New Setup Essentials

When I switch to a new computer, I always struggle to find which applications to install immediately to expedite the transition. So here’s a checklist that I have created for myself, as I’m currently going through this process and don’t want to have the same issue next time.

I will update this list time to time to keep it up-to-date. Who knows, maybe I can build a small script to do these installations automatically.

Here are my essentials for macOS:


  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Eclipse CDT
  • PyCharm
  • Xcode
  • Visual Studio Code

Programming Tools

  • iTerm
  • Atom
  • Homebrew
  • Postico (for Postgre)
  • Postman (Chrome Extension)
  • TextWrangler


  • WhatsApp Desktop
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • Buffer (Chrome Extension)


  • Chrome
  • Firefox


  • Fotor
  • VLC player
  • Spotify

Other Productivity

  • Magnet App
  • Caffeine
  • Evernote
  • Skitch