Julien Dambron

My favorite tools

October 03, 2019

This is a list of tools I use frequently.

On my computer

  • Arch Linux: lightweight and customisable Operating System
  • Firefox: Honestly the best browser available on desktop
  • i3: lightweight and efficient window manager, definitely not for everyone but I couldn’t use another one
  • Vim: my favorite editor, the learning curve is quite challenging but once you begin to know it well it is awesome

On my phone

No games and distracting apps (such as social media) away from the welcome screen

  • AntennaPod: best free and open-source podcast player
  • Audible: to listen audiobooks while comuting or walking in the city
  • KISS Launcher: Blazingly fast minimalist launcher increasing intentionality (typing the name of the app you want to launch)
  • Signal: to safely and privately communicate
  • Trello: to manage my projects / tasks with something like a personal Kanban

Services I use

  • Evernote: as my external brain
  • Feedly: to follow updates on many sources that interest me
  • Fluent Forever / Duolingo / Memrise: to learn new languages
  • Spotify: my music streaming platform of choice, the company has a great mindset and is agile in a stunning way