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

I'm a big believer that we should invest in good tools to make our daily work more enjoyable and also improve our quality of life.

last updated: Sep 10, 2022

workstation

  • 14" MacBook Pro, M1, 32GB RAM (2021)

    This beast of a machine has everything I ever wanted in a MacBook: jet engines don't turn on, longer battery life, better keyboard, mag safe charging cable, physical escape key, and the left and right arrow keys are not stretched in height.

  • GMMK Pro 75% Keyboard

    Got this when I was exploring the mechanical keyboard hobby during the pandemic. It's a great entry point into the hobby. It's rocking Apalca V2 linear switches and Geekark BoW PBT keycaps with light blue accents.

  • Apple Magic Trackpad

    My workflow consists of using gestures a lot. This is basically extending the MacBook's world class trackpad into my stationary setup. Let's be honest, there's no other trackpads that can compare.

  • Logitech MX Master 3S Mouse

    My 2S was going strong for almost 5 years. My biggest complaint with the 2S was that the clicks were too loud. The 3S has 90% less click noise. Like the trackpad, I also created custom gestures/shortcuts for my workflow. This mouse is a huge productivity booster. It's a big W in my books.

  • Apple AirPods Pro (1st Gen)

    One of my favourite gadgets. Extremely comfortable and noise cancellation is a must. Seamlessly switches between my iPhone and my MacBook as well. My only complaint is that there's no way to modify volume.

  • Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

    Another one of my favourite gadgets. It's been going strong for 5 years and desperately needs a battery replacement. Extremely comfortable and an essential for long sessions and long-haul flights.

  • Dual LG 27” 4K Monitor

    Decent monitors that I have no complaints about. My MacBook drives both displays with no framerate issues.

  • Fully's Jarvis Dual Monitor Arm

    I enjoy the flexibility and adjustability this monitor arm has compared to a static monitor arm. If you're rocking a dual monitor setup, get yourself a dual monitor arm to save desk space.

  • Fully's Jarvis Standing Desk

    With my move to the US, I didn't want to buy another Ikea desk setup and I wanted to invest in my space that I will spend the majority of my time. This is a great quality standing desk with a 1-button click to change the height. I have no complaints and a lot of people have complimented my setup.

  • Herman Miller Aeron Office Chair

    This is the chair I have yet to with me to the US. It's a comfortable chair and hold it's value over time. I'm temporarily using a random Costco office chair from my girlfriend.

  • Roller Blade Wheels for Office Chair

    Highly, highly recommended must buy, if you're using your office chair on a hard surface. You will not regret it. If you have an Ikea office chair, get 10mm ones, otherwise get 11mm.

  • BenQ ScreenBar Monitor Light

    Gives me much more flexability and usability with my space because it makes my eyes feel less strained. It also doubles as a good reading lamp because it removes the shadow of my head from the room light on my book.

  • More to come...

dev tools

  • Visual Studio Code

    My editor of choice. Very lightweight and extremely customizable and extensible for my dev process.

  • Warp Terminal

    This is the new terminal on the block. I'm enjoying how it feels like a code editor than a traditional terminal. It has cool features like searching for commands/workflows and copying terminal input/outputs.

  • Insomnia

    For API development, Insomnia is very lightweight and the UX is intuitive.

  • More to come...

software

  • 1Password

    It's 2022, you NEED a password manager. I have 450+ items in my private vault and this is arguably the BIGGEST improvement to my quality of life. I don't need to worry about obscure accounts I made 5+ years ago and try every password variation I've created just to find out I've hit the retry limit and if I fail one last time, my account is deleted. I can also safely share passwords with my girlfriend. She's happy, I'm happy, we're all happy. Well worth the money.

  • Rectangle

    Window management has been neglected for far too long for Mac users. Rectangle lets you snap windows like on Windows. You can full screen the current window with a keyboard shortcut.

  • CleanShot X

    Better screenshots and screen recording. You can annotate, censor information, and perform scrolling screenshots. For teams, you can also immediately share a link to the image.

  • Notion

    My all-in-one knowledge base for projects and personal life.

  • Spark

    My email application of choice. IMO it has better UI and multi-email management.

  • More to come...