Some of the services I love to use—and often rely on.
These are all personal recommendations. See more (not necessarily related to my work) on my 🥞 YourStack profile.
I rely on Airtable to run businesses and basically my entire life.
Best design tool for solo and collaborative use. Easy to create interactive prototypes. Speeds up development by providing CSS snippets.
Instead of bulky CMS that you need to install on your server—like Wordpress—I use Jekyll to make super fast, perfectly secure websites that never go down.
Easy to use for developers and end-users/clients alike. My headless CMS of choice. Generous free tier.
Webflow is an amazing tool that empowers editors/clients to edit content by themselves. I mostly use custom code + Jekyll + Forestry CMS nowadays, because they offer more freedom and are way more affordable.
Tempo is a macOS/iOS Gmail client. It creates a workspace that won’t get filled with new emails automatically; you have to manually add them. Perfect for those overwhelmed by too many emails.
DISCLAIMER: I do customer support for Tempo, but my opinion is my own.
Loom makes sharing instructional videos so quick and easy that there’s no reason not to. As soon as you’re done shooting, Loom has a shareable link ready for anyone to watch.
Tweek literally changed my life. 💙 I’m a sucker for complicated digital tools but nothing could beat the clarity of using a simple paper planner. Tweek is just like that but with all the advantages of being a digital product. I can’t recommend it highly enough!
Not just an RSS reader; it’s THE central hub for all the websites you want to check on a regular basis. Instead of overwhelming you with an infinite feed of updates, each site takes up just one line.
Easy to collaborate on a flexible, live, shared document. Good for creating a timeline and communicating with clients, without losing track of messages and emails. Keeps everyone on the same page.
I buy most domains from iwantmyname. Their service is so easy to use and saves you so much time when connecting your domain to other services, like email providers and hosting servers.
Web-based Photoshop alternative.
Butterick’s Practical Typography
A tool in the broader sense of the word, this online book covers pretty much everything you need to master the basics of typography.