Back

Vivian uses

Hardware

  • MacBook Pro 14" M1 Pro, 32GB Ram, 512GB SSD
    My main machine, this is the fastest laptop I have ever owned
  • Dell Ultrawide U4919DW
    The ultimate productivity monitor
  • iPad Mini 6th Generation For reading and media consumption
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max 256GB Got it on 2020, very nice
  • Nomad Base Station - Apple Watch Edition My first wireless charger, I like it
  • Airpods Pro Excellent for zoom calls and listening to music
  • Apple Watch Series 7 Got it recently, love the long battery life and the fast charging
  • Ikea Bekant Sit/Stand Desk Corner Desk Love it, I alternate between sitting and standing during the day
  • Herman Miller Mirra 2 Chair This completely eliminated my nascent back pain, definitely worth the money
  • Toshiba 1TB HD To back up my MBP
  • HyperDrive USB-C hub For connecting miscellaneous stuff to the MBP
  • Logitech HD Laptop Webcam C615 The MBP's camera sucks
  • AmazonBasics Anti-Fatigue Mat Helps minimize discomfort while standing
  • Timbuk2 The Authority Pack backpack The first quality backpack I ever got, really like it

Software

  • Google Chrome A necessary evil in web dev
  • VSCode Love the extension ecosystem
  • iTerm 2 The panel management options are great
  • Slack For work chat
  • Git Tower For complicated git tasks
  • Spark I keep switching every 4 months or so to something new but I always come back to this
  • Things 3 I have a love and hate relationship with this, really wish it had more features but I love the design and UX
  • Spotify For Music while working/cooking/etc
  • Polypane For my frontend dev work. Paired with the ultrawide and it makes testing on different screen size a breeze
  • Tweetbot For reading twitter without the noise
  • PocketCasts For podcasts
  • Fantastical 3 Yes, I pay for the subscription, just for having template events, saves a lot of time at the doctor's office
  • Raycast Couldn't live without this!
  • 1Password The key to my online world
  • Avocode For accessing design files, saves me having to buy Sketch and Adobe XD licenses
  • Discord For chatting
  • IINA A great VLC alternative
  • iMazing For adding video files to my iPad, among other things
  • Keka Best archiver ever
  • Magnet My window management app of choice
  • RescueTime To check the state of my youtube addition
  • SetApp To centralize my app's obsession
  • SoundSource For managing volume on individual apps
  • Stay I'm lazy and I want my windows right where I left them when restarting
  • Bartender 4 A must-have if you have a lot of apps on the minibar
  • BetterTouchTool I use it to create custom gestures for the MBP's trackpad
  • CleanMyMac X Very good to get rid of junk on the mac
  • Folx Good torrent client
  • iStat Menus Helps me know what app is hogging my ram
  • Sip To grab any color from my screen
  • Fathom Analytics Easy to use analytics
  • G Suite Not a fan of Google but love Docs and Sheets
  • Readwise To remember everything I read

iPhone Apps

  • Apollo
  • App in the Air
  • Bible
  • Echo (prayer)
  • Google Maps
  • InstagramFor memes
  • Telegram
  • YNAB
  • Whatsapp

Services

  • Netlify
  • Porkbun
  • Pexels
  • Figma
  • ImprovMX
  • Forestry CMS
  • Stripe Atlas

For the business

  • Freshbooks
  • Notion
  • Bench
  • Mercury Bank
  • Relay Bank
  • Stripe
  • Gumroad
  • Timely
  • YNAB