MacBook Pro M3 Max 14″

I try to keep the absolute minimum number of apps on my Mac and tend to do a clean install every time I get a new one, here’s what I have right now:

  • 1Password 7
  • Backblaze
  • Bartender 5
  • ChatGPT (I made a dock app using the feature in macOS Sonoma)
  • CleanShot X
  • DBngin
  • Figma
  • Google Chrome (though I tend to mainly use Safari)
  • LM Studio
  • Magnet
  • Mail
  • MenubarClock
  • Meeter
  • Music
  • Ollama
  • Neptunes
  • Noir
  • Notes
  • PhpStorm
  • Pixelmator Pro
  • Quitter (by Marco Arment)
  • Safari
  • Sequel Ace
  • Telegram
  • Terminal
  • Tim
  • Tower
  • Transmit
  • Tweaks for Twitter
  • WhatsApp
  • Workflowy
  • Zoom


I use WordPress for all my website builds (clients and my own), apart from occasional GitHub Pages sites for simple landing pages. The plugins / stack I typically use are…

WordPress plugins

WordPress plugins (support)

WordPress hosting

  • SpinupWP with Digital Ocean (for my sites)
  • Pagely (for client sites)
  • WP Engine (for client sites)

iPhone 13 Pro Max

There’s not been anything I really want in the newer editions of the iPhone and I think I prefer the notch at the top rather than the floating / Dynamic Island version (even though the Dynamic Island is a cool idea), so I’m still rolling with my iPhone 13 Pro Max for now.