What to install after getting a new Macbook

Jun 28, 2022 · 2 min

Apple launched back to school sale recently, so I upgraded from a Macbook Pro 13” 2015 to a Macbook Pro 14” 2021. Though the look is not as attractive as the old one (to me), MBP 14” is still perfect in almost every way (to me).

Anyway, I am trying to write a self-used software checklist when setting up my new laptop.

Code editors

VS Code plugins

Environments & Package managers



Note taking

  • Typora (Markdown editor)
  • Notion
  • Bear, though it lacks some important features, the bear looks so cute!



  • Paperlib is a new academic paper management tool

    • Pros

      • It’s simpler than Zotero
      • It’s metadata scraper is tailored for computer science
    • Cons

      • Maintained by a single developer at the moment
      • Bugs occur sometimes (but I’m ok with it)
  • Microsoft Office

  • PDF Reader Pro

  • GitHub Desktop

  • Discord

  • ClashX

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