As a marketer, I use a combination of the usual “office” and creative tools. Since I maintain an interest in tech and self-hosting, my list of apps is long.
- Mac Pro (Late 2013) :: Running Big Sur, used when I need horsepower.
- Mac Mini (Late 2014) x2 :: Used for self-hosting applications with Docker. Ubuntu 20.04.
- MacBook Pro (Late 2013) :: Main workhorse.
- iPad Pro 12.9" (Original) :: 50% consuming media, 50% writing. Never felt the need to upgrade since I don’t max it out at all.
- iPhone X :: iOS 14.7.1, daily driver, loaded with apps I use everyday only.
- iPhone 6s Plus :: iOS 14.7.1, filled with social and game junk.
- Firefox :: Default.
- Safari :: If FF and don’t care about anonymity.
- Chromium :: If FF and Safari don’t work for some reason.
- uBlock Origin :: Replacement for uMatrix.
- Bitwarden :: Uses self-hosted Bitwarden instance.
- CanvasBlocker :: Prevent browser fingerprinting.
- Chameleon :: Changing user-agent.
- Cookie AutoDelete :: Delete cookies every few minutes.
- Privacy Redirect :: Alternative front-ends for Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit and Google.
- Vimium :: Vim-like keyboard navigation.
- Multi-Account Containers :: Separate containers by use.
- 1Blocker :: Only decent ad and tracker blocker that works on Mac and iOS.
- iTerm2 :: Have tried Hyper, kitty, Alacritty, default Mac terminal, but always come back to iTerm2.
- Homebrew :: Mainly used to install and update CLI tools.
- fzf :: fuzzy finder
- bat :: cat command with syntax highlighting.
- Meslo :: Font with ligature support.
- zsh :: Just cuz it’s the default on MacOS.
- Powerlevel10K :: Liked the out-of-the-box defaults, so I stuck with it.
- Antigen :: Plugin manager for zsh.
- Neovim :: Used for making quick text changes.
- Emacs :: Used for anything text related.
- Org Mode :: To-do lists.
- Org-roam :: For notes and documents that don’t have/need fancy layouts.
- iWork :: When org-roam isn’t enough.
- Office 365 :: When iWork isn’t enough.
- Cryptomator :: Encrypting files on local or remote.
- Cyberduck :: Tranferring files, supports Cryptomator.
- Mountain Duck :: Mounting remote files, supports Cryptomator.
- Rclone :: Backing up files to the cloud.
- LSP :: Used with Emacs to provide code completion and navigation.
- Insomnia :: REST client.
Tools that don’t need to be public.
- Wallabag :: Read later.
- Gitea :: Lightweight git version control.
- Etherpad :: For throwaway notes.
- Pi-hole :: Blocking ads and trackers on my home network.
- Seafile :: Dropbox alternative.
- bitwarden_rs :: Password manager.
- Firefox Sync Server :: Instead of syncing to Mozilla’s cloud servers.
- Wireguard (inbound) :: VPN in to access services listed above.
- Wireguard (outbound) :: Traffic flows through an external VPN provider.
- Postfix & Dovecot :: Mail management.
- ZNC :: IRC network bouncer.
- SingleFile :: Archive interesting websites.
Tools hosted at VPSs.
- Mailcow :: Suite of mail-related applications used for personal mail accounts.
- Hugo :: Used WordPress for years, but never used any WordPress-specific funtionality, so I decided to migrate.
- Vercel :: Hosting; free, developer-friendly, supports Hugo and needs no maintance once set up.
While I do have accounts for Telegram and WhatsApp, I don’t actually use them.
- Messages :: Apple has me locked in here.
- Signal :: Interacting with privacy-conscious friends.
- Sessions :: For the paranoid.
- Weechat :: IRC & Slack
- wee-slack :: easier to navigate with keyboard than Slack apps
- beorg (iOS) :: Manage org mode to-do lists.
- Halide :: Best camera app for RAW images.
- BlackSight :: Night-mode camera
- Overcast :: Podcast player with great speed functionality
- Brain.fm :: Audio to get into the flow.
- Tweetbot :: Still the best Twitter app for iOS.
- NetNewsWire :: Open source RSS reader.
- Slide :: Open source reddit browser.
- Wireguard :: Connecting to home network.
- Solitaire+ :: When I need to shut down my brain.
- SpellTower+ :: When I want my brain to use up some energy.