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Gabriel asked:

What are the best macOS apps?

  • #1
    TF
    Written on January 25, 2017
    Terry Franklin
    "We all know that Mac graphics are considered the best, and favorites of designers. Now with Keynote, macOS user can create amazing presentations and work in real-time with remote colleagues to create the best presentations. Even PC users can participate, making Keynote the best tool for Mac."
  • #2
    RW
    Written on January 6, 2017
    Robert Wheeler
    "I access email everywhere I go. I need to be on the go and have that functionality. With AirMail, I get all of that and a bit more. With features and a versatility few mail clients showcase, AirMail keeps me logged in and alert of all incoming mail across all my iOS devices."
  • #3
    DC
    Written on August 21, 2017
    Denise Curtis
    "ITunes is one of the best macOS apps out there. It syncs all your music and videos. I've been using it for years and will continue to use it."
  • #4
    AP
    Written on July 13, 2017
    Amber Perkins
    "I actually use Evernote on a daily basis! I like to write fanfiction often, and I also create my own recipes. Evernote allows me to create separate "notebooks" or sections, and lets me add different pages and notes in each notebook. It's really easy to use, and it helps me stay organized."
  • #5
    AD
    Written on July 13, 2017
    Anthony Davis
    "Seems like it would be a very useful tool for using with the mac and the best thing about it is it is free with the OS. Plus is seems to come with a lot of support and help incase you get a little lost doing something"
  • #6
    VN
    Written on August 18, 2017
    Vincent Nguyen
    "Cleaning your phone and computer of useless junk folders and spam files is always important. And getting one of the best cleaners on your device is a must. I think CCleaner is that cleaner. CCleaner is one of the first apps I always install when I get a new phone, computer, or tablet. It's extremely simple to use, mostly with one-button programs. It cleans your junk files and monitors for the dangerous stuff, all without clouding your device with their own junk or ads or any of that annoying stuff. CCleaner is a must have."
  • #7
    JH
    Written on March 23, 2017
    Justin Hanson
    "The replacement for Photoshop is finally here! Pixelmator is the best way for artists to manipulate photographs and digital art. It has many tools for filters, brushes and other modifications to your art. Pixelmator is a game changer in the art universe. This program takes changing your artwork to the next level. Get Pixelmator today and take your art to the next level."
  • #8
    AP
    Written on July 5, 2017
    Andrew Porter
    "I have use this program for many years and does a great job. I have installed it on other peoples PC to get rid of virus, ... This program work, when others did not. I had the premium version,but let it run out. Thinking of buying it again."
  • #9
    GB
    Written on July 13, 2017
    Gregory Berry
    "This is actually pretty useless. While I realize VLC player itself is great app and is available for macOS, the actual link provided here goes directly to the Google Play store page for the Android version of VLC, so I totally don't understand the logic behind giving me this solution."
  • #10
    Dropbox
    Software

