I just replaced my 5-year Apple_-_iMac_with_Retina_5K displayold 27″ iMac with a beautiful new 27″ Retina iMac. Normally it would be best to restore from a Time Machine backup but I decided that with 5 years of crud built up I would start from scratch. I'm sure I'll hate myself later.

It's fun to rethink what software I need every now and then. Here's the list of things I've installed so far.

  • 1Password
  • Dropbox
  • PopClip
  • TextExpander
  • Bittorrent Sync
  • Hazel
  • Xcode
  • Homebrew
  • zsh (and oh-my-zsh)
  • Mutt
  • tmux
  • Skitch
  • iTerm2
  • Vim
  • Better Rename 9
  • Acorn
  • Tinderbox
  • DEVONthink Pro Office
  • TheBrain (and so also Java)
  • Day One
  • Vuescan
  • Clarify
  • Evernote
  • Interarchy
  • Reeder
  • Slack
  • Vuescan
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop CC
  • Capture One Pro
  • Photo Mechanic
  • BBEdit
  • Taskwarrior
  • Sonos
  • YNAB
  • Final Cut Pro

It’s all mostly the usual suspects. No surprise there. I was surprised by Mutt and Vim, since I swore off terminal apps again recently. Also, Evernote is taking a more prominent spot in my workflow lately. Or I should say, again.

It feels great to start fresh, even though it eats up a couple of days.