things i use (september 2023)

by benjamin hollon on september 15, 2023

Some people I’ve seen have lists of software and other things they use on their websites, but I change the things I use rapidly and would have to be constantly updating that page if I had one. At the same time, I know that many people have found programs they enjoy by seeing the software I casually mention I’m using, so it might help people to see a list of a bunch of things I use.

So here’s my solution: do a blog post about what I’m currently using, then potentially write new blog posts with updates. That way, I don’t have to be constantly updating a page with the things I use, since this page is not a living document.

Let’s jump in.


A quick preface: I’ve recently been making a push to be able to use my whole operating system with only my keyboard, and I think I’ve finally done it. I’m going to mark things here that have vi-like keybindings (or that you can set to have them).

For those who are interested, here are my dotfiles (ie settings) for many of the apps I use: Imagine I have witty link text here.

web browsing


operating system (and related)

password management


file management




I won’t give links here, but you should be able to find them.

Overall I try not to use my phone much. I prefer doing things on my laptop when possible.








Well, that may or may not be everything. It’s kinda hard to put together an exhaustive list. But maybe it’ll give you some ideas.


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