Mac Fresh Install App Checklist
If you are setting up a new Mac and choose not to do a migration (for whatever reason), you may want to have a list of all your applications so you can get back up and running as quickly as possible on the new machine. This is a quick tip that I always use when I am setting up a new Mac.
On your “old Mac” Follow these easy steps to get a quick checklist created of all your currently installed apps.
- Open terminal.
- Copy and paste the following command:
ls /Applications > ~/Desktop/app_checklist.txt
- Open this new text file that is on your desktop. Select all and copy the text.
- Open Notes.app. Paste this text into a new note.
- Select all the text in the new note, and click the “Make a Checklist” button.
- Done! 🎉