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At work, I have to spend a lot of times in meetings, listen to people, analyze input and make educated decisions based on that. After work I still like to code from time to time, keep my family relevant in the online environment. And here is a list of tools that help me to survive almost everyday:
- Craft: note-taking / PKM / journaling. Powerful search, build in assistant and it’s optimized for Mac – my favorite example of how the app should “feel”.
- Mindnode: mind-mapping software for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. I start a lot of my projects and thoughts with this app and then move to Craft or another place to continue.
- Notability: note taking/sketching/drawing app for iPad. I use it to take notes during meetings, draw diagrams, etc. It’s a great tool for that.
- Visual Studio Code: my code editor of choice. I’m not that actively writing code these days, but I still use it for some projects. I’ve tried a lot of editors, but this one is the best for me. Still in love with Vim, though (it’s a shame that muscle memory vanished after long break).
- Excalidraw: An open source virtual hand-drawn style whiteboard tool for sketching diagrams that have a hand-drawn feel to them.
- DayOne: Journaling app. I use it to keep track of my daily activities, thoughts, and other crazy things I’ve done during the day.
CMD + SPACEis my favorite shortcut. This is how I communicate with my computer: browsing through meetings, converting currencies, searching for files, translating words, … and many many more!
- Arc Browser: nicest UX for browsing the web. Absolutely love it.
- MeetingBar: very fast access to my calendar and upcoming meetings. One shortcut away from joining the meeting.
- CleanShotX: Taking screenshots was never so easy and satisfying (UX!).
- 1Password: passwords at work, at home, just use it!
- Carbon Copy Cloner: Backing up my system. Used to use Time Machine, but it’s weren’t reliable with NAS.
- Owly: preventing display sleep.
- Bartender: helps you tidy up your menu bar. It allows you to hide icons you don’t need, rearrange them, and easily access them when you need them.
- Clipy: Clipy is a clipboard manager – it allows you to save multiple items to the clipboard, so you can quickly and easily access them anytime
- Things3: collecting tasks, organizing them, and getting things done.
- iStat Menus: iStat Menus is a system monitor for Mac that helps you track how your system is performing. It provides an easy way to keep an eye on your CPU, memory, storage, and network usage.
- Reeder: RSS reader for Mac and iOS. I use it to keep up with the latest news in the tech industry.
- Overcast: My favorite podcast app for iOS. It’s simple, fast, and has a lot of features. I use it to listen to podcasts while driving, working out, etc. Smart speed FTW!
- Apple Music: Not very social like Spotify, but it gets the job done.
- Lightroom: I like to take photos from time to time and it’s hard for me to imagine my life without editing them before the are added to my photo library.