Tools and services that I use to stay productive and creative

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.

Don’t try to read that, I’ve explained this script below.

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

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


Gmail, Outlook

Samsung Notes : For short notes related to finance

Ankidroid : For flashcards and study notes


For desktop : Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Opera

For Smartphone : Chrome, DuckDuckGo

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

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

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

For photo editing : Picsart

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


Cisco webex, Zoom, Google meet

Creativity tools

I spent my time doing art or origami and other things to keep my creative neurons up and these tools help me in doing so.

Tayasui sketches, Snapchat, Autodesk sketchbook

Spotify, PowerAmp , YouTube

Smartphone camera (16 MP 😉

Google play books, iBooks, Moon reader pro

Telegram ;), Netflix, gogoanime

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

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Pocket and chrome bookmarks

Minecraft, Mini militia, Special force group 2

Discord, Slack, Github

I will Keep this list updated, and I want you to share your list as well so that I can find good alternatives for each category.

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Thanks for reading this far.