I wrote a list of business-related tools I use over at Work Notes. The article omits design and development things, so here they are:

Design & Development

Affinity Design & Publisher

I have an Adobe subscription (mainly for Adobe Fonts), but Affinity have become my go-to tools.


This is a much-too-recent addition to my toolkit and it’s brilliant.


I upgraded to a Pro account for private pens last year. The Collaboration Mode has been particularly useful for online teaching.


I started using DeployHQ for Statamic site deployment and it’s been a real game-changer.


I use privacy-focused Fathom for analytics. This is an affiliate link.


A lovely little Terminal for Mac.


Perfect for getting feedback on design work.


Absolutely brilliant for presenting designs to clients.


I switched to Notion in 2019 – one year later I finally took the time to organise the cards properly. It’s a great app that I now use for project management among other things.

The basic version is free for personal use now, too.


I’ve been a long-time Sketch user, and it continues to be my go-to program for design mockups. It’s also great for social media posts/templates.


After years of using Gmail in the browser, I switched to an email app in early 2020. I’m still with it and love having a separate app for email.

Visual Studio Code

I switched to VS Code about a year ago and haven’t looked back.


Wavebox was recommended as an alternative to Station (which seems to be unsupported now). Apps auto-sleep which stops Wavebox from eating your RAM, and the customer service is great.

This site

This site is build on Statamic 3. The typefaces are Romana and IBM Plex Mono (or Sans, if you choose that option).

Type foundries

A list of my favourites will appear here soon...

Last updated

21st May, 2020.