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  1. 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.
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    Sketch 3

    Professional digital design for Mac.

    Chris Messina11Product designer & entrepreneur · Written
    Sketch has revolutionized design process and execution in the mobile era. Well worth the price of admission.
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    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Agree! I use Sketch for everything design.
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    Jannik SiebertSoftware Architect @mohemian · Written
    Sketch is probably the best thing to happen in design, since design! 💎
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    Spotify

    Any song. One tap away.

    Perfect music companion and podcasts are getting better too.
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    Chris DanielsVisual Designer · Written
    I find Spotify music discovery better than others.
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    Alfred 3

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

    Chris Messina11Product designer & entrepreneur · Written
    I use Alfred probably every 5th keystroke on my Mac. Well worth funding the development of this essential app.
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    • 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.

    • 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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    Apple Music

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

    Kesava Mandiga14Curious cat. Writer. Explorer. · Written
    The only app/service I pay for. Makes music discovery easy and it's cheap!
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  6. 9
    Todoist

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    Giacomo LawranceAuthor of thenerdystudent.com · 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!
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    • haabeDeveloper @ Snopp Designbyrå

      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.

    • MartaFront-end, UI and UX designer

      Organize your life with pleasure. Add due date to tasks, tasks inside projects, subprojects and subtasks. Call your friends to join your project and assign tasks for them. Comment and add images on tasks. Have your tasks everywhere with nice apps. Love it.

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    The Noun Project for Mac

    Building a visual language of icons anyone can understand

    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Another one!
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  8. 6
    CleanMyMac 3

    Clean, optimize, and maintain your Mac.

    Jeff DashleyWeb Designer, sometimes · 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.
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    • 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.

    • Reony TonneyckDesigner & 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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    LastPass

    Newly launched Mac OS X integration for password management

    Emily MillerGot App? => DiscoveringApps.com · Written
    The paid version for mobile is awesome.
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    I *just* started using this and it is just so nice!
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    • 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

    • 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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    Evernote

    Note taking gets even simpler

    Giacomo LawranceAuthor of thenerdystudent.com · Written
    Such a great tool - I store all my important things in Evernote - it's great!
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    • 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!

    • 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.

  11. Ryan AbramsDirector of Marketing @ InfiniGrow · Written
    Ummm....it's Netflix, enough said :-)
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    Bubble

    Build a fully functional web app without any code

    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    One of the best paid applications I use to make more web applications.
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    • Keith CrosleyGRUPZ.com

      Look: There’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 tool‘s positioning (“you don’t have to be a coder”) belies its true strength. It‘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 -- it’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)...

    • 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

  13. pherkandesigner | engineer | aeuoeu · Written
    Not really an app.. but paying for iCloud is/was definitely a great choice.
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    Recruitee

    A fast, easy, collaborative hiring tool

    Beth Hudson3Social Media Marketer, Recruitee · 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
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  15. Daniel MarcinkowskiContent & Community Manager @ Phase · Written
    The best Twitter client ever made.
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    Ulysses III

    A powerful writing tool for Mac, iPad, and iPhone

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

    Turn your entire life into a list.

    Raman ShalupauMaker @ CryptoJobsList.com · Written
    I use it to manage my brain, my work and my life. For todos, projects, ideas and notes. Killer!
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    • 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.

    • 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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    Tempad

    Subscription-Free, Synced & Secured Markdown Notes.

    Pavel B.Front-End Engineer / Product Designer · 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.
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    • 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.

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    Pocket Casts

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

    Aishwarya Hariharan3Marketing at Freshworks · 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.
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  20. BPlan4Uwww.bplan4u.co.uk · Written
    Fantastic app to use for Instagram on the computer, better than trying to use your phone for everything.
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