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MacOS workflows and tools
By Adrian Philipp
Tools I use on macOS.
layout with German Umlauts via Option Key
to manage installed software via a configuration
To run commands I use
This shell has great autosuggestions and good performance. I switched to it because all my zsh plugins slowed down the terminal. Fish has great defaults.
To open up multiple split windows in a pre-defined configuration.
Show command times
to quickly refer to files by numbers
is great for writing notes and managing todos
To find information I’m
Building a Memex
for beautiful flow charts
to quickly type emoij
to clean up the menu bar
Turbo Boost Switcher Pro
to control the fan noise, see
How to avoid loud fans on MacBook Pro
to quickly run common tasks or search on GitHub, logs etc
Security and privacy
Firewall to keep tabs on apps internet connections
To block requests to tracking websites etc by adding them to the hosts file.
Example block lists
1Password to manage passwords until iCloud passwords can be shared, see
Personal email and authentication setup
good and fast ad-block
to have all reading in one place, see
to manage personal finance in one place
to group work Slack and email and manage interruptions
Run LanguageTool locally on macOS
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These notes are unpolished collections of thoughts, unfinished ideas, and things I want to remember later. In the spirit of learning in public, I'm sharing them here. Have fun exploring, if you want!