What i use

This is a living post for what I use frequently, probably everyday. I’ll update this periodically and welcome suggestions for improvements.


  • Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon with Ubuntu 20.10 ❤️
  • Macbook Pro with Ubuntu 20.10, Windows 10
  • Pixel 3 ❤️
  • iPhone 8
  • Ubiquity UniFi ❤️
  • Sonnet Breakaway box with Nvidia 1070 ❤️

I prefer to work in Ubuntu but my personal laptop is a Macbook Pro which I got in 2017. It runs Ubuntu pretty well so I’ve kept it around. I also use it for gaming which is why I have a tri-boot configuration.

I have an iPhone from work but my main device is the Pixel 3. I’ve kept the iPhone because I like to compare functionality side-by-side and it’s also handy to have a backup device on a different network provider.

Developer Tools

  • IDE: PHPStorm 💲❤️
  • Editor: VS Code
  • Terminal: Terminator


The software listed here are the essentials that are I use everyday that I want to endorse.

  • Firefox mobile and desktop for my browser
  • AutoKey for autocomplete ❤️
  • CopyQ for clipboard management
  • Dropbox for file storage
  • Dropbox Paper for shared notes ❤️
  • Flameshot for screenshots
  • Authy for 2FA ❤️
  • Spotify for music 💲❤️
  • 1Password for passwords 💲
  • Standard Notes for taking notes 💲❤️
  • Google Keep for notes with reminders
  • Google Calendar ❤️
  • Google Photos ❤️
  • Gmail for email
  • Pocket Casts


  • 💲 are monthly or annual subscriptions
  • ❤️ are things that I love