One of the things that’s great about working on an iPad is that all my apps are saved in an iCloud backup. Setting it up again is a fairly painless process, which is not the same with macOS.
Casey Liss showed off a way to make setting up a new macOS install easier with Homebrew. I actually knew about this and thought about doing it, but I set up a new Mac every few years. New servers are automated, because that happens a dozen times a year at least.
Anyway, check out Hombrew to setup your Mac faster.