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Tools and services that I use to stay productive and creative

productivity tools

We all use hundreds of tools, apps, websites, software and services to keep ourselves productive and creative.

Hence I have made a list of few categories and tools that I use.

You can find that which tool could be a good option for any specific category and what could be an alternative.

Hi everyone, I’m Ankit Upadhyay. A medical student, programmer, designer that doodle sometimes.

Before writing this post, I made a raw list of all the tools to get a rough idea of how long it could be and It went like this.

raw list of tools that I use
Don’t try to read that, I’ve explained this script below πŸ˜‰

So here is the list of categories and tools I wrote in that paper.

Productivity tools

Apps, websites and services that I use to stay productive are listed here with categories.


WordPress, Blogger, Medium

Code Editors

For desktop : Visual studio code, Sublime Text Editor, IntelliJ IDEA

For Smartphone (Android) : Spck code editor, Qouda code editor


For desktop : Figma

For smartphone : Canva

Newsletter Service


Email services

Gmail, Outlook

Note taking tools

Samsung Notes : For short notes related to finance

Ankidroid : For flashcards and study notes

Planner / Journal tools



For desktop : Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Opera

For Smartphone : Chrome, DuckDuckGo

Online Learning platform

YouTube, Sololearn(To learn coding) , Udemy, Coursera, edx, MIT Opencourseware

Share market

Upstox(For trading), YouTube and Internet (For knowledge)

Office work

Google office suit, Microsoft Office, WPS office (For smartphone)

Editing tools

For photo editing : Picsart

For Video editing : FIlmora (Desktop), Power Director (Smartphone)




Cisco webex, Zoom, Google meet

Creativity tools


Tayasui sketches, Snapchat, Autodesk sketchbook

Music player

Spotify, PowerAmp , YouTube


Smartphone camera (16 MP πŸ˜‰

Book Reading

Google play books, iBooks, Moon reader pro

OTT (Streaming platform)

Telegram ;), Netflix, gogoanime

Social media

Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Clubhouse.

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Website Collection tools

Pocket and chrome bookmarks


Minecraft, Mini militia, Special force group 2


Discord, Slack, Github

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