# gypsydave5

The blog of David Wickes, software developer

Homebrew is wonderful, and if you’re using a Mac to develop on and aren’t using it to manage your command line applications then I’d be surprised. Actually, I’d assume you were using MacPorts.

I’ve recently started to take advantage of an additonal library of prebuilt binaries for Homebrew called Cask. This gives access to many (if not all) of the larger, often graphical, applications that you need, such as Chrome, IntelliJ, Vagrant… it’s a long list.

It even integrates well with my favourite Mac productivity tool, Alfred. And, yes, you can install that with Cask too.

Set up with:

brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask


and then install software with:

brew cask install alfred