My first Mac – the 2013 MacBook Pro – is still alive. Putting aside the occasional “service battery” warning, it’s actually going pretty strong. This machine has far exceeded my expectations in terms of durability and longevity.
Soon enough, though, I will purchase a new machine; either because this one dies, or because Apple finally releases a promising replacement (read: no keyboard issues).
Naturally, I had been looking for a way to automate what I consider the most dreaded part of migrations: reinstalling macOS applications, packages, and command line utilities.
I wrote about macOS migrations with Homebrew and Brewfiles on Open Folder. I estimate it shaves off 95% of the time (and effort) it takes to install applications on a new Mac.
Yes, it involves using the Terminal, but I’ve seen iOS shortcuts more complicated than that.Share: