Being a minimalist and a tech-loving person can often be at odds with each other, but I do my best to keep my software and hardware streamlined. Below is a list of my curated tools. (updated September 20, 2023)

Camera Gear

Camera Body
I currently shoot the OM5 by OM System (formally Olympus cameras). It’s a small, lightweight body that is great for everyday carry and travel.


  • Olympus 17mm f1.8
  • Olympus 60mm Macro
  • Olympus 12-100mm f4

Productivity Software

PKM (personal knowledge management) and Projects
Bear – I’ve used it intermittently for many years but recently switched to using it for all my PKM. It’s fast, lightweight, and easy to use. They have an excellent web clipper, and I love that I can password-protect the app. On top of using it for my PKM, I have been using it as my main note-taker.

Day One– I’ve used Day One as my primary journal since 2012. The features have improved over the years, making it easy to get my thoughts out of my head and into somewhere I can access later.

Tasks and Project Timelines
Apple Reminders – I’ve tried them all but keep returning to Reminders’ simplicity. I have Homepods around my house, so I can ask Siri to add things to various lists or remind me of things without stopping what I’m doing.

Bear App


14 Max Pro.

M2 iPad Pro
I do most of my writing on my iPad with the Magic Keyboard and love editing photos with the Apple Pencil. It’s a fantastic setup; this is all I bring when traveling.

14″ M1 MacBook Pro
I’ve been all Mac since the 1990s – they are robust and work. The new M1 Macbook Pro is fantastic. I love that the SD card reader is back. The screen is beautiful, and the keyboard has an excellent feel while typing, not to mention that the laptop is blazing fast!

iPad Pro

Creative Software

Photo Editing
Lightroom CC and Classic – I use both versions of Lightroom to edit. Both have features that I use.

Video Editing
Final Cut Pro – A powerful video editor from Apple.