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Here you will find articles on an ambitious plan to travel from Singapore to Morocco overland, i.e. without flying.

I will use buses and trains to travel through South East Asia, China, Mongolia, Russia, and Europe.

Read about The Plan So Far.

Tools for Digital Nomads

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

Julie repairing her old MacBook Pro
Julie repairing her old MacBook Pro - Copy­right © Joshua Fuglsang

Overview

For my trav­el­ling and in­die dev ca­reer I have put to­geth­er a suite of ser­vices to sup­port my work. This is an ar­ti­cle to de­scribe the soft­ware ser­vices I use, how I use them, and what I like about them. A lot of these tools I have re­searched in­de­pen­dent­ly, oth­ers I came across dur­ing my ca­reer work­ing for a tech start­up.

The Tools

gSuite (Gmail, Google Galendar)

For Email and Cal­en­dars I use the gSuite toolchain. There are free al­ter­na­tives that you can use in­stead, such as Zo­ho, but the qual­i­ty and ex­ten­sive­ness of gSuite is un­par­al­leled. For the cost of a meal per month I am hap­py to pay for it.

Drop­box

I re­al­ly love Drop­box par­tic­u­lar­ly the scan doc­u­ment fea­ture; it’s ex­treme­ly use­ful for man­ag­ing re­ceipts. It al­so has a nice fea­ture for pro­vid­ing off­line ac­cess to doc­u­ments. Which I use for hav­ing quick re­li­able ac­cess to itin­er­ar­ies and in­sur­ance pa­pers.

Ev­er­note

For notes, jour­nals, and ar­ti­cle drafts I use Ev­er­note. It’s good for sync­ing be­tween my phone and my lap­top. I would pre­fer not to use Ev­er­note as I don’t like the way it for­mats the files. I would like to use an app that could eas­i­ly sync mark­down files be­tween my files, but haven’t found a good one yet. Maybe I’ll build one. :)

Todoist

Todoist has been my go to task man­age­ment app for a cou­ple of years now; it’s sim­ple and does what you ex­pect. I al­so like that it works off­line as I won’t al­ways have a re­li­able in­ter­net con­nec­tion.

Atom

For all of my writ­ing and web­site cod­ing on my lap­top I am us­ing Atom. It has a pletho­ra of plug­ins so I can tai­lor it to suit my pur­pos­es. I al­so like that I can hotswap themes. So if I am in a sun­ny en­vi­ron­ment I can switch to a light coloured theme that is eas­i­er to read.

iTer­m2 + zsh (oh-my-zsh)

iTer­m2 and zsh make for an amaz­ing ter­mi­nal ex­pe­ri­ence on the mac­OS. You can ex­tend it far be­yond the stan­dard ter­mi­nal ex­pe­ri­ence. Plus with the themes it looks great. As an al­ter­na­tive you can con­sid­er us­ing Fish.

Conclusion

Thanks for read­ing, I use a lot of tools be­yond this, but these are the ma­jor ones that I use ev­ery­day. If you have any oth­er sug­ges­tions then I’d love to hear them in the com­ments be­low.

About

Here you will find articles on an ambitious plan to travel from Singapore to Morocco overland, i.e. without flying.

I will use buses and trains to travel through South East Asia, China, Mongolia, Russia, and Europe.

Read about The Plan So Far.