Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.
This page list the things I use to build software, stay productive, or improve my life. I try to keep it up to date and add new things as I discover them. The list includes products I use for personal projects. The tools I use at work, however, can vary depending on the project.
13” MacBook Pro, Intel, 16GB RAM (2020)
(I was using an Intel-based 16” MacBook Pro prior to this and the difference is night and day. I’ve never heard the fans turn on a single time, even under the incredibly heavy loads I put it through with our various launch simulations.)
Viewsonic 27" (VG2719-2K)
It is a 27" 1440p monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate. It is not the most luxurious monitor out there, but it is a great value and I have been using it for years.
Apple Magic Trackpad
Something about all the gestures makes me feel like a wizard with special powers. I really like feeling like a wizard with special powers.
Apple Magic Keyboard
I like slim and minimal design and this keyboard is the best
I’ve been using VS Code for years now and it’s still the best. I am using extensions like Prettier, Spell Checker, Tailwind Intellisense, and GitHub CoPilot.
Currently using Brave as my default browser and for development. I like the privacy and security features.
My main code hosting platform. I use it for all of my personal projects.
I use Plausible for my website analytics. It is a privacy-friendly alternative to Google Analytics.
I use Vercel for hosting of some of my projects. It is a great alternative to Netlify.
Some old projects are hosted on Netlify. I am planning to migrate them to Vercel.
We started using Figma as just a design tool but now it’s become our virtual whiteboard for the entire company. Never would have expected the collaboration features to be the real hook.
I host my personal knowledge base in Notion. I created Databases there with various information. I also use it for project management.
I use Cal.com for scheduling meetings. It is a great open-source alternative to Calendly. The free tier is more than enough for my needs.
All my bookmarks are stored in Raindrop.io; I love the ability to tag and organize them, and they are available on all my browsers and devices.
Tally is my go-to tool for forms and surveys. I like their simple form builder, which works like a document editor.