Tools I recommend

Special shout-outs

OmniFocus is a sophisticated task manager that I’ve relied on since 2011. It helps me get stuff done and stay in control of my projects. If you ever feel overwhelmed, or have trouble working 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!

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

Other

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.

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

Fantastical: much better than Apple’s Calendar apps.

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.

Other

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

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

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

Please 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!