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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!
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>efficiency/productivity increasing tips

Don't post on a shitposting board.
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>What efficiency/productivity increasing tips, apps or obscure shortcuts do you use?
iTerm 2
Brew

OS X is only good if you use it as you would any other UNIX machine.
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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

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/turn-nas-windows-share-time-machine-backup/
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>>52540980
>Also, any ideas on how to prevent overheating when running CPU-intensive apps?

Sell it and buy a laptop that isn't complete total shit.
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>>52541115

aww, poor buddy is lost

>>>/v/

there you go, Raj.
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>>52540980
>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! ;^)
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>>52541115
ofc, and I will enjoy magnetic storage for that price
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>Cinch
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.
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>>52541104
>>52541182
>osx is so awesum!
>here's how you can make it more like windows/linux so it isn't complete shit
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>>52541145
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Spectacle
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>>52541215

> windows is so cool
> here's how I made it more like linux
> look at my awesome animu wallpaper
> peep my sick CPU-Z adware
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>>52541145
kek
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>>52541215
I rice Windows, Linux, and OSX alike for more usability. If you don't, you're likely a simpleton.
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>efficiency/productivity increasing tips

Bootcamp, then install Gentoo.
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>>52541182
got alfred, it's useful for starting or quitting apps and searching. Currency and/or SI units are better calculated in Spotlight
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>>52541215
this desu senpai

Just sell it, get a real computer, and stop sucking cock.
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Make a blog post on /g/.
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>>52541889
this desu senpai
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Fuck Bootcamp. Get rEFInd instead, then install Gentoo.
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>>52541145
>le ebin "Apple is for gays" maymay
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>>52542570
>le ebin "i use a mac but i'm not gay" maymay
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>>52541239
Yes
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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
Flux
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.

Dev:
HomeBrew
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"

Music:
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
Keyboard Shortcuts:
Cmd + option + esc - It's like Ctrl+Alt+Del
Cmd+Shift+4 - Screenshot areas of screen

If you like safari, then here are some
Safari Extensions:
JSON Formatter
Franker
Ultimate Status Bar
Adblock
Responsive Resize

Hope it helps mate.
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>>52543015
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
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