What I immediately installed on my new MacBook Pro
I just bought a new MacBook Pro. New to me, anyway. Craigslist for the win.
Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to keep track of what I installed right away and see what I can’t live without.
- OS Updates
Of course. The first thing to install.
- Google Chrome
Unpinning Safari as quick as possible.
- Activate LastPass
My password storage tool and the key to getting into some other websites.
- MS Office
From O365. Got to have the office suite.
Package installer that helps me install many of the other things on this list.
- VS Code
I can’t live without it. I also like it better on Mac than on PC, but that’s just preference.
The best terminal for Mac. Blows the built-in one away.
- Finder mode
Allow me to see hidden files and folders in Finder
To manage different versions of Node
Gotta have it
Love this mode. Gives me great context when working in Bash using git.
- Better Snap Tool
Allows me to define areas and hotkeys for docking windows. I love this tool, especially when working on a huge monitor
Ubiquitous text editor. Gotta have it.
To keep up on a few blogs and podcasts I listen to.
- Howler Timer
My favorite timer to use in a classroom. It’s dead simple and fun.
- MS OneNote
This is a great way to track my notes. Couldn’t live without it.
- MS OneDrive
To keep my cloud files all synched up.
That’s it for the first session of installing things. If you think I’m missing something I really need, leave a comment. I want to know what else I’m missing out on.
And no, I don’t need Alfred.