    Windows , Mac , Android , iOS

    Free - 30-Days free trial, varies by plan

    DS
    Written on July 18, 2017
    Denise Stewart
    "drop box is an absolutely amazing application. its sort of like google drive but you can share and collaborate on files and much much more. its affordable and the space you can have access to is huge. dropbox is one of a kind. i find it to not be glitchy. it never fails. a fantastic app all together."
  • #11
    EM
    Written on January 22, 2017
    Emily Montgomery
    "When I purchased my Apple computer, I was eager to install new and exciting applications. Spotify doesn't disappoint! It is without a doubt the best online radio service that I have ever used. I love how I can find great playlists that perfectly match my mood, or make my own. There are also social sharing functions to share your great playlists amongst friends, family and coworkers."
  • #12
    CC
    Written on March 23, 2017
    Carolyn Coleman
    "Siri seems to be incredibly helpful in organizing my day to day life. Using one app or program to organize meals, bookings, payments, and much more would really help my life stay balanced and open!"
  • #13
    AM
    Written on April 20, 2017
    Amanda Mendoza
    "Skype is a must-have and the best in class tool for the job. Even if you don't need it for you job (and who doesn't need it for their job?) Skype is super-useful for staying in touch with friends across the country, or even around the world."
  • #14
    SM
    Written on July 23, 2017
    Sandra McDonald
    "One of the foundations of Apple. An absolute must have for any Mac user."
  • #15
    LR
    Written on May 16, 2017
    Lauren Rice
    "Audacity is a versatile program with many functions. It allows for sound editing, recording and advanced listening supporting many different audio formats. I have used Audacity for various tasks, including simple things like creating ringtones for my cellular phone."
  • #16
    RS
    Written on June 20, 2017
    Ryan Sims
    "I am always on the go and need a browser that can keep me logged in at all times. While working on my laptop, desktop, or mobile phone I want to be able to pick up where I left off. Google Chrome does all of this as it saves information across any device I access the internet from."
  • #17
    VC
    Written on April 6, 2017
    Vincent Castillo
    "Wow, what a program. One of the best apps for MacOS. I always make sure I have this program installed on my computer. PDFs are so common to find now and this program allows save time and organize my PDFs in a way where I can easily change and access them. It's part of my secret at work for getting projects completed much faster."
  • #18
    KW
    Written on June 20, 2017
    Keith West
    "I am really into graphic design with my computer , and especially with windows programs. I ran across this website Inkscape draw freely and it has the latest stable versions that are easy to get and you can install them in no time. Inkscape is a great tool for computer artists and almost anyone can learn very quickly , check it out!"
  • #19
    AM
    Written on May 28, 2017
    Adam Mills
    "There aren't too many photo programs that can come close to Photoshop. Enter GIMP, it's open source and free and has more than enough tools to almost be a Photoshop equal. It can be used by beginners but it's really for photo pros. It's one of the best free programs on the market."
  • #20
    BS
    Written on May 30, 2017
    Betty Stephens
    "Apple is generally very good at what they do. However iMovie doesn't live up to my expectations from Apple. There are many great macOS apps out there. This one is terrible."
  • #21
    JR
    Written on August 15, 2017
    Joan Robertson
    "I like this web site a lot. I trust Google because I know that they are a GREAT company. I love digital storage because it saves hard drive space on my computer and smart phone. Personally, I prefer digital storage services like Google Drive over external storage items that break or get lost. I trust that Google takes the right steps and invests time and money to stop hackers from getting into their files. This web site is simple and easy to use. Google drive eliminates the problem of having to use up all of the space on your computer/phone's hard drive to store pictures and movies."
  • #22
    AF
    Written on April 14, 2017
    Arthur Freeman
    "The app, while useful, seemed pretty basic. An app like this I would already expect to be on the OS of my phone and I'd probably rather use that instead of going through the trouble of getting another app."
  • #23
    GJ
    Written on June 20, 2017
    George Jordan
    "µTorrent used to be very good, but the latest versions seem very unoptimized. Everytime I try using it, it takes forever to load. I've been waiting a while now for the devs to fix it, but I've gone on with another BitTorrent client that is faster and open sourced. Closed source for something like this feels a little shady."
  • #24
    KS
    Written on August 8, 2017
    Kathryn Sandoval
    "Sold. This is right up my alley. I hate being blocked because of where I live and this site offers a solution to that. I would be allowed to surf the internet without all the chattering back and forth spreading my information far and wide. I could do it anonymously which, in this day and age, is a MUST. It's also great if I am out in public and need to use internet, which I've done a few times in a local coffee shop. I don't need some chowder head getting all up in my business and trying to steal my information. Dude needs to make an honest living. This site gives me that protection while using someone elses open signal."
  • #25
    KG
    Written on February 21, 2017
    Kevin Graham
    "Slack is a more professional alternative to the gaming-orientated voice server solutions such as Discord and Teamspeak. It has many tools that my team has found useful in our day-to-day work, and I'm glad I was recommended it by a coworker."
  • #26
    DE
    Written on March 30, 2017
    Debra Estrada
    "I play several instruments and I love GarageBand on my Mac. I can create music even at night when everyone is asleep and record it. I can then play it on my own instruments the next day. I like that it is available anytime I want to use it."
  • #27
    Bartender 2
    Software

