Software That I Install on a New OSX Image

Just taking a quick note of the software that I am running on my machines (making sure that my laptop and desktop are synchronized correctly).

I thought I would share the list of software that I install on a new osx image. This is not an exhastive list of all of the developer utilities that I have previously posted about, this is really a list of the purchased (and some free) software that I install on a new OSX install.

This list is also the list of tools that I currently do not have an automation script for the install process. All of the other tools that I use are installed through automation scripts. In the next couple of weeks these packages will be making their way into those scripts also. This will allow me to quickly setup a brand new OSX image by just triggering one bash script(zsh is my preferred shell, but the initial script has to set that up also).


  • PDFPen – PDF Editing Software (great for digitally filling out documents)
  • Growl – Notifications
  • DropBox
  • Kaleidoscope – Great diff tool for OSX
  • Quicksilver – Keyboard junkie heaven!!
  • Screenflow – Screen recording software
  • Divvy – Crazy simple window management tool
  • MercuryMover – Micro window level management tool
  • ViKing – Vi shortcuts for OSX
  • TinkerTool – Tweak your OS
  • OpenOffice – Great office productivity suite – compatible with all MS Office doc types
  • VMWare Fusion – Great Virtualization software – I use it to run windows, and linux


  • DownThemAll – Download manager
  • Firebug – Web Developer Debugging Tool
  • LastPass – Password manager
  • Vimperator – Vim for firefox
  • Xmarks – Cross browser/machine bookmark syncing (plays really well with vimperator :bmarks & :bma commands)
  • Web Developer – Great web development plugin

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