My 7 Essential Subscriptions

Irtiza Hafiz
7 min readJun 28, 2022
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Earlier this year, I created a system to decide what subscriptions are worth keeping. You can learn more about the system here.

Following the system, I ended up saving around $200 per month. I started investing it in the stock market. With the magic of compounding, this $200 per month should end up being around $107,000 20 years from now.

That doesn’t mean I got rid of all subscriptions from my life. I understand there are some subscription based apps and services that are essential to my life. They actually provide value and improve my life.

In this post, I will go through those subscriptions and explain why I see myself keeping them in the long run.

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TickTick, $2.33/month

I am not exaggerating when I say my life would be very different without TickTick.

TickTick is my productivity powerhouse. It’s my all-in-one-app.

TickTick is my task manager, calendar, habit tracker and pomodoro timer. It is my life’s hub. Everything I do every day lives in this app.

I have talked at lengths about TickTick in a different post. If you want to learn…



Irtiza Hafiz Engineering manager who writes about software development and productivity.