Whenever I get a new device (Mac, iPad or iPhone) I don’t migrate data from the old device but I start from scratch. This is a way to re-think if I really need those apps that I have installed over the years. A clean install is a fresh start.
So, a few months back when I switched laptops, I had the opportunity to go through this exercise again. Here are some things that I changed and the apps that I must-have!
Did not setup mail accounts on the default Mail app. Gmail is a better alternative in my opinion - web-based, fast and does not cache emails on the Mac.
Did not install Bartender (tool to organise the menu bar). This forces me to have fewer apps on the menu bar.
Yoink - the best drag and drop tool I have come across for the Mac. Super helpful.
1Password - the best password manager I have come across. Been using this for 7 years now!
Evernote - I am done exploring new notes apps. There are plenty and new ones come and old ones go. I have used Evernote for 8 years now and the switching costs are way too high for me. Most importantly, Evernote just works.
Unsplash Wallpapers - a neat app that updates your wallpaper everyday from Unsplash’s library - “From space pics taken by NASA, to bewitching urban streetscapes, to astounding shots of nature taken by high-flying drones—find mesmerizing wallpaper for your Mac in seconds”.
It feels good - doing away with the old and bringing in the new!