My Tools - Aug 2021

Tools that I use - hardware, software and services.

My Tools - Aug 2021
Photo by Libby Penner / Unsplash

Inspired by Jeroen Sangers, these are the tools that I use. Some links are affiliate links. If you use them, thank you very much!

Hardware for general use

  1. Desktop: Windows custom
  2. Laptop: Macbook Air 13” 2019
  3. Phone: iPhone 8 Plus
  4. Headphones: Jabra Elite 65t
  5. Watch, activity and sleep tracking: Apple Watch Series 5 GPS 44mm

Hardware for livestreaming and video calls:

  1. Microphone: Samson Q2U
  2. Webcam: Sony a6500 with 35mm f2.8 lens
  3. Light: Rosco LitePad Vector

Software on Mac:

  1. Image editing: Affinity Photo
  2. PDF editing: PDF Pen Pro

Software on Windows:

  1. Livestreaming and video calls: OBS Studio

Mobile apps on iOS:

  1. Browser: Duck Duck Go
  2. Calendar: Fantastical
  3. Meditation: Headspace
  4. Messaging: Telegram
  5. Navigation: Citymapper
  6. Podcasts: Overcast
  7. RSS Reader: Reeder

Services on Mac and Windows:

  1. Backups & files syncing: Google Drive
  2. Browser: Firefox
  3. Calendar: Google Calendar
  4. Email: Google Workspace and Gmail
  5. Finance logging: You Need A Budget (YNAB)*
  6. Finance reporting: Airtable*
  7. Knowledge management, Project management, etc.: Notion
  8. Password manager: 1Password
  9. Search: Duck Duck Go
  10. Syncing text abbreviations: TextExpander
  11. Time tracking: Timeluar*
  12. Video calls: Whereby
  13. Video editing / Transcription: Descript*
  14. Virtual Private Network (VPN): ExpressVPN*

Websites tech stack

Company blog

  • Content Management System (CMS) and hosting: Ghost

Company site

  • Content Management System (CMS) and hosting: Notion

Tools common across both sites

*Affiliate link

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