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20 recommended
  1. Mike Coutermarsh
    Mike Coutermarsh75Code @ GitHub ยท Written
    So so useful! Keeps you safe + saves you time. I remember being a bit hesitant when first buying it. Wasn't sure if it was worth it. IS ABSOLUTELY worth it. Especially now with touch id, making getting a password so much faster.
  2. 22
    Sketch 3

    Professional digital design for Mac.

    Chris Messina
    Chris Messina12Product designer & entrepreneur ยท Written
    Sketch has revolutionized design process and execution in the mobile era. Well worth the price of admission.
    Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal28bro @boombro, Founder RefR โœŒ ยท Written
    Agree! I use Sketch for everything design.
    Jannik Siebert
    Jannik SiebertFounder of Grasp ยท Written
    Sketch is probably the best thing to happen in design, since design! ๐Ÿ’Ž
  3. 20

    Any song. One tap away.

    Varun Dave
    Varun DaveVarun Dave ยท Written
    Perfect music companion and podcasts are getting better too.
    Chris Daniels
    Chris DanielsVisual Designer ยท Written
    I find Spotify music discovery better than others.
  4. 13
    Alfred 3

    The Mac's best launcher just got a whole lot better

    Chris Messina
    Chris Messina12Product designer & entrepreneur ยท Written
    I use Alfred probably every 5th keystroke on my Mac. Well worth funding the development of this essential app.
    • Anna  Miroshnichenko
      Anna MiroshnichenkoWeb Developer

      I cannot imagine how to use Mac without it. Finding apps by name is more convenient for me that do it with standard ways that iOS provides

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    • Nikita Dudnik
      Nikita DudnikDeveloper/Designer

      Workflow is a killer feature. Also, you can configure Alfred to be called by double tapping one of the modifier keys. This is super convenient.

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  5. 12
    Apple Music

    All the ways you love music. All in one place.

    Kesava Mandiga
    Kesava Mandiga15Curious cat. Writer. Explorer. ยท Written
    The only app/service I pay for. Makes music discovery easy and it's cheap!
  6. 9

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    Giacomo Lawrance
    Giacomo LawranceAuthor of thenerdystudent.com ยท Written
    A simple, sleek but powerful-under-the-hood task manager. I can manage my tasks across all devices, offline and online - there is even a web client!
    • haabe
      haabeDeveloper @ Snopp Designbyrรฅ

      We were looking for a tool to replace Asana, and after initially testing Todoist, became certain it could be the tool for us. But sharing projects is a PITA. There's no easy way to let your team have access to all newly created projects. Also, the projects structure isn't shared, so sharing a new subproject causes havoc in the teammate's projects structure, and the teammate needs to manually configure the projects structure according to it's intended layout.

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    • The Todoist app is ruthlessly efficient in helping me capture my tasks no matter when or where I am. Bring collaborators into a project, or a task is a snap. When I'm creating a recurring task, and hopefully a positive habit, or when I am reflecting on my productivity, Todoist works.

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  7. 8
    The Noun Project for Mac

    Building a visual language of icons anyone can understand

    Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal28bro @boombro, Founder RefR โœŒ ยท Written
    Another one!
  8. 6
    CleanMyMac 3

    Clean, optimize, and maintain your Mac.

    Jeff Dashley
    Jeff DashleyWeb Designer, sometimes ยท Written
    I'm always happy with most of MacPaw's apps, especially CleanMyMac. Keeps everything tidy, looks good, and their support is always quick and kind. Gemini is pretty great too.
    • Jerome Denis
      Jerome DenisExplore the sea

      I've been using CMM for almost a year and so far it works great. I've read a lot of negative reviews but CMM is a good app based on my experience, and I think you should give it a spin.

      Comments (0)
    • Reony Tonneyck
      Reony TonneyckProduct Designer & EV Advocate

      This is one of the first apps I install on a new computer when ever I start a new job. Use it all the time!

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  9. 6

    Newly launched Mac OS X integration for password management

    Emily Miller
    Emily MillerGot App? => DiscoveringApps.com ยท Written
    The paid version for mobile is awesome.
    I *just* started using this and it is just so nice!
    • matt kocaj
      matt kocajDev on a mission to work for himself

      It's definitely a leap to use a password manager. Actually it's a pain in the ass. but it's so worth it.

      Passwords aren't going away any time soon so this is the only safe options for the near future. Get onto it.

      If you're having trouble convincing your mainstream friends and family try this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgCHcuCw_RQ

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    • Nick Allen
      Nick AllenHead of Marketing at FileInvite | Kiwi

      LastPass means you never have to use the same password on multiple websites again. Use the handy features to share your passwords with other users and sync your work account so that you can easily onboard team members. User for yeasrs.

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  10. 4

    Note taking gets even simpler

    Giacomo Lawrance
    Giacomo LawranceAuthor of thenerdystudent.com ยท Written
    Such a great tool - I store all my important things in Evernote - it's great!
    • Emily Kellert
      Emily Kellerttech lover & travel freak & tractive PM

      Absolutely love Evernote. Use it for work and personal use and that is easy with the ability to make notebooks. Tags are super helpful as is annotating a document or editing a picture with Skitch. Makes my life easier and more organized!

