Niklaus Gerber


My favorite tools and software.


Everyone should use a password manager. 1Password is my preferred option.


Extend the life of your MacBooks Battery.


This nifty little helper app is making sure that my Mac never goes to sleep.


My text editor of choice for anything I code.


I love listening to audio books. Audible still has the broadest selection out there. 


Bartender is keeping my Mac OS menu bar neatly organised and clutter-free.


This app provides essential housekeeping for your Mac OS.


Cloudflare is a global network designed to make everything you connect to the Internet secure, private, fast, and reliable.


This is one of the most-used apps on my Macbook. A quick and easy way to get your windows under control.

Economist Espresso

My morning routine usually features a coffee with warm milk and a daily briefing of the Economist. 


Soundscapes that help me to regain my focus on those busy days.


I went paperless in 2008. Evernote is the best digital filing cabinet I could find.


My teams and I work on Figma. The gold standard for collaborative digital design.


I am curious about data analytics when it comes to my health. Gyroscope syncs with Apple Health to provide health dashboards and coaching.


A fast, intentional and responsive cross-platform mail client that helps me to minimise the time I spend with emails. 

iA Writer

Clean and focussed writing environment. Pixel-perfect all the way.


If you can't avoid Google, Facebook and Amazon, you want to use Jumbo. Protect yourself from online risks with the foremost privacy and security assistant.


I like to work with visual boards. Milanote is my infinite working desk. Often very organised, somedays very messy.


The gold standard for collaborative whiteboard sessions. I use it every day at work.


If you work with an iPad and an Apple Pencil, you will find nothing that has a more intentional and fluid design. As a result, the app is fast, responsive and its spatial interface is a treat to work with. 


My private digital brain. Dump, search, find and recall. A life saver every other day. 


Netlify changed how I build, deploy and host my web projects. Their infrastructure is blazingly fast and reliable.


Sunsama is the perfect planner for my workflow. It helps me to focus on what is essential without the added clutter.


Super Agent is a browser extension and web service that will auto-accept cookies for you. 


Fast, reliable DNS that protects you from all kinds of security threats, blocks ads and trackers on websites and in apps.


A fast, secure and highly reliable VPN provider with a strict no-logging policy.


Bird's eye view on essential and exciting news, focusing on how businesses and industries are changing. Furthermore, Quartz digital products are often a masterclass on how you should build apps and services.

Waking Up

For me, the best mindfulness out there. Sam Harris has a unique approach to meditation and understanding the mind to live a more balanced and fulfilling life.


Simplify and improve drag and drop on your Mac and iOS to speed up your daily workflow.


I only recommend apps and tools that I use every day and believe that they are excellent. Nobody pays me to advocate for any of the apps on this list. However, some of the links above are affiliate links. So if you don’t want to click them out of principle, I understand. Any affiliate income earned goes straight back into powering this website and my other side projects