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

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 Pro, 16GB RAM (2021)

    Before this, I used an Ubuntu-based PC, and the difference is huge in terms of development experience and performance. I've never heard the fans kick in once, even under the heavy loads of AI training and simulations.

  • Two HP 27es Monitor

    Known for its sleek design and impressive display quality. With a 27-inch Full HD IPS panel, it delivers vibrant colors and sharp details from almost any angle. Its ultra-thin bezels provide a seamless viewing experience ideal for multi-monitor setups and immersive gaming.

  • Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad

    It combines convenience and security. With Touch ID integrated into the keyboard, I can unlock my Mac, authenticate purchases, and use Apple Pay with a simple touch.

  • Magic Mouse

    It’s not the most ergonomic mouse, but I like the gestures and the fact that it charges via Lightning cable.

  • Executive Office Chair Ergonomic

    If I’m going to slouch in the worst ergonomic position imaginable all day, I might as well do it in an expensive chair.

Development tools

  • JetBrains IDEs

    I’ve tried to switch to VS Code a few times but I always end up back in PhpStorm, WebStorm, PyCharm, etc. I think it’s the refactoring tools that keep me coming back.

  • Github Copilot Plugin

    It's like having a pair programmer that never gets tired and knows everything. It's really helpful when you're stuck or just want to speed up the coding process. Mind blowing! I can't imagine my developer life without it.

  • iTerm2

    I’ve been using iTerm2 for years and I’m still learning new things about it. It’s a great terminal replacement with a ton of features.

  • Insomnia

    I’ve tried a few different REST clients but Insomnia is the one I always come back to. It’s simple, fast, and has all the features I need.


  • Figma

    I’ve been using Figma for a few years now and I love it. It’s fast, powerful, and has great collaboration features.

  • Excalidraw

    I use Excalidraw for quick diagrams and wireframes. It’s simple and fast and the drawings look great.


  • Notes

    I use Apple Notes for quick notes and ideas. It’s simple and syncs across all my devices.

  • Focus Profile

    I use Focus Profiles to help me stay focused and avoid distractions. It stops notifications and limits the apps I can use during work hours.

  • ChatGPT

    I use ChatGPT for generating ideas and searching for inspiration. It’s a great tool for getting unstuck and thinking about problems in new ways.