So as a matter of course when starting a new job, I will be receiving a new computer. I’ve always told myself that apps need to “earn their way on to my laptop” — in other words I only install them at the exact time I need them. No cruft. No unused apps.
Well, as it turns out I seem to always install a core set of apps. So instead of fighting it, I’m going to accept it and install them immediately. Here is my essential list of apps for the Mac:
Chrome is assumed to be the default browser.
- Android Studio
- Sublime Text
- Homebrew + the latest version of git
Whew, this sure looks like a lot of apps. Upon reviewing the list I can say I use most of them weekly if not daily.