This is a rough guide of the apps and tools I am using to run my life as a publicly traded person.
Last updated March 28, 2021
On The Internet
KmikeyM.com on the web
@KmikeyM on Twitter
K5M.today on Tumblr
KmikeyM on Instagram
Mike-Merrill.com on Squarespace
kmikeym on Kickstarter
Mike Merrill on Republic
Gumroad – Ecommerce platform for selling goods.
Highcharts – A tool for making interactive charts.
WordPress – In 2019 I returned to WordPress as the CMS to store public facing documents.
Campaign Monitor – Mailing list software for official updates. All shareholders and those interested in the project should be on the list.
Substack – A paid daily email Monday to Friday and a free weekly update.
Twitter is my primary social media site. I have a number of accounts for various projects, but @kmikeym is the one I use daily.
I don’t use Facebook very much, but I have an official page for KmikeyM and a personal page.
I’ve made accounts for Snapchat, TikTok, Orkut and many others, but I do not use them regularly.
Airtable – This is my cornerstone. It’s like three dimensional spreadsheets. They have a totally great free version you should check out, but I pay for the pro version because I love it so much.
Mail.app – On both my laptop and phone I used Apple’s Mail app. I’ve tried pretty much every email client out there but I keep coming back to Mail.
Todoist – I’ve also tried every to do app and currently am using Todoist. I like it, I pay for the extra features of the pro account, but I am sure I’ll try something else in a few weeks.
Roam – I’ve been slowly migrating to Roam for notetaking.
Stoop – I love email lists and Stoop manages email newsletter outside your mailbox, which is amazing. Thank you Stoop.
Fitbod – I’ve used so many fitness apps but this is the best one. It tells me what to do, and how to do it, plus is tracks what I do. That’s exactly what I need.
Timehop – I love Timehop, such a weird way to quickly see old ideas and places and events.
Trello – I have been using Trello as a tool in building out my “agile resolutions.”
Current iPhone Homescreen:
MacBook Pro – I have a 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro and while I have no use at all for the little touchbar I really love it. I carry this beast with me everywhere in a Minaal Daily Bag, which is the best backpack I’ve ever had.
iPad Pro – Since getting an external monitor and keyboard I tend to have my MacBook Pro stay at my desk and I drag my iPad around with me all day. What’s a computer?
iPhone 8 Plus – I’m on my phone SO MUCH I thought I should get the bigger screen. I regret it now, I should have bought the iPhone X. Now my iPhone is cracked but it still works, so I haven’t felt like I need to get a new one.
Apple Watch Series 4 – I love it. I have a weird tanline from wearing it all the time.
- Minister w/ Universal Life Church
- Member of the Los Angeles Athletic Club
- Member of the Los Angeles Public Library
- Member of the Flint Canyon Tennis Club
- Member of the Democratic Socialists of America
- Primary banking at First Tech Credit Union
- Credit cards from Amazon, Apple, and Alaska Airlines
Robinhoodand Coinbase for Crypto Vanguard retirement account
- Betterment retirement account
Wealthfront savings account (for high savings interest)
- Credit Karma for monitoring my credit score (803/804)
- Venmo, Apple, or Square Cash for repaying friends
- Republic, WeFunder, Otis, Rally and more for alt investments
- Spinnortality – A cyberpunk capitalist simulation
- Strategery – Simple iOS game, also Macworld’s 2009 App Gems Award winner for Best Strategy Game
- XCOM 2 – I love this game
I also listen to this 3 hour Binaural Beats YouTube pretty often.
Movies and Television:
Bear – My default notetaking app. changemap – Public roadmap of features for KmikeyM, but falling a bit out of date. Evernote – I hate when I save a website and then later it’s gone, so I save to Evernote. I also forward emails to it and then I tag the shit out of everything. Evernote is a mess. Exist.io – I collect a lot of information into Exist but I have stopped inputing data directly. Hotjar – Tracks user behavior and generates heatmaps based on visitor activity. It’s interesting but I haven’t made any changes based on the information yet.
tercom – This is a Customer Messaging Platform I started using in 2019 but has already been less effective than Drip.com in engagement. Drip is a more passive interaction (email) than Intercom (chat) so the social barrier is lower. Sorted – I love Sorted. It’s a very weird idea that combines calendar events and to do items together. Because I share a lot of calendars it’s hard to know what is happening in a day, so I use Sorted as my “current day” look at what is going on.