Digital tools & services

For synchronous and asynchronous communication and collaboration, we make use of a wealth of modern digital tools.

Posted on Jun 22, 2023; updated on Jul 17, 2023

We explored many tools and tried to avoid big tech and venture capital-funded startups. However, certain well-established tools were simply too convenient and widely adopted. Replacing them with open-source alternatives or fully self-hosted solutions would have meant a significant amount of effort for our small team at present. Nevertheless, we remain skeptical of the tools we use and will continue to look out for better alternatives.

Basecamp for internal organization, project documentation, task lists and communication with clients, as well as chat functionality and document storage.

Harvest for time tracking, project management and sending invoices

Fastmail for emails, shared contact management (CRM) and calendars

Zoom for video conferencing

Figjam as a digital whiteboard, both for internal and external workshops

Figma and Adobe's Creative Cloud for design work

GitHub to store and share source code, and for technical project documentation

Bitwarden for securely storing and sharing passwords and secret information

iCloud as our cloud storage for storing and collaborating on documents

Numbers as a spreadsheet program

Craft for collaboration on text documents and notes

Loom for recording screen-casts for project documentation and demonstrating project status

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