- It lets me hide menubar apps I don't use very often but that I would still like to be accessible.Yup, me too. I love the menubar app that hides all the useless menubar apps for me so that I can focus on the good ones. I like my menu bar apps to provide information rather than interaction so all that's visible are my iStat Menus and VPN status etc.
- This has to be recommended... staring at a screen all day kills my eyes. I know Mac has introduced night mode recently but Flux is just the one!
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.
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.
- Not only a menubar app, but I usually use it from there so I think it's a great choice for this list. It makes super easy to manage my passwords and important things I need to remember.This is one of my favorite Mac apps, period. Keeps me super-secure and does it all easily. You can tell the company behind it (Agile Bits) is really passionate about what they make.I wish 1Password for Android was as good as LastPass. 1Password for MacOS is excellent, the Android version will become as good under Android 7.x it seems. I would like that they remember those using Android 5.x and 6.x though... LastPass is already able to provide "on screen login completion" for current devices.
- I was a long-time user of Caffeine as well, but at some point when it didn't support Retina displays I switched to Amphetamine which is also great. https://www.producthunt.com/post...Caffeine is so simple it's hard to understand how it's not a native feature from MacOS.
- Alfred serves as a replacement for Spotlight, giving you quicker access to a much wider variety of actions and files than Spotlight does. Absolutely worth downloading & learning the shortcuts - you'll thank me later!Alfred is one of the first thing I install on my Macs, next to Homebrew.
I cannot imagine how to use Mac without it. Finding apps by name is more convenient for me that do it with standard ways that iOS provides
Workflow is a killer feature. Also, you can configure Alfred to be called by double tapping one of the modifier keys. This is super convenient.
- This is the best screen organizer I've used. The keyboard shortcuts are great, but the ability to quickly drag and organize your screen in halfs, thirds, or quarters is a time saver, especially when jumping between laptop and monitor.I used to leave my windows cluttered all over the place. This app has really boosted my productivity, especially with a large monitor. Plus, the "drag to this spot to snap your window into this area" feature is fast, and ridiculously easy to understand and use. These days, I can't imagine using my Mac without it.
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.
- My main reason for using this is that is has a 'fuzzy clock' mode: «ten pas nine» instead of «9:12», numbers are distracting and we really don't need minute accuracy constantly reminding us how little time we've left to live… The second reason is that it can hide the battery charge indicator once charged (space saving, no unnecessary info!). The rest of its functionality is a bit nerdy although I'd recommend the bandwidth monitor as it helps track down what's using your bandwidth with a simple click. Also, nice little calendar. Do set it to update infrequently, it's not worth draining your battery for.This is the first thing I install on my Mac, it is an extremely helpful utility app!
- I can't live without this app. One of the first that I install when getting a new macbookA free, incredibly customizable window manager you can control from your keyboard. If I ever had to get rid of all but one of my menu bar apps, this is 100% the one I would keep
I like this tool. It's simple, free and doesn't get in your way. You just set the hotkeys you want to use and manage your windows with comfort. It's also open source: https://github.com/eczarny/spectacle
A great window sizing and placement manager for macOS.
- This is exactly what I need to pull colors from my screen accuratelyA solid color picker – does its thing well, and with a great range of options for output.This has become my "swatch" saver. I create and save palettes for brands I work with and use the "Color Dock" pinned to the right side of my display to quickly access and copy any color code for any client. Very handy at saving and creating palettes, too.
- This is my favorite of all the ambient sound makers, useful when doing focused work. Listen to crackling fire 🔥, whooshing wind 🌬, and calming 🌧 from your Mac.
- Let's me have a quick look at my calendar. Also has great shortcuts built in!It's always good to be able to check out a brief glance at your day.
Can't understand why this is not a built-in feature. In anycase, itsycal works perfectly, starts automatically on login, and is very customizable. There is nothing to not like.
- Gives you a quick glanceable overview of your schedule, but also is fully functional without opening the full window.Simply the one I activate the most on from the menu bar apps.
- I use cloudapp the most out of any menu bar app. Screenshots/gifs/annotations and easy sharing are super important when working with a remote team. So I use it constantly! 😀
- Shows stats, Helps in Cleaning as well as uninstalling all from the menu bar.
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.
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!
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I love Rescuetime and have used it for more than a year. Affordable and a great way to manage how you are spending your time. It's not yet a full solution, and will need to expand to iOS mobile and also provide a more robust solution for offline tracking.
Extremely helpful tool if one struggles to improve his/her daily productivity.