Dimitar RaykovProduct Designer

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...
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    Alfred Remote

    Supercharged remote control for your Mac (iOS)

    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.
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    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.
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  2. 53
    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.
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    Sambruce JosephProduct Designer · Written
    Memory and storage management at its best.
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  3. 40
    f.lux

    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
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    Vinit Agrawal12Co-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 Williams5creative 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...
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    Fantastic App! Plus: The Support Team is the Best!!!
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    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).
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  5. 34
    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.
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  6. Charley MaGrowth @ Plaid · Written
    Favorite password manager across all my devices
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    Jesus Gerardo LopezFullstack Dev, Marketing and Ops Fanatic · Written
    It has become part of my everyday workflow! It not only makes it simple to store all your passwords but also to generate new strong passwords for new sites! Definitely recommended!
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  7. 28
    Numi

    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/
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    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.
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  8. 25
    Spectacle

    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!
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    Dimitar RaykovProduct Designer · Written
    +1 for Spectacle. Great app!
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    Nick Abouzeid 🕴31Social & Ship at Product Hunt · Written
    Snap windows to grids with easy shortcuts. Invaluable if you have a cluttered homescreen like I do.
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  9. 24
    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
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  10. 24
    Bartender

    Organize and hide menu bar items on your Mac

    Saves Menu Bar real estate!
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  11. 19
    Vanilla

    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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  12. 20
    CheatSheet

    View Mac keyboard shortcuts in the current application

    Because shortcuts are life.
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    Amphetamine 3

    Keep your Mac awake from the menubar

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

    Keep your Mac from going to sleep

    Parthiv PatelHere to see cool stuff. · Written
    Best way to keep your mac from going to sleep.
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  15. 14
    Magnet for Mac

    Keep your workspace organized

    Vikram RangnekarBuilder of http://42markets.com · Written
    As a developer I love this best way to get my browser and code windows sorted out quickly.
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    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!
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    Redacted

    Quick and easy to redact parts of an image

    Ryan Hoover72Founder, 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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    Popclip

    The Swiss Army Knife of Mac apps

    Great time-saver! I used at least 10X a day
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    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.
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    Copia for Mac

    Smart and elegant clipboard manager for Mac

    Kunal Bhatia45Co-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!
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  19. 8
    nValt

    Notational Velocity with MultiMarkdown features

    Syncs with my Android!
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  20. 9
    Disk Drill 3 for Mac

    The Premier Mac Data Recovery Software

    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.
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