Here we’ve put together a list of useful Apps to install on your Mac first time when you buy it or when you perform a clean install.
Alfred 3 for Mac
Alfred is an award-winning app for MacOS which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords, text expansion and more. Search your Mac and the web, and be more productive with custom actions to control your Mac.
Download Alfred 3 from the AppStore
Evernote for Mac
Evernote helps you capture, organize and share notes from anywhere. Your best ideas are always with you and always in sync. Organize your work and declutter your life. Collect everything that matters in one place and find it when you need it, fast.
Download Evernote from the AppStore
aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define.
E.g. make an abbreviation “my name” to insert your name “First Middle Last” in any application. With aText, you can easily avoid typing the same thing over and over.
Download aText from the official website.
Wunderlist: To-Do List & Tasks
Wunderlist is a simple todo list and task manager app that helps you get stuff done. Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to capture, share, and complete your todos.
Wunderlist instantly syncs between your phone, tablet, and computer, so you can access all your tasks from anywhere.
Download Wunderlist from the AppStore
Pixelmator is a full-featured and powerful image editing app for the Mac. Pixelmator takes full advantage of the latest Mac features and technologies, giving you speedy, powerful tools that let you touch up and enhance images, draw or paint, apply dazzling effects, or create advanced compositions with ease.
Once your images are ready, save them to popular image formats, share them via email or social networks, print them, or instantly add them to your Photos library. All right from Pixelmator.
Download Pixelmator from the AppStore
Every time you move a content from one app to the other, compare data side by side or multitask in any other way, you need all the windows arranged accordingly. Magnet makes this process clean and simple.
In one drag to the edge, you size a window into half of your screen. And by dragging windows to the corners, you snap them into quarters. Slide them to the bottom edge of your display to create thirds. Taking advantage of such arrangements eliminates app switching and greatly enhances workspace efficiency.
Magnet supports keyboard shortcuts as well, for every command it has to offer. There is that little icon sitting in the Menu Bar where you can find a predefined set or create yours.
Download Magnet from the AppStore
1Password – Password Manager and Secure Wallet
1Password remembers all your passwords for you and keeps them safe and secure behind the one password that only you know.
◆ Create strong, unique passwords for all your online accounts
◆ Fill usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and addresses into websites right from your browser
◆ Sync your information across all your mobile devices and computers
◆ Share passwords securely with your family or company
◆ Unlock with a single tap using Touch ID
Download 1Password from the AppStore
The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR (including v5), 7-zip, Tar, Gzip, and Bzip2. It will also open many older formats, such as StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ, and ARC.
It will even open other kinds of files, like ISO and BIN disc images, some Windows. EXE installers. The list is actually much longer – see the program homepage for the full list.
Download The Unarchiver from the AppStore
HomeBudget is an integrated expense tracker designed to help you track your expenses, income, bills-due and account balances. It offers support for budgeting and allows analysis of your expenses and income, including charts and graphs. Two key differentiating features of HomeBudget are:
1. Integrated set of features. The features within HomeBudget are well integrated such that a bill can become an expense (when you pay for it) and also adjust the account balance at the same time.
2. Family sync. HomeBudget includes Family Sync, an advanced feature that allows a group of devices/computers (Mac, iPhone, iPad, iTouch) within the household to exchange expense and income information, and work together within a single budget. Once set up, the devices/computers sync with each other automatically over the air. Family Sync works across all features including Bills and Accounts.
Download HomeBudget from the AppStore