Utilise the power of Homebrew and cask to install most applications on a macOS machine with a single command from your terminal.
What is brew cask?
In simple terms, it enables you to install most applications on a macOS machine with a single terminal command. This makes it super simple to get all your dev tools onto a new machine without visiting multiple websites and running multiple installers.
Why is it useful?
As I mentioned above, you can install multiple applications and tools at once. The installer also adds command line tools (such as
atom . in Atom,
code . for Visual Studio Code) to your bash or zsh profile.
If any tool is missing, you can easily contribute to the project on GitHub.
How can I use it?
Search through the available casks:
$ brew cask search
To install a single application:
# Install Google Chrome $ brew cask install google-chrome # Install Atom and associated command line tools $ brew cask install atom
To install multiple applications at once:
# Install all the text editors $ brew cask install atom visual-studio-code sublime-text # Install all the browsers $ brew cask install google-chrome firefox
Uninstall an application:
$ brew cask uninstall google-chrome