My go-to for mockups, wireframes, and prototypes. Their basic process mapping and vector-editing tools are pretty good also.
Kind of an intimidating tool to learn, but it stays on my list because of its flexibility, writing experience, and (generally) speedy performance.
If you don’t use Photoshop or Illustrator daily, but need comparable tools on occasion, why pay for a subscription when these apps are so reasonably priced – and so good.
A free process mapping tool, which is surprisingly powerful and pleasant enough to use, especially for the price.
I tend to use Apple hardware and software for a lot of the work I do. Not a fanboy at all, they have plenty of problems – but still my preferred experience, despite that.
My go-to for building most websites. Not always the best choice, but the power of their ecosystem is strong.
Sometimes you need to measure things on your screen. This is by far the best tool for the job.
It’s hard to be creative if you’re in a poorly-lit, noisy, windowless office. When you need to clear your head or get inspired, just go for a walk.