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XboxEvolved

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 22, 2004
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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?
 

Ulenspiegel

macrumors 68040
Nov 8, 2014
3,212
2,482
Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
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.
 

FatPigeon

macrumors newbie
Oct 5, 2014
9
40
UK
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.
 

skaertus

macrumors 601
Feb 23, 2009
4,201
1,329
Brazil
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?
 

maflynn

macrumors Haswell
May 3, 2009
71,666
40,833
My top apps
Vmware Fusion
MS Office 2013 (windows program)
FileMaker Pro
LightRoom
iTunes
 

stapoz

macrumors member
Dec 18, 2014
40
3
Chrome ;)
Google Drive
Flux - that's really usefull
Jing - nice tool
MS Remote Desktop - VNC with PC
Photoshop
VLC
 

DaveTheRave

macrumors 6502a
May 22, 2003
703
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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
 

exegete77

macrumors 6502a
Feb 12, 2008
529
6
Top programs for me currently:

Scrivener
Nisus Writer Pro
Mellel
Accordance
1Password
Bookends
TotalFinder
InfoClick
WiTopia
 

iDento

macrumors 6502a
Sep 8, 2011
854
1,472
iCloud Servers
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.
 

Fishrrman

macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
26,113
10,898
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....")
 

Ulenspiegel

macrumors 68040
Nov 8, 2014
3,212
2,482
Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
...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...

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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