Setup

This is my current setup for developing and making things. You may have other workflows, tools, etc that you love, and that's fine. I have analyzed my time in rescue time and also analyze my goals, and now I know some things need to change

This is my current setup for developing and making things. You may have other workflows, tools, etc that you love, and that's fine.

I have analyzed my time in rescue time and also analyze my goals, and now I know some things need to change

This will be divided into IDEs, design and composition software, office software, calendars, blog, video creation, everything that needs to get done, music production, etc.

Also, I will lay down the setup that I currently use.

For me, it is essential because I need to improve my time management to work and study, so I need to make my best.

So pretty much my workflow depends on the day.

I am currently a computer science student that makes a lot of research on his own.

University is taking a lot of my time, but now I need to work. Things will go messy if I don't organize well.

So this is my take.

  • Limit my communication during meetings: ok this is hard but with tools like Loom, ClickUp I will do it, I bet.
  • Workflows for the big 2: Software development, Design, and Composition: these are my main areas to focus on this 2022. I have some ideas for workflows like improving my computer, my setup, getting a new monitor, trying to be at home as much as I can, etc, focus mode.
  • English: This is one of my favorite takes, I will try to listen, read, write and speak in English as much as I can. So I will see all my courses in English, I will all my books in English, I will write my articles in English and I will learn to rap, you guessed it, in English.

Workstation

Asus f510ua: my laptop, I upgrade the ram and the SSD and it runs everything I need (for now).

Xiaomi A2 lite: my lovely phone, it gets the job done for communication although is getting a bit slower.

Software development

Linux Distro Ubuntu

I live in Linux for software development purposes, ubuntu is my main distro, usually don´t change a lot.

Windows 11

Ubuntu and Windows 11 are my primary OS these days, now I love windows 11 coming from windows 10. Although I know they are both the same thing.

Jetbrains IDES

I use primarily JetBrains ides like Webstorm, IntelliJ (the most famous probably), PhpStorm, GoLang, and DataGrip. I love it because their GUI the time to work with Docker, git, and the debugger.

TabNine

They have an amazing student plan, I use it for completing my code, today it works ok, but not excellent as I thought.

Visual Studio Code

I can't live without it when I need some fast IDE to solve problems. This is the one.

Atom Dark theme

My favorite theme hands down.

Cyan Light

This is my favorite light theme.

Hosting and stuff

Netlify

Some of my projects are hosted there

Vercel

To host my Next js projects. Amazing.

DigitalOcean

On this site, I will put my blog. They have amazing and easy-to-use cloud tools for developers. I know I need to work more on AWS, but for now, DigitalOcean is my choice.

Utilities

Browser: Chrome

I am trying new browsers, but chrome is the best for my needs, it gets cool with extensions, and works well both on ubuntu and windows 11. So no complaints about now.

Cacher

I read it on a blog, and I think of giving it a try, it comes in handy when working with code. I can store code snippets and improve my workflow.

Dashlane

I don´t remember a single password, Dashlane handles all, I use it the first time because some 6 months were free, then I couldn´t resist.

Hotspot Shield VPN

This VPN comes with Dashlane and is super cool

Spotify

How a person can live without music? Spotify is one of my longest subscriptions ever.

Forest

It gives some focus sessions that work pretty well too. Rescue time handles well, for now, so I don't use it so much.

Buffer

This social media management app has an amazing design., that I want to try.

Toggl

This year I am putting my effort to track my time, for projects, and clients.

Design and Composition

Notion

This is my main app for managing purposes. I have my life documented in notion.

Rescuetime

Rescue time (time tracking and blocking app) makes me productive I can schedule some focus sessions which is a time block for making some very productive work like coding, writing, producing, and design.

Leechblock And Appblock

This is my new block app website, it makes everything easier

Freedom

Freedom is an app that handles distracting websites across all devices. Very handy in times that I am really into youtube binge-watching.

Chrome Extensions

DF Tube

That extension alone reduces my time spend on youtube by 45%, the feed and recommended videos are gone when using this extension. It is amazing.

ClickUp extension

Yeah, now that I use ClickUp I thought about giving a try to their chrome extension.

Loom

Ready to record videos

Dashlane

No need to mention, that passwords are on the web always

Notion Web Clipper

Probably the best web clipper out there, for my needs I do not need another web clipper.

Rescuetime

It gives insights into my time in a faster way.

Cacher

Right now I am not using it a lot, since I have the app also open when I am developing.

Wappalyzer

Pretty cool to know about the technologies a website has

Photo and Video

Koloro

It has like 1000+ Lightroom filters for photos and videos. I was skeptical because too few free filters, but 11.99$ is not a big deal for everything this app brings. I will take more photos.

Filmora Pro

I regret buying the PRO instead of the basic, but I will give it another try.

Adobe Creative Cloud

I got a good discount as a student, and I am using it because of the thesis project that I need to handle some interfaces in adobe xd.

Premiere Pro is helping me in finishing some videos.

Communication

Microsoft Teams

I can’t escape guys, this is my main. I use it primarily for university, according to Rescuetime this is one of my most-used apps of 2021.

Slack

Slack is useful to communicate with my teammates in Ayudinga.

Telegram

I like to have Telegram for the people that uses it and want to chat with me on that platform.

Zoom

Zoom calls are a classic, this app is a gem for doing that, I think it suits me pretty well.

Discord

This one is so pretty, and many people love it for a reason. Making communities there is cool.

Loom

This one has a little story, I see it and I thought to myself (this is like an OBS combined with google drive) when I try to do it in that way and doesn´t work as I thought, it makes things easy. It has a free personal education plan for students that works wonderfully.

Education

O'Reilly Media

Probably the best investment in education I have ever done, a lot of courses, books, and content. I get through my ACM account it is a great investment

IEEE Subscription

Along with ACM, these are my subscriptions to professional institutes. Right now I am in the chapter of the Computer Society

Udemy

My long-time mate, Udemy has pretty courses at an affordable price.

Babbel

I need to learn English, and I need to learn it now. Babbel is where I practice my vocabulary, I think 2022 is worth the premium version, going to see if I improve, I bet.

Domestika

I love their creative courses.

Blinkist

It is an app that summaries a lot of books on a lot of topics. I love the technology and future topic

Kindle

I read and buy my books there.

Project Management

ClickUp

This app blew my mind when I listen to it in 2021, I want to give it a try for my team.

Shortcut

For my team at Ayudinga, it helps a lot.

Mindfulness and Mental Health

Calm

This is my favorite app for 2021. It has a lot of meditations and amazing instructors. The LeBron’s James sessions were the real deal, so happy to use it

Stretchly

It reminds me of taking breaks when I am at the computer, what a lovely app.

5-minute journal

This is a journal that has an incredible UX and UI. It helps a lot to journal every day.

Twitter

My favorite social media app, networking + good (and crazy ideas) + amazing people + get news on everything. I love Twitter.

Let’s talk @fernandocutire

LinkedIn

It is necessary in today’s world. You can search me by my name Fernando Cutire