Here’s a list of equipments and tools that I use for work and personal work-like hobbies.


  • 14" MacBook Pro M1 Max.
  • Lenovo Q24H-10 23.8" Monitor.
  • Keychron K3 Mechanical Keyboard.
  • Magic Mouse.
  • AirPods Pro.



  • I use Warp.
  • I use Fish as my command line shell.

Other Dev-ish Tools

  • I use Fork as my go-to Git GUI client. (I have a license, another weird flex.)
    • I also have a license for Sublime Merge since I bought it as a bundle with Sublime Text 4.
    • Sublime Merge has better keyboard shortcuts, but you have no control on how the git log graph is grouped unlike in Fork. The whole purpose of using a Git GUI Client is for the graph though, so it’s a deal breaker.
    • Resource usage wise, both are comparable, hovering around 100-300MB depending on how many repos are opened at a time.
      • Sublime Merge - Written in C++.
      • Fork - Objective-C + Swift.
  • I use MongoDB Compass for… MongoDB.
  • While TablePlus for relational databases. Bought the standard license for 2 devices, should’ve just got the basic one for 1 device :|
  • I still use Postman.
  • Figma at work, Penpot for personal endeavors.
  • Excalidraw for quick diagrams and even wireframes.
    • I used to use Balsamiq a lot, but they’re discontinuing their native apps. Might as well stick with the free alternative then.

Productivity Apps

  • Bear for almost everything note-related.
    • I dabbled with Obsidian, but I have the “Electron” fatigue, where my brain prefers to go native than a webapp pretending to be native.
    • On that note, I’m eager to see Bear 2 get released which would have the feature that I loved the most in Obsidian: backlinks. Bear 2 is already out, and it has backlinks! :D 2nd brain all the way.
  • I still use Apple Notes when using my iPad because it got better Apple Pencil support.
  • We use Confluence at work… because Jira.
  • Slack for work.
  • Forcing Discord for non-gaming use.
  • 1Password.
  • CleanShot X.
  • Shottr when I need the pixels.
  • Presentify for screen annotations while presenting.
  • Maccy as my clipboard manager.
  • iStats Menu. One of my most useful impulsive buy ever which lead me see just how much RAM are eaten up by those Chrome-based apps.
  • Grammarly. Still better than Microsoft Editor.
  • Arc as my primary browser.
  • Just recently started using Microsoft Edge for easy access to Bing Chat. My co-working pal that never leaves me in seen-zone.

Other Apps for weird flex

  • I am unfortunately sucked into Steve’s walled garden, so I use Apple Music.
  • Apple Podcasts.
  • Reeder 5 to stay up to date with my favorite bloggers.
  • Kindle for my ebooks
  • OneDrive for personal use. It also has a personal vault which I really appreciate.
    • Side note: Microsoft 365 Family is the cheapest “known” cloud service out there, even if you don’t get to take full advantage of its office desktop apps.
  • Unfortunately, iCloud for my photos and notes.
  • I use Microsoft’s office apps instead of Apple’s built-in ones.
    • MS Excel is still years ahead of Numbers in my opinion.
    • MS Word is still a much more pleasant writing experience than Pages when I do need to use it instead of Bear for whatever reasons I can’t think of while writing this down.

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