Not sure how well-known f.lux is but it's a must-download for any Mac or Windows user. It automatically dims your computer screen in the evening to avoid eye strain. Try it for a week and you'll wonder how you lived without it. 🌚🌞
I've been using f.lux for years and have it installed on all my computers/laptops and always recommend it to people. When macOS 10.12.4 released with Night Shift, I tried for a day or two. But wasn't satisfied with it as it wouldn't make the screen warmer like f.lux does and doesn't have App level settings (You can make f.lux automatically disable when you open a particular app) and other excellent features like taskbar icon to disable on-demand / movie mode and stuff. So yeah, f.lux has and will continue to be my fav. Also, there's an excellent write-up about f.lux VS Night Shift. Do read this here: https://forum.j… See more
You never see Alfred but he's always there for you 🙏🏼
Probably the app I use the most without ever noticing. I recently changed computer and the 10 minutes I spent before installing it again seemed slow and tedious. You quickly get accustomed to using it to search anything on your computer, whether it's launching an app (already open or not), accessing a file, searching on Maps or Google from anywhere. The beauty is it that just typing in the first 2-3 letters, it always shows me what I want. Simply put: Alfred is to Spotlight what Google is to Bing.
The application fixes the most common mistakes in a very convenient way and shows statistics based on your emails.
This is also the app which I would pay for without any regrets.
I get more use out of this than I do most any other tool/app. I feel like everyday is a learning experience with Gramercy. My writing has improved and I am paying closer attention to what I write and how. I am still using the free version but I plan to upgrade. OH and the progress reports it sends each week are smart.
Must have app if you like your whole screen as clean as possible
I love this app... there were so many little icons in my top bar -- now just the ones I use frequently are showing, with the rest tucked away for easy access.
I used to use Spectacle (also good/free) but opted for Magnet (great/not free) because of the multitude of sizing options.
I figured Magnet would just be a gadget app that I would never end up using... yet, before I knew it, I couldn't work without it anymore. Every time I use it, people go like "woah, how do you do that ? I need this so bad". It's a super simple tool to organize/split your screen between open windows by dragging windows to a side/corner of the screen. It automatically resizes the windows to fill only a certain portion of the screen (like what Windows 7 had) so you can see multiple windows at once. Incredibly helpful, and I cannot work anymore without either this or a 2nd screen ! Note : it seems similar to -but simple… See more
Great for presentations!
This app is tiny but very very helpful when you're working, or you want to keep some task running! It keeps your Mac from going to sleep. Doesn't take much space and it's a small cup sitting on your taskbar. You just click on the cup icon, and it turns from empty to full cup ☕️ which means, it's pumping caffeine to your Mac :D
I've seen countless times when people are presenting at desk or to a room full of people or when thinking with their hands-off computer, and then suddenly rushing to move the mouse to avoid monitor going to sleep. This is the smallest secret weapon to avoid many such embarrassing moments. Recommended this to so many colleagues and friends over years. It's amazing utility.
I use this implicitly a lot. It's usefulness has multiplied since it became an integration for Gyroscope (which is another recommendation in this list).
honestly i love this. I tend to mostly just use the built in version of a lot of utilities but this is like a must have. It's the easiest way to track how you spend your time on the computer and the fact that it integrates with gyroscope is also amazing BIG PLUS ONE
Elegant and focused interface, markdown support, available on macOS and iOS, decent pricing and sustainable business model -> the best note taking app!
Simple, elegant, well-designed. Exactly the right set of features - markdown, formatting, sync with mobile apps - at a great price. Best note taking app I've ever used - and I've used a lot of them!
A beautiful little app that tracks your health and let's you compete with friends
Definitely loved Gyroscope ever since it was launched. The Pro version adds a few nice features (custom goals is my favorite) and they're launching new ones all the time. It also helps me be more mindful of my time and occupations. All in all, really great stuff!
I have dozens of Workflows for automating things on my iOS devices. Downloading YouTube videos, logging HealthKit samples, analyzing HealthKit data, bridging incompatible apps, and generally speeding up annoying processes.
This app is a timesaver beyond the wildest expectations. I've used it to automate workflows on my phone that would have otherwise cost me hundreds of hours of work.
Never drag a window again to keep your workspace organized! Spectacle enables you to move windows around the screen and across screens right from the keyboard, and it's free!
This app is amazing for knowing exactly how long a downpour is going to last and when it's safe to make a run for the train.
I love love love this weather app. It is slick and I love getting alerts "rain starting in 10 minutes" or "snow stopping soon" - let's you know exactly what's going on. It also features a graph that shows you for how long and how intense the (rain, snow) may be.
I've used Skitch for year's, and even though Evernote blew it, I still use it daily to screenshot, annotate, and share visual information.
I use this every day. Can't live without it.
You open this app once to configure it, then all you use is it's extension. One tap and whatever you were looking at is in your inbox, ready for you to get back to when you're ready.
Here's how I use this: I'm looking for something on Safari on my iPhone....then I decide its easier to continue on my laptop (at a later time). One click - mail to self. Done. Love it.
This adds the kind of bot automation you love in Slack, but in Trello. Why Trello hasn't snatched this guy up is beyond me!
Atlas Recall is by far the MOST underrated application I've found! Recall is something I just cannot live without! It literally is a central digital repository for everything I interact with all day, everyday. The history is stored in the cloud and everything is accessible from my Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Forget searching on my device, it has nothing on Atlas Recall! Absolutely amazing!
Recall is - as the site puts it - "a photographic memory for your digital life." This free app works in the background and gives you a searchable index of everything you do on your Mac. It makes your digital history automatically searchable with no additional logins. Using the Recall app, on iOS, and browser (Chrome and Safari). It is an awesome visual way to see what you've done (online, in your all your apps). For sensitive/private sites, folders or documents you can tell Recall to pause automatically. It is a terrific visual index of your activity and quickly helps you recall what you've done. It works great for fi… See more
Great way to easily share screenshots & videos with teams and customers.
This is a daily tool for quickly sharing and annotating screenshots.
Yes! Kept scrolling this list to find aText noted. Even shortening the simplest of snippets (Names, Dates, greetings, etc) saves an incredible amount of time. Similar to TextExpander in functionality, but much less expensive and equally powerful.
So easy to use. I'm addicted to the way it makes my life easier. So addicted in fact, that I will often wait to respond to something I see on my phone or table because I know I'll be able to use atext later on my Mac OS. (wish it was available for iOS).