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I’d love to see these solved! (updated Feb 2022)
Presentations: I use Google slides. They are very simple to make, and you know exactly what it looks like. I use the default templates. I use this scratchpad to write LaTeX equations and take screenshots. For recording videos, I record the screen with OBS and use a (cheap, small) microphone that plugs into my computer.
Writing papers: I use Overleaf. But in the brainstorming phase, Overleaf feels way too formal, so I use HackMD. It’s still shareable and you can write Markdown and LaTeX. I switch over when the project has enough steam.
Reading literature: I occasionally check SciRate. Another graduate student at UChicago set up bots that message on Slack with all the newest CS theory papers and also all papers with “quantum” in the title. I skim through the titles of those most days. I also have Google Scholar updates which send TONS of email, so I set up scholar-alert-digest to convert it into a single page (and it archives my emails). Email me if you want help setting this up.
Posters: So far, I’ve made Google slides, export them as PDF, convert to PNG online, and use ImageMagick to convert them to a grid:
montage -density 2400 -tile 3x0 -geometry +0+0 -bordercolor "#000000" -border 10 *.png ../poster.png
See also my projects related to research.
Other tools you love? Let me know!