Just got a new developer job, working on a Mac, mainly used Windows before. What apps would you recommend to ease transitioning? What apps do you feel are "mandatory"?
- Alfred is one of the first apps I install on a fresh Mac. I primarily use it for launching apps, but there's also clipboard history, workflow automation, system controls, and a lot more.I can't count how many times I use Alfred everyday. It's become indispensable to me.
- I've made the switch from Windows to an Apple product (MacBook Air) fairly recently, and one of the few apps I've downloaded on my notebook (an app I've used previously with Windows) is NoteLedge. It's a note-taking app that doubles as media organizer, PDF editor (highlighting and annotations), a sketching/drawing platform and a great way to visualize your projects. I use it both at work and at home, for various things. At work I use it for note-taking during meetings and project brainstorming, and at home I use for creating to-do lists and adding them to my calendar and since I'm an avid cook, I save recipes in this app as well, sorted into individual folders. Overall, this app make life easier, at least for meI recently made the switch from Windows to Mac, and one of the apps I got was NoteLedge (a friend recommended it), and I'm quite happy wiith it so far. It's easy to use and while I've just been taking notes with it on my MacBook Air, I find it enjoyable. Recommended it.
- Dash is super useful for quickly looking up docs for almost any language/API. I sync my most used languages/tools so I have access to the docs even when offline. It's often faster to search Dash than it is to google.
- CloudApp is available for Windows too. But I think their Mac version is really well done. Very useful if you work on a remote team. Can grab a screenshot / annotate it / share in Slack. Makes communicating easier. Also works great in pull requests. Can make a gif of a change with CloudApp then include it in your PR to show what changed.