Inspired by Uses This, the tools, services, and techniques I’m using to get things done.

Hardware

  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018): Work computer provided by Go-Jek.

  • MacBook Air (13-inch, 2013): Wife’s old laptop that I use as my personal computer.

  • One Plus 5: The best bang for the buck phone out there.

  • Sony WH-1000XM3: Best noise cancelling headphones out there in 20-30K INR price range.

  • Kindle Paperwhite (Wi-fi model): I bought it in 2015. It is probably my most prized possession.

  • Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 32GB): I spent months agonising over whether to buy it or not. It has turned out to be money well spent. Super helpful for creating rough mocks & also take notes during meetings.

  • Apple Pencil: Bought it along with with my iPad. It has been a life changer. Super helpful to create handwritten notes & also draw on Procreate (when you are in the mood for it).

  • Gizga Cable Organiser Manager: Organizing and concealing all types of cables.

  • Sony PS4 Slim: Only to play FIFA 19 :)

  • Mika Study Chair: Worth the price.

  • Mi Smart Band 4: I took a lot of time deciding between this and a Fitbit. TBH I am quite happy with this one.

Software

On Laptop

  • Sketch: Got a license thanks to Go-Jek. Fulfils all my prototyping needs (also when I need to make memes).

  • Atom: Typing this on Atom. I like Sublime Editor too.

  • Google Chrome: My primary browser. Bookmark Manager says I have got 6000+ bookmarks there. I use AdblockPlus to stop the annoying Youtube ads.

  • Microsoft Office Suite: Can’t live without Excel as a Product Manager.

  • Slack: For Office Communication.

  • Zoom: Best Video Conferencing tool out there. Go-Jek runs on Zoom.

On iPad

  • iBooks: To read epubs on my iPad when I am bored of reading on my Phone.

  • Notes: To take handwritten notes using my Apple Pencil during meetings.

  • Procreate: The only software I did not feel bad paying for.

On Phone