Well yes, I am
switching to OSX on my work machine. I'm still using my Surface Pro 3 at home
and for meetings, but my primary work computer will be a 13" MacBook Pro
from now on. As I had no experience whatsoever working with OSX, here are my
notes on getting started:
One of the most
important productivity tools,
for me, is OneNote. Everything from screenshots, recipes, drafts, ideas,
writing, learning, to meeting notes goes there. I am simply not functional
without it :) so just go to onenote.com and grab the latest version. It's free,
Brew and Cask
A package manager
for OSX, once installed you can easily install packages (including
dependencies) just like this:
brew search nmap
brew install nmap
updating packages is straightforward to. No more updating all individual
applications, just run (Caution: this will update all packages!):
brew update && brew upgrade
Simple as that. Cask
extends brew, and brings along many more packages.
This was really
important for me, as I am using keyboard shortcuts a lot on windows. There is a
good list of possible shortcuts at apple.com.
part, at least for me, in getting around in OSX are trackpad gestures. The most
important can be found in the Trackpad section of "System
PowerShell on the Mac. Bummer. I decided to look into Python and found a couple
good sites for beginners.
I use KeePass on my
Windows machines, a lot. There are multiple possible solutions on OSX, the one
that worked best for me is MacPass. It
opens kdbx files and there is an autotype feature.
As I work a lot with
console/command-line tools, a decent terminal emulator is key. A colleague
pointed me to iTerm2, and I love it :)
Atom is a great, customizable text editor.
Am I missing
something, do you have any suggestions? Comments are highly appreciated :)
Keyboard Shortcuts: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236
Learn Python the
hard way: http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/