- f.lux is a late-night lifesaver. I wouldn't be able to function without it on my Mac!
Honestly, if I was to buy a new computer, this is the first thing I would download.
Although Apple and Google have integrated blue light filters into their operating systems, they still haven't matched the capabilities that f.lux offers. f.lux gives you more control over the filter strength and once setup, you don't need to touch.
I have been using this since it first showed up on Product Hunt. It's probably my most used 'app' even though I barely ever interact with it. Once I found my optimal settings, I don't think I've opened the app itself more than a handful of times. It works as advertised most of the time. The only time I've had issues is when using it on external displays with Linux. Since it's my secondary device, it's not been much of a problem though.
- Spotlight Search on Steriods! Makes me a lot more productive and is probably among the first few apps I would install on a new Mac.I have been using Alfred for some time now and I gotta stress the fact that I love it!
- It's really great, But they slam you on the price having to buy it for Desktop, Ipad, and Iphone. ( Almost $100) across the same eco-system. Plus no discount for having the 5-year-old version. Makes you wonder why Apple, Google, and MS can't build a good one. Google should just buy in and bang it into G suite.
I've been a Things user since 2007. Within the last couple of years Things 2.0 started to feel stale, and I found myself exploring other alternatives. Yet I could never end up replacing it.
Thankfully, Things 3.0 comes out of nowhere with a completely redesigned experience that is fast, beautiful and it allows you to do everything with speed — the perfect recipe for a todo app.
This app feels like it belongs on iOS 11 even though it was launched weeks before the iOS 11 beta was announced. It's that good!
You still can't share tasks with others, but the great experience easily out weights that need.
It took me a while to finally bite the bullet and buy Things3, but one week in I already knew this app would be the best to-do list I've ever used. I really like to-do apps and I've tried most of them, but Things is by far the best, I highly recommend it. The "Today" feature makes the whole difference!
- Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose.Beautiful text editor with Markdown support and syncing across all macOS & iOS devices.
I searched high and low for a replacement to the Mac OS default Notes app, which is incredibly limited in functionality and insufficient for my needs. I had one twist - I needed to find a note taking app for Mac that did not sync or store notes in the cloud. Bear does just that and it happens to be great. I really enjoy the hashtag categorization system and ability to have multiple tags on a note. It's a twist on Evernote style tags, but with a lighter-weight style of notebook organization and management.
Overall I love Bear. It is beautifully designed. I love the simple interface and the ability to tag notes is amazing. It makes searching for old notes so much easier. This is better than Apple Notes and I love it so much more than Evernote.
- Times when I have something to SAY and can't type fast enough on two fingers: Mac app for Slack comes in handy!Love slack, but if you are on a laptop and running it on battery, just take a look at your activity monitor to see the amount of resources, it's draining. It's built on the same platform as Chrome which also is super hunger. IF you are running low on power, Turn of Slack on Laptop and use Slack on your Phone and switch to Safari
As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.
I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.
Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.
- Tweetbot is without doubt the fastest way to tweet on Mac yet. With solid menu options, it cannot get better.
- Hands down most useful and best looking clipboard manager out there. It's not free, but it will save you so much time especially after months of use and being able to reference old things on your clipboard. Try it out!This is probably the app I use the most, aside from a web browser, and would hate to have to live without it. Incredibly useful app with great features and UI.
- Hands down the best picture editing experience on macOSEasy to use photo/picture editor toolAs a non-graphics designer type, the Adobe tools are much too advanced and intimidating, not to mention pricey. This app is a lifesaver and really easy to use. I've learned more about image editing by usine Pixelmator than any other design tool.
Save time doing a lot of the things you do manually on a regular basis with 2 clicks to perform the same tasks.
I've been using Popclip for a while now and it is one of the first apps I install in a new Mac.
- nice to keep your windows organized using keyboard shortcuts.
- Totally Cloudapp. Working in web dev, makes it really easy to screenshot something, add comments then then share right into Slack.
I've been actively searching for an email client that gave me a universal inbox for all my accounts. As a consultant, I regularly have 3+ client email addresses in addition to my main 3-- work, personal, business campaign funnel. I love the sleek design and ability to reach inbox zero. I already have a good email system, so those who dont actively use folders may not be as wowed as I was -- and still am. Looking forward to continued updates, bug fixes and app integrations.
- I've been working on completing a full stack web dev course and have been using Duet a lot in the past few weeks. It let's me have the versatility of a home multi-display setup while working at a coffee shop.
- I used to use Evernote to clip and save recipes, but I moved everything over to Paprika and haven't looked back. The two features I like the most are the simple web importing and the app can also adjust the measurements to fit a required serving size.I used to like Paprika so much. But they haven't updated their Android app in years and it's so dated now, the images in the recipes are too tiny to see anything and there is no way to export to anything other that Paprika's proprietary extension.