Software I use, gadgets that I love, and other things I use on the daily.

I often find myself chatting about the tools and gadgets that power my software-building adventures. Whether it's for boosting productivity or those guilty pleasures that make procrastination a bit more fun, I've got a bunch of favorites to share. So, dive into my carefully curated list and discover something new for your own toolkit!


  • 13-inch MacBook Pro, M1, (2020)

    I was using an Intel-based 16” MacBook Pro prior to this and the difference is night and day. I’ve never heard the fans turn on a single time, even when launching Docker Desktop.

  • 34-inch Dell Ultrasharp (USB-C) Monitor U3419W

    The only display on the market if you want something HiDPI and bigger than 27”. When you’re working at planetary scale, every pixel you can get counts.

  • BenQ ScreenBar Halo Monitor Light

    This light comes in great for those long hours in front of the screen. My eyes are thankful for it.

  • Kinesis Advantage360 Split Ergonomic Keyboard KB360

    When it comes to all day comfort while coding away this keyboard is a life saver on my wrists. It only took a few weeks to get used to the split keyboard layout. Never going back to a regular keyboard.

  • Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse

    Something about using the MX moues feels so natural. I love the scroll wheel and the thumb buttons. I use it for everything.

  • G-Drive 6TB (USB-C) External Hard Drive

    Backing up your data is important. Backup, backup, backup.

Development tools

  • PhpStorm

    I use PhpStorm for all my PHP development. It’s fast, has great support for Laravel, and has a great ecosystem of plugins.

  • Visual Studio Code

    I use VS Code for all other project outside of PHP. It's a text editor what more can I say.

  • Fira Code NerdFont

    I love this font. It has great ligatures and is a great font for coding.

  • Warp

    I’m honestly not even sure what features I get with this that aren’t just part of the macOS Terminal but It's fast and it's simple. What more could you ask for? A great alternative to iTerm2.

  • TablePlus

    Great software for working with databases.


  • Figma

    Great for just getting ideas out of your head and into the browser.


  • Alfred

    It's not the newest kid on the block but it’s still the fastest.

  • Raycast

    It's the new kid on the block. It has great support for custom plugins from the community.

  • Notion

    I use Notion for everything. It's my personal wiki, my todo lists, my calendar, and my notes.