Nojan Sheybani
Nojan SheybaniUniversity of Virginia

What are the best Mac apps for college students?

I'm trying to be more productive/have more fun/maximize the efficiency of my Mac. Any suggestions?
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  1. Pallav Agarwal
    Pallav AgarwalPassionate for technology and startups · Written
    Amazing note taking app. Cross-Platform and very nice!
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    Magnet for Mac

    Keep your workspace organized

    Dustin Knopoff
    Dustin KnopoffStudent, CS/Design · Written
    Easy windows management with multiply configurations
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    • Peter Mahoney
      Peter MahoneyFounder and CEO of Plannuh

      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.

  3. 2
    Franz 2.0

    Desktop app for Slack, WhatsApp, Skype, Telegram, Messenger

    Kyle Petersen
    Kyle PetersenStudent at Oregon State University · Written
    This is a great app if you are in group chats on multiple chat platforms!
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    • Bridges to Italy
      Bridges to ItalyPrez, Bridges to Italy

      I like the idea of having one desktop app for all my messaging needs. This one is pretty good because it includes two big ones for me: FB Messanger and Whatsapp. It'd be perfect if it had IMessage too.

    • This coupled with proper videochats from appear.in, Skype and a few others would make this not just a killer app, but a terminator app.

  4. 2
    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    Benjamin Kimo Twichell
    Benjamin Kimo TwichellGrowth Marketing Consultant · Written
    This is not a Mac app, but a web service. For you needs it will be free. Super useful tool for organizing anything - keeps me super productive!
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    • Lindsey Winsemius
      Lindsey WinsemiusMarketing, Author, Supermom

      I just started using this with my marketing team at work, and so far it seems to be an efficient way to coordinate on projects. Now if I can just remember to log in and actually use the boards...

    • Nick Allen
      Nick AllenHead of Marketing at FileInvite | Kiwi

      Brilliant for managing all your project backlogs in a Kanban fashion. Including a list for the DIY tasks around the house.

      As a Marketer I use this daily to manage workflow, sort ideas around future content and prioritize my activities. My team collaborate and report using handy integrations with Google and we use it as a Customer service and Sales script repository to store links to docs and how-to videos.

  5. Dustin Knopoff
    Dustin KnopoffStudent, CS/Design · Written
    Schedule, GPA, everything you need to stay on track for that 4.0
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    Wunderlist

    Capture ideas, things to do and places to see

    Pallav Agarwal
    Pallav AgarwalPassionate for technology and startups · Written
    It doesn't get better than this to-do list app. And it can't get cheaper either. Because it's free! An amazing cross-platform to do app with amazing features. Neat and a really good way to organise tasks and even share them with others!
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    • Grigory Ptashko
      Grigory PtashkoHashnews, Developer

      If you're a minimalistic approach lover then you should definitely check Wunderlist. It's doesn't eat much resources if you keep it open all the time. Lists of tasks, starring tasks is the best simple and productive way of tasks' prioritization. It also has a great feature of adding a task or searching for a task without going to the main window. Just use a keyboard shortcut for this.

    • Alex Pasternak
      Alex PasternakLead Software Developer, Kronos

      I've tried this app many times, but really fail to see what people see in it. It fails my basic use cases of even a grocery list, where I need to complete an item, have it hidden, then uncomplete it when it's needed again, easily.

      But then again, Todoist also fails this. Perhaps these are great for one-time use and throw away items. I use AnyList, and would otherwise use Paperless on iOS (or now Ikiru) before either of those.

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    Mate Translate

    Ultimate translation app for Mac, iOS, Chrome and many more

    Alexey Chernikov
    Alexey ChernikovCEO at Twopeople Software · Written
    Alexey Chernikov made this product
    A perfect app for language or abroad students. It translates between 103 languages and allows you to curate your own Phrasebook (a very easy way to save & learn words). Furthermore, it synchronizes all your data across your iPhone, Mac and browsers.
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