Long time iOS user, first time trying a Mac! Any tips and tricks/must know about?

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  • fish-shell

    The user-friendly command line shell.

    Nothing against the default shell (zsh), but when I started using it I immediately noticed the lack of syntax highlighting. My brother recommended using fish, and I haven’t looked back. It’s very pretty and functional :)

  • HomeBrew

    🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

    I recommend installing homebrew so you can install/update applications from the command line.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • MacGesture

    Global mouse gestures for macOS

    MacGesture for mouses as well—pretty convenient for browsing the web, for instance; you can set gestures for going forward/backward, closing a tab, opening a tab, etc.

  • stats

    macOS system monitor in your menu bar

    If you wanna get fancy with the menu bar, stats is a cool piece of software.

  • Dozer

    Hide menu bar icons on macOS

    If your menu bar is a little cluttered, Dozer is a nifty little tool to clean it up.

  • Rectangle

    Move and resize windows on macOS with keyboard shortcuts and snap areas

    Rectangle for snapping windows and resizing them with hotkeys. Very convenient and it's free to boot.

  • awesome-macOS

     A curated list of awesome applications, softwares, tools and shiny things for macOS.

    I can't remember any more off the top of my head, but this list has a bunch of links to some neat software for macOS.

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    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • iina

    The modern video player for macOS.

    For media players, Iina is probably the best for macOS. It has a ton of functionality and a beautiful UI.

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