Apps, Tools & Software

Apps, Tools & Software

A huge categorized dump of all the tools I use/used at some point.

Hardware

Computer 🖥️

Headphones 🎧

Mouse 🖱️

I want to outline that my mouse sensitivity is maxed out. Same as for the mouse trackpad, as I like shaving a few seconds here and there. These will eventually add up. One will have to adjust with the sensitivity increase, but after a while - it will become a default. Keyboard shortcuts are also important, as I sometimes view myself as a tech bro.

A decent computer mouse can be a long-term investment. Unless you are not worried about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Software

Cloud & Data Storage ☁️

  • Google Drive: cloud storage for everything else; 15GB with a free Google Account
  • Box: Dropbox ripoff?
  • SlideShare
  • WeTransfer
  • Google Keep: cloud-based note-taking app; good for data dumping
  • Google Docs: self-explanatory
  • Todoist
  • Pocket
  • Google Calendar
  • Dynalist
  • threader.app: compile your favorite Twitter threads in one place.
  • Free My Dekstop: (MAC only) is a menu bar app that with just one click hides all the icons from your desktop, the dock and the menubar.
  • Pastebin: A pastebin or text storage site is a type of online content hosting service where users can store plain text
  • Dropbox: cloud storage for photos (because Google Drive has really dumb sync with Google Photos, e.g. if I delete a photo from Google Photos, then the copy of this photo from Google Drive is automatically deleted)

Editors / Integrated development environment / Website Building

Internet Search

Reading & Learning

Media

  • VLC media player: video player. Features I use the most: (1) increase/decrease in viewing speed by .1 of the original speed; (2) simple switching of subtitles / audio tracks and the ability to delay them, if either is out of sync with the video; (3) ability to set volume above 100%.

PDFs

Note-taking

  • Roam Research
  • Evernote — long-term knowledge base
  • Notion
  • Coda — begins with a blinking cursor and grows as big as your team’s ambition. We’ve seen Coda docs do everything from run weekly meetings to launch products.

Security

Utilities

  • AutoHotkey: runs a script that remaps Backspace to CapsLock and “==-” into “—”
  • Ditto: clipboard manager (e.g. allows to recover pictures that you copied previously)
  • Git Bash: console
  • LinkChecker: checks links on localhost for brokeness
  • Total Commander: file manager for when Windows File Explorer is not enough (e.g. need to mass rename files according to same pattern)
  • T-Clock: allows me to configure the tray to display current date in YYYY-MM-DD format

Language Processing

  • Grammarly: free grammar checker
  • Hemingway Editor: word processor and proofreading tool designed for writers. It is a standalone program that can be accessed online or by downloading the desktop version of the app; and helps users write in a simple, clear, and powerful manner.

Podcasting

Meditation

Video Conferencing

Music

Windows Only

These are my recommended productivity apps, tools, and features on Windows 10 to keep organized and work more effectively on my wide monitor.

Streaming

  • StreamLabs Obs - the one I am currently using (as of August 2020)
  • Ecamm Live - streaming software for Mac. Costs money. But it is cool.

Stock Footage, Illustrations, Icons 🖼️

Digital Design & Blogging 👨🏼‍💻

Copy of Signifier design information · Klim Type Foundry
Copy of Adobe Premiere Pro Resources
Copy of How to design a successful website? Clear structure might be the winner - Writings | Petr Bilek
Copy of Bear Blog

Calendar 📅

Audio ingestion 🎧

No Code (app builders & more)

Decentralized

Random (unprocessed)

really need to clean these up lol

CasterKit - Resources for Podcasters
Product Hunt – The best new products in tech.
0 to 500K Growth Tactics) in 10 months
Mixkit - Awesome free assets for your next video project
Animated Icons - 400 Free Icons
Free Hand Drawn Emoji Font | 40+ Free Icons - beedii
Web Monetization · A JavaScript browser API which allows the creation of a payment stream from the user agent to the website
Loom: Video Messaging for Work
Title Case Converter : Turns Your Input into Title Case
Kukla kit
Personal SEO: A Guide to Actually Showing Up in Google Searches
Linktree™ | The Only Link You'll Ever Need
Spectacle
Alpe Audio | Courses On The Go
The Scholar's Stage: Why I am Bearish on Substack
Alpe Audio | Courses On The Go
YourStack
GetKeywords - Keyword Research Simplified
No Code List
Raindrop.io 5.0. Fast, intuitive and most polished… | by Rustem Mussabekov | Raindrop.io | Oct, 2020 | Medium
Delete Your Content
📚
Notes on shelf.so
22 Exciting New Tools For Designers, June 2021 | Webdesigner Depot Webdesigner Depot » Blog Archive
Design Resources
Poet.so | Create Beautiful Images of Twitter Posts
GitHub - RH12503/triangula: Generate high-quality triangulated and polygonal art from images.