The Best Mac Apps for 2019

Looking to make the most of the robust application environment in MacOS? We have you covered. There are literally hundreds of thousands of excellent MacOS-compatible software applications in the App Store, not to mention the thousands more that are scattered on the Web.

Because of this, we have compiled some of the best Mac applications available. Since there are so many applications, we narrowed our list to include only the programs that are likely to be most useful for the average Mac user, whether you are looking to quickly access a large number of RSS feeds or automatically upload your photos to the cloud [19659002] We have divided our selection into four areas, which you can access using the quick links below:

Interface

Alfred 3

Think of Alfred as a Spotlight with a script. de Siri It is an application launcher, but it can do much more than that. With Alfred, you can perform calculations quickly, run web searches and quickly find word definitions, among many other functions. It fills the gap between Siri and his Spotlight search, allowing him to automate tasks and perform advanced functions that, frankly, Siri should be able to handle without voice input.

Bartender 3

  Mac application Bartender 2

Bartender 3 is an application created for when you use too many applications. It is a subtle tool designed specifically with the organization in mind and, as such, allows you to better systematize various aspects of its interface. With Bartender 3, you choose which applications appear in the menu bar and rearrange your position to your liking.

You can also search for specific items or move them to the optional Bartender bar if you need additional space. . The latest version added support for MacOS, an interface that takes advantage of the new operating system and the ability to navigate through your keyboard. If you wish, you can choose a free 4-week trial before buying.

Amphetamine

  Caffeine Mac App

Always favorite, Amphetamine prevents your computer from going into sleep mode, starting the screen saver or performing the auto-dim function. It is ideal for watching broadcasts, videos or any other activity where you do not touch the keyboard or mouse for an extended period of time. Note that Amphetamine no longer works with previous versions of the operating system such as Yosemite.

Dropzone 3

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Once installed, Dropzone 3 feels like an integral part of MacOS. The basic application works as a shortcut tool, which means you can use it to quickly copy and move files, launch applications and share content through popular services such as Facebook and Flickr. You can also upload files via FTP and Amazon S3, or shorten URLs using the recently added Goo.gl shortening. Everything is housed within a small icon found in the menu bar.

Google Chrome

  Google Chrome Mac application

Safari will never have the kind of intuitive integration offered by Google’s proprietary browser. Chrome is one of the fastest browsers available for desktop platforms, one that also has the ability to automatically synchronize all your information (bookmarks, open tabs, recent searches, etc.) on multiple computers and mobile devices. That, combined with its robust customization and instant search capabilities, make it worthwhile.

Magnet

  Thumb Magnet App

It is not always easy to see multiple windows next to each other, at least, not without Magnet. The application is made for multitasking within all of us and, therefore, presents a quick way to organize your desktop. With Magnet, you can drag and adjust windows to the edges and corners of your screen, which will then be locked in place. It is an excellent tool, complete with predefined keyboard shortcuts, if you want to copy content from one application to another.

Unclutter

  Unclutter Mac Application

Unclutter is a basic piece of software that suits your name. The application can be accessed with a quick swipe from the top of the screen and, better yet, it works as a convenient place to store quick notes, recent files and clipboard information.

Recent updates also allow a light or dark theme (although MacOS Mojave now has a native dark mode) and includes an option to drag cards over other desktop windows. Files and notes are even automatically synchronized on your devices through Dropbox, a suitable addition that adds to the long-lasting appeal of the application.

Productivity

GoodTask

  GoodTask

With MacOS Catalina, Apple is redesigning its Reminders application. We have tried, and although it is a definite improvement over its mediocre predecessor, it still feels halfway. Instead, Apple should be taking some GoodTask tips: it's the best reminder app, without exception.

If you only need to create tickets quickly, GoodTask goes out of your way and allows you to do so. But it really comes alive when you start using its power characteristics. You can make smart lists based on specific criteria, add new reminders using text fragments that GoodTask intuitively understands, and everything from calendar view to almost all functions can be adjusted to your liking.

Spark

  Spark

Apple & # 39; s The mail application is fine, but we would not go much further. However, Spark is excellent and shows what is possible in an email application. His stated goal is to allow him to "take control of his inbox", and he achieves it in several intelligent and thoughtful ways.

The important email from people you know is automatically placed at the top, ensuring that you are not bogged down in a sea of ​​newsletters and spam. You will only receive notifications about the email of your contacts, which will help you eliminate distractions, while their excellent collaboration tools are excellent for teamwork. Best of all, it is completely free.

Evernote

  Evernote Mac App

Evernote is the undisputed king of note-taking applications, and for good reason. It is simple, intuitively organized and synchronizes with almost any web-based service you can imagine. And since it is one of the most popular applications that exist, there are also a large number of browser extensions and add-ons available.

Evernote offers a free version that offers a lot of basic functionalities, up to 60 MB of loads. a month and synchronization for two machines, but if you are a great user, you will still want to opt for the premium version ($ 35 a year).

