The Resources I use to Get Things Done

Over the last few years of working as a consultant, the tools I use and take with me to client sites are a critical part of my success. They need to support me in achieving activities like idea generation and capture, record taking, retrieving items from my personal knowledge base, invoicing clients and anything else that might get thrown at me along the way.

The following tools are what I use to do all of these things as well as run this web site.

Business Intelligence

  • IBM Congos Analytics 10.x & 11 – Report Studio, Framework Manager, Transformer, Data manager, Cube Designer
  • PL/SQL (Oracle) & T-SQL (SQL Server)
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • Tableau Desktop – Visual Analytics Software

Productivity & Finance

  • Notion – Task management
  • Evernote – List management and reference material for my projects
  • Xero – Financial management and bookkeeping software to invoice clients & pay the bills
  • Pocket – Saving interesting articles from the web to read later
  • Microsoft Office – Correspondence, Spreadsheets, Flow Charting, Basic Desktop Publishing
  • Mindjet MindManager – Mind Mapping & Concept diagramming
  • Google Bookmarks – Bookmark manager
  • Pocket – My “Read It Later” application. Available on Android, Kobo, iOS and web browser

Graphics

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Lightroom CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CCC
  • Adobe Premiere CC

Hardware

  • Custom-built Desktop PC with Windows 10
  • Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 8th Generation (love the keyboard on this!)
  • iPad Pro 11″
  • iPhone 12
  • Intuos Pro 5 Tablet
  • Fujitsu Scansnap IX500
  • Synology DS1511+ NAS

Web Design