What I use
Somewhat often I get messages asking about tools, software and hardware I use. This is the page answering those messages.
Shell & Editor
Here is how my menubar looks like as of April 14th, 2019
There are plenty of apps but here are those that I have paid for or found the best in their category.
- Alfred as a digital butler
- Github for obvious reasons
- 1Password for managing passwords
- Airmail as an email client
- Notion for note taking and having a shared wall of text
- Things for getting things done
- Fantastical 2 as a default calendar
- Itsycal for mini calendar
- IINA as a media player
- Sketch for design projects and vector drawing
- Pixelmator for image manipulations
- Amphetamine for sleepless mode
- Transmission for torrents
- OpenEmu for nostalgia moments of Mario & Metal Slug
- Noizio for ambient sounds
- ColorSnapper 2 for color picking
- NightOwl for Mojave’s light/dark mode toggling
- Little Snitch for knowing what’s connected
- Bartender for concise menu bar
- Viscosity as a VPN client
- RescueTime for knowing my PC time better
- iStat Menus for monitoring
- Spectacle for window management
- Krisp for noise-cancelling
- ImageOptim for image optimizing
- JPEGmini for JPEGs optimizing
- Beamer for Apple TV streaming
- FanControl for fun times
Yes, Safari is the default browser of mine.
- 1Password for simple plug & play with accounts
- Instapaper for bookmarking and reading later
- Ghostery for safer browsing
- Wipr for cleaner browsing
Apple is king. Posture is sacrificed most of the time.
- Macbook Pro 15-inch 2017 is annoying. It has worst keys, useless “Magic Touchbar”, ineffective Type-C ports and yet, this is the tool I have not seen an alternative for. macOS is still top-tier system. Touching Windows is out of the question.
- Roost Laptop Stand – a great solution for posture. Ergonomics is the problem, this flexible tool provided me at least a few days of productivity, a no-brainer.
- iPhone 7+ Jet Black, and yes, it’s old. Honestly though, migrating to a newer model is questionable. If you don’t shoot random stuff for social media, there is not much point in upgrading to newer models. Smartphones have found an equillibrium now. I don’t bother.
- Kindle Paperwhite (Waterproof) for affordable & effortless reading experience. I use “Send to Kindle” a lot by having a @kindle.com email address where I send my collection of ePub. Simple and immutable.
- Bose QuietComfort 35 – a perfect headphones companion for those who are on road, in coffee shops or fly often. The first time I had active noise cancelling I was blown away. Best purchase to date.
- TOTU 8-in-1 Type C Hub is a generic accessory that is a must have for Macbook users. Type C is still annoying port to have but after that dongle life did get better.
- uni USB Type C to HDMI is for road experience. Most hotels & AirBnbs have TVs with HDMI, so this slim and short cable comes in handy. Relying on the dongle above requires a separate HDMI cable which is not optimal.
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