Tools I Use

This is a collection of resources that I use regularly. I wanted to provide you with them in an easily accessible manner so you can benefit from them as well.

Just click on a tool to go to the website for it.

Hardware

  • AirPods

    They're awesome - they just get out of the way. Doesn't sound amazing as compared to my other headphones, but they're still great. I primarily use them while exercising, but also when doing chores or cooking. I'd like to get the newer version because they sound great and have noise cancelling.

  • Bose Quiet Comfort 35 (Series II)

    These headphones sound amazing, has great noise cancelling, works over bluetooth, and doesn't break the budget. Works very well for me.

  • Blue Yeti

    I've used this mic for recording for a while now. It's a great mic for the money.

Health

  • Apple Watch

    I've been wearing an Apple Watch for many years now. It's a great watch, and I love it. I've disabled notifications because I don't want them to distract me. It's awesome for tracking my runs and my sleep.

  • Strong

    As of the time I’m writing this, I’ve tracked a total of 603 workouts with Strong. I do not think that any workout tracking can even measure up to Strong. It just does so much.

  • Zero

    I do Intermittent Fasting (IF) almost every day. When I'm not doing it, I'm probably doing an extended fast or One-Meal-a-Day (OMAD). This is the best fasting tracker that I have come across.

Productivity

  • Anki

    I use Anki to augment my memory. It is the best tool for handling flashcards that I've found; and it's free & open source.

  • Obsidian

    This tool has, in many ways, greatly improved my ability to create and think.

  • Readwise

    Brilliant tool for revisiting what you've read. Although, I mostly use it as a database to store highlights and notes, which I export to Obsidian.

  • Zotero

    This is the best reference manager that I've found. I use it to keep track of the papers and other scientific material I read.

Time Management

  • Centered

    It took only one session with Centered for me to get hooked. It's like having a productivity coach sit next to you as you work. Feel free to add me so we can stay productive together.

  • Google Calendar

    I've started using this more. I mostly use it to plan my courses and manage meetings. But I track most of my tasks on Notion.

  • Toggl

    This is the best time tracking tool that I've been able to find.

Windows Apps

  • Keypirinha

    Easily launch anything program or document with a simple shortcut.

  • PowerToys

    A powerful utility program that has many different features. My favorite is FancyZones, which lets me create window layouts - fantastic for ultra wide monitors.

  • Vivaldi

    This has become my primary browser. It just has so much customization and so many great features.

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