Mac OS X apps I'm using
Feb 3, 2017
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The following is a list of apps that I use daily. Maybe you find some of them useful too? Please let me know on twitter!

This post is heavily inspired by a post from Jeff Triplett. 😀


iTerm2 🆓

iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with macOS 10.8 or newer. iTerm2 has support for 256-color mode, profiles and is highly configurable.

KeePassX 🆓

KeePassX is a GUI tool to store and manage sensitive information, such as usernames and passwords, in an encrypted database.

CLI tools

I’m using a number of CLI tools, but these are the ones that I couldn’t work without.

Homebrew 🆓

Homebrew is a package manager for Mac OS X. IMHO it’s the best way to install, update and uninstall apps.

Git 🆓

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Vim 🆓

Vim is a highly configurable text editor. There are many plugins available that will extend or add new functionality to Vim.

jq 🆓

jq is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor, that allows you slice, filter and map structured data.

ag 🆓

ag is a blazing fast search tool for text, optimized for large trees of source code.

tree 🆓

tree is a recursive directory listing command that produces a depth indented listing of files.

amelia 🆓

amelia is a minimal Go app for creating GitHub Gists from your command-line interface.

I created amelia so that I could share code snippets more efficiently without having to copy paste file contents by hand.

VS Code 🆓

VS Code is a cross-platform source code editor built with Electron.

(I’m writing this blog in vs code 😉)

GitUp 🆓

GitUp is a fast Git interface, with a powerful graph view and search.

BetterSnapTool 💶

BetterSnapTool allows you to easily manage your windows’ positions and sizes using keyboard shortcuts or by dragging them to the sides or your screen.


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