The Silver Searcher is a free and open source, cross platform source code searching tool similar to ack (a grep-like tool for programmers) but faster. It runs on Mac, Linux and Windows operating systems.
The major difference between the silver searcher and ack is that the former is designed for speed, and benchmark tests prove that it is indeed faster.
If you spend a lot of time reading and searching through your code, then you need this tool. It aims at being fast and ignoring files that you don’t want to be searched.
Visit https://github.com/ggreer/the_silver_searcher to see how to install and use the tool.
Command-line tools like “top” make it difficult to see CPU usage across multi-process applications (like Apache and Chrome), spikes over time, and memory usage. Vtop is a free and open-source activity monitor for the command line. It’s written in node.js and can be easily extended.
How to install
If you haven’t already got Node.js, then download that first, then run:
sudo npm install -g vtop
This is pretty simple too.
It is quite a cool application to have in our tool chest.
You-Get is a tiny command-line utility to download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the Web. Download videos / audios from popular websites such as YouTube, Youku, Niconico, and a bunch more. (See the full list of supported sites).
Install it using pip or brew for Mac:
CoconutBattery 3 is best battery status reading app.
With coconutBattery you are always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about the battery quality in your Mac, iPhone and iPad.
With coconutBattery you are always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about the battery in your Mac, iPhone and iPad including:
Age of your devices and their batteries
How often the battery was charged
Your battery health
and much more…
You are also able to save the current health information, so you can see the changes of your battery over time.
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Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in real time, safely protected from prying eyes. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, whether it is shared with some third party, and how it’s transmitted over the internet.
It is available for Mac, PC, Linux and Android. Head to https://syncthing.net/downloads/ to download your free copy today.
OS X is responsible for memory management (unloading RAM and disk cache contents), and proper memory management is crucial in ensuring your machine is running smoothly. OS X does a quite decent job of memory management, but it’s not perfect.
Sometimes the RAM and disk caches are not emptied properly, even though they were supposed to (like when you quit a running program), and this can lead to issues. To remedy this, you can force your Mac to clear out the RAM and disk caches without rebooting, which can be very useful if you want to give your system performance a “boost” without restarting.
To free this space and make available more memory for the system, you can use a simple command in your Terminal. After opening it, type “sudo purge” to remove all the unused files from the RAM. It will ask you the administrator password to run this command, enter it when the prompt asks for the insertion. Thats it, you will feel the your MAC is as new as a reboot.
Day by day, your MacBook will store some information in the system cache such as system logs or big file cache for a faster startup, but in the long term, they become useless and only take space in the hard drive. To free some space in memory, you can access the folder that contains all these files and delete them:
Enter in the Finder
You can quickly access the folder pressing the Command + Shift + G combination and copy/pasting the path.
This will help you free up lot of space by deleting junk.