People often ask, so I'll do my best to maintain an updated list of the tools that I use to do my thing.
I have a Mac Studio (32GB and 2 TB, entry-level cores etc) with dual monitors on a Jarvis VESA mount. One monitors is an Apple Studio display (27") and the other is by LG, a 24". There is a strong temptation to buy another Studio display, purely for aesthetics. Peripherals are a Brother HL-L2375DW black and white printer, and a Fujitsu scansnap scanner. I use a Keychron K6 mechanical keyboard and a Logitech Lift Left-handed mouse. I keep an Apple keyboard on the corner of the desk for Touch ID.
Music plays through a stereo pair of space grey HomePods (the discontinued ones).
I record through a Rode mini (until Justin persuades me to get a better microphone) and some wired OneOdio closed cup headphones.
Out and about, I've an M1 MacBook Air (Space Grey but in a wooden skin, 8GB and 256GB, entry level). There's also a 2022 iPad mini (purple and 256GB) and an iPhone 13 Mini (Project Red and 256GB). I also use the ReMarkable 2 for annotating documents and taking notes.
Software and Services
If you haven't gathered, I'm an Apple fan. As such, my head is often turned by new shiny apps that wink seductively at me...
Scrivener - for longform. Paper, Ulysses, IA Writer, and Craft.
Backblaze. Apple One. Dropbox. Drive by Google. Alfred. Bartender. TextExpander. 1Password. All indispensable for me.
Microsoft suite - because everyone else does. Xero for accounts. Shopify for online sales. Buffer for social posts. My websites are on Ghost. I use Gandi for web and email hosting.
I record on Garageband and Audio Hijack - and am blessed in that both my co-hosts somehow got conned into doing all the editing. They really do "fix it in post".
I use Hey! for personal mail. Business mail lives in a variety of places, but mostly Outlook and Mail.app.
Apple Calendars, and the calendar app.
Slack, WhatsApp, iMessage, Signal and even Messages (by Facebook). What can you do? We all operate at the level of our least tech-savvy contacts.
Things works as my task manager.
For notes (or PKM) I use Tot and Obsidian.
I use Calm every day, and keep a journal. Every now and again, I try Day One, but almost always, I revert to paper and a fountain pen.
That's the most of it. If there's ever anything you want to know, hit me up in the Slack (if you're a member) or on Twitter if you're not.