Your top apps of 2014?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by XboxEvolved, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. XboxEvolved macrumors regular

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    So I made two quick YouTube videos on my blog here for all that are interested and yeah, I list off a lot of apps that Apple made simply because, this is just the apps that proved the most helpful or used to be. They aren't specifically 3rd party apps although obviously on both iPhone and Mac I use a lot of 3rd party stuff as well, just not as much as the stuff listed here. And not all of these if any of these were created in 2014, most of them are quite a bit older, but had stuff updated in them that made them quite a bit more useful in 2014.

    I noticed thought, my top 10 on each basically show that I use my iPhone like an older person, but use the Mac more or less to it's fullest. So what about you guys? Top 10 apps?
     
  2. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    Well, my preferences and not only apps:

    1. ZoomBySite - Safari extension to make remember the set zoomed size of websites (indispensable).
    2. FinderMinder - app to make Finder remember the set size. (indispensable).
    3. Recoded and redesigned stock Weather Widget that does not move on Dashboard after reboot
    : http://nyolc8.deviantart.com/art/Apple-Weather-Widget-Fixed-iOS6-Style-UPDATED-318718662.
    4. Disk Doctor and DiskWave - handy utilities.
    5. EasyFind - this app really finds anyithing on your HD.
    6. AppCleaner - it uninstalls apps better than dragging to Trash.
    7. Microsoft Office Mac - best in its class IMHO.
    etc. etc. etc.
     
  3. FatPigeon macrumors newbie

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    Mailbox

    Mailbox is my top app. It has utterly transformed how I manage my personal and business email. It's still in Beta and crashes occasionally but honestly I'd hate to have to go back to Apple Mail.
     
  4. skaertus macrumors 68030

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    The best software for me are the software that is useful and helps me do stuff. The fact that software uses Continuity or other fancy features that integrate OS X and iOS are nice and neat, but that's not what really matters to me.

    For instance, I find iWork to be a piece of crap, even though it is nice and should qualify as a "top app" based on the use of the latest features in OS X. Office 2011, buggy and old as it is, is miles ahead of iWork in this sense. My list of software contains some pieces that are awkward and have a not-so-good interface, but that are nice:

    - OmniOutliner
    - OmniGraffle
    - Mellel
    - Scrivener
    - DEVONthink Pro Office
    - Moom

    I see my views are very different from Apple's views on what good software is. They recently listed Notability for Mac as the "App of the Year". I bought it, but I didn't find anything particularly interesting on it. Beautiful interface, OK. But it looks like an iPad port of a cute app, and not rock-solid software for Mac. Am I missing something?
     
  5. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Readkit
    ChromiumFS
    Pixelmator
    Ember
    VLC
    Evernote
    Onenote
    Twitter for Mac
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    My top apps
    Vmware Fusion
    MS Office 2013 (windows program)
    FileMaker Pro
    LightRoom
    iTunes
     
  7. stapoz macrumors member

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    Chrome ;)
    Google Drive
    Flux - that's really usefull
    Jing - nice tool
    MS Remote Desktop - VNC with PC
    Photoshop
    VLC
     
  8. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

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    Reeder (OS X and iOS) - great for reading RSS feeds
    Things (OS X and iOS) - I'm new to it but like it better than using Reminders
     
  9. AndyK macrumors 65816

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  10. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    Top programs for me currently:

    Scrivener
    Nisus Writer Pro
    Mellel
    Accordance
    1Password
    Bookends
    TotalFinder
    InfoClick
    WiTopia
     
  11. firedept macrumors 603

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    TotalFinder
    1Password
    Carbon Copy Cloner
    Photoshop
    Illustrator
     
  12. iDento macrumors regular

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    Too Many Apps

    1. 1Password.
    2. Things.
    3. Pixelmtor.
    4. Plex.
    5. iPhoto (Crying with tears for this).
    6. iDraw.
    7. iVI.
    8. Better Rename.
    9. MacCleanse.
    10. Daisy Disk.
     
  13. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Adware Medic.

    Phocus (Hasselblad) -- works with any photos, and is the only photo browser/editor I've yet found that lets you just search folders and browse pics withOUT having to import or catalog them. And it's free.

    Epic Privacy Browser -- Chrome without the tracking.

    Skim -- lightweight pdf reader.

    (some of these may not be "new" in 2014, but they were "new to me....")
     
  14. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    Now, that is a very interesting application! And it is a Hasselblad! I have checked it. Seems the big ones tend to have very good software and providing it for free. Phocus resembles the application that I use: Nikon ViewNX 2 (also free, almost same features). There is another one that is really good with similar features: PhotoScape X.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Who is interested in Hasselblad's amazing Phocus software:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqT_gmyIg0w
     

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