Just got my new 14" MacBook Pro, here are the application I installed as Full Stack Developer
Here is the list of apps I like to play with every day…
The Package Manager for macOS. (it also works with Linux)
Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple (or your Linux system) didn’t.
Homebrew should be the first one to install, it will make other installations much easier. It also installs the missing “developer tools” that usually come with Xcode.
( please don’t install anything else until you finish this. On M1 sometimes it will interfere with other installations).
Also please remember to run the 2 commands after the installation
echo 'eval "$(/opt/homebrew/bin/brew shellenv)"' >> /Users/username/.zprofileeval "$(/opt/homebrew/bin/brew shellenv)"
EDIT: brew explicitly asks for us to run the 2 commands after the installation, to have brew command after each restart
Stats is a free and open-source system monitor in your menu bar for macOS.
I highly recommend it. Is pretty cool.
Also to see how your computer is working while installing all the new software is a great sensation.
Also is not intrusive as software, so you can remove it when you want without having things remaining in the system.
GitHub - exelban/stats: macOS system monitor in your menu bar
macOS system monitor in your menu bar You can download the latest version here. This will download a file called…
If you want to develop an application for Apple devices, you are going to need it.
If it remains stuck installing for hours, don’t worry, is just an Apple bug, for some reason is using just the 2 efficient cores to install it, and not using all of the M1 Cores
Xcode includes everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple…
4. Android Studio
Android Studio provides the fastest tools for building apps on every type of Android device.
Simply one of the best IDE for developers.
But is also one of the most heavily on the system, I avoid as much as possible to use it especially while traveling, it eats the battery like is breakfast.
Download IntelliJ IDEA: The Capable & Ergonomic Java IDE by JetBrains
6. Sublime Text
A basic, very light text editor. I use it for fast opening of projects and quickly scan them. Also very good on temporary saving information on it.
This is my personal favorite!
This IDE is built by an ex-Google engineer. At the first iteration, many years ago, he build it for himself, but his colleagues like it and so it became a sellable product.
Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however, a license must be purchased for continued use. There is…
7. Sublime Merge
Very light git client for just in case I need a git client.
Made by the same developers that build the Sublime Text, and it has the same ideology: light, simple, minimalistic, and extremely powerful !!!
A container manager or I could say “the container manager” ( is by far the most commonly used )
Docker Desktop for Apple silicon
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Docker Desktop for Mac on Apple silicon is now available as a GA release. This…
Very powerful database client, with support to every database.
Is a must for every developer.
Free multi-platform database tool for developers, database administrators, analysts, and all people who need to work…
10. VS Code
This is a new IDE made by Microsoft and released as open-source.
Microsoft hired the same Project Leader that built eclipse.
Is the most popular IDE for front-end development by far.
It also has an extension for everything, and correct me if I am wrong, but it should have support for every programming language.
Download Visual Studio Code - Mac, Linux, Windows
Visual Studio Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, macOS, and Windows. Download Visual Studio…
Postman is an HTTP client. One of the most popular if you look around.
A window manager, that can easily split the window.
this is not free, but I highly recommend id
Every time you multitask with many apps open, you need all the windows arranged accordingly. Magnet makes this process…
2. Macs Fan Control
This little app will control your fans, you can choose when to make them spin. With intel sometimes I need the CPU not to throttle, so I would just start the fans at full blast and then start processing data.
Control fans on Apple computers
Control fans on Apple computers, also on Windows via Boot Camp. Monitoring of fan speed and temperature sensors. Solve…
- Slack — simple and reliable (most of the time), everyone is using it.
- Zoom — for video calls
- Ms. Teams — sometimes for video calls.
- Skype — some people still use it so I have to use it too.
Did I miss something?
What is the list of software that you install on the new Machine?
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