Tools

Here you'll find all the tools, apps and resources I use to run this website and be a medical student.


Reading

  1. Kindle - the best and most efficient way of reading books. You have access to thousands of them instantly. It just brings books so much closer to you that it's easy to pick them up hard to put them down.
  2. Readwise - a lot of reading equals a lot of information. But why would you just fill yourself with information that you can't remember? Readwise has an answer. It syncs all your highlights and emails them to you according to your wants. Use this link to sign up.
  3. Pocket - there's also a ton of article out there and you can't possibly read them all at once. Pocket makes it possible for me to save them for later.
  4. This post explains my reading process in detail.

Writing

  1. Leuchturm 1917 - I start my writing process the old-fashioned way...with a pen and notebook. Leuctturm makes the best quality notebooks I've ever seen, which makes them a joy to write in.
  2. Ulysses - this is my new go-to editing app. It's clean, integrates with Ghost and Medium and they have a student discount.

Website

  1. Ghost - a brilliant CMS for blogging. It has everything you need, it's lightweight, fresh and keeps getting better and better.
  2. Digital Ocean - an awesome and cheap way to host your website, including Ghost. And it's even cheaper with this link that gives you $100 of credit to get started (20 months of Ghost hosting, to put into perspective).
  3. ConvertKit - this is my favorite email newsletter tool out there. It's made for and by bloggers. Especially because they recently introduced a freemium version of it. With my link, you can get it for free for 100 subscribers as well.
  4. Buy Me A Coffee - this is a service I use for accepting donations and running premium memberships. Sign up here and start earning.

Notes

  1. I make my lecture notes with a good old pen and paper.
  2. Notion - I use this app for any other kind of note-taking. This is a great app that lets you make pretty much anything you want. You can collaborate, write, plan, organise and more. I like its simplistic structure the most.

Other

  1. Dropbox - the best cross-platform cloud storage out there. Fast, reliable and responsive. Give us both 500MB for free using my link.
  2. N26 - Online bank I use for pretty much everything. It's flexible, without fees and secure. Their app is great for quick transactions and even easier if you're friends also have their account. Using my link will earn me €15 when you spend €15.
  3. 1Password - This is what I use as my password manager. It's the best choice out there - secure, cross-platform and reliable. I recommend it for anyone who has a lot of passwords and wants them to be secure.