Ivan Dimitrov
Ivan DimitrovGrowth Hacker @ pCloud

What are your favourite Mac apps?

What are your favorite Mac app/s and why?
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  1. 142

    Adjusts your computer's display to adapt to the time of day

    Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatia51Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    f.lux is a late-night lifesaver. I wouldn't be able to function without it on my Mac!
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    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    Couldn't have said it better. Best tool for nocturnal folks.
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    • Pav Sidhu
      Pav SidhuDeveloper at Revisify

      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.

    • asif i
      asif iIT Engineer

      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.

  2. 122
    Alfred Remote

    Supercharged remote control for your Mac (iOS)

    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.
    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    I have been using Alfred for some time now and I gotta stress the fact that I love it!
    Helps me with opening, math, and with the powerpack, workflows.
  3. 114
    Things 3.0

    Complete revamp of the original, award-winning task manager

    Philip Amour
    Philip AmourFreelance Product Designer · Written
    Best GTD app! :)
    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.
    • Chad Whitaker
      Chad WhitakerProduct Designer at AngelList ✌️

      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.

    • Dan Duett
      Dan DuettProduct Manager, Stitch Labs

      I've used Things since 2010. It's the app I couldn't live without. To use it well, familiarize yourself with David Allen's "Getting Things Done" methodology.

  4. 57

    A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

    Matteo Gavagnin
    Matteo GavagninI love to imagine, design and create · Written
    Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose.
    Chris Enns
    Chris EnnsPodcast Producer/Editor for Hire · Written
    Beautiful text editor with Markdown support and syncing across all macOS & iOS devices.
    Ian McIlwraith
    Ian McIlwraithMarketing Manager and Web Developer · Written
    Bear is the best note taking and writing app out there. Simple, clean design and works seamlessly across all your Apple devices.
    • Justin Deardorff
      Justin DeardorffHunter/Gatherer of Ideas

      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.

    • Scot Krueger
      Scot KruegerFounder of Krutech.com

      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.

  5. 56
    Bartender 2

    Organize and hide menu bar items on your Mac

    When you want to hide all of the menubar icons you get from the rest of the recommended apps, this is the app to use!
  6. 50

    Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

    R A I Z A
    R A I Z A🍝 Product Manager | Spaghetti Aficionado · Written
    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
    • Amrith Shanbhag
      Amrith ShanbhagCommunity + Social at Product Hunt

      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.

    • João Oliveira Simões
      João Oliveira SimõesDesign Lead, 44 Studio

      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.

  7. Avery Korn
    Avery Kornhelp desk tech. comp info sys major · Written
    In today's crazy cybersecurity world having a password manager is pretty much non-negotiable. 1Password makes managing and autofilling passwords a ridiculously easy and is one of the best managers of any platform.
  8. 43
    Tweetbot 4

    The Twitter app w/ personality, reimagined for iOS 9 & iPad

    Philip Amour
    Philip AmourFreelance Product Designer · Written
    Best Twitter experience on macOS
    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    Tweetbot is without doubt the fastest way to tweet on Mac yet. With solid menu options, it cannot get better.
    Best Blenders Reviews
    Best Blenders ReviewsWhich is the BEST blender for you · Written
    Makes using Twitter a snap on my Macbook Pro
  9. 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.
    Anna Filou
    Anna FilouTech Geek, Web Designer, Illustrator · Written
    I really prefer Paste to Pastebot because it's easier to access my categories and preview the text. I like how it shows you the color when you copy a hex color code too! And I don't need to remember a ton of shortcuts, just one.
  10. 32

    By far the best, lightest, and cheapest visual design tool.

    Philip Amour
    Philip AmourFreelance Product Designer · Written
    Hands down the best picture editing experience on macOS
    Best Blenders Reviews
    Best Blenders ReviewsWhich is the BEST blender for you · Written
    Easy to use photo/picture editor tool
    Carlos Pacheco
    Carlos PachecoCMO and partner at @TrulySocial · Written
    As 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.
    • Adobe photoshop is a great software but has become, over the years, a huge dinosaur. Obviously it has tons of feature, but in the real world of developers ho needs to create and change assets, pixelmator comes to the rescue!

  11. 26

    The Swiss Army Knife of Mac apps

    AlexMarketing Manager, GreenRope · Written
    Gives you a sweet popup menu when you highlight some text that allows you to search the web, copy, paste, etc. for that specific text.
    • James Karon
      James KaronProduct Marketing & Growth Marketing

      Save time doing a lot of the things you do manually on a regular basis with 2 clicks to perform the same tasks.

    • Daniel da Rocha
      Daniel da RochaArchitect based in Berlin

      I've been using Popclip for a while now and it is one of the first apps I install in a new Mac.

  12. 26
    Magnet for Mac

    Keep your workspace organized

    R1ck van de Laar
    R1ck van de LaarIT Projectmanager · Written
    nice to keep your windows organized using keyboard shortcuts.
    Anna Filou
    Anna FilouTech Geek, Web Designer, Illustrator · Written
    Can't live without it. I have no idea why it's not built into macOS :/
    • Peter Mahoney
      Peter MahoneyFounder and CEO of Plannuh

      I love this product - the *only* thing I liked about Windows was the ability to snap my windows in to place on my desktop. Magnet adds the one feature I wanted for my Mac from Windows and super-sizes it - especially with multiple monitor support.

  13. 17
    CloudApp Annotate

    Annotate screenshots right from your Mac's menu bar!

    Totally Cloudapp. Working in web dev, makes it really easy to screenshot something, add comments then then share right into Slack.
    Totally agree. Really ease to do some screen shots and do a comments.
  14. 17
    Airmail 3

    A simple, beautiful email client for Mac and iOS

    Matteo Gavagnin
    Matteo GavagninI love to imagine, design and create · Written
    Airmail lightning-fast mail client with pro features.
    • 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.

  15. 14
    Duet Pro

    Turn your iPad Pro Into a high performance drawing tablet

    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.
    Gary Torres
    Gary TorresSoftware developer · Written
    I have an old iPad that serves as a second monitor now thanks to duet! super convenient
  16. 14

    Keep your Mac from going to sleep

    Robert Nachum
    Robert NachumMobile Growth Manager · Written
    Best app ever!
  17. Christos X
    Christos XCreative Director · Written
    A great news aggregator with tons of features, speed, and extensibility if you go premium. The free version is excellent.
  18. Mike Berezin
    Mike BerezinYet another product manager · Written
    The best service for messages with both mobile and desktop native apps. Instant sync between all devices, fast work and clear calls.
  19. 11
    Sparkle 2.6

    Design full websites without writing a single line of code

    Daniele Trambusti made this product
    Great Visual Website Builder for your Mac!
  20. 10

    Recipes management on your mobile and in the cloud

    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.
    Anna Filou
    Anna FilouTech Geek, Web Designer, Illustrator · Written
    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.
    Wade Armstrong
    Wade ArmstrongGuy who builds things with technology. · Written
    Paprika is gorgeous on Mac and iOS. One great feature is that times in the instructions of recipes are clickable, and will give you a running timer when you click. You can run multiple timers.
    • Anna Filou
      Anna FilouTech Geek, Web Designer, Illustrator

      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.