Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.

I get asked a lot about the things I use to build software, stay productive, or buy to fool myself into thinking I’m being productive when I’m really just procrastinating. Here’s a big list of all of my favorite stuff.


  • MacBook Pro 13" M1 2020 16/256GB

    Workstation laptop provided by Ninja Van.

  • Keychron K7

    I like the compactness and the low key travel of the keyboard. I configured it with a Low-Profile Keychron Optical Banana switch

  • Magic Trackpad Black

    I like macOS multi-touch gestures a lot. Therefore, once I solve my hiperheroes problem, I bought Magic Trackpad and use it everyday.

Development tools

  • VS Code editor

    I have been the heavy user of VS Code since it's first release. I configured it with Vim keybindings.

  • Warp terminal

    I have been using Warp since 2022. It replaces iTerm2 that I had been using since I started using Mac

  • GitKraken

    I found GitKraken instrumental to help me navigate repositories with many contributors. Therefore, I have also been subscribing to the GitKraken Pro plan since 2019.


  • Obsidian

    I used Obsidian since February 2023 to take notes, manage my knowledge base, and write my personal journey.

  • Arc browser

    I have been a heavy user of Arc. After exploring many other Chromium alternatives, I settled on Arc since early 2023.

  • Raycast

    I use Raycast to replace Apple's Spotlight since it provides more features with its rich plugins ecosystem.


  • Wise

    I use Wise to convert currencies, mainly from SGD to IDR. Sign up using my referral code to get a fee-free transfer of up to 500 GBP.

  • Revolut

    I use Revolut's wallet functionality to regularly save money to achieve certain financial goals.

  • Actual Budget

    I used to be using the Wallet app from BudgetBakers. But then I turned to using Actual Budget since 2019 to track my expenses and plan my budgets.