Toolbox

Wondering what tools are used in building gauravtiwari.org and all my other websites? Well, my toolbox has only the best hardware and software and here are those.


Hardware Used

Apple Macbook Air M1 2020 – my go-to PC. Beautiful and very effective.

iPad Air 2020 – for basic edits, on-the-writing etc.

Mi Notebook – rarely used now but still a very handy laptop to go with.

Amazon Basics Keyboard for hardcore typing and gaming on my custom PC setup. I also play on an Xbox Series S and a 32-inch screen. I also have an HP’s 21.5″ Monitor, which is used for web development needs mostly.


Software and Apps Used

  • Typora – for writing and editing needs / $14.95 one-time. Bear app is used for jotting down notes on the go as well.
  • Microsoft To Do + Trello – for managing tasks.
  • ProWritingAid – my favorite writing assistant + plagiarism checker.
  • Sublime Text – for jotting down notes, web development works.
  • Canva Pro – for blog graphics / mostly the browser version is in use.
  • Google Docs – to handle documents created by my team.
  • Slack – my collaboration favorite.
  • Notion – to manage important and sensitive data.
  • TextExpander – helps me write blogs and emails faster.
  • SEMrush – for Backlink Audit and Keyword Research.
  • Alfred for increased automation.
  • Mimestream as default email client on my Macbook, followed by Gmail.com in Chrome. I use Gmail web version on Windows. I use Google Chrome as the default browser sync the data between all operating systems.
  • CleanShot X to capture and annotate screenshots.
  • ForkLift and Filezilla as FTP clients.
  • Pixelmator Pro – for image editing needs that cannot be fulfilled with Canva.

WordPress Theme

The layout is based on a heavily customized Marketers Delight WordPress Theme – $97 for 5 Sites. MD is possibly the best WordPress theme for Bloggers and Digital Marketers. Highly recommended.


WordPress Plugins

  • WP Rocket + Perfmatters + Imagify trio for performance
  • Jetpack for stats, backup, related posts and search
  • Code Snippets for useful on-need PHP functions
  • Yoast SEO Premium for SEO
  • Advanced Custom Fields
  • AAWP for Amazon Affiliates
  • Akismet Anti-Spam
  • Custom Post Type UI: Admin panel for creating custom post types and custom taxonomies in WordPress
  • Easy Table of Contents: Adds a user-friendly and fully automatic way to create and display a table of contents generated from the page content.
  • Ninja Tables Pro
  • GenerateBlocks Premium
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