The non-design Apps Every Designer Should Use

From learning new things to getting your life organised!

Lorenzo Bellucci
4 min readSep 21, 2022


Photo by Roberto Nickson on Unsplash

Disclaimer: Everything on this page talks about personal experience. I’m not saying my techniques or advice should be followed by everyone. I’m not a financial educator and anything related to finances in this article just talks about my personal life. I just thought some people might find that insightful.

Notion — (get sh!t organised).

I have already written plenty about the benefits of integrating Notion into your life. It will massively impact your ability to stay on top of things. I have literally my entire life in Notion. From Dashboard related to work and freelance clients to personal to-dos, diaries, and knowledge bases.

Pro tip:

  • Use Notion for note taking. Both at work and in your personal life. It will change everything. Making you more knowledgeable, confident in what you know, and willing to share that knowledge with your peers.
  • Spend some time on a weekend setting up your workspace. But do not overdo it. Try things out and change them as you go. Do not procrastinate. At times just starting to use a tool is much better and more insightful than countless hours trying to learn its ins and outs before even using it.
  • If you are interested in my previous Notion-related stories, have a look at:

Slack — (communities and friends).

If you already use Slack for work, go beyond the day-to-day work interactions and make sure to join our workspaces. Whether it is to stay in touch with friends…