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


  • Powerful custom-made PC with AMD Ryzen 7, RTX 3080, and more...

    I built this beast myself as I wanted the best experience when rendering that 4K video on Da Vinci Resolve, training that AI model, or simply playing AAA games at their highest settings. I even made a blog post that lists all the components I used to make this PC. You can click anywhere around here to go to my blog.

  • LG 27GP950-B 4K Monitor

    The first 4K display to have a 165Hz refresh rate with HDMI 2.1, 1ms GtG, HDR, Nvidia G-Sync Compatibility, and AMD FreeSync Pro. If you’re looking for a crystal clear screen that’s good for both work and play then this is the one to go with.

  • Keychron K2 Mechanical Keyboard

    I’ve got the fully-customizable, aluminum-framed mechanical keyboard from Keychron, along with their meticulously polished wooden palm rest. The sound and satisfaction you experience from pressing the keys on a mechanical keyboard can’t be expressed in words; you have to try it yourself.

  • Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse

    This mouse has a lot of buttons that you can customize per app to vastly increase your productivity. Another mind-blowing feature is that you can drag-and-drop files across different computers using different operating systems as if they are on a single machine.

  • MacBook Air M2 8GB RAM 256GB SSD

    I know this is not the most powerful machine in the world when it comes to coding, etc., but believe me, this little thing easily handles my 4K monitor and has never lagged in my one year of usage so far.

  • Autonomous ErgoChair Pro

    Looking for a nice-looking ergonomic chair with loads of adjustments without breaking the bank? Give Autonomous ErgoChair a shot.

  • Herman Miller Standing Desk

    I have the Fully Jarvis Standing Desk with alloy finish and programmable height controls. It’s quite stable and superb-looking desk (credit goes to its alloy finish).

Development tools

  • IDEs by JetBrains

    Premium-priced IDEs for both backend and frontend development in various languages. They do offer free licenses to open-source project maintainers.

  • Apple’s Xcode

    Xcode is a free IDE for making apps for all of Apple’s devices.

  • Microsoft’s VSCode

    A great free IDE for coding web applications with a lot of plugins/extensions. It is feature-rich and fast.

  • Notion

    A minimal-looking but powerful note taking app. This app is so powerful that it can replace Confluence, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Forms, and the list goes on.

  • Setapp

    An alternative to Apple’s App Store where you pay a single monthly fee and have access to all the apps on its store for free. It’s well worth the price.

  • And, many more...

    I actually use a lot more apps to get shit done, so feel free to connect with me on X to chat about a specific use-case.

Photo & Video

  • CleanShot X

    The best screenshot capturing app for macOS out there. Period.

  • Luminar Neo

    An alternative to Adobe Lightroom with a one-time payment option.

  • Affinity Photo

    Tired of Adobe’s monthly subscription fees? Affinity Photo and Pixelmator Pro are your alternatives.

  • Da Vinci Resolve

    This video editing app is from Blackmagic Design. They make one of the best high-end professional cameras and this app is no less. And, to top it all, it’s free.


  • Paste

    I use this daily, and it has saved me a lot of time and increased my productivity. I definitely recommend it. If you prefer a one-time payment model, you can try PastePal, developed by a good friend of mine.

  • Rectangle

    Arrange windows on your macOS like a pro. It’s free and open-source.

  • ToDoBar

    A simple no-nonsense to-do list app that sits on your macOS menu bar.

Presentation tools

  • Presentify

    Real-time screen annotation app to turn your screen into a canvas when presenting, highlighting different areas, and making your talk more engaging.

  • KeepingYouAwake or Lungo

    It is embarrassing when you keep talking and the display turns off without you realizing it. Well, this app prevents just that.

  • mmhmm

    Turn your boring slides into something interesting and unique with this app, developed by the same folks who brought you Evernote.

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    Some links on this page may give me a small commission without changing the purchase price for the buyer.