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What do you install after a crash?

Author: Carl Heaton
He is our senior instructor and originally from Manchester UK. Carl teaches our Web Design and Online Marketing Courses.
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Click. Click. Grind. zOmg. There goes my MacBook.

It happens to the best of us. After two years my battle hardened work horse of a laptop finally croaked. Specifically, it was my hard drive that couldn’t handle the constant reading and writing from disk.

 

Click. Click. Grind. zOmg. There goes my MacBook.

It happens to the best of us. After two years my battle hardened work horse of a laptop finally croaked. Specifically, it was my hard drive that couldn’t handle the constant reading and writing from disk.

Thanks to backups (Time Machine) all was not lost, but I did use this as an opportunity to do a fresh upgrade to the new OSX Lion. For your reading pleasure I’ve decided to document the first applications I installed.

This is the stuff I use everyday, and IMO vastly improves my daily interaction with my Mac as both a developer and regular user.

If I’ve missed something awesome let me know in the comments!

  • Homebrew: The ultimate MacOSX package manager
  • Notational Velocity : Super fast note taking and syncing
  • Cyberduck: SFTP with style
  • Quicksilver: Quick app launcher++
  • Sparrow: Simplified mail client
  • Dropbox: Sync files anywhere
  • Colloquia: IRC client
  • Adium: Chat client deluxe
  • Sublime text 2: Fantastic code editor with amazing plugins
  • Vagrant: Rapidly build your development server
  • Virtual Box: Run virtual OS instances
  • Git: Your source code time machine
  • OSX Developer tools: Needed for lots of development
  • TMux: Terminal multiplexor, screen slayer
  • oh my zsh: Zsh is the new Bash, great for completions alone
  • Emacs OSX: The one true editor 😉
  • Chrome: Best browser dev tools around, sorry Firebug
  • iTerm 2: Terminal replacement with class
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