Gear & Tech Bliss Picks
I am regularly asked by colleagues and students about the tools and gear I use, so I've put together a list of my "Bliss Picks" – a list of my favorite things.
Apps & Software
- 1Password: anyone who knows me can say for certain that I cannot remember passwords. This is my secret.
- Alfred: my launcher of choice. Quickly pulls up files, apps, and other documents with one keyboard shortcut.
- Asana: Collaborative task & project management - my OmniFocus for teams.
- Bartender: organize all these apps in your Mac menu bar.
- Fantastical: calendar app of choice on iOS and MacOS.
- Mindnode: mind mapping with ease. Baseline of every project small or large.
- OmniFocus: how I manage my daily life and keep all of the plates spinning. Been using this for years.
- OmniOutliner: best outlining tool I have found, great for organizing thoughts and upcoming projects.
- Overcast: my podcast player of choice. Love all of the additional features this app offers.
- Sanebox: my personal email assistant. Sorts the junk so I can focus on the important stuff.
- Slack: My favorite team communication for iOS and Mac.
- TextExpander: expands commonly used text via short keyboard shortcuts.
- Transcribe!: extremely powerful and affordable digital audio editor. Used for looping passages and slowing down tempos in both transcription and practice.
- Tweetbot: my preferred Twitter client.
Hardware for Tech
- Apple: currently using (2) 27" iMacs (home + work), a MacBook Air, iPad Pro 12.9" (work) and iPad (personal), iPhone 7, and Apple Watch (Series 2).
- Canon Wireless Laser Printer: reliable wireless laser printing. Currently using the MF220 in home office.
- Logitech USB Presentation Remote: years of great experience using these. Had current version long enough it's not on their site and still works great.
Cases and Bags
- Belkin Apple Pencil Carrying Case: great for keeping Apple Pencil accessories together and doubles as a stand on desk.
- InCase iPhone Case: have owned these for every iPhone I've had. Love them and their other stuff. Backpack is awesome.
- Jansport Backpack: oldie but a goodie. Used them in middle school and still loving my Watchtower. Bought it to get my family through DisneyWorld (has a great insulated food pouch) and now it is my every day bag.
- SFBags Gear Pouch: love this pouch. Keeps my charging cables, usb drives, earbuds, and other accessories in one place in my bag. Also own their bags - incredible stuff.