10 Must have Mac Apps

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There’s no lack of helpful, interesting apps for the Mac, but some of them you just can’t live without. These are some of the productivity apps that I can’t live without. Whether you are new to macOS or not, you need to have these apps because .. why not? most of them are free.

Copy clip (free)


CopyClip is the simplest and most efficient clipboard manager for your Mac. Running discreetly from your menu bar, this app stores all that you have copied or cut in the past, allowing you to quickly find that snippet of text you’ve been looking for. Amazing right..? Get it here ›

Spectacle (free)


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Spectacle allows users to assign keyboard shortcuts that will automatically place windows into a whole host of positions across a monitor. Want a window to live in the top half of the screen and to the left? Not a problem because Spectacle has you covered. Get it here ›

Appcleaner (free)


AppCleaner is a small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps. Simply drop an application onto the AppCleaner window. It will find for the related files and you can delete them by clicking the delete button. Get it here ›

Atom.io (free)


Atom is a hackable text editor made by GitHub which has many advantages and is free to use. Get it here ›

If you’re already using it check out my list of Top Most Useful Atom Packages ›

Iterm2 (free)


iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted. If you spend a lot of time in a terminal, then you’ll appreciate all the little things that add up to a lot. Get it here ›

Itsycal (free)


Itsycal is a tiny menu bar calendar. If you want, it will display your calendar events as a companion to the Mac Calendar app. Get it here ›

Finderpath (free)


Easily copy/paste file paths. Get it here ›

Evernote (partially free)


One of the better note taking apps IMO. It’s notebook feature allows me to keep my notes organised. Can bookmark frequently used notes, search works like a charm and updates all devices instantly. Currently provides accessibilty to only 2 devices for free. Get it here ›

Grammarly (partially free)


Grammarly makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free. I’ve used it for many articles including this blog post. Get it here ›

Transmit (paid)


There are many FTP Clients out there. But transmit is secure and more organised. You can upload, download, and manage files on tons of servers with an easy, familiar, and powerful UI. Get it here ›

Do you have a list of apps that you can’t live without? Let me know, I might update my list. :P