Work horses

The tools I use should »Do One Thing and Do It Well.«

The apps listed here champion this philosophy. I cannot live without them.

  • Viscosity

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    Viscosity helps me to manage my VPN accesses. Lean, simple, just works.


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  • Graphic

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Website

    My go-to vector graphics tool. It‘s small, simple and gets the job done perfectly.


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  • LaunchControl

    Commercial Mac Website

    Admins are lazy. Instead of manually working with plists, just whip up LaunchControl.


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  • MacDown

    Free Mac Website

    Simple, functional, well-developed Markdown workhorse for the Mac. Simple as that.


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  • Pixelmator

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Website

    Pixelmator is the part of my content creation workflow, that would be hard to replace.


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  • Tasks & Notes

  • Notes

    Free Mac Web iPhone iPad Website

    Notes for iOS and MacOS solved all my note taking issues. Today I use Roam, see below.


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  • Content Creation

  • Drafts

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad Website

    Amazingly simple tool to work with text. Syncs across your devices.


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  • Grammarly

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Chrome Microsoft Office Outlook ... Safari Microsoft Office Word Software as a Service (SaaS) Firefox Website

    Grammarly helps me writing better English. Its suggestions are spot-on.


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  • Sublime Text

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Website

    Sublime's search capabilities and overall performance are just amazing.


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  • Knowledge Management

  • DEVONthink

    Commercial Mac Website

    DEVONthink is a solution to the digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one and only database for all your digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word docs or even multimedia files.


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  • Roam Research

    Commercial Web Website

    Hypertext as it should be. An amazing tool to organize thoughts without imposing any mental model on you. Love it!


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  • Visual thinking

    A map says more than 1000 words.

  • SimpleMind

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    SimpleMind is a great Mind Mapper with focus on simplicity and ease of use. Multiplatform, with live mindmap transfer.


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  • yEd Graph Editor

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web BSD Website

    Diagramming at its best. Really. Usually, I shy away from using non-native software. yEd's special status is earned by being the best diagramming software. Simple as that.


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  • Little helpers

    Specialized single-purpose apps that make my life easier.

  • aText

    Commercial Mac Windows Parallels Desktop Website

    aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define.

    E.g. make an abbreviation “myname” to insert your name “First Middle Last” in any application.

    With aText you can easily avoid typing the same thing over and over.

    aText also makes it easier to type hard-to-insert symbols, images and formatted text.

    More Features

    • Insert the current date and time in any format
    • Embed clipboard content within snippet, embed snippet within another, send keys, use editable fields in snippet.
    • Reposition the cursor in the expanded snippet.
    • Auto-Correction: Automatically capitalize new sentences, correct double capitals.
    • Built-in snippet groups for misspelling correcting, HTML and JavaScript coding.
    • Cloud Sync: Sync via iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or any sync services.
    • Collaborate with other users in multi-user environment.
    • Import data from TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, SpellCatcherX, Automaton, CSV file.


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  • EasyFind

    Free Mac Website

    Developed by the DEVONthink people, this little gem can find any file on my device, and fast.


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  • Retrobatch

    Commercial Mac Website

    Retrobatch is a unique application for automating actions to tens, hundreds, and even thousands of images at the same time.


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