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, Apple M2 Pro, 16GB RAM (2023)

    You don't think you need to upgrade your laptop until you do. I am thrilled with the performance of the M2 Pro chip. Never looking back. 🚀

  • Dual 27'' LG UltraFine UHD 4k HDR Monitors

    When attention to detail pays the bills, multiple 4k screens will always be preferred.

  • Apple Magic Keyboard

    I have always been using some iteration of Apple's Magic Keyboard. It's a pleasent experince if you have yet to drink the mechanical keyboard kool aid.

  • Apple Magic Trackpad

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

  • FAMISKY Electric Standup Desk

    I've been coding standing up for almost a decade. I'll sit when I'm dead.

  • Audio Pro USBC Microphone

    When you shift from office life to remote work and zoom meetings, having a quality microphone will make or break your productivity in pair programming.

Development tools

  • Visual Studio Code

    I enjoy writing in VS Code as the vast extension library elevates my skillset and makes me wicked fast and efficient when deep in a coding flow state.

  • GitKraken

    Working in a sea of git repos and workflows can be taxing on the brain. GitKraken is great for scoping projects with proper context no matter how many repos a particular project/workflow requires.

  • Insomnia

    When you work with a mindboggling number of GraphQL APIs that require various env contexts, insomnia allows me to organize by queries and share workspaces making collaboration a breeze.


  • 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.

  • Whimsical

    Whimsical make it easy to get rudimentary design out of my mind and onto a visual board for the team to analize, discuss and iterate on.

  • Pixelmator Pro

    I've spent years trying to learn the ins and outs of Adobe Creative Cloud, but at then end of the day i keep coming back to Pixelmator for literally all of my graphic design needs.



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