Tools

Restream

Restream

I love this platform and I use it every day! Highly recommend.

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DaVinci Resolve

This is what I use to edit all my videos. It’s tremendous and free!

Audacity

Audacity

I use this to do some basic audio editing for the podcasts that I produce. It gets the job done and it’s free!

Streamlabs OBS

Streamlabs OBS

I’m actually not sure how this is a free tool. It makes live streaming so simple while not sacrificing any features or options.

YellowDuck

YellowDuck

Currently, there is no way to live stream to Instagram directly from Streamlabs OBS or Restream. However, YellowDuck is an easy workaround and makes it possible for free!

VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

I really like VLC for quick and easy video playback. It has a ton of other built-in tools like converting as well. All for free.

PowerToys

PowerToys

This little piece of software has many different uses, but I use it for handling multiple displays on my Samsung 49″ Super Ultrawide monitor. It makes window layout management an absolute breeze. And it’s free!

Canva

Canva

This is one of the best ways I’ve found to create media content for free online. Anything from video thumbnails to social media posts, you can create it on Canva and download in high resolution for free.

Photopea

Photopea

This is one of the most absurd things I’ve ever come across on the internet. It’s an online clone of Adobe Photoshop and it’s completely free. Mind = Blown.

Hootsuite

Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a great way to manage your social media accounts. I use it to schedule posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. It saves a bunch of time.

Printful

Printful

This is one of the best services to create brand merchandise with. You create the product (there are tons to choose from), add it to your online store, and then when someone buys, Printful makes the item on demand and ships it directly to the customer. Virtually cost and hassle free.

Life360

Life360

Amanda and I use this to see where the other is and make sure we’re both safe. It’s a great tool that we’ll be utilizing as we build our family.

NZXT CAM

NZXT CAM

This little piece of software has been very helpful with my new PC. It can control the RGB lighting built into my NZXT H710i case, as well as monitor temperatures, fan speeds, and other metrics.

Twinsta

Twinsta

Twinsta turns your tweets into images that are optimized for Instagram! Previously, I would screenshot a tweet, crop it, and add it to a square canvas. That’s not too bad of a workflow, but Twinsta makes this process even easier. You connect your Twitter account, select the tweet you want, download the image, and post!