Apps and Tools I Use

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Hardware Used

I use an array of hardware for different needs. At the moment, I primarily use my Macbook Air to create all sorts of content. It is fast, light and user-first.

Additionally, I have my iPad Air 11-inch that fits nicely with Apple Magic Keyboard that I use to write notes and plans on the go. The Apple Pencil is also a great tool to plan and to take handwritten notes. I use the Apple Pencil to create diagrams that I use here and there in the blog articles.

My Apple ecosystem is totally complete with an iPhone and the AirPods Pro.

In other systems, I use the Mi Notebook now and often for Windows-related needs. I also play on an Xbox Seris S and a 27-inch 4K screen. I also have an HP's 21.5 inch monitor used mostly for web development needs.

Software and Apps Used

  1. Notion – to manage everything. Free
  2. Typora – for writing and editing needs / $14.95 one-time. Paid
  3. ProWritingAid – my favorite writing assistant + plagiarism checker. Paid
  4. Sublime Text – for jotting down notes, web development works. Free
  5. Canva Pro – for blog graphics / mostly the browser version is in use. Paid
  6. Google Docs – to handle documents created by my team. Free
  1. SEMrush – for Backlink Audit and Keyword Research. Paid
  2. Alfred for increased automation, text snippets and more. Paid
  3. Google Chrome as the default browser. Free
  4. CleanShot X to capture and annotate screenshots. Paid
  5. Filezilla for FTP. Free
  6. Pixelmator Pro – for image editing needs. Paid

WordPress Plugins

  1. Dynamic Month & Year into Posts to show an auto-updating month, year and dates in content and meta. Free
  2. Jetpack for many things; and stats.
  3. WP Rocket for performance (Read the tutorial) Paid
  4. Rank Math SEO Pro for SEO. Better than Yoast. Better than anything else. Freemium
  5. TablePress for complex data tables. Free
  6. GenerateBlocks Premium and Otter Blocks for literally everything that is not normal content. Freemium
  7. Code Snippets for useful on-need PHP functions and content shortcodes. Freemium
  8. Advanced Custom Fields – a total lifesaver. Free
  9. AAWP for Amazon Affiliates. Paid
  10. HTML Forms Premium to create forms and newsletter boxes. Incredible plugin. Freemium
  11. ThirstyAffiliates for managing affiliate links. Freemium
  12. LinkWhisper for internal linking. Paid
  13. Tangible Loops & Logic for inserting posts everywhere and creating dynamic lists. Free

Here Freemium means that I have paid for this plugin, but a free version is available as well.

See the list of all the plugins I have installed on gauravtiwari.org.

list of all plugins

Last update on 2023-02-04 using Amazon Product Advertising API.