Tools I recommend

Special shout-outs

OmniFocus is a sophisticated task manager that I’ve been using since 2011. Over the years, it has helped me get stuff done and stay in control of my projects. If you ever feel overwhelmed, or want to work more productively, you’ve got to check out my course, How to Set Up and Use OmniFocus 3 to Get Stuff Done.

Podia is the course management software that I rely on to make a living. It’s an all-in-one solution for selling online courses, digital products, and memberships. It also integrates really well with others tools I love, such as ConvertKit. Most importantly, the people behind Podia rock!

Things 3 is not only the most gorgeous task manager out there, but it is also a joy to use. If you need a little extra motivation to organize your projects and to get stuff done, the thoughtful design of Things 3 might be just what you need. And you can learn all about how build a workflow around Things 3 with my video course, Organize Your Life with Things 3.

Peter sitting on his window sill holding a Podia mug.
This is how much I love Podia!

Other

10% Happier: my favorite app to get started with mindfulness meditation.

1.1.1.1: a DNS resolver that lets you browse without your ISP being able to track which websites you visit.

1Password: my password manager of choice. I’ve written about the importance of using a password manager.

Acuity Scheduling: no more “I’m free at these three times—what about you?” Just let people pick a time from your calendar to schedule meetings.

Basecamp: awesome project management software for teams. The founders run a thoughtful blog on productivity.

Blue Yeti microphone: amazing microphone that will make you sound better than using your phone’s or your earphones’ microphone.

ConvertKit: easy-to-use, reliable email marketing. Allows you to target your emails much better than MailChimp.

Fizzle: Want to make a living online? The Fizzle community will teach you how!

Ghostery: a blocker for your browser that prevents websites from tracking you. It makes it super easy to allow or restrict certain types of tracking, depending on what you’re comfortable with.

PDF Expert: tired of the slow Adobe Reader, but need a few more features than macOS’s Preview? Use PDF Expert: it’s blazing fast and it’s chock full of features that will save you time.

Scanbot: an app to scan your paper documents to PDFs. I use to digitize any important snail mail I still receive.

Note: some of these are affiliate links, which means that if you buy a product or service, I may be compensated a bit. I only recommend services that I love, though!