Services I happily pay for
I use a whole lot of different service. Some are free, some require a one time only payment and some have subscription models. Today I want to talk about the latter. So letâ€™s see which services I use and what they do.
CodePen Pro (codepen.io)
I probably donâ€™t have to say much about GitHub. You can host your git repositories there, privately which I happily pay for, or just use the free plan and open source your code and work together with others. We all love GitHub, right?
A few bucks a month and I get access to – what feels like – all the music the world has to offer. Couldnâ€™t imagine living without Spotify – or Rdio, which is basically the same. Other than that I often go to Soundcloud to listen to music.
After not using IRC for a few years, Iâ€™m back and itâ€™s better than ever. IRCCloud makes sure Iâ€™m always online and thus I donâ€™t miss anything in my favourite channels. I use the IRCCloud website as a fluid app on the Mac, which works really great and there is also an iOS app if Iâ€™m on the go.
Many claim that RSS is dead. And while Iâ€™m definitely donâ€™t use it as much as I used to, I still like it and after the Shutdown of Google Read, Feedbin is my new home. A lot of apps are able to sync with it, but I mainly use the website which has a nice, clean interface and is blazing fast.
Currently I use Typekit for serving webfonts to this blog. There are good alternatives out there but Typekit was the first I took notice of and I stuck with it. But I have to say that I often look at the fast growing Google webfonts library and also love the fonts by H&FJ. So while Iâ€™m content at the moment, I might switch some day.
Which services do you use and are happily paying for?