How to Install Apps using Terminal in Mac with GetMacApps

Mac OS X is bit different from any other operating systems out there. If you have previously used Ubuntu then you might get some similarity with that. For example, you can install applications using Terminal in Mac and Ubuntu.

Using the Terminal in order to use install apps in Mac is pretty difficult when you are not familiar with this. But if you still have to install something using Terminal to know how the entire process works, GetMacApps would help you a lot.

Introducing GetMacApps:

This is a brilliant website that provides Terminal command to get everything done within moments. Although the number of available applications is limited and the number is pretty low but all useful and the most essential Mac apps are available to download.

You will get the following apps:-

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • NetNewsWire
  • Unison 2
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • LibreOffice
  • OpenOffice
  • Skim
  • Skitch
  • Evernote
  • aText
  • Calibre
  • Skype
  • Audium X
  • Thunderbird
  • Handbrake
  • VLC Player
  • Audacity
  • Gimp
  • Scrobbler
  • Inkscape
  • Transmission
  • FileZilla
  • Cyberduck
  • Transmit
  • Sublime Text 2
  • Sequel Pro
  • Souce Tree
  • GitHub
  • CodeKit
  • Tower
  • Coda
  • TestWrangler
  • Caffeine
  • Iterm 2
  • Flux
  • Grand Persepective
  • Coconut
  • Battery
  • 1Password
  • TinyGrab
  • Alfred
  • Synergy
  • Quicksilver
  • Notational Velocity
  • Carbon Copy Cloner
  • The Unarchiver
  • Path Finder 6

So, you have seen that the list is pretty huge at all – almost 50 apps.

How to use GetMacApps to install apps using Terminal?

The overall process is very simple and not yet much time consuming. At first, go to the website of GetMacApps and choose app(s) that you would like to install.

Install Apps using Terminal in Mac with GetMacApps

After that, scroll down and click the “Install These!” button.

Install Apps using Terminal in Mac with GetMacApps

You will get a Terminal command that you have to copy.

Install Apps using Terminal in Mac with GetMacApps

Now open Terminal and paste the command and hit enter.


You will get a screen something like the following picture;

Install Apps using Terminal in Mac with GetMacApps

It indicates that your app is being installed. It doesn’t take a long time to complete the whole process – generally it takes few seconds more than regular installation.

That’s it! Hope this trick will help you. If you have any other question, feel free and do ask me anytime.

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