9 Apps I Use Daily As A Creator

Michelle Mac
7 min readSep 20, 2021

As someone that is interested in systems and workflows, I’m always curious about the tools other people use to make them more productive.

With that in mind, I decided to write this article to share with you the apps I am currently using as a creator and how I use them daily to get my work done.

I should add here that I use the term creator to refer to anyone that creates things.

In my case, I write blog articles, design, and build websites.

#1 Todoist

I use Todoist as my task management system.

I use it to capture all the tasks, reminders, and random thoughts from my brain so I can refine them later.

The fact that there is both a mobile and a web version means I can use this app wherever I am to capture things.

I’ve talked about Todoist at length in many other articles on this site.

Here’s a curated list of articles for you to check out:

#2 Obsidian

Obsidian has become the most valuable tool in my creator’s arsenal.

I use Obsidian to capture literature notes on what I read, watch, and listen to. This serves as a source of inspiration when it comes to writing new articles.

I most recently started saving great Tweets from Twitter into my Obsidian vault.

Obsidian also stores all the articles I write for this website. Each article has an associated note which contains all the useful metadata, checklists, and content itself.

It also acts as one of my Inboxes (alongside Todoist) where I capture random thoughts and ideas as they come to mind during work.

If you’re interested to learn more about how I use Obsidian, I’ve linked a few great articles for you to read below:

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Michelle Mac

The *heavily edited* ramblings of a technical writer & frontend dev. I write about creativity, design, and productivity. Start here: https://heymichellemac.com/