Anyone who creates in this age will have an opinion on the tools they use. There are those who bring a traditional approach that creates a religious undertone, as if the tools they use are the only thing that gives them a purpose.


Perhaps it's the fundamental nature of this very complex world, that we must reduce in order to make sense of the environment around us, similar to the Apple vs. Android debate, a way to defined a hero and a villain.

Since, we humans are lovers of a narrative and also being on the right side of the debate.  

In reality, the tools we use don't really matter.

This is not to enter the debate itself, but to help parse this vexing issue that smothers many creatives when they feel drawn to a particular creative-led community. In a way this becomes one of the unseen gatekeepers.

If we can look from the outside in for a second, any creative community (actually any community) we encounter is a constant series of chaos. Reddit or Twitter are both prime examples of this principle.

Any tools we choose will come with a stream of upsides and downsides, but for the most part any creative tool will have many competitors. Since, this is the notion of creativity. To keep on creating, as the times keep on changing.

So the question really comes down to what works best for you?

As they say, take what works and leave the rest. If you work in a team, pick the tool that works best for the team.

Most importantly: Don't let your work as a creative get influenced by the tools you use.

Instead, remember that you create with the tools that you use, not the other way around.

“We shape our tools and, thereafter, our tools shape us.” — John Culkin (1967)