Fresh OSX install checklistRoughly 1 minute, 48 seconds to read
Having to try and remember the commands & settings that I use to get me started with a new computer every time is a bit of a hassle (mainly because you only do it once every few years).
To save time I’ve prepared this little checklist for myself, if it saves you a little time getting up and running quicker, feel free to use it. This is not set in stone and I will add to it as my workflow evolves.
Sign in to the App Store, download the latest version of OS X & any updates if applicable.
Download and install Xcode !important
Download and install Keynote, Numbers, Pages and any other previously purchased apps Frank DeLoupe, Gradient, DupeDetective etc.
Download and install DropBox, start sync…
Firefox, Firebug, Developer toolbar
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Check to see what version of Ruby you have running (On OS X Mavericks, Ruby 2.0 is included.)
If you need to update the Ruby Version
brew install ruby
This installs the latest Ruby version.
sudo gem install sass
If prompted for a password, enter your root password. You can ten check the version at any time with
If you need to update it
sudo gem update --system
Then to install Compass
sudo gem install compass
Download Sublime and enter your license key dropbox/licenses/sublime.rtf
Install package control instructions on the left of the page. Once the package controller is installed access it:
cmd+shift+p or preferences > package control
Packages to get you going include:
sass SFTP HTML5 CSS Comments
XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP, and Perl.
SVGO GUI compresses your SVG files, ideal after creating a file in Adobe Illustrator.
ImageOptim seamlessly integrates the best optimization tools.
ImageAlpha greatly reduces file sizes of 24-bit PNG files.
Pngyu — || — batch support.
Integrity scans your project checking for broken links.
Keka archives, splits, unpacks most formats, 7z, Zip, Tar, Gzip, DBG, ISO and more.
NameChanger Bulk renames lists of files quickly and easily.