For the sake of transparency [and hope to help] here is a complete list of tools in iX toolbox that allows Perspective IX to exist and grow both online and offline.
All the products and services listed below are actually being used in the daily life of Perspective IX. Some of the links in the list are affiliate links, meaning if you click on them and end up buying the product or service, Perspective IX will receive a small commission from it. If you're not comfortable with that, you can simply open a tab and Google the name of the product or service. They won't be hard to find.
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- Physical Gears
- Desktop Apps
- Smartphone Apps
- Web Apps
- Finance and Crypto
- Telegram Bots
- Browser Extensions and Add-ons
- Currently Investigating
These are the physical tools in iX Toolbox:
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
- iPhone X
- iPhone 6s with both a dbrand skin and an Evutec Karbon SI snap case.
- iPad Air with Ozaki O!coat (London) Travel 360° multi-angle smart case.
- Apple Watch Nike+ Space Grey Aluminium Case with Black/Cool Grey Nike Sport Band
- Sony PlayStation 4 500GB - Black to play FIFA18!
- MOO MiniCards [Get 20% off your first order!]
The main apps used on our Macs:
- Milanote: Our new favourite note-taking app. Perfect for creative work and research. [macOS]
- Adobe Creative Cloud (mainly Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign).
- Tweetbot for Mac for managing and monitoring Twitter accounts. [macOS]
- Astro: an AI-powered email client for Mac, iOS, Android, Slack and Amazon Alexa which actually works quite well. [macOS]
- Web Browsers
- Chrome for browsing the web. [macOS | Windows]
- Opera for browsing the web [it has built-in adblocker & VPN].
- Brave: a very interesting new browser where you can pay attention to what really matters. [macOS | Windows | Linux | iOS | Android]
- Kaleidoscope for comparing files. [macOS]
- Coda for text editing and FTP access to our websites.
- Slack for team communication. [macOS | Windows]
- Telegram for communication & education of our audience. [macOS | Windows | Linux]
- WordPress for publishing blog posts and managing the plugins. [macOS | Windows | Linux]
- Path Finder for browsing the files on macOS.
- CleanMyMac to keep macOS clean.
- Bartender to keep macOS status bar clean.
- Reeder for RSS feeds. [macOS]
- Pocket to bookmark and read stuff later.
- Clear to keep tasks organised.
- Spotify for feeding our souls with music. [macOS | Windows]
- Wallcat for keeping a fresh desktop.
- Tunnelblick: Free open source OpenVPN client for macOS & Mac OS X
- Folx 5 (Pro) for managing downloads management.
These are some of the main apps we use on our iOS devices.
- Standart Social Networking Apps:
- Snapchat, Instagram, Telegram, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook Pages, and Periscope
- Photo Editing Tools:
- Prisma AI for having fun and creating artworks! [iOS | Android]
- Snapseed: a very powerful photo editor by Google [iOS | Android]
- PhotoScan by Google: scan and save your favourite printed photos using your phone’s camera. [iOS | Android]
- Keeping up with the News:
- Sip by Product Hunt for daily tappable tech news and stories. [iOS | Android]
- Flipboard: one of our favourite sources for news. [iOS | Android]
- Reeder: our favourite RSS feed reader app. [iOS]
- Social Media Management, Community and Website Management:
- Buffer: our favourite social media management tool. [iOS | Android]
- Google Analytics: to monitor Perspective IX and our clients (Our Dashboard Template). [iOS | Android]
- MailChimp to keep an eye on 📰 iX Weeklyon the go. [iOS | Android]
- Followers: a simple app for Instagram community management. [iOS]
- Getting Organised:
These are some of the main apps we use for Perspective IX as well as many of our clients.
- Canva for creating beautiful graphics.
- MailChimp to create and send 📰 iX Weekly.
- Refind to discover what matters to us. Plus, a great tool to send out newsletters. (It's still invite-only, but of course, you are invited: Refind Invitation)
- Typeform for creating awesome forms.
- Bit.ly - for link shortening with our own domain prs.pctvix.co.
- Mention (Free version)
- INK361 for Instagram insight.
- Crowdfire for community management.
- Grammarly for better writing.
- Toolgram for Telegram management (it's in Farsi).
Finance & Crypto
- Personal Finance
- Chip: Save money as much - or as little - you can! [iOS | Android]
- ClearScore: Free credit score and report. [iOS | Android]
- Uphold: a great platform for moving and holding any commodity and [crypto]currency. [iOS | Android | Web]
- Transferwise: Low price international money transfer. [Invitation | iOS | Android]
- Bobby: keep track of our subscription in a really user-friendly way. [iOS]
- Earn and Manage Cryptocurrency
- Controller Bot for Telegram channel management.
- Livegram Bot to create a Proxy Contact bot.
- Comments Bot to add the ability to get comments on your posts.
- Vote Bot to create native Telegram polls for our channel.
Browser Extensions and Add-ons
- OneTab for keeping us from going crazy! [Chrome | Firefox]
- Wappalyzer: A cross-platform utility that uncovers the technologies used on websites. [Chrome | Firefox]
- Replaced WhatRuns & BuiltWith here.
- Google Analytics URL Builder: to create (and shorten) links with trackable tags for Google Analytics. [Chrome]
- Snooze for closing unnecessary tabs and making them magically reappear when we need them. [Chrome]
- WebRank SEO for a quick glance on how a website is doing in terms of traffic and indexed pages. [Chrome | Firefox | Safari | Opera]
- Reddit Enhancement Suite for enhancing our Reddit experience. [Chrome | Firefox | Opera]
- Coupons at Checkout - Who doesn't like to save!? [Chrome]
- Milanote Web Clipper: to instantly save text, images, links, video and more to our Milanote account. [Chrome]
These are some of the stuff we're currently investigating or experiencing with at Perspective IX.
- Vivaldi: Web Browser - Runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux
We'll do our best to keep this page as fresh as possible as we update iX toolbox while experimenting with different tools and gears. If you have any comments, suggestion, or question about our set of tools, feel free to use the comment section below. We would love to hear from you!