What's your favorite utility Mac app?

What's your favorite utility Mac app that you can't live without? :) Inspired by this tweet from @rrhoover https://twitter.com/rrhoover/sta...
Dimitar RaykovProduct Designer · Asked 

47 recommended


Never use your mouse again

Mentioned this in another Ask PH thread yesterday, but it's worth repeating. Alfred is so incredibly useful in my daily workflow that I don't even notice I'm using it half the time. Anything I need to do that I can do with Alfred is just automatic.
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Les HallGeneral Factotum, Blaylock Manor. · Written
I just use it without thinking. Cmd-Spacebar, type first few characters of an app's name, your pick is highlighted, hit return, opens app. Sounds like a lot but takes seconds. It does so much more which I need to learn.
Premankan SealDesigner | Animator · Written
Alfred is quite possibly the only application I can't live without. I use it for everything. From opening files and folders, to navigating my drives, to launching applications, to running searches, to the hundreds of workflows I use everyday without so much as thinking about them. The Evernote workflow for instance. Hitting CMD+SPACE followed by ENT to search through my notes is just muscle memory at this point.
CleanMyMac 3

Clean, optimize, and maintain your Mac.

Julia PetrykPR Manager, MacPaw · Written
Julia Petryk made this product
Must-have utility for a Mac user.
Sambruce JosephProduct Designer · Written
Memory and storage management at its best.

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

Naveed ShahHunter of Products · Written
Well, this was great but the new OS has Nightshift built-in
Vinit AgrawalCo-Founder at Tars (HelloTars.com) · Written
This is lifesaver app, that i would highly recommend for your eyes. Although i use it on my linux machine.
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Atlas Recall

A searchable photographic memory for your digital life

Paul Williamscreative problem solver · Written
I use Recall nearly as much as I use the Finder and Alfred... it is my "go to" app to find the bits and pieces I've surfed, browsed, viewed and worked on... it is - like they say on the site - a digital memory...
Fantastic App! Plus: The Support Team is the Best!!!
George HiltonI do something somewhere · Written
Does anyone have recommendations for a memory improvement game? I have extra time on my hands, thanks to Recall, and I don't need to remember where I've browsed; where files are stored; or what my work looked like several revisions ago. Recall provides *so* much utility while simultaneously disappearing - there isn't any configuration or maintenance necessary. Many products claim to "just work" but nothing comes close to Recall's ability to work out of the box with zero maintance. Additionally, it provides faster lookup of websites, files, and everything Mac without the setup/organizational investments of bookmarks, folders, or tags! It actually tags all of your digital "stuff" automatically (and intelligently). It provides smarter & quicker search results than Alfred or LaunchBar (I've used both), but with only the smallest system overhead as the index is stored in the cloud (encrypted in rest and motion no less).
Gemini 2.0

The intelligent duplicate file finder for your Mac

Helps you get rid of unneeded duplicates and similar files thus saving plenty of space. Especially useful if you have a lot of photos.
CleanMyDrive 2

A lightweight drive manager for Mac

A really awesome drive manager for Mac. Clean and manage your external HDD and flash card in one click

A beautiful calculator app for Mac

Dimitar RaykovProduct Designer · Written
To answer my question myself - Numi is more than a beautiful calculator. It does so much more than just calculations - https://numi.io/docs/
Karl NislowFinance Manager @fuzzpro · Written
Numi caters seamlessly to the chaotic intersectionality of the tech space. It scales with your needs; from simple addition to defining reusable variables, Numi can function at whatever level you need it to. Play with it, read the documentation, and use the dark skin.

Move and resize windows with ease on Mac.

Udara JayFounder @ Tidl Inc. · Written
The invisible app that saves me a lot of time every day! When you're doing dev/design work and have to move around terminals, Photoshop windows, editors, FTP clients and Safari, Spectacle is the smoothest way to put things in place quickly!
Dimitar RaykovProduct Designer · Written
+1 for Spectacle. Great app!
Nick Abouzeid 🕴6Social & Growth at Product Hunt · Written
Snap windows to grids with easy shortcuts. Invaluable if you have a cluttered homescreen like I do.
Charley MaGrowth @ Plaid · Written
Favorite password manager across all my devices

Organize and hide menu bar items on your Mac

Saves Menu Bar real estate!

Hide menu bar icons on your Mac for free

A free alternative to Bartender. But only work for macOS Sierra (10.12 or later).
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View Mac keyboard shortcuts in the current application

Because shortcuts are life.
Amphetamine 3

Keep your Mac awake from the menubar

Kevin SuttleProfessional nobody · Written
To combat macOS' overly-aggressive sleep settings.

Quick and easy to redact parts of an image

Ryan Hoover44Founder, Product Hunt · Written
As Dimitar pointed out in the description, Redacted by @soffes is a useful, single-purpose app for censoring photos on your Mac. Here's an example.
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Keep your Mac from going to sleep

Parthiv PatelHere to see cool stuff. · Written
Best way to keep your mac from going to sleep.

The Swiss Army Knife of Mac apps

Great time-saver! I used at least 10X a day
Same here, i myself have been using it for like 3 years now. It was on sale during christmas and boy do i love it. Select a text and do like a 100 things with it. Worth every single penny.
Magnet for Mac

Keep your workspace organized

Vikram RangnekarBuilder of https://bellpluscat.com · Written
As a developer I love this best way to get my browser and code windows sorted out quickly.
Ray HernandezCreative Director - Product Maker - Dad · Written
When you're operating with 100s of tabs/windows, and 10 different software items open at once...the only way you don't go crazy is with Magnet. Love this app!
Disk Drill 3

The all-new data recovery tool for Mac & Windows

My hard drive crashed and everything was lost. My wedding photos, important financial files and my favourite music which I hadn't backed up onto any flash drive were lost! Disk Drill helped me to recover all my files.
Copia for Mac

Smart and elegant clipboard manager for Mac

Kunal Bhatia22Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
I've been using Copia nonstop since it was launched on Product Hunt. It has saved me so much time since I started using it. I love the sound it makes when you copy something too!
Hemingboard Mac

Puns, synonyms, rhymes in any app. Now for Mac.

joshua bradleyCelebrating people, making life better. · Written
I click this little icon in my menu bar to find the right words all the time