What are your must-have Mac apps/utilities?

I am just trying to find great Mac tools that could help me enjoy my macOS experience even more!
47 recommended
  1. 162
    Taskade 3.0

    All-in-one collaboration. Chat, organize, get things done!

    Dionis Loire made this product
    Taskade is the unified workspace for writing notes and managing your tasks. Desktop and mobile apps are available at www.taskade.com/downloads
  2. 150
    Alfred 3

    The Mac's best launcher just got a whole lot better

    With the powerpack, even with the enhancements done on Spotlight, Alfred remains unbeatable. The possibilities are numerous! https://github.com/derimagia/awe...
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    There are tons of great workflows already made, but if you know how to program, even a little, there is a ton of cool stuff you can do with this tool.
    Paul Williams
    Paul Williamscreative problem solver · Written
    This is the tool I use to find my stuff, go directly to something, to move something somewhere... all from the keyboard... I use it more than any other app on my Mac! (I saw someone below posted a "paste" app to recall what you've cut to re-paste it... Alfred has the ability to save snippets of code or text you use all the time, as well as pull from the list of the recent items you've cut so you can re-paste them!)
  3. 85
    Medium 2.0

    A new look, app, and features to move thinking forward

    I work on dual screen, I use this all the time for window management.
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    PrimerFounder of Songbox · Written
    Massive increase in efficiency and happiness by using this app.
    Matthew Morek
    Matthew MorekProduct Designer · Written
    It's causing a slow response after several hours of use on a 5K iMac, but otherwise something macOS should've copied from Windows a long time ago.
  4. 79

    A beautiful calculator app for Mac

    Yuriy Krisarchuk
    Yuriy KrisarchukProduct Manager at PDFfiller · Written
    Beautiful smart calculator for macOS
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  5. 51

    Mac OS Terminal Replacement

    Darko Kolev
    Darko KolevLead software engineer BitcoinAverage · Written
    Replaces the default Mac terminal. Can store your passwords, for ssh and stuff. Much better highlighting. Git integration. Splits the window both vertical and horizontal
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  6. 43

    Quickly and thoroughly uninstall Mac apps.

    I absolutely adore this freebie. I use it all the time when I need to remove any of the apps on my Mac without leaving a trace behind.
    Paul Williams
    Paul Williamscreative problem solver · Written
    Drag your app to AppCleaner and it finds all the files and preferences associated with that app, so you delete all of it. It also offers to uncheck files you may wish to leave behind (for example, if you have a newer/different version of the app and there's a plugin folder you wish to keep). Love it!
    JJFull-Stack Web Developer · Written
    Use this all the time, works great even if only for the peace of mind of knowing somethings "gone" gone.
  7. 82

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Zenkit is a collaborative SaaS platform for project management, database building and more. From fluid brainstorming and research, through to a structured system for collaborative use, Zenkit is the flexible workspace you can use to organize anything. Now also available on Mac, Linux, and Windows.
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  8. 39

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

    MacOS included some functionality similar to what this app has provided for a long time, but is nowhere near as good as this one. If you use your mac at night, or for long periods of time, give your eyes some rest with this gem.
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    I helps me from getting bags under my eyes
  9. 38

    Move and resize windows with ease on Mac.

    Naveed Shah
    Naveed ShahHunter of Products · Written
    Easy to use to resize and move windows all over
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    Genius, can't live without it!
  10. 29
    Medium 2.0

    A new look, app, and features to move thinking forward

    Sumangal Vinjamuri
    Sumangal VinjamuriGrowth Manager, Granular Insights · Written
    If you want clean focused UI, iOS sync and powerful yet easy-to-use organization for your notes and writing bouts, look no further than Bear!
    Paul Williams
    Paul Williamscreative problem solver · Written
    This has become my 'go to' note app. It replaces Evernote for me. Syncs on all my devices. Can create links to other notes within Bear (like a wiki). Can use Markup. The *only* thing that holds it back from being perfect is that as of this writing you can't create tables.
  11. 23

    Analytics on your daily habits and productivity

    Uday Singh
    Uday SinghMaker, Epihub/Epigrammar · Written
    RescueTime changed the way I approached my work. By being able to use a data-driven approach to seeing when I'm most productive, I was able to rebuild my work-day to optimize for calmness and give myself space for the parts of my day where I'm the most productive. It's worth paying for, and I can't even wrap my mind around how much time I've saved using it.
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  12. 22
    Paste 2

    Smart cloud clipboard history and snippets manager for Mac

    Paste is a life changer; having a stored tally of recently copied text, links, code has saved me countless time and headaches.
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    Allan Caeg
    Allan CaegFounder, NorthStories.io · Written
    Super great to have a clipboard history.... Even handles media files like images! Drag and drop for the win!
  13. 23

    Free OS X app to configure custom gestures for your trackpad

    Viszt Péter
    Viszt PéterFounder and designer at nold.io · Written
    You can create custom mouse/touchpad gestures, keyboard shortcuts and a lot more.
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    This app lets you configure trackpad gestures, keyboard shortcuts and more, it's amazing
    Also supports window snapping and management
  14. 21
    Little Snitch 3

    Protect your privacy

    I need to be in control of what is happening with my connection
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  15. 19
    Fantastical 2 for Mac

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

    Cooper Miller
    Cooper MillerHigh School Pastor / Techie · Written
    It's pricey, but once you do it you can never go back to Apple's calendar app.
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    Paul Williams
    Paul Williamscreative problem solver · Written
    Fantastical understands when you type "haircut at 9 on Thursday" and will create an event called "Haircut" on the right day at the right time. Neat! It has been the best tool to connect my iCal and Google all in one place! Great looking. Fun to use.
  16. 13
    Daisy Disk 4.0

    Analyze disk usage and free up disk space on your Mac

    The older version is free and basically the same thing.
    Could you have ever imagined that your Mac junk can look so lovely? :D The best part is that you can easily identify and quickly remove any files from your macOS in case you need that extra space.
  17. 12

    A tiny calendar for your Mac's menu bar

    A fast and easy overview about whats coming up.
  18. 11

    Hands down the best file comparison and merge tool for Mac

    Viszt Péter
    Viszt PéterFounder and designer at nold.io · Written
    This is the best tool to compare files on Mac.
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    Paul Williams
    Paul Williamscreative problem solver · Written
    You simply drag the two files onto the app and it shows you a side-by-side view so you can easily see the differences. It has 3 settings on how to present the differences, whichever is easiest for the way you thinks! Great for .php web files, Word docs, stylesheets... all those files that would take too long to hunt down modifications!
  19. 10

    Photo enhancement on autopilot

    Yuriy Krisarchuk
    Yuriy KrisarchukProduct Manager at PDFfiller · Written
    Yuriy Krisarchuk made this product
    The easiest and smartest photo enhancer in the world
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  20. 10

    Access notes, files & pasteboard clips quickly on your Mac

    It just feels like a part of the macOS itself, easily plugs into pretty much any workflow & provides quick access to files, notes and clipboard management.