Uses

Welcome to my /uses page! This isn't meant to be a complete list of everything I touch on a daily basis, but a spotlight of the tools I enjoy using most.

My desk in 2022

Workspace

Laptop MacBook Pro M1 2020
Stand Rain Design mStand
Speakers Bose Companion 2 Series II speakers
Monitor LG 27MU67
Keyboard Keychron Q1 w/ Phantom Red switches
Mouse Logitech MX Master
Mic Shure MV7
Studio arm Rode PSA1
Headphones AIAIAI TMA-2
Desk Fully Jarvis w/ custom rubberwood top
Chair Herman Miller Aeron
Light Mr. Wattson

Development

My current IDE of choice is PhpStorm. I've been predominantly writing PHP you can't beat PhpStorm when it comes to navigating and refactoring a large codebase.

Taking autocompletion and other IDE features out of the picture, Sublime Text is still my favorite editor. Its snappiness and multi-cursor options make it feel very natural, and it supports anything you throw at it regardless of format or size. I use a GitHub light theme in both editors.

Productivity

My main browser is Safari. I value its low footprint and sync with my other devices, despite being the weakest of the bunch when it comes to devtools. When I occasionally need more advanced tooling, I switch to Chrome.

I use Things to manage tasks that are time-sensitive or need a reminder. I tend to store more information in note-taking apps. iA Writer has always been a staple for writing and I've recently started using Obsidian for note-taking.

I also want to mention Excalidraw. I do a lot of UX & product design work, and Excalidraw has been my tool of choice to mock up interfaces or create diagrams to clarify specs & documentation.

Apps

Browser Safari
Mail Mimestream (macOS)
Gmail (iOS)
Notes Obsidian
Apple Notes
Writing iA Writer
Tasks Things
Calendar Google Calendar (macOS)
Fantastical (iOS)
Code PhpStorm
Sublime Text
Git Tower
Terminal iTerm
MySQL TablePlus
Debugging Ray
Command Bar Raycast
Communication WhatsApp
Slack
Telegram
RSS Reeder
Read Later Reeder
Bookmarks Pinboard
Presentations Keynote
Finance Google Sheets
Music Spotify
Photography Lightroom
Podcasts Overcast
News FM radio

More setups across the web

Some other people's setups and uses pages that inspired me in the past or for the future.