Software and hardware I use on a regular basis, updated July 2021.
On my laptop. I write code Sublime Text. For quick notes, shopping lists, things I need to do, and other scraps of information it's either nvALT (a fork of the excellent, but no longer maintained, Notational Velocity) or iA Writer, both of which operate on
.txt files in a Dropbox folder synced to my phone. I browse the web with Firefox. For FTP and Amazon S3 I use Transmit whose Sync feature is pretty great, but whenever possible I either
rclone into remote hosts. I listen to music on Bandcamp or Apple Music. I subscribe to blogs with NetNewsWire (see an assortment of feeds). I push pixels in Photoshop and edit vectors in Illustrator (what I love about it is that you can just ⌘C some shapes and ⌘V them as SVG in any text editor). I keep my Mac alive with Caffeine. Gemini 2 and DaisyDisk are excellent for identifying and removing crap from my disk, whose free space is always in short supply.
On the web. My bookmarks go into Pinboard — subscribing to a few hundred people with similar interests makes
/network an essential stream of high-quality reads. All my code goes up on GitHub.
In my backpack. I've recently discovered the pleasure of working with my MacBook perched on top of a Nextstand K2 (thanks, Adi!), with an external keyboard and trackpad.