Macos – Mac OS counterpart to Sysinternals and Powertoys


As a developer coming from a Windows background, I'd always find the different Powertoys and Sysinternals apps as invaluable tools in aiding programming. Is there something similar for a developer to watch for in the Mac world?

Best Solution

A lot of those types of tools are included with the Mac OS, and some are available separately from Apple.

There's no Mac equivalent of the registry - everything goes in the file system somewhere - and you can use fs_usage to watch that. In a terminal:

sudo fs_usage

Check out Instruments, part of the Apple developer tools distribution.