Day one

<img src = "data: image / gif; base64, R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP /// and H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-dt-lazy-src = "http://img.digitaltrends.com/ one-2-journal-mac-app-720×720.jpg "onerror =" dti_load_error (this) "class =" size-large wp-image-916110 dt-lazy-load dt-lazy-pending "alt =" Day One 2 Journal Mac App [19659007] Magazines are a millenary tradition, just ask Benjamin Franklin. That said, apt One titled Day One serves as a digital companion for those looking to capture the little moments of life. In addition to the text, the application also incorporates photos, reminders and labels, the last of which greatly helps to stay organized. The best part? Password protection keeps curious eyes at bay.

The first day is free to use, but For unlimited magazines and photos, not to mention all future updates, you'll want to consider the premium subscription ($ 35 a year). [19659008] Things 3

 Things 3

Things 3 is a brilliant application of MacOS task and task management. Thanks to a complete redesign, Things is more useful than ever, connecting to your tasks and calendar in a perfect interface. You can add descriptions, checklists, upcoming tasks, nightly tasks, automatic reminders and many other unique task features. If you want to invest in a high-end task management application for Mac, it's worth the price: however, there is a free trial version available if you don't want to pay immediately.

Hazel 4

 Hazel

Hazel is an organizational application with a great twist: you create your own rules on how the application recognizes, classifies and moves all your files or downloads. This allows incredibly flexible file management, whether you want to sort a particular type of file, apply names and tags automatically, or apply other strict rulesets to each file, folder and download on your computer.

It is an excellent job application, ideal for home finances, and generally usable in all kinds of scenarios. However, it may take some time to configure all the rules you want for file management, so Hazel is more friendly with practical organizers.

Fantastical 2

 Fantastical 2 Mac App

Fantastical 2 is the only application calendar you will need, as long as you are willing to pay $ 50 for it. However, the high price gives you access to a powerful set of tools, as well as a full-screen calendar window that is as beautiful as it is practical. The true hallmark of Fantastical 2 is in the way creates reminders; just write that you have "Dinner with Alexa on Thursday at 7:30 pm" and see the application schedule it with a reminder.

Pixelmator

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Mac users have access to a wide selection of excellent photo editing programs, but even against their many competitors, Pixelmator stands out as one of the best. It has a massive list of powerful features, and is currently one of the fastest programs in the entire photo editing space.

Affinity photo

 Affinity photo

Tired of bombing every month for Adobe Photoshop but want an application that is so good? Serif's Affinity Photo might be just what you need. It is a photo editing application that won numerous Apple awards (including the crowning of its application of the year), so you know it is something special.

Unlike Photoshop, it only pays a one-time fee of $ 50 and is yours for life. But this is not a cheap and funky software: it is a deep and full-featured application that you can face face to face with the giant image editing Adobe. It also has sister applications for graphic design and desktop publishing, which are excellent alternatives to Adobe products.

Pocket

 Pocket Mac

As the name implies, Pocket is a tool that allows you to "pocket" articles, videos and web pages for later viewing. Basically, it consolidates all the content into a simple and easy-to-use interface that can also be accessed offline. The application is perfect to share your favorite things with friends or to save interesting articles that you can find on your night trip, which you can then open on the big screen with the text, images and links that accompany you when you get home. Pocket is free to use, but if you want enhanced search capabilities and an experience without advertising, then you'll want to take advantage of the premium subscription ($ 45 per year).

PDF Expert

 PDF Expert Mac App

Having to work with PDF files is a reality, and PDF Expert makes that fact a bit easier. The minimalist software not only allows you to complete forms and combine PDF files, but also provides you with a large number of tools to edit, annotate and sign files on the fly. In addition, it is compatible with Apple's Continuity and Transfer functions, so you can exchange devices while in the middle of a document without fear of losing your job.

Reeder 3

 Reeder 3 Mac App

Google Reader may be dead and missing, but a proper RSS reader is still essential. Fortunately, Reeder 3 is one of the best. The desktop application has a magnificent finish that perfectly complements the semi-transparent MacOS panels, along with shared extensions, a private browsing mode and support for most RSS services (Feedly, Feedbin, Fever, etc.). Themes, gesture controls and a lot of customization are also standard.

Wunderlist

 Wunderlist Mac App

Don't let the recent acquisition of Wunderlist by Microsoft fool you: it's still a phenomenal tool for MacOS, even without the Premium Feature Set. The elegant application helps create task lists, each of which comes with custom due dates, reminders and everything you need to meet the schedule. The software also allows collaborative lists, synchronizes its content on all devices and presents the ability to save web pages and other content for later viewing (to the Pocket).

Entertainment and social networks

Spotify

<img src = "data: image / gif; base64, R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP /// and H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-dt-lazy-src. //digr = // src = //rim.strg = //rim.strg = //rim.strg = //rim. com / image / spotify-mac-app-720×720.jpg "onerror =" dti_load_error (this) "class =" size-large wp-image-916171 dt-lazy-load dt-lazy-pending "alt =" Spotify Mac application [19659007] Apple Music is not for everyone Fortunately, the official Spotify desktop application represents the perfect alternative for those looking to branch out of the Apple ecosystem.The Mac application gives you access to the entire Spotify catalog just like its mobile counterpart, allowing you to search and listen to almost any track, artist or album for free.

