I love experimenting with new tools. But I also am very critical of them. As a result, I spend a lot of time testing and evaluating, so that I know which ones will actually work or "stick" - either for myself or for clients.
Below is an evolving list of my favorite tools - from productivity to social media management to community analytics. Please note that some are affiliate links, but I never promote a tool I don't actively use myself.
Notion has quickly become my ultimate source of truth. Although some refer to it as a note-taker or wiki, it is much, much more than that. I use it to manage almost everything in my life. It's also setup well for a future I see involving Bitcoin "super-wallets" and UTXO designs. Check it out
Sunsama seemingly came out of nowhere but has become a vital part of my daily routine. It allows me to sync tasks across any other project/task/email/calendar management tool (e.g. Asana, Trello, ClickUp, Gmail, etc.).
What this means is that I can plug in tasks from any of my clients' tools of choice (e.g. ClickUp), organize them how I want in Sunsama, and then have the same tasks synced back with ClickUp. Neither of us has to change our tools, we simply sync the underlying tasks (regardless of platform). Learn more
BeeHiiv is my newsletter platform of choice. You might've heard of MailChimp, Revue, Substack, or even ConvertKit. All of them have their strengths, but if you want to focus more on you writing (instead of setup), this is the tool for you. It gets rid of all the "fluff," while still delivering powerfully for entrepreneurs and creators. You can subscribe to my newsletter here (to see it in action), or you can use BeeHiiv yourself by clicking here.
HypeFury is my #1 tool for managing my social media posts. Why? Because it was one of the first to enable the scheduling of Tweet Threads. It also generates new tweets for me based on past tweets, uses AI recommendations, and also re-tweets posts that get popular. Another great feature is the use of categories and auto-requeuing. Learn more here.
Wise (formerly TransferWise) is my tool of choice for international banking. As a remote one-person business, dealing with clients and customers across multiple jurisdictions means multiple currencies. So fees can add up quickly. To reduce them, Wise has proven to be the lowest, while also providing a smooth online banking experience (crucial for me). Signup today
Great Founders Write is a cohort-based course by Ben Putano, focused on writing. I've included this under Tools because writing is a tool that can greatly accelerate your career (and life). When I made the decision to become a better writer, GFW helped provide the additional accountability and peer review required. Learn more