Create templates to quickly answer FAQs or store snippets for re-use.
And then, of course, my development stack for C/C++ and Python, including Git and LLVM. (Too exhaustive to list here.)
Other stuff KDE already has them...
I would do the same minus chrome and Notepad++, Office without Visio (not available on Mac) and Outlook
(Yes, I am a Safari User)
My essentials for mac :
Magnet (window manager)
Pine Player (music player)
Telegram (best messaging app ever!)
Persepolis Download Manager
IINA (movie player)
Android File Transfer (by google)
Paste (clipboard manager)
Some Finder Extentions (image size + betterzip viewer + webp viewer + open in vs code + ...)
Important, but not essential:
A bunch of these can be quickly installed all at once using ninite.com/.
I would suggest install "only" those you require to run your dev environment and that depends on tech stack you are using.
Minimum set would be:
Do you find it essential to install Figma?
I haven't had much perf problems with the web version.
Fonts are easier with the downloaded version, though. I'll give you that much.
I don't think it's essential for everyone, I just like having it because
1) Fonts, as you mentioned
2) I'm often having multiple things open at the same time (jira, google docs, google drive, local dev version of our product, live dev/stage/production, google calendar, notion, sometimes social media). Then it's really nice having my design files (often more than 1 at a time as well) open in a separate app, rather than a million chrome tabs or windows.
But I use the web interface a lot though, especially for quick and easy things.
These are the apps that I can't live with.
For me, it's:
I live mostly in the cloud, so these are my essentials 😁
A torrent downloader (qbitorrent, utorrent...)
Ruby on Rails
Python and gcc (if are not preinstalled)
And that's it!
FireFox Dev. Edition
Chrome, Keepass, Git, Python, PyCharm, VS Code, Spotify, Slack.
An operating system :D.
These days Ubuntu 18.04 or macOS.
Papier extension chrome.
Visual Studio Code
Docker or Podman
Besides what is coming with Debian, I install:
Visual Studio Code
A software that makes sure that I can connect to Internet. (:
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