Here, I am gathering all the tools and products I love, and recommend to my friends.
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My favourite proofreader and spellchecker, I use it every day to check most of my writing. They have very useful plugins that integrate the tool with web browsers, though some people with privacy concerns prefer just pasting text into their main website. You can use it for free.
My favourite newsletter platform, I decided to host all my writing here. You can use it for free.
My second favourite newsletter platform, I have been writing with them until recently, but decided to switch, because I needed several sub-channels within my publication, and it would be much more expensive to do this on Ghost. Other than that - great indie platform.
My favourite web browser and search engine. They provide more truthful results and don’t censor information as Google does. Also, fewer ads. You can use it for free.
My favourite web hosting. Very modern and has a lot of useful features (e.g. SSL, visual builder, 1-click WordPress installer, CDN network, and a lot more). Pretty happy, so far.
My favourite domain registrar. Low prices, convenient tools and settings. You can use it for free.
My favourite email client for Mac. Have been using it for ages and haven’t found anything better. Close to perfect. I use version 2, didn’t like version 3. You can use it for free.
My favourite privacy-minded email service. I decided to prioritize my email data privacy and switched over from Gmail to this service. They have a solid email, calendar, contacts, notes, etc. suite. Reliable, no complaints. Get 10% off your first year.
My favourite day-to-day banking card in Europe. Very convenient features for kids’ accounts, lovely UX. I use it every day. The only caveat is that it’s not a traditional bank. They are registered in Lithuania, and claim there is up to 100,000 euros protection of your funds. I keep only weekly balances and regularly transfer more money, not using it for savings. Almost non-existent cash-back, but this is common for all cards in Europe 😭. You can use it for free.
My favourite investment broker. Too powerful for my simple needs, but haven’t found a better option, and their customer support is excellent, if you have any questions. I used it in Canada and stayed with them even after moving to Europe. Earn up to USD 1,000 in IBKR stock.
My favourite calendar availability-sharing app. Makes it much easier to find a date/time for a meeting or call that works for both parties. I use it mostly for booking podcast recordings and mentoring sessions. You can use it for free.
My favourite free surveys tool. Very similar to the pricey Typeform. I use it to gather feedback from my audience, and customer and user research. You can use it for free.
My favourite tool for storing all my website and account passwords and syncing across all devices. Very convenient. I’ve tried several free alternatives but eventually decided this tool solves a big pain point for me, so worth paying.