My Tech Stack

I think it’s nice to be able to poke around in someone’s life and see what they’re using!

This is not a recommendation list, it’s purely a list of the things I find value in and use all the time. Do not use this as a shopping list!

Ads for products are marked with * if you click on any of these and make a purchase, I may receive a kickback at no additional cost to you.

Software

  • Canva - graphics

  • Creative Fabrica* (ad) - commercial assets & fonts

  • Descript* (ad) - everything audio & video editing

  • Ivory Mix* (ad) - for stunning photos and training on social media

  • Screen Studio - a tool for recording my screen for creating walkthrough videos, Mac only

  • SnagIt - another screen recorder (but you can record without using your mic, which is important!)

  • OpenAI ChatGPT - I previously had a paid account for this, as I used it a lot. But recently, I've not needed the paid version.

  • Make* (ad) - for visual automations.

  • Zapier - yes, I have both Make and Zapier, there are some things that are only available in one or the other!

  • Camo - to turn my iPhone into a webcam (without Continuity). It also works to use your iPhone as a webcam on Windows.

  • Fantastical - my go-to calendar app.

  • TidyCal - alternative to Calendly.

  • Zoom - obviously.

  • Slack - gotta love Slack for comms!

  • Spark Mail - personally, I’m still on the OG Spark, not the 2.0.

  • Tally - if you need a form, Tally’s got you! Conditional logic, and stunning forms, integrate them through Zapier & Make to get your data virtually anywhere!

  • ConvertKit* (ad) - there’s a reason that ConvertKit is the best!

  • Metricool* (ad) - social media scheduler & outstanding analytics.

  • MissingLettr* (ad) - I use MissingLettr to drip my newsletters and articles (published on WordPress) to X, Facebook and LinkedIn

  • Tailwind* (ad) - the best (IMO) scheduler for Pinterest

  • ClickUp* (ad) - project management (I have the Business Plan + ClickUp AI).

  • Notion - archives & record keeping post project management.

  • Todoist* (ad) - task management (I have the Business Plan).

  • Whimsical - for process & workflow mapping. If I’m honest, most things start in my Whimsical before they go anywhere else!

  • Timery - works with Toggl on Apple devices to extend the functionality (and now we have macOS widgets too!).

  • Toggl Track- time tracking (I use the free version).

  • Carrd* (ad) - I use this for Systems & Glitter and a few other one-page websites.

  • WordPress, including;
    • Elementor Pro (builder)
    • Essential Adds-Ons for Elementor Pro
    • Pretty Links - I'm on the free version
    • Squirrly SEO* (ad) - works well with Yoast
    • Yoast SEO - I'm on the free version
  • Apple: Pages, Keynote, Numbers, and Notes.

  • CleanShotX - native screenshots on Mac, on steroids (with pretty backgrounds too)!

  • Grammarly - spelling & grammar checking.

  • Loom - I love me a good Loom to explain a point! I also upload all my meetings to Loom and then share the URL with the participants.

  • Raindrop - this is the best bookmark manager I’ve ever used, but it’s so much more than a bookmark manager! It also integrates really nicely with Wavebox #justsaying.

  • Tana - this is a new addition to my day! There are a lot of unique elements of Tana, but I use it as a daily log, scratchpad and archive of what happened and what I did during the day. It's the only daily notes app that I've ever got on with!

  • TextExpander - at this point I have shorteners for everything, from dates to signatures! I know I don't use it half as much as I should!

  • Wavebox* (ad) - super-browser (seriously, if nothing else stands out to you, GET THIS! It’ll change your life, really!)

  • DayOne - my journal app of preference, I’ve been using it for about a decade now.

  • Moxie - for client portals, contracts, and agreements (link is AppSumo)

  • UPDF - one of the best PDF editors I’ve ever seen (link is AppSumo)

No affiliate links, just info!

