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Tech Stuff I Use and Like

Last updated Apr 29, 2023 Edit Source

In my twenties and thirties I was an “early adopter” when it came to technology. New was fun and new was exciting, and I’d often jump to the latest and greatest tools in search of novelty and better stuff.

These days, I use technology differently. I’m more interested in things like:

Because we live in a very imperfect world, the answers to these questions are not always positive, and sometimes I need to make do with the least-worst option. With those things in mind, here are some of the things I use and enjoy:

# Devices & Communications

When it comes to self-hosting, I’m fortunate that my spouse is willing to be our system admin. Tresorit and Proton Drive are good alternatives for cloud storage.

You might have noticed what I don’t rely upon: services like Gmail, iCloud, and OneDrive. I have accounts at some of these places, as sometimes I need an account to do specific things (like sell books on Google Play), but I’d rather not trust them with my data on an ongoing basis.

I currently use an iPhone SE, although I have ongoing concerns about Apple’s business practices. For now, it’s a “least worst” compromise.

# Writing Tools

# Publishing Tools

Note: Booker is a document-generation tool my husband created. He hasn’t published it publicly yet.

# Household Stuff

To be continued…