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.


  • 14” MacBook Pro, M1 Max, 32GB RAM (2021)

    I downsized from the 16” Intel-based Macbook Pro and I don't regret it. The M1 Max is so fast and quiet. The size & weight is perfect!
  • 27” LG Ultrafine 5K

    This display is the ideal partner for the Macbook Pro. The pros are the resolution, thunderbolt & USB-C connectors, built-in camera, micro & speakers.
  • Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID (Azerty)

    I like this small keyboard. The Touch ID is a nice addition. Using AZERTY as it's the norm from where I live.
  • Apple Magic Mouse

    Very nice mouse. Minimalist design and many gestures available. We're still years ahead of other brands. Only downside is the charging port preventing usage while in use..
  • Herman Miller Mirra 2 Chair

    The difference with my old IKEA MARKUS is mind blowing. This is a whole other level of chair. I really recommend anyone working on a chair all day to invest in an Herman Miller.

Development tools

  • VS Code

    This is simply the best IDE right now. It offers a wide range of plugins and settings that allow you to customize it as you want.
  • Laravel Herd

    I always used Laravel Valet for local development. Herd is the next step with a GUI for your local apps.
  • DBngin

    The easiest software to manage database servers locally.
  • TablePlus

    Great software for working with databases. Has saved me from building about a thousand admin interfaces for my various projects over the years.
  • GitHub Desktop

    Github Desktop is a great GUI for your git repositories.


  • Figma

    Figma is simply the best software there is right now for web & mobile apps design.


  • Raycast

    It's probably the app I use the most. It has built-in window management, AI integration and a lot of productivity extensions.