Enjoying your new Apple MAC requires exploring well beyond the stock apps pre-installed on macOS and the top charts of the Mac App Store. There are a plethora of apps you can install on your Apple MAC, to make it a more useful tool. In this article, we explore a comprehensive list of the best apps for your new MAC.
A lot of the appropriate productivity, workflow, and OS personalization software have been available for a long time, however, they can be difficult to find if you are using Mac for the first time and you cannot find what you are looking for. :
1. AIRMAIL 3
For users that did not fancy the design of the native macOS Mail app, Airmail 3 will give you a clean, Gmail-style interface on an Apple desktop. It might be expensive but a lot of email applications have monthly subscription models, which makes the app a brilliant alternative to that pricing approach. It comes with features like Touch Bar support, and a smooth UI that will dazzle you.
2. ALFRED 4
This is a tool with a fresh team editor, a quality workflow debugger, and Catalina dark mode compatibility.
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It allows you to personalize endless keyboard shortcuts and other shorthand commands for opening applications, surfing the web e.t.c. It does the job of a productivity app and it can be used for free, even if you will pay a $25 license for the premium PowerPack upgrade.
Cleaning up your Mac is a key form of desktop maintenance, and getting rid of unwanted applications will help you to ensure your computer remains fast.
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This is a free donation-based app that lets you uninstall software you no longer need and deletes all the related files that are hidden somewhere in your directory.
4. BARTENDER 3
When you manage it the right way, it can be a vibrant productivity tool. This app allows you to organize your menu bar, configure keyboard shortcuts for launching individual apps through menu bar icons. Days back, it was updated with macOS Catalina support.
Note-taking application is always key and this is a very clean one. It comes with a lovely design and it is not filled with too many features that you will never need to use.
Some of its important features include note pinning and markdown support, and a beautiful 3-column layout that allows you to move between your organized hashtags, note list, and the editor.
Managing the desktop space is difficult on the Mac, but this app will help you with that. It allows you to snap windows flush to the edges of your display and into pre-configured layouts that can be saved across applications. It supports keyboard too, so it should be installed for Mac owners that love to be organized.
All Mac owners need a proper video playback application and VLC is definitely one. It supports various file formats and codecs, and several audio and video compression methods. To convert one file from .avi or .mkv to .mp4, it is easy here too.
There you have it – a comprehensive list of best apps for your new MAC. If you have other recommendations, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.