I got the idea for this page from Wes Bos's /uses/ page. I think it's great to share the tools and workflows we use, and I myself often get asked things like what editor I use, what's my tech stack for my projects, and what products I use to give them the best chance of success. Below is my current "Indiehacker stack".

This is of course an ever-changing array of things, but I'll keep it updated as best I can, and I'm more than open to suggestions for improvement.

Btw - where I can, I've added affiliate links (marked with $ sign). I'm only linking to products I use on a daily basis and personally vouch for - nobody's paid to be listed here. If you want to sign up to anything, I'd appreciate clicking the link, it might buy me a coffee or two :)

Domain names and Hosting

Marketing

  • $-Mailchimp for email markeing. Quick and easy to set up and get moving with, and has a generous free plan.

CDN and Payments

  • Cloudflare - they've got a free tier and it's really easy to set up and use.
  • Stripe for handling any payments

Hardware

  • 2015 Macbook Pro 15 inch.

Editor and Terminal

  • Sublime text as editor
  • Hyper as terminal - very clean UI and nifty features like copy-paste

App Framework

This can obviously differ from project to project, but I usually try to keep it as minimal and simple as I can, without restricting the product's growth. My go-to options for the moment are

  • Standard HTML, CSS and jQuery for a quick page that doesn't need to do much (for instance, jobb.ie)
  • Angular for slighty more complex applications I now make my apps with Vue.js. mydevportfol.io is still Angular 4, but it may need a re-write...
  • Ionic for any mobile-specific applications I need to get up and running
  • Express.js with Nodejs server-side for API work.
  • Handelbarsjs for any templating requirements.
  • Bootstrap is usually go-to for CSS framework, but occasionally enjoy using Skeleton.css too.
  • Database is usually noSQL, recently Google Firebase storage.

Blog framework & theme

Ghost blog, custom coded theme.

Analytics suite

Google analytics and HotJar

Chrome Extensions

Custom Chrome.

Other

  • Google Sheets
  • Google notes
  • Tinypng Squoosh for image compression
  • Sketch for SVG and other graphic work

Image credit unsplash-logoChristopher Burns