  • Apple MacBook Pro M1 2020 + Magic Keyboard + Magic TrackPad

  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

  • Apple iPhone XS Max (used only for my webcam with Camo above, under Calendars & Meetings)

  • Apple iPad 10.2” 2022 (mainly for Timery (above, under Time Tracking) and Spotify)

  • Elgato Stream Deck XL (seriously, if you’re on the fence - get the XL!)

  • Razer Siren Mini USB Condenser Microphone

  • 2 x LG 4K 27” screens (one downstairs and one in the office)

  • Ikea Bekant White desk top (002.532.38 - 160 x 80cm) + underframe (902.529.08)

No affiliate links, just product links

  • Canva – graphics

  • Creative Fabrica* (ad) – commercial assets & fonts

  • Descript* (ad) – everything audio & video editing

  • Ivory Mix* (ad) – for stunning photos and training on social media

  • Screen Studio – a tool for recording my screen for creating walkthrough videos, Mac only

  • SnagIt – another screen recorder (but you can record without using your mic, which is important!)

  • OpenAI ChatGPT – I have a paid account for this, and use it multiples times per day

  • Make – for visual automations.

  • Zapier – yes, I have both Make and Zapier, there are some things that are only available in one or the other!

  • Camo – to turn my iPhone into a webcam (without Continuity). It also works to use your iPhone as a webcam on Windows.

  • Fantastical – my go-to calendar app.

  • TidyCal – alternative to Calendly.

  • Zoom – obviously.

  • Slack – gotta love Slack for comms!

  • Spark Mail – personally, I’m still on the OG Spark, not the 2.0.

  • Tally – if you need a form, Tally’s got you! Conditional logic, and stunning forms, integrate them through Zapier & Make to get your data virtually anywhere!

  • ConvertKit* (ad) – there’s a reason that ConvertKit is the best!

  • Metricool* (ad) – social media scheduler & outstanding analytics.

  • ClickUp* (ad) – project management (I have the Business Plan + ClickUp AI).

  • Notion – archives & record keeping post project management.

  • Todoist* (ad) – task management (I have the Business Plan).

  • Whimsical – for process & workflow mapping. If I’m honest, most things start in my Whimsical before they go anywhere else!

  • Timery – works with Toggl on Apple devices to extend the functionality (and now we have macOS widgets too!).

  • Toggl Track– time tracking (I use the free version).

  • Carrd* (ad) – I use this for Systems & Glitter and a few other one-page websites.

  • WordPress, including these plugins;
    • Elementor (WordPress Builder) Pro
    • Essential Adds-Ons for Elementor Pro
    • Pretty Links – I’m on the free version
    • Yoast SEO – I’m on the free version
  • Apple: Pages, Keynote, Numbers, and Notes.

  • CleanShotX – native screenshots on Mac, on steroids (with pretty backgrounds too)!

  • Grammarly – spelling & grammar checking.

  • Loom – I love me a good Loom to explain a point! I also upload all my meetings to Loom and then share the URL with the participants.

  • Raindrop – this is the best bookmark manager I’ve ever used, but it’s so much more than a bookmark manager! It also integrates really nicely with Wavebox #justsaying.

  • Wavebox* (ad) – super-browser (seriously, if nothing else stands out to you, GET THIS! It’ll change your life, really!)

  • DayOne – my journal app of preference, I’ve been using it for about a decade now.

  • Moxie – for client portals, contracts, and agreements (link is AppSumo)

  • UPDF – one of the best PDF editors I’ve ever seen (link is AppSumo)

No affiliate links, just info!

  • Apple MacBook Pro M1 2020 + Magic Keyboard + Magic TrackPad

  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

  • Apple iPhone XS Max (used only for my webcam with Camo above, under Calendars & Meetings)

  • Apple iPad 10.2” 2022 (mainly for Timery (above, under Time Tracking) and Spotify)

  • Elgato Stream Deck XL (seriously, if you’re on the fence – get the XL!)

  • Razer Siren Mini USB Condenser Microphone

  • 2 x LG 4K 27” screens (one downstairs and one in the office)

  • Ikea Bekant White desk top (002.532.38 – 160 x 80cm) + underframe (902.529.08)

No affiliate links, just product links