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    • David Neira
      David NeiraChape Fitness - Online Personal Training

      Evernote is a platform that allows you to organize, store, share and then search your information. Evernote impacts a business's productivity by streamlining the collection and distribution of critical information by enhancing its retrieval. Evernote's gives your business enhanced control of the information you own or information already collected by your employees. It's your business. It's your information.

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  11. Ryan Abrams
    Ryan AbramsDirector of Marketing @ InfiniGrow ยท Written
    Ummm....it's Netflix, enough said :-)
  12. 2

    Build a fully functional web app without any code

    Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal28bro @boombro, Founder RefR โœŒ ยท Written
    One of the best paid applications I use to make more web applications.
    • Keith Crosley
      Keith CrosleyGRUPZ.com

      Look: Thereโ€™s no platform that can enable someone with no freaking clue about how to build an app to magically build one... But boy does Bubble come close.

      I love visual/no-code/alterna-code environments and have worked on several of the most famous ones. Bubble is right up there.

      I feel like this toolโ€˜s positioning (โ€œyou donโ€™t have to be a coderโ€) belies its true strength. Itโ€˜s GRRRREAAAT for those who would rather NOT code most stuff.

      I do my best to help folks out in the forums at forum.bubble.is, but wish it had a StackExhange equivalent -- itโ€™s that deep. Love it and wish it the best. You can build awesome stuff on Bubble, but (duh) prepare to learn some computer science In the process (this is a GOOD thing)...

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    • An app that's more about doing something technically than paying any attention to the user or use-cases. Is just very impractical, with all the real-world features difficult to impossible. Just look at data-upload: https://forum.bubble.is/t/best-way-to-bulk-upload/1690

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  13. pherkan
    pherkandesigner | engineer | aeuoeu ยท Written
    Not really an app.. but paying for iCloud is/was definitely a great choice.
  14. 3

    A fast, easy, collaborative hiring tool

    Beth Hudson
    Beth Hudson4Social Media Marketer, Recruitee ยท Written
    Recruitee is an ATS (Applicant Tracking System) that comes in different packages dependent on how many active jobs or talent pools you want to have. I work with them and also highly recommend them for any size company/agency with any budget. Here's a quick rundown of the features and what the software can do for your recruitment process and overall work environment: - Jobs management - You can post to a bunch of job boards from one platform, create a screening survey, tweak job description templates, manage the hiring workflow, and more. - Candidate management - Keep track and organize all candidate information in one place, including engagements with candidates, CVs/resumes/etc. - Talent management - Even if you're not actively hiring, you can keep talent pools with potential connections for quick outreach later. - Team management - Collaborative hiring is a tactic that is being used more and more. Recruitee lets unlimited users use the platform for no extra fee. There are team notes, collaborative rating and ranking of candidates, and access-based roles so everyone can get in on the hiring and sourcing process. Here's a free trial to check out if you're a recruiter/employer and are interested: https://recruitee.com/signup
  15. Daniel Marcinkowski
    Daniel MarcinkowskiContent & Community Manager @ Phase ยท Written
    The best Twitter client ever made.
  16. 1
    Ulysses III

    A powerful writing tool for Mac, iPad, and iPhone

    S-M Robinson
    S-M RobinsonCreative Director ยท Written
    The best digital writing tool ever created. Polished and perfect. All they really need to add is collaboration tools.
  17. 1

    Turn your entire life into a list.

    Raman Shalupau
    Raman ShalupauMaker @ CryptoJobsList.com ยท Written
    I use it to manage my brain, my work and my life. For todos, projects, ideas and notes. Killer!
    • Pedro Paredes
      Pedro ParedesFullstack developer

      Usually my thoght process goes from general idea to multiple sub-ideas until I get to doable tasks. No other app that I've tried allows you to do this the way Workflowy does. They all let you group by tag, or notebooks or whatever but they are usually one level grups.

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    • Artem Ushanov
      Artem UshanovPM at Adeptik

      Best outline and note-taking app for me.

      Using WF for:

      - projects list

      - clients list

      - "inbox", "tasks" and "later" lists in kinda GTDish style

      - quick note taking during meetings and

      Using WF everyday for two years, happy with it's simple efficiency. No automation at all, but you can invent any kind of workflow using tags and search. Lately company significantly improved their Android app, but it still need more.

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  18. 3

    Subscription-Free, Synced & Secured Markdown Notes.

    Pavel B.
    Pavel B.Front-End Engineer / Product Designer ยท Written
    Pavel B. made this product
    An affordable alternative to macOS notes with Markdown and sync without iCloud lock-in, so you can access your data beyond macOS and iOS.
    • Launching an IOS only app tells the world that the product's makers are not inclusive and could be 1%-ers (rich elites) that only interact with other 1%-ers.

      Comments (1)
  19. 1
    Pocket Casts

    Powerful podcast manager for iOS & Android. New v.5 release.

    Aishwarya Hariharan
    Aishwarya Hariharan3Marketing at Freshworks ยท Written
    It's a one-time purchase but it's beautifully designed and more importantly, it thrills me every time I open it to listen to something new. P.S - The voice boost feature is the best feature eva.
  20. BPlan4U
    BPlan4Uwww.bplan4u.co.uk ยท Written
    Fantastic app to use for Instagram on the computer, better than trying to use your phone for everything.