My Primary Productivity Tools

As attested by my Apple Store's 'Purchased but not Installed' list, countless mostly-blank journals and notebooks, and other seldom-used productivity-related things, I've experimented with a lot of this stuff. Below is what I've settled on, ranked in importance. I've been using this combination for 2+ years now:

Essentials

Moleskine’s large Cahier journals: cheap, 80 pages (not too long, not too short), simple, no gimmicks needed.

This pencil, because no other pencil should exist. 

David Seah's Emergent Task Planner stickypads: a to-do list, daily calendar, and post-it reminder in one.

 Without these 3, I spend most of my time walking around in circles.

Without these 3, I spend most of my time walking around in circles.

Writing

AlphaSmart Neo: a distraction-free word processor that boosts my writing output 2x or more. 

 Isn't it gorgeous? Makes a beautiful sound too. I love this thing. (CD pictured but you don't need it.)

Isn't it gorgeous? Makes a beautiful sound too. I love this thing. (CD pictured but you don't need it.)

Technological Support

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015): sleek design—inside and out--like most of Apple's products.

Omnifocus: task management software that is intuitive, customizable, and based on the David Allen 'GTD' model.

Bear: a minimalist tool for archiving, Markdown-ing, brainstorming, and a bunch of other stuff—Evernote without the fluff and over-complication.

iMac (Early 2008): still going strong, although it can't use the latest versions of MacOS to my dismay.