My Workflow

Life

  • Rules - Lessons learned encoded as rules.

  • Goals - Gives focus and direction.

  • Processes - Streamlines doing some things.

Code

Tasks

  • 2Do - Personal tasks. Every task is actionable, tagged appropriately and sorted by priority.

  • GitHub - Issues/PRs for projects I care about.

Plan

  • Fantastical - Plan meetings & events.

  • Calendly - Sharing my availability for efficient event arrangement.

Video

Knowledge index

Search

  • Alfred - Search everything with it.

  • Alfred My Mind - Search my entire corpus of useful to me references. Extension of my brain.

  • Safari - Only bookmark personal links which I search with Safari Assistant.

Photos

  • Apple Photos - My personal photo/video/memories collection. Includes other media files (art/references/..) sorted by folder. Use Slidebox to quickly delete or sort photos into albums.

macOS/iOS

  • macOS - macOS apps/tools I use.

  • iOS - iOS apps/tools I use.

Track

News & Learning

Investing/finance

  • Finance - Invest into ideas I care about.

Presentations

Tech

Project tools

  • GitHub - Code sharing & collaboration. Issues & Roadmaps.

  • Discord/Slack/Telegram - According to type & size of project. Small community/project, Telegram group is great. Open source or community project, Discord. More corporate, Slack is ok.

  • Notion - Everything wiki, collaboration. Company Docs.

  • Figma - Design, mockups, visual prototyping.

  • Loom - Video screen sharing & collaboration.

  • Metabase - Quick insights/analytics from data. Hooks up to Postgres easily & lets you run intuitive queries & make dashboards.

  • Google Domains - Domain purchase, handling. Gives you free email forwarding.

  • TODO: Linear is nice but GitHub is better integrated and is free. Just needs Linear or Ship level client.

Cloud Compute

  • AWS/GCP depending on service needed. GCP interface is nicer.

Utility

  • Excalidraw - Quick sketches, thinking things through.

  • TODO: G Suite not that useful compared to Notion. Can get email for free with email forwarding.

React

  • State - useState (trivial data updates). useReducer + useContext (global updates, can also use Jotai). TODO: Zustand, MobX, XState

  • GraphQL - Urql TODO: Apollo.

Web

Design System

Payment

Analytics

Git

  • Sublime Merge - Visual Git interface. Nice way to see changes + past commits.

  • gitupdate - Automate commits. Use it for all doc, curated list updates and as commits inside feature branches (branch gets squashed after with proper commit).

Other