A list of my favourite software, tools, and everything else.
Inspired by a page of the same name by Wes Bos.
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- I use a Keychron K2 keyboard. I love being able to toggle between devices quickly.
- My mouse is a Logitech MX Anywhere 2S. Can swap between devices easily.
- My monitor is an ASUS PB278Q (27"). I've had it for almost 5 years now and it still kicks butt.
- My desk is the IKEA LINNMON. I wouldn't recommend it unless you put supports underneath.
- I use the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones. Unparallelled noise cancelling and long battery life. Just wish it could swap devices easier.
- beets for library management. I don't want to have to think about organization.
- Plex to serve the music. It does it and does it well.
- Prism for music playing. This player integrates incredibly well with Plex.
- Everything I have (music, photos, projects, etc) is backed up to my Synology DS216j (2TB).
- Offsite backups from Synology are sent to Backblaze B2.
- For most of my code, I keep it up on GitHub. One of these days I'll start keeping more it backed up locally.
- My email host is Fastmail. I migrated from Gmail to ProtonMail, and then to Fastmail. I prefer to pay for my products whenever possible, otherwise I am the product.
- I use Mimestream on the desktop and the stock Mail.app on iOS.
This is sort of a catch-all for any other categories.
- 1Password for password management. Best around.
- Gifox for screen recording. Their GIF compression is magic.
- CARROT for the weather. Call me meatbag.
- Dark Noise. I have a hard time falling asleep without some kind of white noise. Beats keeping a fan running all the time.
- Safari for web browsing. Switched from Firefox for the tighter integration into macOS and iOS.
- Woebot. It's nice to talk to someone who will always listen, and offer help — on demand.
I don't know where else to put these. Things I enjoy using to help organize my life, or maybe just have some fun.
- LEUCHTTURM1917 notebooks. I will never figure out how to pronounce their name, but they make the best notebooks bar none. I love writing in these things, genuinely. Dot grid forever. I prefer hardcover. One of these days I will write a novel about these notebooks.
- LAMY Safari fountain pens. I know you're already grimacing from the price tag, but trust me. These write like a dream. If you're a habitual note-taker, invest in one of these. And then prepare to invest in 5 more. My favorite ink is the Iroshizuku line by PILOT. I use the kon-peki color.