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

I get asked a lot 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.


  • HP Pavilion Gaming 15, Ryzen 4500, 16GB RAM (2021)

    I was using an Intel-based 15” Acer Nitro 5 prior to this and the difference is night and day. I am able to work with a peace of mind that my main weapon of choice is going to be available and sharp at all times.

  • BenQ GW2480T 24 inch (60cm) 1920 X 1080

    The best option in the market in these specs. I have been using this monitor for over a year now and it has been a great. It makes me faster and more productive.

  • Redgear Shadow Blade Mechanical Keyboard

    They don’t make keyboards the way they used to. I buy these any time I see them go up for sale and keep them in storage in case I need parts or need to retire my main.

  • Logitech G102 LightSync Gaming Mouse

    Great mouse for the price. Super accurate and comfortable for usage for long periods of time.

Development tools

  • Visual Studio Code

    I am extremely fast with VS Code. I have tried other editors but I always come back to VS Code. I have been using it for over 3 years. I have been trying to get back to learning Vim but I am just too comfortable with VS Code.

  • Fish

    I have been using Fish for over a year now. I have tried Zsh and Bash but I always come back to Fish. It is just too good. It’s simple, fast and easy to use. I was skeptical initially about leaving bash language but I am glad I did. Fish’s ecosystem is extremely strong and rich with packages.

  • GitHub cli tool

    The GitHub CLI is an incredibly underrated productivity tool. I use it for everything from creating new repos to opening issues and pull requests. It’s a great way to stay in the terminal and still be able to do all of the things I need to do on GitHub.


  • 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.


  • Microsoft Todo

    It just works. Very very simple. Works across multiple devices so I can do research on my phone, I can create tasks on their app and their widget is great. I work with Trello for work but for my personal projects I use Microsoft Todo.

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  • Spotify

    Good music is a must for me to be productive. I listen to Guitar LoFi music. It helps me focus and get into the zone.