macOS tools 09 May 2018

As I had the unique opportunity to completely reinstall my MacBook I took notes while doing so to know what I actually installed and need on my system. May it help my future self (and maybe others) to get an idea what apps/tools make your life easier.

I will extend this list regularly once I notice missing pieces.

First I installed Homebrew - package manager for macOS. It keeps all your installed stuff up to date and easy to (un)install.

brew installs

The following is installed via brew install NAME.


PHP - the programming language I use most of the time:

brew cask installs

Following apps can be installed via brew cask install NAME:

AppStore installs

Following apps are installed from the Mac App Store.

Other apps

Configuration to backup

Locations of crucial configurations and state of apps/tool I use: