What are some good apps for the Mac?

Really anything that you guys found cool or useful.
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9 recommended
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    HazeOver: Distraction Dimmer

    Focus on one app by dimming all the background windows

    Won't think you need it until you try it.
    • Ua Vandercar
      Ua VandercarOwner & Digital Creative at Typewheel

      This has been a standard app on my machine. It is one of those utilities that does its work day in and day out making my experience a much more pleasant one. I have wrestled from time to time with how strong to set the opaqueness of my Haze in order to give me a good workspace. I have also not toyed much with changing the color of the haze, but expect this could make for a fresh workspace, if needed.

    • gerasim_sergey
      gerasim_sergeyCEO MacPlus Software, www.noteifyapp.com

      There are several free competitors: Doodim, Hocus Focus, Backdrop, and Isolator, DeskCover.

      Copypast - the author took the idea from Izolator or from other free alternatives that appeared earlier and implemented HazeOver

  2. 3

    Indispensable window management for Macs

    Moom is especially useful when you need to have multiple windows open. Just drag and drop a window into any quadrant and Moom will automatically snap and resize them into place.
  3. 3
    Alfred Remote

    Supercharged remote control for your Mac (iOS)

    Nik Sudan
    Nik SudanGames & Systems Developer · Written
    Lifechanging. An absolute replacement to Spotlight search.
  4. 2

    Simple, efficient clipboard manager for your Mac

    Simple, text based, no need to have fancy managers they are an overkill.
  5. 2
    Omnifocus 2 for Mac

    Put your life in perspective and get things done

    Thomas Schoffelen
    Thomas SchoffelenCo-founder, Scholica · Written
    Once you really get into this you won't be able to imagine life without this. Allows you to track everything in your life and keep yourself on track.
  6. 2
    Daisy Disk 4.0

    Analyze disk usage and free up disk space on your Mac

    Jeff Dashley
    Jeff DashleyWeb Designer, sometimes · Written
    In regards to general file and storage maintenance, especially with smaller drives, Daisy Disk always comes in handy. Makes it so easy to locate the files and folders taking up the most space. Plus, it still looks fresh after all these years.
  7. 2

    Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

    Ivan Mir
    Ivan Mir3maker of Qbserve time tracking app · Written
    Ivan Mir made this product
    Qbserve (our app) gives real-time feedback on your productivity, so it's easier to stay focused. It also tracks project time automatically and generates invoices from collected data.
    • Kiran Kunigiri
      Kiran KunigiriA guy who makes cool stuff.

      This app is pretty awesome. They made it so detailed that when I walked away from my laptop for 20 minutes, instead of just logging whatever app I was on, it asked me if I was eating, sleeping, exercising, etc. since it knew I was away from the computer

      It logs every single website and app you visit, and almost everything has been categorized for you. You can even make your own categories and projects to specifically log as well. At the end, I can also look at everything I did with charts and a pie chart showing my overall time spent categorized into productive, neutral, and distracted, which is a really awesome way to get a quick overview.

    • Ted Han
      Ted HanTechnical Lead, DocumentCloud

      Other activity trackers and systems for keeping organized have always stressed me out a ton. Qbserve is the first activity tracker i've used that i don't feel hung up or bad about using through the entire cycle of use. There are periods where i will stop tracking for a while, but Qbserve is always easy to jump back into and use. You get immediate feedback about what's going on, and the color tracking in the dock icon gives a great visual feedback mechanism as a reminder for how on track you've been (or not).

      Classification has gotten better, and the ability to triage stuff yourself is great. I wish there were some way to segment up my twitter use into work related, and time wasting, but that's my only complaint.

  8. 2

    Free OS X app to configure custom gestures for your trackpad

    Basically some missing features on macOS. Window snapping, Keyboard shortcuts, Trackpad Gestures and many useful predefined actions.
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  9. 1

    A floating browser window for your Mac

    Is great to do work on your mac and watch videos at the same time. #productivity awhile watching videos.