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"?
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    Alfred Remote

    Supercharged remote control for your Mac (iOS)

    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.
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    Anne-Laure Le Cunff9Founder @ Lysa. Ex-Google. · Written
    I can't count how many times I use Alfred everyday. It's become indispensable to me.
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  2. 14
    iTerm2

    Mac OS Terminal Replacement

    Mike Coutermarsh70Code @ Product Hunt · Written
    I love iTerm. It's basically a supped up version of Mac's basic terminal (has tabs, tmux integration, more customizable).
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  3. 14
    f.lux

    Adjusts your computer's display to adapt to the time of day

    Ryan Hoover71Founder, Product Hunt · Written
    f.lux is delightful. This app dims your computer monitor later in the day when the sun sets to relieve eye strain. 🌞🌚
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    Anne-Laure Le Cunff9Founder @ Lysa. Ex-Google. · Written
    My eyes are so thankful for f.lux 🙏
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  4. 10
    Dash 4

    Instant offline access to 150+ API documentation sets

    Mike Coutermarsh70Code @ Product Hunt · Written
    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.
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    Great as a text expander and snippet manager too.
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  5. 9
    Sketch 40

    Latest version of the vector drawing tool

    Mike Coutermarsh70Code @ Product Hunt · Written
    Sketch is a great mac only design tool. I'm definitely NOT a designer. But I still find it very useful occasionally for making small edits to designs / grabbing CSS for something.
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  6. 8
    Moom

    Indispensable window management for Macs

    Moom helps saves you time by zooming windows to just about any configuration you need.
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    Magnet for Mac

    Keep your workspace organized

    Devin SuryaputraThat web & front-end guy · Written
    My problem with switching from Windows to Mac is the active windows management, which this app covers the solution!
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  8. 6
    CloudApp Annotate

    Annotate screenshots right from your Mac's menu bar!

    Mike Coutermarsh70Code @ Product Hunt · Written
    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.
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  9. 5
    Paste 2

    Smart cloud clipboard history and snippets manager for Mac

    Mike Coutermarsh70Code @ Product Hunt · Written
    I'm a developer too. I LOVE LOVE Paste. It's a seriously awesome clipboard manager. Super easy to store code snippets & then search for them later (even weeks later) when you need them.
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  10. 6
    Evernote

    Note taking gets even simpler

    iBambooMartCheese Serving Tray · Written
    simple to use
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  11. Mike Coutermarsh70Code @ Product Hunt · Written
    I use this all the time. Really helpful when working anything out with numbers.
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    Sketch Toolbox

    A super simple plugin manager for Sketch

    I think Sketch Toolbox is a must-have for all Sketch users. Like the link subtitle says, it's a super simple plugin manager for Sketch that lets you search for and install Sketch plugins.
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    Affinity Designer

    Vector art & design • Imagined by designers, created for Mac

    Great modern vector design tool for everything from wireframes to final designs. It's like Adobe Illustrator, but modernized and for a flat fee instead of subscription.
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  14. Switch between open windows, not only between programs
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  15. 3
    Spark for Mac

    Beautiful and intelligent email app

    Aswin BakshiFounder, Bordo · Written
    One of the best client only available on mac and iOS devices
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  16. 3
    Fantastical 2 for Mac

    The calendar app you won't be able to live without

    I LOVE the natural language processing in the app. The easiest way to add an entry to calendar.
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  17. Always be backing up. SuperDuper is a great for creating a fully bootable backups for recovery. It's a great option to be used instead of or in addition to Apple's Time Machine.
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  18. 2
    TextExpander.com

    Keyboard shortcuts updated across all your devices.

    I use this everyday to save time on some of the emails i answer with same canned answers, it syncs perfectly with my iPhone too.
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  19. 2
    Tower

    Git client for Mac

    Great client for working with Git repositories.
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  20. 2
    Coda 2.5 by Panic

    A fast, clean, and powerful text editor

    One of several great web development tools. Some prefer Sublime 3, but this is my favorite.
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