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

I get asked a lot on my YouTube channel 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 (2021)

    This machine is the bread and butter for web development. 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.

  • BenQ Displays 1440p

    BenQ makes some of the best monitors on the market. I’ve been using 2 27” 1440p monitors for years and they’re still going strong.

  • Apple Magic Keyboard

    I’ve been using the Magic Keyboard for years and it’s still the best keyboard I’ve ever used.

  • Logitec MX Anywhere 3

    Something about all the gestures makes me feel like a wizard with special powers. Plus is very portable. I really like this mouse feeling.

Development tools

  • VS Code

    VS Code has become the de facto standard for text editors. I’ve been using it since it came out and it’s still the best.

  • Postgres

    Postgres is the SQL database I use the most. I’ve been using it for years and I can not get enough of it.

  • MongoDB Compass

    I’ve been using MongoDB Compass when developing APIs with MongoDB. Is a great tool to see your data and even interact with it.


  • 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.

  • Affinity Suite of Tools

    I have a universal license for the Affinity Suite of Tools and I don’t think I’ll ever need to buy another design tool again. I use Affinity Designer for all my vector work, Affinity Photo for all my photo editing, and Affinity Publisher for all my layout work. Is an amazing value for the price.


  • Microsoft 365

    I’ve been using Microsoft 365 for years and it’s still the best way to get work done and stay productive, plus Chat GPT-4 is coming named as copilot for the office suite of apps.