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Other macOS Software

Other macOS Software #

Programmes that I love or cannot use my Mac without.

Also see macOS Maintenance #Useful Software.

Homebrew #

Reference: permissions - How to use Homebrew on a Multi-user MacOS Sierra Setup - Stack Overflow

  1. If you currently have brew installed on your system globally, I recommend uninstalling brew first. (You can see where brew is installed running which brew)

  2. If you don’t have Command Line Tools installed, you have to run this first:

xcode-select --install
  1. Open terminal and Run: (macOS Catalina 10.15)
cd $HOME
mkdir homebrew && curl -L | tar xz --strip 1 -C homebrew
echo 'export PATH="$HOME/homebrew/bin:$PATH"' >> .zprofile
  1. Close the Terminal window

  2. Open Terminal again, and run this to ensure your installation is correct:

brew doctor

Aside: make Homebrew forget about a cask: (Ref)

rm -r /usr/local/Caskroom/caskname

Safari #

Access Tabs/Reading List w/o Opening Safari #

josh-/CloudyTabs: CloudyTabs is a simple menu bar application that lists your iCloud Tabs.

Export Safari Reading List #

According to Export a list of URLs from Safari Reading List – alexwlchan, just download the script and put it anywhere, then call it with python3

Just in case, I have created a copy of the script here.

App Store #

Get App Bundle ID #

Reference: Finding the App Bundle ID | PSPDFKit

  1. With a store link, copy the app ID, and access the URL:
  2. If everything has been typed correctly, the URL will return a .txt file.
  3. Open the file, among the last lines (the 4th last for now) is a name bundleID.
  4. The corresponding value is the bundle ID of this app.

Parallels Desktop #

To run macOS 10.16 Big Sur on Parallels, enter flags in setting:

devices.mac_hw_model = "MacBookPro15,2"
devices.smbios.board_id = "Mac-827FB448E656EC26"