You can also use it to create custom playlists or capitalize on personal recommendations that encompass jazz, hip-hop, rock and everything. the rest.

HandBrake

 Han dbrake App Thumb

Yes, DVD ripping is still something in the era of digital distribution. That said, HandBrake shines when it comes to converting multimedia files and encoding videos, especially when considering how fast and effortless open source software does the process.

The well-known software also comes with a lot of videos. Editing tools designed to splice, adjust frame rate and add subtitles, among a long list of other useful actions that come second to your optimization presets.

Parcel

 Parcel App Thumb

Honestly, who still buys in brick- mortar stores and more? Parcel is aimed at the online shopping fan, which makes it ideal for anyone who is constantly waiting for a package at their doorstep. The tracking application works with more than 250 services, including the main ones such as UPS, USPS and FedEx, allowing you to see where your packages are at a glance with little more than a tracking number. Push notifications and Spotlight integration are just an additional advantage.

Transmission

 MacOS Transmission

Solid BitTorrent customers are few and far between, but the transmission is among the best. The lightweight application stands out when it comes to download speed and blends seamlessly with MacOS. It is not the most robust client, but it is easily the best choice for MacOS due to its reliability and pointless approach to Torrent downloads.

It's fast, light and makes life a little easier just by getting out of your way. However, the transmission had a security breach a while ago, so be sure to download the most recent version (2.94 or higher) directly from the Transmission Project.

VLC

 VLC Media Player Thumb App

VLC media player is better than Quicktime in almost every facet that matters, especially file speed and compatibility. The open source software is compatible with almost all multimedia files that you can gather, from AAC to Theora, while offering fast video conversion, extensive subtitle support and a large number of video filters that allow you to crop, Cancel and customize playback. The intuitive interface is not that bad either.

Slack

 Application Slack Mac

Slack is a multi-purpose messaging client that has recently taken office productivity and discussion to a whole new level. The attractive desktop application of the service presents all the tools available in the browser-based version of Slack, that is, private channels, Giphy integration, themes, along with better control over notifications and greater support for multiple computers.

Tweetbot 3

 Tweetbot 3

Tweetbot 3 is for the advanced user who prefers to skip the official and obsolete Twitter application for Mac in favor of something more capable. Like the latest generation of the software, the most recent iteration features multiple columns and windows, along with tools to mute users, hashtags and specific keywords. It is also compatible with third-party applications such as Bitly and Paper, and features an optimized interface that blends perfectly with the latest MacOS appearance.

Security and storage

Carbon Copy Cloner

 Carbon Copy Cloner

Carbon Copy Cloner is a backup application that is super simple to use. It is the type of application that we hope you never have to use, but when a disaster occurs, you will be glad to have it.

One of its best features is its ability to create bootable backups of its boot disk. That means that if your main unit fails and you cannot turn on your Mac, you can start from your backup and continue with your work. It is a true lifesaver.

You can also back up your files and data to an external hard drive or another Mac, then restore everything with a few clicks. It will only make backup copies of the files that have been updated, saving you space.

1Password

 1Password Mac App

Do you hate trying to remember each password for each account you have? 1Password is a fantastic password manager that secures them in a fully encrypted vault, which you then access through a master password. The standard price is $ 3 per month, but you can upgrade to a version of $ 5 per month, which is designed for groups of up to five families.

Little Snitch 4

 Little Snitch 3 Mac App

Little Snitch 4 is a permission blocker that allows you to control all your incoming and outgoing connections. If you have a program that you don't want to connect to the Internet, the software can block it in your name. You can configure it to block a single instance, until you exit a particular application, or forever. It is ideal for control fans like us who prefer to know everything our Mac does.

Check out more Mac security applications here.

Google Drive

 Google Drive app thumb

Most likely, you know the merits of Google Drive, however, you may not know that you can work on your documents, spreadsheets and offline presentations when you cannot access the Internet. The Google desktop application gives you quick access to all your files and folders very similar to the software's mobile counterpart, providing you with a dedicated folder where you can synchronize up to 15 GB of content, assuming you have not paid for additional storage. Google Drive can make a backup of your entire unit, if you wish.

Dropbox

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There are a number of fantastic cloud storage solutions, and Dropbox is one that makes file synchronization fast and painless. The desktop application works similarly to the web and mobile counterparts of the software, which gives you access to your files and folders and offers you the ability to upload photos, videos and various documents directly from your desktop. You will also receive 2 GB of free storage just by registering, and you can earn more if you invite your friends or connect to Dropbox through the usual social media channels.

The Unarchiver

 Unarchiver

Native applications in MacOS cannot do everything, especially when it comes to archived or archived files. Fortunately, Unarchiver can handle almost any format you can use, whether you are working with RAR files or older formats such as StuffIt, ARC or Tar. The software also does not require you to open a separate application, so you can access your files with a simple click on Finder.




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