My Technology Stack

I use a range of software both in my professional work and running my websites. This page outlines the primary tools that I use on a regular basis.

The site is hosted by Fastmail. I developed the static pages using RapidWeaver.

My blog is hosted on This encompasses both twitter style’ micro blogs and lengthier articles, which I have broken down into another page.

I use MarsEdit to assist with publishing and managing past posts on

I use iA Writer to draft the posts on this site, which I write using Markdown. If I add hand-drawn graphics, these are done with Paper.

The site is hosted by Blot, which can create a site from a Dropbox folder or synchronisation via Git. I vascilate between the two, but am currently using Dropbox synced via Maestral.

Professional Work

I am always re-evaluating my work methods and toolset, but this list reflects the priority software of the moment.

macOS Only

Curio for creating interactive and flexible thought boards. I’m still quite new to this software, but it is winning me over.

HyperPlan for creating quick and flexible post-it note style whiteboards, but with the flexibility of software.

macOS & iOS

OmniOutliner for creating agendas and taking notes. It’s a bid fiddly to use, but I still like it, and have trended back towards this after preferring iThoughts for some time.

DEVONthink for Mac and DEVONthink to Go for iOS to capture and archive randoms information that may prove useful in the future, and allowing me to later summon that information at will, making me look smart. I’ve given up on Bear in favour of using DEVONthink for note-taking as well.

OmniFocus for managing every single element of my working (and personal) life. Without this app, I’d be lost.

Craft for simple daily to-dos and day logging/journaling. Its combination of Markdown and reminders is fascinatingly simple.

iOS Only

SavvyCal allows clients to book time with me, and is the best service that works with Fastmail CalDAV calendars.

GoodNotes is the app I use to markup documents with my Apple Pencil.


Apple iMac 27″, 2019 is new on the block. I got one without a Fusion drive, opting instead for complete SSD storage. It’s a beautiful screen to use, and easily fast enough for my needs.

Apple Mac mini M1 as a headless server. Connected to the iMac is an OWC ThunderBay RAID array for additional storage.

MacBook Air M1, the fastest auxiliary computer I’ve ever owned.

iPad Pro 11” M1 which I love to use.

iPhone 13 mini; I love this sized phone for holding and pocketing, but not for typing.

Apple Watch Series 6. This does typical Apple Watch stuff like notifications, calendar alerts and fitness tracking.