My Setup

Office Panorama from Jan 8th, 2013
Office Panorama from Jan 8th, 2013

Inspired by Paul Stamatiou‘s post about the stuff that he uses on a daily basis I thought I would do the same. Not only to let people get an idea of what I use on a daily basis, but also so I can keep track of hardware/software that I have installed.


Google Apps for my Domain – I was using it for all my domains but have since began forwarding all personal domains to my Gmail. I still use it for sd3labs, LLC.
Evernote – I initially wasn’t very sold on this service but then I forced myself to use it.  Once I got used to storing notes in there and sharing with others I couldn’t imagine not using it.
Google Docs – Not everyone uses Evernote, so I share quite a few files via Google Docs.
Dropbox – I use this a lot to share files between computers and with clients.
Zendesk – Cloud based helpdesk system, works awesome.  They even have a free iOS app which helps when on the go.
Freshbooks – The best and easisiest way to manage invoices for clients.
Droplr – I really only use this for screenshot sharing. I remapped the default OS X screenshot keys to go through here instead.  Works great for fast, simple sharing.


Google Chrome – While I have other browsers installed this is what I use as my main browser.
1Password – I couldn’t imagine daily operations with out 1Password.
Dash – System wide macros, great for replying to emails, and helpdesk tickets.
Alfred – This app really boosted my productivity as it allows me to keep my hands on the keyboard instead of using the mouse to navigate / launch apps.
Transmit – Simply the best FTP client for OSX
Littlesnitch – Great firewall app to monitor incoming and outgoing connections to your machine.
TextMate2 – I gave Sublime a couple of tries, but Texmate2 just works how I need it to.
Sequel Pro – When you are needing to access MySQL databases all day this is a must.


MacBook Air 13in
Apple Wireless Keyboard
Apple Magic Mouse
Acer 27in LCD Model S271HL
iPad Mini 16gb Black

File Server

LIAN LI PC-V355B Black Aluminum MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
GIGABYTE GA-Q77M-D2H LGA 1155 Intel Q77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Intel Core i7-3770 Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 – BX80637I73770
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CML16GX3M2A1600C10)
HighPoint RocketRAID 2640×1 PCI-Express x1 Four-Port SATA and SAS RAID Controller Card
Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHZ 1 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card
3x 2tb Hitachi 64mb Cache drives
1x 256gb Corsair SSD drive


Apple 2tb Time Capsule – After selling the drobo I needed another way to store backups.
Apple Airport Extreme – Provides extended network to the upstairs.