My Tech Stack, Workflow, most used Apps
Note: My tech stack is below – I have an affiliate relationship with some of the providers of tools and software listed below. This means that I may earn a referral fee should you decide to purchase them. This is at no extra cost to you and in many cases you receive a discount.
Mac only – A fantastic productivity tool that brings keyboard shortcuts, automated processes and actions, text shortcuts and much, much more to reduce the amount of time you spend doing the day to day actions on your Mac. There’s a free version but the paid powerpack is a must.
I used to hate the back-and-forth emails just trying to set up meeting times that suited everyone. This time-wasting is now removed with Calendly. It just syncs with your calendar and clients simply pick a time that suits them (and you). Works across timezones also
I switched to Convertkit from Mailchimp as the number of functions and options on Mailchimps free service seemed to be getting less and less. I took the paid service for automations and extras, but Convertkit has now introduced a free package too.
Google Workspace is a suite of productivity and collaboration tools that includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, and more. It allows teams to work together in real-time, access files from anywhere, and streamline communication and productivity.
Another one of those CRM Apps where I seem to have tried them all and just come back to Pipedrive. I’ve upgraded and downgraded and upgraded again a few times which just shows how it scales for the size of your business. I love the simplicity of the functionality as well as the price.
I’ve used a number of hosts in my time but I have to say that Siteground delivers superb support that can’t be beaten. The hosting services are ‘professional’ standard so obviously you pay a little more than most, but if your website and services are critical, Siteground is the way to go.
SetApp is a subscription-based service for Mac users that provides access to over 200 curated apps, including productivity, creativity, and maintenance tools. With a single subscription, users can save money and time by avoiding the need to purchase and manage individual apps. SetApp offers a 7-day free trial.
The uses for Textexpander are too numerous to mention. Shortcuts, spelling autocorrections, templates, adding links and a host of useful timesavers. There’s a lot of overlap with Alfred so worth looking at both tools before deciding which one works best for you.
Zapier is a web automation tool that enables users to connect different web applications and automate workflows without coding. It offers a library of pre-built integrations, or “Zaps,” that automate tasks such as data transfer, notification, and scheduling. Zapier supports over 3,000 apps and offers a free plan.
Bluehost is perfect as an entry level hosting provider. This was one of the first ISP’s I used and still continue to have them mange my domains. They’ve seen a few ups and downs during their time, but recent service improvements have made a big impact.
Zoom is a video conferencing platform that enables users to host and attend virtual meetings, webinars, and online events. It offers features such as screen sharing, recording, virtual backgrounds, and real-time collaboration. Zoom supports up to 1,000 participants per meeting and offers a range of pricing plans
Cloudways is the ISP that hosts this website. Choosing an ISP is just painful these days with so much rubbish out there. Cloudways is the professional end of the scale. It comes at a price of course, but so does quality.In honesty I’ve never had an issue or need to contact support. It just works.