Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.

I get asked a lot about the things I use to build software, stay productive, or buy to fool myself into thinking I’m being productive when I’m really just procrastinating. Here’s a big list of all of my favorite stuff.


  • 16” MacBook Pro, Intel Core i9, 32GB RAM (2019)

    M1 Macbooks are great but I'm sticking to my good old Intel Mac which still handles heavy workloads without a hitch.

  • 4k 32” LG UltraFine Display Ergo

    Bigger the display, bigger the motivation to use it to read your code 😆 - also the the ergonomic stand that comes with this model 🤌

  • Keychron K4 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

    Mechanical Keyboards are ❤️ and the satisfying clicks of the normal profile Keychron keyboard is the reason I code most of the time. Fun-fact, I learnt typing with a traditional type-writer which I badly miss now.

  • Logitech MX Master 3

    As a power user of VSCode, tmux & the tiles app in the Mac, I rarely need to click stuff on the screen. But when I do, I do it with the most erogonomic MX Master 3.

  • Monarch Elevate: Height Adjustable Table

    Because, sitting too much while you are thinking about what to name that variable is bad for your health. Always switch between sitting & standing every 1 hour & 15 mins respectively.

  • Senheisser HD 458BT headphones

    Most trusted headphones for work - taking video calls, watching egghead lessons, listening to podcasts while coding - can't live without this one.

Development tools

  • VSCodium

    A completely open-source variant of the VSCode with its own marketplace that supports all my vital extensions & a great logo.

  • Oh My Zsh!

    I can't use my mac terminal without installing Oh My Zsh & setting up my favorite theme. Who wants to cd into a directory, when you can just type the directory name directly!

  • tmux

    With large screens comes no reason to open multiple tabs in your terminal - just keep the processes running across the tmux profiles.


  • Figma

    They say figma is a great design tool, but I use it to build flow charts & stick-figure prototypes of my weekend projects. I love it & I can't think of using another tool to do this.

  • Excalidraw

    Professional quality scribbling & a very funny logo maker. I'd say this is my preferred design tool.


  • Tiles

    By removing the use of mouse to resize & move windows across the screen, I'm 2x more efficient but also 2x less efficient by wasting time deciding which window to place in which section of the screen.

  • Notion

    Pretty much all my ideas, projects, plans & thoughts about my digital life are recorded in the generous free tier provided the Notion app.

  • Spark

    Keeping my inbox clean by only reading the messages filtered by this great email app.

  • Cron

    They say it's an extremely powerful tool for managing calendars, but I use it because it's event reminders are so much better than the native mac calendar app.

  • Simplenote

    Replacing the need for paper in my life. Works across all my devices - take a quick note whenever you want & forget about it forever.