What app do you consider as being premium due to its design quality?

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  1. 142

    A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

    I've tried a lot of notes apps for Mac OS and iOS, but none really delight me the way that Bear does with it's intuitiveness and simplicity. It doesn't do too much, it just does enough.
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    Tom Declat
    Tom DeclatGraphic Designer · Written
    Very simple app but beautifully designed and works flawlessly.
    • 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.

  2. 137
    Things 3.0

    Complete revamp of the original, award-winning task manager

    Andy™CEO, GMB Fitness · Written
    It's absolutely beautiful and works exactly as you would expect. Things has massive utility value - I run my life on this app - and the new version manages to pull that off with style and personality.
    José António Moreira
    José António MoreiraAssistant Professor, University Algarve · Written
    Elegant and functional
    It's beautiful, performs exactly as you'd expect. Feels lightweight and is consistently performant.
    • 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.

  3. 104
    Spark for Mac

    Beautiful and intelligent email app

    Parwinder Bhagat
    Parwinder BhagatSoftware Architect @ Pampered Chef · Written
    Clean, minimal interface. Syncs well between Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Smart Inbox works well.
    jee gikera
    jee gikeraSoftware Engineer · Written
    Their search works really well and syncs perfectly with your email addresses.
    Eric R. Burgess
    Eric R. BurgessProduct/Marketing evangelist/AI/Games · Written
    Great now that the search got much better. Still miss Mailbox a bit, but Spark is getting there.
    • Alex Haff
      Alex HaffEntertainment // Media // Technology

      I've been using Spark since the very beginning. I was an original waitlist-starting user of Mailbox, and was excited to find spark almost immediately after Mailbox went extinct. This is the best email experience on every platform, and has a variety of productivity features that make it my go-to.

    • Ever since Mailbox became a graveyard app, I have been looking for a worthy replacement – and Spark is as close as it gets! The UI is clean, combining dark and light colors which helps with using the app; the side menu being dark while the rest of the UI has a white background makes you focus on the important stuff (the mail list and the mail in focus)!

  4. 88
    Headspace 2.0

    Meditation made simple in just 10 minutes a day

    Headspace definitely "feels" more premium than other similar apps. Great design.
    Bec Evans
    Bec EvansFounder & Writer · Written
    The new design is excellent - love being able to do multiple packs at the same time. Well worth it's annual subscription price.
    • Brona Molnarova
      Brona Molnarovait's only impossible until it's done

      This is the first and only app I pay for :D Sometimes it can feel like a chore to do stuff that is good for you and this app takes that away for me. I teaches you gently and pleasantly and Ive been able to stick to it and understand more about how minds work. It helped me stop biting my nails.

    • Mayank Sharma
      Mayank SharmaTechnical Architect @ Ntalents.ai

      Great product to get focus in a world of noise

  5. 78

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    Not just beautiful, but super functional. To do lists are a crowded market, but I feel Todoist stands out because of it's cross platform design.
    Totally agree. Great design across all devices. No clutter, just everything you need.
    Eren Gokcek
    Eren GokcekProduct person & sound maker · Written
    And the shortcut for quick add is a bliss.
    • haabe
      haabeDeveloper @ Snopp Designbyrå

      We were looking for a tool to replace Asana, and after initially testing Todoist, became certain it could be the tool for us. But sharing projects is a PITA. There's no easy way to let your team have access to all newly created projects. Also, the projects structure isn't shared, so sharing a new subproject causes havoc in the teammate's projects structure, and the teammate needs to manually configure the projects structure according to it's intended layout.

    • The Todoist app is ruthlessly efficient in helping me capture my tasks no matter when or where I am. Bring collaborators into a project, or a task is a snap. When I'm creating a recurring task, and hopefully a positive habit, or when I am reflecting on my productivity, Todoist works.

  6. 57
    Fantastical 2 for Mac

    The calendar app you won't be able to live without

    Beautiful interface – admittedly it's missing some things (I still generally go to calendar.google.com for creating complicated invites), but I believe most of those issues are because of things that Google has chosen not to open up – like the concept of Rooms, etc.
    George Gonzalez-Rivas
    George Gonzalez-RivasA man like any other. Only more so. · Written
    I think Fantastical is very nice... EXCEPT for the required 2 Factor Notification which keeps playing hell with my Apple TV and iTunes access. This flaw now makes it my most hated app. Ever. There you are; forewarned.
    • Davide Morra
      Davide MorraA computer science lover

      I was searching an app that allow me to use my Google Calendar account from my mac.

      I found this on the mac app store and I tried it: I don't think I'll leave it

  7. 49
    Overcast 3.0

    A powerful yet simple podcast player

    gokulNot a fanboy. Tech enthusiast. · Written
    Beautiful podcast app for iPhone.
    José António Moreira
    José António MoreiraAssistant Professor, University Algarve · Written
    It really works for me!
    This is hands down the best podcasting app. Love its simplicity and advanced settings as well. It's a wonderfully minimal interface and offers an intuitive UX. Frequent updates, great transparency for new releases, changes around features, etc.
  8. 61

    Beautiful currency client designed for OS X EL Capitan

    61Founder of Miidii Tech · Written
    61 made this product
    Simple & beautiful
    Jason Zheng
    Jason ZhengIndependent Developer · Written
    Looks very beautiful, feel comfortable to use.
    Love the animation in trending view, today extension is aces.
  9. 34
    Atlas Recall

    A searchable photographic memory for your digital life

    Paul Williams
    Paul Williams5creative problem solver · Edited
    Recall runs in the background of my Mac and serves as my digital memory bank… It lets me interact with my digital history. It is an app which - because of how helpful it is - I would expect to pay for, but it is free (for now anyway!) I use it 5 to 10x a day to help me recall a doc I was working on, or pull up a web page I was browsing. The interface of the app is clean and slick... and the browser integration with Chrome and Safari (I use Chrome) is nice as well. There when you need it - out of mind, until you do!
    • Wang Lee
      Wang LeeProduct Management Intern

      I'd like to use some feature similar to this but only to find specific word(s) for an app I am currently working on!

