My Top Apps, Routines, and Products

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  • Alfred - Award-winning productivity app
  • Dropbox - A folder that syncs
  • Spotify - Music
  • BitBar - Put anything in your Mac OS X menu bar
  • Caret - Beautiful & Clever Markdown Editor
  • Kaleidoscope - Powerful file comparison tool (works on text, images, and folders)
  • Spectacle - Move and resize windows with ease
  • Qbserve - Automatic Time Tracker for Mac
  • Homebrew - The missing package manager for macOS
    • ripgrep - combines the usability of The Silver Searcher with the raw speed of grep.
  • Trello

Change Log

Jun 30 2019

  • Remove Google Keep in favor of Trello, which has a faster UI and all the same features.



  • A “digest” journal I write once a week. I send an email to myself that summarizes my week and have a Gmail filter to label and skip the inbox.
  • Sauna twice a week, usually Wednesday and once during the weekend.
  • Every month I setup goals and/or things I want to accomplish for that month. I write this on my whiteboard. Most of my goals are “system” oriented that require a daily habit that I measure at the end of each day.
  • Sudarshan Kriya as a meditation practice.

Morning Ritual

  • On certain days, I’ll drink coffee (Bulletproof beans) with MCT Oil, L-Theanine, and Ashwaganda Power. This seems to be the most effective “nootropic” blend for me.

Change Log

June 30 2019

  • Added coffee.
  • Removed Neuronation - not convinced of its benefits.
  • Removed Readwise - too much upkeep to keep it working.

Night Ritual

  • Stretching1
  • Apply lavender oil2 to wrist, or under nose.
  • If I’m not tired, I’ll lay on my acupressure mat.