Services I pay for and why

The internet has a lot of services. Most of them have a free or try-for-a-period option. After trying a service I decide about the paid options, stay on the free tier or discard it. Below is a list of services I pay for and why I think they are worth the money.

Evernote Premium

evernoteWith Evernote I have all my information in one place and am able to find what I need. The app is cross platform and I use it on my laptop (Win/Mac), iPhone and iPad. I’m have a premium subscription because I use the annotation and presentation features.
Alternative: Evernote free



icon_hero_icloud_largeWe use iCloud storage for pictures, mail and device backups. It integrates seamless with Photos on MacOS and iOS. I’m stil backing up the original pictures on my NAS just in case.
Alternative: 5Gb storage free with iDevice registration


iTunes Match

apple-itunes-match-and-icloud-logo-1107Yes, I’m stil using iTunes Match. The price of Apple Music (that has the same features) is so much higher that we’ll not be moving until Apple discontinues iTunes Match.
We have invested in the Apple ecosystem and play music from Apple TV, MacBook (2x), iPad (2x) and iPhone.
Alternative: iTunes server on NAS


Wired Magazine digital

wiredThe digital edition has extra media content since it has an internet connection and the printed magazine has not 😉 Got to love the “angry nerd”.


GoDaddy .NL domain

godaddy-schema-logo-minEveryone should have their own domain. I have it set up to forward requests to other locations through a free dns service. This way I can give out my own domain in slides and know people end up here.


WordPress Personal

wordpress-logoEver noticed there are no adds here? You’re welcome.
This also includes the custom .com domain and extra storage.



pluralsight-logo-vrt-color-2To be honest: my boss pays for this subscription. With Pluralsight I’m able to get up to speed really quick. I have the app on my iPad and iPhone but I mostly use it on my laptop.
TIP: signup here and we both get a discount.


These are the services I use. Am I missing out on something great? Let met know in the comments.

About erictummers

Working in a DevOps team is the best thing that happened to me. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.
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