State of the Apps


Every year right towards the end (or beginning, depending on how you look at it), I look back over the tools I’ve used over the last year, and what might change about them in the upcoming year.

I’m stealing borrowing inspiration from CGP Grey / Cortex and their “State of the Apps” episodes.


State of the Apps 2022

2022-01-01 19 minutes #arch #linux #self-hosting #state-of-the-apps

It’s a new year, so it’s time to reflect back on the tools I used last year, how they’ll change this year, and how they might change in future. It’s still an idea I’ve completely stolen from CGP Grey / Cortex, but I think it’s useful, fun and interesting.…

State of the Apps 2021

2021-01-01 10 minutes #arch #linux #self-hosting #state-of-the-apps

It’s that time of the year again: time to look back at how I work, the tools I use, and how the next year might look. I’ve been working from home basically full time since the UK went into lockdown 17th March.…

State of the Apps 2020

2020-01-01 8 minutes #arch #linux #state-of-the-apps

This year marks the 3rd year of my pattern for publishing a “My Stack” post, noting down how I get work done both professionally and personally (2018 / 2017). This year, I’m stealing borrowing inspiration from CGP Grey / Cortex and their “State of the Apps” episodes, and also talking about productivity, and the other services I use to get things done.…

My Stack - 2018 Edition

2018-12-31 5 minutes #arch #linux #state-of-the-apps

Last year, I wrote My stack 2017, and now it’s time for a follow-up. A year is a long time, and my day-to-day stack has changed quite a bit since then. # OS I’m still an Antergos user, and have no sign of changing.…

My Stack - 2017 Edition

2017-12-31 5 minutes #arch #linux #state-of-the-apps

As a software engineer and perfectionist, I have my machines set up in a very specific way, so I can do my job properly and have everything just the way I like it. Thanks to my dotfiles, I have everything syncing up between machines, meaning the tools I use are configured correctly, the same, everywhere.…