summer 2015 minneapolis photo walk - Photo credit, @prncsskt

Here you will find a frequently updated list of hardware, software, services and tools that I use on a daily basis to get things done. [Last updated: November 19th, 2017]

Desktop Applications

  • 1Password - The best way to manage all of your secure information.
  • Chrome - My primary browser.
  • Google Drive - Great cloud storage/sync for long term back-up.
  • Google Keep - Evernote replacement with fewer features but perfect for me.
  • MySQL WorkBench - My go-to MySQL GUI for Windows.
  • PHPStorm - My IDE of choice.
  • Pixelmator - A powerful, light-weight graphic editor for OSX.
  • PuTTY - If you spend as much time in SSH sessions as I do, you must be using PuTTY.
  • Sublime Text - My lightweight text editor of choice.
  • Visual Studio Code - Great alternative IDE especially for languages other than PHP.



  • Facebook - It's Facebook.
  • Flickr - Where most of my photos live, great for archival.
  • FreshBooks - Terrific, flexible and painless invoicing.
  • GitHub - Social coding.
  • Gmail - IMAP/Web mail at its finest.
  • Instagram - A terrific way to filter/share photos with a variety of services.
  • - Keep track of everything you listen to.
  • Shopify - Top notch cloud-based ecommerce platform.
  • Spotify - The best music streaming service on the net.
  • Stack Overflow - The best online forum for developers.
  • Squarespace - A fantastic CMS-style platform for blogs, marketing sites, and more.
  • Twitter - I tweet regularly about technology, music, life and the web.