MacPro 2013

Here is a list of applications (and some other stuff) that I keep installed on my Mac. This is mostly a reference for myself but maybe this list will be interesting to others as well.


Homebrew Packages

Package manager for macOS

  • nmap: Port scanning utility for large networks
  • tmux: Terminal multiplexer
  • wget: Internet file retriever
  • python3: no longer bundled by default in MacOS
  • gnupg: encrypt, decrypt


Setup Airport Utility

The airport utility is a little known feature of MacOS that helps you troubleshoot wireless connections. I use the commands shown below to enable it.

sudo mkdir /usr/local/sbin
sudo ln -s /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport /usr/local/sbin/airport