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, and MacOS
  • 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


  • 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

Service Providers

  • GoogleFi 💲❤️
  • Verizon 💲
  • MonkeyBrains 💲❤️

Financial Services

  • Splitwise with roommate ❤️
  • Robinhood
  • SoFi
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve Card 💲❤️
  • Citi Double Cash Card

Online Shopping

  • Amazon 💲❤️
  • Target
  • Walmart

I typically price check anything I buy on Amazon and occasionally make purchases elsewhere but it’s frustrating how often I regret buying things from anywhere other then Amazon due to shipping delays or issues. 😢


  • Amazon Prime Video 💲
  • Netflix 💲
  • Hulu 💲


Communication platforms get an entire section because they are obnoxious. I unfortunately use all of these regularly since I cant convince the people in my life to standardize. I would pay so much for someone to fix this.

  • Telegram
  • GroupMe
  • Slack
  • Duo
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Discord ❤️
  • Signal
  • Snapchat
  • WhatsApp
  • Google Meet
  • Zoom
  • Google Hangouts (Sms)
  • iMessage
  • Email

The worst thing about the state of messengers today is that the only one of these I like using is Discord which is only useful to me when gaming. Facebook messenger is probably my second pick… but with reservations.


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