Published on April 17th, 2017 by peter

Build a data journalist's toolbox on macOS Sierra

Essential Applications

I start with the Command Line utilities, then grab essential desktop apps, like a text editor and connect some key cloud services. Then I proceed to configure my *AMP stack before installing Desktop Apps, most of which require no explanation with the exception of QGIS.


I've created a dedicated walk through for CLI tools. It covers my Terminal setup, bash config, and some of the package managers, like homebrew, npm and pip beside a short list of my all time favourite tools.


General Utilities

Task Specific Applications

* My aim is to list a free / open-source option for every purpose / application. PathFinder is the only exception for which I haven't found an equally capable free alternative.
** Can be installed from .dmg, which requires JRE. Homebrew, being a package manager takes care of dependencies.