Laptop: HP OMEN 15 Gaming Laptop
- Intel Core i7 10th Gen 10750H (2.60 GHz) – 6-Core
- 16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6
- 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 144 Hz, IPS, anti-glare, micro-edge, WLED-backlit, 300 nits, 72% NTSC
Monitor: LG 27″ IPS LED 4K UHD with HDR
This monitor is amazing! It’s basically like having 2 monitors, plus you can split the screen into about 15 different sections.
- Model – LG – 27UL600-W
Previous Laptop: Acer Aspire E5-576G (i5)
Microphone: Yeti Nano – USB Microphone – Sound more professional and not scratchy with this inexpensive, but awesome microphone.
Webcam: Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam – Captures video in 1080 and looks way better than the integrated webcams on laptops.
This is the first time I’ve ever had an iPad. Combined with the Apple Pencil, it is such a helpful tool. I write notes, draw images and diagrams, and read books on it.
Keyboard: Coming Soon
Mouse: Coming Soon
Headphones: Coming Soon
NAS: Coming Soon
Browser: Google Chrome
Local WordPress Development: Local by Flywheel
WordPress Site Management: ManageWP
Random Projects: Glitch
Online Database to Organize Anything: Airtable – Powerful, feature-rich personal and business database. You can truly organize anything you want. Projects, plants, books, equipment, tools, invoices, travel plans, and the list goes on and on and on. Check out my Book Tracker in Airtable and my favorite Airtable articles. For more ideas of how you can use it, browse the templates and the Airtable Universe.
Screen Recorder: Screencast-O-Matic – Handy as pockets on a shirt. I use this to create explainer videos, documentation GIFs, and any other screen recordings.
Loom – Another screen recording and video capture tool. This is one easier to use if I don’t need to do much editing in the video and when I need to share it with someone else.
Digital Workspace and Notes: Notion – An organizer and digital note-taking space. Useful for capturing lots of information in one single place. Read how you can capture notes quickly in Notion and learn about how I used Notion to keep track of my new home construction budget.
Design and Photo Editing: Photoshop
PhotoPea – similar to Photoshop, but browser-based and has a free version
Mockups: Figma – Create quick website mockups to display how web copy will look. Useful for giving clients more of a ‘visual’ of their web copy rather than just sending text.
Whimsical – Create flowcharts and mind maps for articles and for your brilliant ideas
Off-the-Wall: Handwriting Font Generator
Website Content Management System: WordPress
(open source and self-hosted version, NOT the commercial, blog version)
Website Hosting: SiteGround – Powers this site and several company sites I manage. SiteGround has great support and is reasonably priced.
Liquid Web – Premium host used for several company sites I manage
Domain Purchases: Name Cheap – I’ve used this to buy domains for years. They range from $8 – $12 a domain
WordPress Starter Template: Divi by Elegant Themes
This theme is the base for the majority of my websites. You can create just about anything you want with it.
Elementor – A great plugin with superpowers to make your site easier to create
Search Engine Optimization Plugin: Yoast SEO
Yoast is a powerhouse when it comes to increasing your chances of being seen in search engines
Off-the-Wall: Built With
Used to see the entire technology stack for websites
*I use each one of these tools and highly recommend each one. For some of them, I will receive a small kickback if you click and buy. You aren’t charged anything extra.