Fira Code
- Bracket Pair Colorizer
- Live Server
- Indent Rainbow
- VSCode Great Icons
- Cobalt2 Theme
- Flatland Monokai Theme
- Monokai Dark Soda Theme
- Night Owl Theme
Sublime (macOS, Windows, Linux) Lighting fast editor, great for basic note-taking and coding. This will replace your standard text editor.
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.
Code SandBox Like Google Docs for coding. Great browser IDE for smaller projects or collaboration.
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.
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.
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.
Feedly is an RSS reader. I use it for all the blogs I follow but which post infrequently
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.
Toggl timetracker for your projects. See how long it takes to complete a project for a client.