Hey /g/uys, I'm pretty new to Mac OS X and the whole concept. I've got to know some basic key shortcuts and gestures.
I have a MacBook Air 13", Early 2015, using it for notes at school and coding.
What efficiency/productivity increasing tips, apps or obscure shortcuts do you use? Also, any ideas on how to prevent overheating when running CPU-intensive apps?
Share your ideas and experience!
I'm a fan of coda for front-end dev
also transmit (same development company)
keyboard maestro can be used to make any keyboard shortcuts for anything you fucking want.
totalfinder used to be great but since OS X started doing hidden "security" shit, it's become somewhat less useful.
homebrew is absolutely necessary if you want to do any development.
if you do front-end web dev, there's an iOS simulator built-in to XCode, you just have to find it and make a shortcut then BOOM, free access to any iOS device ever made... real emulation.
for overheating, do away with the "IT NEEDS 2 B QUIET!!!1" shit and install SMCFanControl and set more realistic fan/temp combos. it won't be dead-silent, but it won't burn you anymore.
ShiftIt is a cool app to move things between workspaces easily.
LittleSnitch is a good firewall app
read the hack for setting up a TimeMachine backup on any network storage device
>Share your ideas and experience!
Use lots of lube.
Your first time always hurts, but you'll grow to love it. Welcome to the Apple family! ;^)
Allows for Windows-style window tiling.
As others have already said, Homebrew is a must. It's an excellent package manager.
For ricing, you can use cDock to edit the appearance of your dock.
XtraFinder is also a good addition for customizing finder.
Get Alfred. It's a million times better than spotlight.
Also consider bartender for cleaning up your bar.
>osx is so awesum!
>here's how you can make it more like windows/linux so it isn't complete shit
> windows is so cool
> here's how I made it more like linux
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Spectacle - keyboard window resize
CommandQ - delays the Cmd + Q press (I accidentally quit an app a lot of times)
HWMonitor - Temp monitor
Subtitles - Drag and drop files to get synced subs
Sitesucker - Downloads websites
Karabiner - Remap keys on a keyboard (I have the UK keyboard, so i remapped some keys since I'm not used to it.
Iterm + irrsi - Terminal emulator + great irc chat client
Calibre - Organizing and copying books to my kindle.
DaisyDisk - great UI for viewing storage and deleting files on your drive. I use it when i don't have space.
1Password - password shit
ComicBookLover - comic reader
Android File Transfer - to access androids
Wunderlist - Notes and Todos
Skitch - Screenshots and small edits
TrueCrypt - Doubt you'll find this anymore, but i still have it since i hide some porn.
Cakebrew - GUI for updating brew
cd to - opens terminal in a finder's folder that your in.
Sketch - Nice for mockups
Pixelmator - A bit like PS
Brackets - TextEditor
Sublime Texxt 3 - ""
Anvil - Make a fake domain locally through which you can access your website during dev instead of "localhost:XXX"
Ableton is mmkay (FL Studio exists but as far as I know only a beta one)
Mixed In key - find the keys of a song
Cmd + option + esc - It's like Ctrl+Alt+Del
Cmd+Shift+4 - Screenshot areas of screen
If you like safari, then here are some
Ultimate Status Bar
Hope it helps mate.
Some extra shit i forgot
NTFS Paragon - To access Mac from Bootcamp and vice versa.
8tracks Radio for the menu
NoSleep - prevents sleeping mac when lid is closed (Switches off the display but keeps the system running, which is nice for overnight downloads. Actually you could just do this yourself in Preferences->Energy Saver, but it saves me the hassle in one click)
VOX music player