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


  • 14” MacBook Pro, M1, 16GB RAM (2021)

    I was using an Intel-based Linux machine prior to this and the difference is night and day. I’ve never heard the fans turn on a single time, even under the incredibly heavy loads I put it through with our various launch simulations.

  • Asus Pro Art (4K)

    The only display on the market if you want something HiDPI. When you’re working at planetary scale, every pixel you can get counts.

  • Keychron K4

    They don’t make keyboards the way they used to. I buy these any time I see them go up for sale and keep them in storage in case I need parts or need to retire my main.

  • Logitech MX Master 3

    Something about all the gestures makes me feel like a wizard with special powers. I really like feeling like a wizard with special powers.

Development tools

  • Jetbrains IDEs

    The best IDEs ever made on the planet. It's suggestion make me forget about any typo or symbols name.

  • Warp

    I’m honestly not even sure what features I get with this that aren’t just part of the iTerm2. It's text editor like editing features are just work on every situation.

  • TablePlus

    Great software for working with databases. Has saved me from building about a thousand admin interfaces for my various projects over the years.


  • Figma

    We started using Figma as just a design tool but now it’s become our virtual whiteboard for the entire company. Never would have expected the collaboration features to be the real hook.


  • Raycast

    It’s not the newest kid on the block but it’s still the feature rich. The Jetbrains of the application launcher world.

  • Apple Notes and Reminders

    Using a daily notes system instead of trying to keep things organized by topics has been super powerful for me. And with Reflect, it’s still easy for me to keep all of that stuff discoverable by topic even though all of my writing happens in the daily note.

  • Focus

    Simple tool for blocking distracting websites when I need to just do the work and get some momentum going.