Tools

I rely on several great products and services on which I run my life. I carefully spend time to review and try each of these services. If you are looking for a tool in a specific area my list might help.

Software

Business E-Mail: G Suite by Google Cloud (5,20€/month)

Private & Encrypted E-Mail: Tutanota (12€/year)

Messaging: Telegram (free)

VPN: NordVPN (~90€/3-years)

Encrypted Cloud Storage: MEGA (2TB = 99,99€/year)

Calling: satellite (only for German users; 100 min worldwide free, then 4,99€ unlimited worldwide calls)

CRM: Pipedrive (€29.00/month)

To-Do List: TickTick ($27.99/year)

Pomodoro Timer: TickTick ($27.99/year)

Habit Tracker: TickTick ($27.99/year) or Habitica (free)

Music for Work & Focus: Generative.fm (free) and focusmusic.fm (free)

Banking

Mobile Bank: N26 (free)

Online Bank & Broker: Consorsbank (free) and Comdirect (free)

Online Bank: DKB (free)

Business Retail Bank: Commerzbank (24,90€/month)

Fintech: Revolut (free) and Bitwala (free bank account, 1% exchange fees for Bitcoin and Ethereum – click here to receive 15.00€ when signing up)

Crypto Exchange: Bitpanda (exchange fees) and Bitwala (real bank account and only 1% exchange fees for Bitcoin and Ethereum – click here to receive 15.00€ when signing up)

Fitness

Alarm clock/sleep tracker: Sleep as Android (5,99€ for Premium)

Meditation: Insight Timer (free)

Gym: FitX (20€/month)

Office

Standing Desk: IKEA Skarsta (229,00€)

Treadmill: Kinetic Sports Flat Walk 5000 (234,99€)

Office Suite: G Suite by Google Cloud (5,20€/month)

News & Media

News: The Economist (digital) and L’Express (digital)

Audiobooks: Audible (4,99€-9,99€/month)

Podcasts: Pocket Casts (free)

Language Learning: Fluent Forever ($7,99/month)

Book Summaries: getAbstract Note: I don’t use book summary services anymore as I don’t find short summaries of book valuable if you look for one, choose getAbstract over Blinkist.

to be continued…