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.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support. Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • 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.

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • 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.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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