Here are the tools and tech that I use on a daily basis, 2021 Edition!
👨💻 Editor + Terminal
I also like to use a lot of snippets, and for that I use Espanso (mainly because TextExpander is not free. LOL).
🧮 Desk Setup
I used to work exclusively on a mac, but I recently built a rather capable PC so I decided to try to make Windows work (mainly to justify its cost 😂). Here's the spec list:
My Macbook Pro is an early 2015 13-inch model. I'd argue that except for the upcoming M1 models, the 2015 model is where it's at in terms of portable macOS computing.
Both machines are plugged into a ViewSonic VX2718 27" 165hz curved display.
I switch between 4 keyboards depending on what I'm doing.
- My daily-driver is a GMMK Pro equipped with Glorious Panda Yellow switches and currently sporting the GMK Metropolis Keycaps.
- For longer typing/coding sessions, I use a Magicforce-68 (Cherry Brown).
- And for intense gaming sessions, I use a Razer Blackwidow Chroma TE Stealth.
- I used to daily-drive my Keychron K8 (Gateron Blue), but ever since I got my GMMK Pro, it's only been a backup unit.
The mouse that I've been using for a year now is a Logitech M720 Triathlon. I keep telling myself that I don't need a Logitech MX Masters 3, but I really, really want one.
📹 Audio + Video
My system's audio revolves around a Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 Mk.I USB Interface.
The mic I use is an Audio Technica ATR2500 USB mic, which for some reason, only gets recognized by Windows and Mac as "Advanced USB Audio Device". 🤷♂️
I also like to swap earphones / headphones depending on the use-case. The one that's almost always plugged in is a pair of TFZ-T2's, but I like to swap it with either a pair of KZ ZS10 Pros or an Audio-Technica ATH-M40x along with an Presonus Eris 3.5 Studio Monitor when I'm recording, mixing, or mastering music.
My Digital Audio Workstation right now is Reaper, although I'm still getting used to it since I've been using Logic Pro and Garageband since 2013.
I edit my videos using Davinci Resolve 17.
📦 Desktop Apps
I use Habitica (as an installed Desktop Web App) for managing my tasks and habits.
I design almost exclusively in Figma.
If you've made it this far, then you're awesome, I guess? 😂
/uses is inspired by Wes Bos' uses.tech. Check out other people's setups, and while you're at it, why not add yours as well? Cheers! 🥂