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My current Indie Hacking toolkit

Sébastien Dubois /

7 min read

I thought I could share my current Indie Hacking toolkit. Hopefully, you'll find something interesting here! A large portion of those tools can be used for free.

Toolbox. Picture courtesy of https://www.pexels.com/@burst

Note that only a tiny fraction of those tools are necessary, depending on the business you create/run. Keep in mind that a toolbox is just something that contains a set of tools that you might need. You don't have to pick them all at once. They're in your toolbox, and you can pick them up when you need to use them. Moreover, you don't need to get all of those at once. You can get new tools when you actually need those 🔧.

Alright, let's go! 🚀

My favorite Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), note-taking & journaling tools

My favorite productivity tools

My favorite software development tools

My current tech stack

My favorite writing tools

Where to find images and illustrations

Where to find fonts

Where I store my files

  • Google Drive
  • Synology NAS (DS1812+)
  • Amazon S3
  • Digital Ocean

Remote backup services

Tools you can use to find product and domain names

What I use to check social handles availability

Social handle availability:

What I use to find UI inspiration

Tools you can use to look for existing trademarks

Tools I use for SEO

Tools I use for CRM, Invoicing, etc

Tools I use to create landing pages

Services to host and serve images

Password management tools

  • KeePass (yes, I'm old school)

Solutions for online banking and payments

Tools to sell info products

Tools for publishing newsletters (free and paid)

Tools to create online polls

Tools to create Slide decks (😂)

Tools for video recording

Tools for video editing

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

Tools for image editing

Tools for 3D modeling

Tools for audio recording

Past:

Tools for streaming

Communication tools

Tools for audience building

Tools and sites for staying up to date

Communities that support Indie Hackers and tools for community building/management

Conclusion

In this article, I've listed many of the tools in my toolbox. There are some more, but those are the main ones. You don't have to feel overwhelmed or intimidated by this list. You probably don't need many of those. There is an infinity of tools, but we should only care about those we really need. Don't bring more tools in your life than you need to.

That's it for today! ✨

About Sébastien

Hello everyone! I'm Sébastien Dubois. I'm an author, founder, and CTO. I write books and articles about software development & IT, personal knowledge management, personal organization, and productivity. I also craft lovely digital products 🚀

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