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Apps designed for the Mac don't typically receive as much attention as apps designed for iPhones and iPads, so we have a series here at MacRumors that highlights useful and interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out. This month's picks are all about making your life easier.


  • Tab Space ($0.99) - Tab Space is a handy little Safari extension that lets you save all of your open Safari tabs with a single click. The extension adds a Tab Space button to your browser's toolbar, and saves tabs to the Tab Space page. You can organize all your saved tabs with tags, so you can do things like open all of your favorite social media sites with one click.
  • Rocket (Free) - Rocket is a simple app that lets you search for any emoji on your Mac. Just type a colon and then a few characters of the name of whatever emoji you're looking for, and Rocket finds it right away. It's similar to how Slack works with emojis, but it's available across the entire system. Rocket also lets you send and store GIFs, memes, and more.
  • InstaRemind ($0.99) - InstaRemind makes it much, much easier to add new reminders to the Reminders app. It's a menu bar app, but it works best if you create a keyboard shortcut (try shift + command + r) because when you use that keyboard shortcut, a text bar pops up, and whatever you enter is added to the Reminders app.
  • Slash (Free) - Slash is a to-do app that's meant to help you get through all the tasks you need to do in a day. It has a simple, clean interface that minimizes into a little task tracking box. It lets you know how much time you're spending on each task, and it provides motivational GIFs. You can pause tasks, skip them, schedule them for later, and more.
  • Next Meeting (Free) - Next Meeting is a no frills menu bar app that's designed to show you your next meeting or calendar event so it's available at a glance. That's all it does - puts meeting reminders in the Mac's menu bar. Super simple, but useful.
If you have a favorite must-have Mac app that we haven't highlighted yet, let us know in the comments below and we might feature it in a future video. For more of our Mac app picks, make sure to check out our Mac app archives.

Article Link: Five Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - March 2020
 
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frode

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Hi, How can I introduce my software to MacRumors? My word processor is the highest rated on the macOS App Store but I have been banned for mentioning it in the forums. Is there perhaps an email address I can send information to?
 
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StevieD100

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DocFetcher is one app that I use an awful lot. Great for finding bits of text in documents. The only drawback is that you can't save your search selection (i.e what filetype you want to use or ignore)
 
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Amazing Iceman

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Hi, How can I introduce my software to MacRumors? My word processor is the highest rated on the macOS App Store but I have been banned for mentioning it in the forums. Is there perhaps an email address I can send information to?
Add it to your Signature, and you may even include a link to it.
But don't spam the Forum with posts to check your app.

Try the Forum: "Code Sharing and Software Promos"
Make sure to read the rules about posting there.
 
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macduke

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I like Tot, which is a simple way to collect bits of text: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tot/id1491071483?mt=12

Handy for developers who are juggling a lot of chunks of code, writers who are collecting references and sources for a story, etc. Just a neat, organized way to throw text into seven little preset bins that are color coded and it also supports markdown.
 
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darkslide29

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Hi, How can I introduce my software to MacRumors? My word processor is the highest rated on the macOS App Store but I have been banned for mentioning it in the forums. Is there perhaps an email address I can send information to?

Since they specifically asked for us to name more software in the comments, I think you could have safely slipped it in this time. Missed opportunity! :p
 
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D.T.

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I like Tot, which is a simple way to collect bits of text: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tot/id1491071483?mt=12

Handy for developers who are juggling a lot of chunks of code, writers who are collecting references and sources for a story, etc. Just a neat, organized way to throw text into seven little preset bins that are color coded and it also supports markdown.


Love Tot, I'm constantly grabbing little snippets of code, or value to use for testing, or some out I want to decipher - I love it just float on top of everything, auto saves, supports Markdown. Great recommendation.
 
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VeryVito

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And they charge a monthly/yearly subscription beyond the free tier. I sure miss being able to buy apps outright with no subscription or data-mining BS.

Didn't you hear? Before subscriptions, nobody ever managed to make money or earn a living creating software, and no end users ever purchased or received an update to an existing app.

I hear some developers were even forced to make "trialware" versions, and a few even had to give up on their dreams of retiring with the profits from their menubar widget.
/s

Full disclosure: I am the developer of a menubar widget that has failed to make me rich beyond my wildest Tuesday.
 
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Forti

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Beer to anyone who will gives me app that will allow me keep window in top ALL the time. Can't find anything that works on Catalina.. :D
 
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VeryVito

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Beer to anyone who will gives me app that will allow me keep window in top ALL the time. Can't find anything that works on Catalina.. :D

Fenêtre is available on the Mac App Store (there's also a free lite version). I haven't needed it myself, but it could be worth checking out.


Never mind; I misread the description. I doubt it's what you want, after all.
 
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