  10. 33

    Clear, effective, mistake-free writing.

    sayedrafeeqUI/UX Designer & Front-End Developer · Written
    Grammarly quickly and easily makes your writing better.
    Very easy to use, clutter-free, does not stand in the way other proofreading tools do.
    • Robert Melkonyan
      Robert MelkonyanCo Founder - Profunders Club

      When you use grammarly, they put some kind of advert for youtube, so when you watch youtube videos, it will stop and their advert will start. Note, this is not a youtube ad, this is an ad directly from them.

    • Ben Adamski
      Ben AdamskiDeveloper. Storyteller. Collaborator.

      The browser extension is a must have, but I regularly pass my emails through this, or draft them in it just to catch dumb mistakes and make noticeable grammar improvements on the fly

  11. 32
    Robinhood for iOS

    $0 commission stock brokerage

    Niv Dror
    Niv Dror15VC at Shrug Capital · Written
    It's a joy to use. Especially if you've ever used any other broker on desktop or mobile, Robinhood's design is quality 👌
    Niv Dror
    Niv Dror15VC at Shrug Capital · Written
    Makes me want to trade stocks purely based on the design aesthetics
  12. 30

    Clipboard history manager for your Mac

    Parwinder Bhagat
    Parwinder BhagatSoftware Architect @ Pampered Chef · Written
    Top notch UI, works as expected, syncs over multiple devices.
    Dash Gur
    Dash GurI love new stuff! · Written
    Paste is amazing! It’s incredibly useful while being very sleek. I’m trying to move to iPad Pro and leave my Macbook but Paste is the one app that’s holding me back!
    • Simon Bromberg
      Simon Brombergsbromberg.com

      I rarely shell out money for any kind of software, but while there are great free alternatives (e.g. Flycut), I haven't seen anything close to the performance / usability / UI in Paste. For $10, great deal.

    • Mike Coutermarsh
      Mike CoutermarshCode @ GitHub

      I set clipboard history to unlimited and can quickly search/find old code snippets. If I ever need to remember something, I just copy it then can find it later.

      I've used a quite a few of these and Paste is by far my favorite.

  13. 58
    CleanMyMac 3

    Clean, optimize, and maintain your Mac.

    Julia Petryk
    Julia PetrykPR Manager, MacPaw · Written
    Julia Petryk made this product
    Pixel perfect UI, a well-designed app with exceptional attention to details.
    Constantly saving space and making my Mac hum.
    • Jerome Denis
      Jerome DenisExplore the sea

      I've been using CMM for almost a year and so far it works great. I've read a lot of negative reviews but CMM is a good app based on my experience, and I think you should give it a spin.

    • Reony Tonneyck
      Reony TonneyckProduct Designer & EV Advocate

      This is one of the first apps I install on a new computer when ever I start a new job. Use it all the time!

  14. 25

    A new OS for the human body

    Nick Abouzeid
    Nick Abouzeid37Partner @ Shrug Capital · Written
    Beautifully designed life tracker, bringing in data from every part of your day (sleep, computer activity, weight, location, activity, etc). Been using it for six months and I love checking my weekly cards.
    Florian Cordillot
    Florian CordillotFreelance Developer · Written
    Data data data 🍪
    Abhilash Jain
    Abhilash Jain5Customer Success / Growth · Written
    Beautifully designed and a must have app. The data visualization is top notch.
    • James Hicks
      James HicksFounder, HicksNewMedia

      Great team working on a great platform.

      UI and relevance of data is front of mind with the team - which is a good thing.

      I've been a pro user since day 1 and truly recommend the platform

    • Jonathan Knegtel
      Jonathan KnegtelBuilding blockdata.tech

      It is nice app to see simple overviews of how much time you have spent Online, movement and places but you need to use those apps.

  15. 21

    Payment integration and management.

    They have the most beautiful landing pages.
  16. 20
    Coda 2.5 by Panic

    A fast, clean, and powerful text editor

    Capable & pleasant to use.
    MickFounder of SongBox.Rocks · Written
    Coda is an awesome IDE. does everything you could want for full end to end development.
  17. 16

    An app to play with regular expressions. Easily and nicely.

    It's beautiful
  18. 17

    Recover 31 types of lost iPhone data & fix iOS update errors

    Jocelyn To made this product
    Intuitive UI and straightforward workflow, making complicated data recovery task as plain as a couple of clicks.
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  19. 13
    Snapchat 10.0

    Snapchat has a new look & discovery features

    I always think about Snapchat as well, the little details they add (pull down loader) really make it feel more special.
  20. Théo Blochet
    Théo BlochetProduct Guy. Currently @GetQonto · Written
    Sort of a paradox for a last-minute hotel deals app, I feel I'm getting a premium experience every time I book a hotel through HotelTonight, compared to other OTAs which are not necessarily cheaper.