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 let’s see which services I use and what they do.

CodePen Pro (codepen.io)

CodePen is a code playground. You can show off your skills or just try something very quickly. You get three textareas, one for HTML, one for CSS and another one for Javascript. And you always see the results updating live in a fourth box. I often use it to isolate problems I have while developing whole sites. This helps me getting to the underlying problem and thus solving it. But it’s also great to present something you did or just get inspired and see what others are doing. I just love it and use it almost every day.

GitHub (github.com)

I probably don’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?

Spotify (spotify.com)

A few bucks a month and I get access to – what feels like – all the music the world has to offer. Couldn’t imagine living without Spotify – or Rdio, which is basically the same. Other than that I often go to Soundcloud to listen to music.

IRCCloud (irccloud.com)

After not using IRC for a few years, I’m back and it’s better than ever. IRCCloud makes sure I’m always online and thus I don’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 I’m on the go.

Feedbin (feedbin.com)

Many claim that RSS is dead. And while I’m definitely don’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.

Typekit (typekit.com)

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 I’m content at the moment, I might switch some day.

Which services do you use and are happily paying for?

Veröffentlicht am Samstag, 15. März 2014

Kommentare

  1. Ghost Pro: Ich liebe Ghost bin aber froh es nicht selber hosten zu müssen. Daher für mich die ideale Lösung.

    Spotify: brauch ich glaube ich nicht ausführen.

    iTunes Match: ist praktisch und tut mir preislich nicht weh.