Apps, Sites, Books, Podcasts etc.

I'm obsessed with learning new tech especially if it will help me be more productive and make what I do daily less painful. Below are a bunch of tools and utilities I use daily. I'm mostly on a Windows machine, but a lot of these tools can work on Linux and Mac. Feel free to give them a try.

This is not part of an affiliate program or anything. I will disclose that in the future if I decide to get into those. But I just wanted to share resources that I continue to rely on that you might find useful.

If you have a couple of resources that you would like to share, feel free to do so in the recommendation section below. This is a list that will continue to evolve.


Programming / Development Tools

  • VSCode (Text Editor)
  • Sublime Text 3 (Text Editor)
  • Notepad++ (Text Editor)
  • XAMPP (PHP webstack / environment)
  • Cmder (Terminal App)
  • HeidiSQL (Database Managmeent Tool)
  • Putty (SSH Client)
  • Godot (Game Engine)

Graphics Tools

  • GIMP (Adobe Photoshop alternative)
  • InkScape (Adobe Illustrator alternative)
  • MagicaVoxel (Voxel Editing app)
  • Figma (prototyping tool)

Document Processors and Productivity Tools

  • Obsidian (Notetaking, task-management, mind-mapping, project management)
  • Trello (Task-management, project-management)
  • LibreOffice

Useful Sites

  • (Documentation library for many different languages)
  • Unsplash (Free to download and use images)
  • (my hosting provider since 2010)
  • Bluehost (Managed hosting solutions)
  • Linode (DIY server solutions)

Internet Related

  • Brave (Browser)
  • Firefox (Browser)
  • ThunderBird (Email Client)


  • Afrobility: Africa Tech & Business
  • Developer Tea
  • Voices of the ElePHPant
  • Views on Vue
  • The Changelog: Software Development, Open Source
  • Software Daily
  • Open Source Security Podcast
  • FLOSS Weekly
  • Entrepreneurs on Fire Business Podcast
  • PHP Town Hall
  • Side Hustle School
  • The $100 MBA Show
  • The Sausage Factory
  • The Tim Ferriss Show
  • The Smart Passive Income Online Business and Blogging Podcast
  • Lead to Win


  • Linus Tech Tips
  • Vue Mastery
  • Fireship
  • TechGumbo
  • DesignCourse
  • Molly Rocket
  • Miziziziz
  • Traversy Media
  • Kevin Powell
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Techlore
  • Alex Lancer
  • GDC
  • Odysee
  • Steve Griffith
  • Flutter
  • The Net Ninja


  • David Thomas, Andrew Hunt - The Pragmatic Programmer
  • Robert C. Martin - Clean Code - A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
  • Gene Kim, Patrick Debois, John Willis, Jez Humble - The DevOps Handbook

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