The things I'm currently using

This page enlists the collection of things that I’m currently using to get my work done. This includes the software, hardware, and accessories that I’m using on a daily basis at home/work.


I’m mostly a laptop person. I’ve a 15” HP Notebook which is running on Intel Core i5. It has 8GB of RAM and 1TB of SATA hard drive. I’ve dual-boot this machine to run Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Windows 10 so that I can use former for all my programming needs and for all other purposes such as graphics design, video editing and so on, use the latter. The battery of this laptop is currently dead so I’m tethered to the wall all of the time nowadays.

I’ve a Intex optical mouse HP X3500 Wireless Mouse which I use when I need to do designing stuff.

As for the keyboard, currently, I’m using a mechanical keyboard called Zebronics Max Plus.

I also have a Transcend’s StoreJet 1TB external hard drive where I store my backups and all my multimedia holdings.

My phone’s a Xiaomi Mi A1. The reason why it’s my daily driver is that I’m a stock android enthusiast and this is an Android One phone so I’ll be on newest and greatest of Android for at least 2 years.

To listen to the music I’ve a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-CLR100, a Boat Rockerz 400 On-Ear headphones, and a three-year-old Philip’s Bluetooth speaker.

Apart from this, I own two three watches of which one is a fitness tracker called Mi Band 2 which I’m using to track my run and calories, a classic Casio F-91W, and a Casio Royale.

Casio AE1200


As I mentioned earlier, I work with Linux to fulfill all my programming related stuff. And the Linux flavour I’m right now using is Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Ubuntu 18.04

I mostly work with PHP, JavaScript, and occasionally Java. I use Git to version control all my opensource and personal projects and manage all those on GitHub.

Google Chrome is my browser of choice. I use VS Code as my primary editor mainly because it’s more modern, highly configurable, and lightweight in comparison to other Electron-based editors such as Atom. Apart from this, it has a repository of great plugins. VS Code is great but when I need some more control I use IDE such as PHPStorm.

I’m using JetBrains Mono fonts across all my text editors and IDEs. These looks great overall and supports ligatures which is nice!

I love everything dark. Editor themes are no exception. Both my editor and IDE is rocking Dracula theme. It’s a great dark theme and gives me a consistent environment across my devices and setups.

I use Postman to perform API calls.

I’m sucked into Google’s ecosystem of software. I store all my photos on Google Photos and occasionally edit them on Snapseed.

Google Chrome is the browser of my choice.

I use Google Drive to store my documents and backups.

I use Google Keep to get in sync with my todo lists and important notes.

I use KDE Connect to sync my files and clipboard across my Android phone and Ubuntu desktop.

To make vector graphics, I use Vectr.

I take a lot of screenshots. For this purpose, I use Flameshot as my primary screenshot tool and Zoho Annotator to take take screenshots while I’m on Chrome.

I occasionally record screencasts. For that purpose, I use OBS Studio.

I read a lot of eBooks. I use Foliate to read eBooks on my Ubuntu machine and Google Play Books to read on my mobile phone.

My current blog is setup on top of Jekyll which is a static site generator and is hosted on GitHub Pages. The Jekyll theme that I’m using is called Reverie which is a tailor-made according to my taste.

For all my Markdown writing needs, I use an editor called Markdownify which I made two years ago. And for fixing grammar and typos, I use Grammarly.

I use Crello to create image banners for my articles.

I’m an avid reader so I’ve kept a list of RSS feeds of my favorite blogs in Feeder.


So, that’s about it. These are all the things which I use on a day-to-day basis at my work/home to get the things done. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Let me know in the comments below if you want to know anything which might have missed in the article.