My hard drive gave up. Now I’ve got a brand new 320 G empty hard drive. Only OS X 10.6 installed. This is a great time to see what I need to make it.
These are the apps and docs I’m installing in sequential order (not of importance, but there might be a bit of that too):
Textmate. The editor of choice of all smart people.
Chrome. Best browser there is for mac. Probably Windows too.
Coda. Amazing integrated FTP/Text editor.
iTunes update (from 8 to 9.2) so that I can re-sync my iPhone
Dragging tons of Movies from my backup drive to my computer
Dropbox. Working without this is suicide nowdays.
VLC. Best video player. Ever.
Perian. Adds support of tons of video formats to Quicktime.
TextExpander. Text snippets for the lazy at heart. A must have.
Movist. Another video player. I like it.
LaunchBar. Get it now. It’s the best alternative for Quicksilver. I’ve written about it here.
Skitch. Screen capture tool. A must have.
Fluid. Allows me to create URL specific browsers. I usually have Gmail and Basecamp created as Fluid apps.
Git. Version control.
Sinatra. Lovely web framework written in Ruby.
Mailplane. Gmail on steroids. I use it all the time.
Fontcase. Font management. Not crazy about it.
MacVim. A good Mac GUI version of VIM.
1Password. Is there someone who still doesn’t use this?
Little Snitch. Do I wish to connect somewhere? Now I decide.
Microsoft Office (sadly this is still needed)
Pixelmator (Tryout, instead of big fat Photoshop). Latest version is a damn fine product.
Edit. These are the ones I forgot to install:
I’ll start working now. If anything else shows up that I needed, I’ll be adding it.
One thing that’s been a pain in the ass is syncing my iPhone with a new iTunes library. Holy crap what a mess.