Must have apps

Fthree

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I feel that i am not taking full advantage of the simplicity apps on my mac can add to my life. What are some of your "Must Have" apps that make your mac awesome?

I watch youtube videos about the top 10 and all but what are y'all using?

Thanks!
 

vyruzreaper

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I feel that i am not taking full advantage of the simplicity apps on my mac can add to my life. What are some of your "Must Have" apps that make your mac awesome?

I watch youtube videos about the top 10 and all but what are y'all using?

Thanks!
  1. Better Touch Tool (best and must have imo)
  2. Mem Clean
  3. Little Snitch
  4. Coconut Battery
  5. Google Drive/Dropbox
  6. gfxcard status
  7. PIA
  8. Parallels
  9. Skitch
  10. Handbrake
 

Pangalactic

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1. Final Cut Pro X - if you are into video editing, absolutely get this!
2. Free Download Manager - the absolute best alternative for windows IDM that downloads almost everything from everywhere.
3. Hyperdock - makes hovering a mouse over an app show all open windows Windows-style (sorry for the pun :D ) and a couple of other cool things, but basically makes working with multiple windows on MacOS not an absolutely miserable experience.
4. Magnet - allows you to easily move windows around the screen, make split view, etc (something that windows does for free, come on, Cook!)
5. Paragon NTFS for MAC - allows you to connect ALL external drives to your mac without all the "unsupported format" ********
6. Go for Gmail - allows you to view gmail from an app, VERY handy!
7. Screenflow - the basic and the best screen recording software
8. FreeChat + FreeChat for Facebook Messenger - allows to you to have whatsapp and facebook messenger chats as Apps, very nice!
9. Patina - a replacement for microsoft paint, I think it's the best one.
10. Amphetamine - stops your Mac from falling asleep and allows you to finetune sleep times etc.
 

Fthree

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Awesome! ill look into those! I use Magnet at the moment and love it!
 

jojoba

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Some of mine are:

1. Hazel
2. Amphetamine
3. Keyboard Maestro
4. Alfred
5. Evernote
6. BetterTouchTool
7. DefaultFolderX
8. MailMate
9. TaskPaper
10. Highlights
 
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kohlson

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Video work: FCPX, iMovie, Camtasia, Handbrake/VLC
Audio: Audacity and Audition
Still use and like MS Office
Web, including email: Safari (for now - this rotates every year or so)
1Password (we'll see how long this lasts)
Misc: Amphetamine, Disk Inventory X, Dropbox/Google Drive, Fusion Win7, for those things not Mac
 
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jojoba

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Would love to hear how you use this. I'm currently struggling to get it to do what I want...
Yes, I saw your thread but didn't know how to help. I only use Hazel for lighthearted housekeeping. It regularly cleans up various folders (e.g. downloads, screen shots, camera uploads), it maintains my pdf research library (automatically copying anything I import into Bookends to a separate folder, so I can keep one copy of each file without annotation), it finds and removes associated system files when I delete an app, etc.
 

rayjay86

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Yes, I saw your thread but didn't know how to help. I only use Hazel for lighthearted housekeeping. It regularly cleans up various folders (e.g. downloads, screen shots, camera uploads), it maintains my pdf research library (automatically copying anything I import into Bookends to a separate folder, so I can keep one copy of each file without annotation), it finds and removes associated system files when I delete an app, etc.
All good I think I figured it out. I had to create a nested folder rule. Not really intuitive but it seems to be working now
 

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1. GeekTool
2. 1Password
3. Things 3
4. TechToolPro
5. TweetDeck
6. Cocktail
7. TextExpander
8. ChronoSync
9. MacJournal
10. DayOne (this far...not if they make it all subscription)
11. BuyMeAPie
12. TranslateTab
13. MainMenu
14. CarbonCopyCloner
15. IStatMenus

Some other more specific for me....probably not for most :)
 
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rhett7660

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Yes, I saw your thread but didn't know how to help. I only use Hazel for lighthearted housekeeping. It regularly cleans up various folders (e.g. downloads, screen shots, camera uploads), it maintains my pdf research library (automatically copying anything I import into Bookends to a separate folder, so I can keep one copy of each file without annotation), it finds and removes associated system files when I delete an app, etc.
Not to thread jack to much, but what is your work flow with "bookends"? This is the first I have heard of this program and it looks interesting.
 

jojoba

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Not to thread jack to much, but what is your work flow with "bookends"? This is the first I have heard of this program and it looks interesting.
Sorry about the delay, only saw this now.

I use it as an alternative to EndNote. It organises all my pdf research literature (currently more than 3000 articles/ books/ book chapters) and organises them based on tags (and, to a lesser extent, labels). Since you can assign multiple tags to an item, it makes it very easy to retrieve relevant literature for a writing project. The iPad version lets me read and mark up literature (highlights, comments, etc.). I also use it to generate bibliographies. It's a solid tool that's very customisable and the developers are very helpful. If you're doing research, I warmly recommend it.
 
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rhett7660

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Sorry about the delay, only saw this now.

I use it as an alternative to EndNote. It organises all my pdf research literature (currently more than 3000 articles/ books/ book chapters) and organises them based on tags (and, to a lesser extent, labels). Since you can assign multiple tags to an item, it makes it very easy to retrieve relevant literature for a writing project. The iPad version lets me read and mark up literature (highlights, comments, etc.). I also use it to generate bibliographies. It's a solid tool that's very customisable and the developers are very helpful. If you're doing research, I warmly recommend it.
Thank you for the response! Going to take a look at this now since there is a free trial version.

Thanks again.
 

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