A few of my favorite things

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I often get questions about what software and services I use for my Sketchbook B projects. (Especially for type design.) Below is a list that covers pretty much everything I'm currently using.

I've also added a My Gear page to the About section. My plan is to keep updating the page as I discover new tools.

Software

Creative Cloud / Adobe – I should probably put this under services, but I have a subscription primarily for InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat. Plus a whole lot of apps and type to play around with.

Glyphs / Mac – My primary type design app. Powerful and delightful to use. If the full version is too much for you, there is a Glyphs Mini that is significantly cheaper.

Byword / Mac / iOS – I've tried a few Markdown writing apps. Byword is my favorite. Works great on the Mac, iPhone and iPad.

Scrivener / Mac – I've been working on some long format writing. Scrivener is an amazingly powerful app and well worth the investment. And maybe someday, I'll finish the book...

Flare / Mac– Kind of like Instagram for the Mac. Let's you massively customize effects, filters, textures and more. I like to use it to add texture to my illustrations.

Reeder / iOS – My mobile preference for digging through all the RSS feeds that I subscribe to. Supports Feedly, which is what I use now that Google Reader is gone. I can't wait for the new Mac version.

Services

Dropbox – How did we get anything done without Dropbox? Online storage made really, really easy.

Evernote - I'm addicted to Evernote for stashing all of my ideas, notes, stories, articles and other random stuff that I want to be able to find later.

Wunderlist - I've tried lots of to-do list programs and services, but Wunderlist is my favorite. And did I mention it's free? And Wunderlist has web, Mac and iOS versions. Love it.

Feedly - I was a little panicked when Google Reader was discontinued. But Feedly is a really great service with a lot of potential.

Squarespace - Sketchbook B is hosted on Squarespace and has been for a long time. It keeps getting better. The latest version is really, really impressive.

Tumblr - I use Tumblr for Wanted in Columbia. A nice option if you want to host a simple blog for free.