    Mac

    $15 - Free trial available

    ES
    Written on April 17, 2017
    Evelyn Stanley
    "I'm really happy I got the app Bartender 2 to help clean up the clutter on my menu bar. There are several different configuration options so you can figure out exactly how you want things organized. Very useful app!"
  • #28
    JC
    Written on June 7, 2017
    Jeremy Carroll
    "Awesome MacOS Open Source messenger. This is a one stop shop for all of your messaging needs. It supports the major and non-major platforms so you should be able to find your messenger here!"
  • #29
    AS
    Written on March 9, 2017
    Aaron Sullivan
    "The solution The Unarchiver is an excellent solution. It is a free powerful file extraction product. Its basically an unarchiver as the name says so you will need another product to create compressed files. It does integrate directly with OS X Finder and will support various formats."
  • #30
    BC
    Written on April 26, 2017
    Benjamin Curtis
    "Converting videos is always a pain on my mac as nothing really works well. I tried HandBrake and still wasn't able to do this successfully. Can't they make something simple these days."
  • #31
    OH
    Written on January 2, 2017
    Olivia Hughes
    "I have terrible eyesight and for people who have perfect vision, it's hard to explain what I go through on a day-to-day basis. My eyes make it hard for me to see near and far at times and it has a moderate sensitivity to light. Recently, Apple has added features that change the lighting on its software from day mode and night mode and it has made so much of a difference. F.lux does that same thing for Mac users who are sensitive to blue-light emitted from many computer software. I recommend this for anyone who has a sensitivity to computer light, bad eyesight or feel as though they want to do a better job of protecting their eyes."
  • #32
    Simple Recorder
    Software

    Mac

    Free - with in-app purchases

    DL
    Written on May 7, 2017
    David Lopez
    "The simple recorder is one of those apps that should just come installed into your mac. It's clean, easy, and best of all it does what it's supposed to. There's no overly complicated UI, you just click record and start talking! It wont get you a grammy for sound engineering but for the average user it's perfect. Great app and one i use pretty often."
  • #33
    Photoshop
    Software

    Windows , Mac

    $9.99 - $49.99 per month with adobe suite

    JA
    Written on February 26, 2017
    Jacqueline Allen
    "This is an okay solution to the topic. It is not a list of apps but it is one program. It also never specifically talks about being a macOS app and would have to look further to make sure it is compatible because it does not mention anything on that page about Mac's."
  • #34
    KP
    Written on June 22, 2017
    Kimberly Pearson
    "I'm having a hard time thinking of this product as the type of app I was looking for. It fits a very specific need that wouldn't really be something I'd be interested in. It is a macOS hardware product, and I guess I could consider it an app, but I think of apps more as the small programs you download onto your phone, ipad, etc."
  • #35
    JM
    Written on February 23, 2017
    Jordan Mendoza
    "Sublime is one of the most popular macOS apps. Sublime is one of the older programs although it has been updated over the years. It is generally recognized as fast and has a big community. However users do comment that Sublime works better with various plug ins. An alternative is Atom. Atom is free. So there is no license fee. Atom is open-source so users can make improvements by sending a request. Atom has built in web tech including HTML, JavaScript (CoffeeScript), CSS (LESS), and Node.js integration through Electron. Great for solving problems but causes potentially slow loading."

Summary

Best macOS apps
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Keynote Software 491 Free
2 AirMail Software 462 Paid
3 iTunes Software 443 Paid
4 Evernote Software 439 Free
5 Apple Mail Software 428 Free
6 CCleaner Software 402 Free
7 Pixelmator Apps 386 Paid
8 Malware-Bytes Anti-Malware Software 376 Paid
9 VLC media player Software 361 Free
10 Dropbox Software 351 Free