OS X Must Have Apps

Published by P. Tsamoudakis

  • Little Snitch

    Little Snitch gives you full control of your system’s connection to the Internet. Something like a firewall that handles outbound connections as well as inbound and gives you the option to allow or block any suspicious activity.
    www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch

  • 1Password

    The ultimate password manager, available for all popular platforms, with the right tools and plugins to make your password handling a breeze.
    agilebits.com/onepassword

  • Wunderlist

    This used to be a simple and beautiful cross platform todo app. But a few releases later it turned out to be THE todo and list making app for EVERY platform.
    www.wunderlist.com

  • Tweetbot

    If you feel like Twitter’s default app is missing a few features, Tweetbot will definitely fill all the gaps and become your favourite Twitter client.
    tapbots.com/software/tweetbot/mac

  • Reeder 2

    The most beautiful and functional news reader for all your RSS needs that supports many popular services including Feedly, Feedbin, Fever etc.
    reederapp.com/mac

  • Evernote

    Evernote takes your notes to a whole new level. Whether it’s a simple text note or an image, Evernote will store everything on the cloud and keep your devices in sync through their amazing apps.
    evernote.com

  • iStat Menus

    With iStat Menus you’ll know exactly what’s happening to your mac. A minimal system monitor for your menubar with advance features and detailed information about everything.
    bjango.com/mac/istatmenus

  • CleanMyMac 2

    CleanMyMac 2 is an ingeniously simple, yet surprisingly powerful application for keeping your Mac clean, organized, and free of files that slow it down. It's simply the best app for cleaning up your Mac!
    macpaw.com/cleanmymac

  • ImageOptim

    ImageOptim is a free app that makes images take up less disk space and load faster, without sacrificing quality. It optimizes compression parameters, removes junk metadata and unnecessary color profiles.
    imageoptim.com

  • Transmit

    Transmit is one of the best FTP clients for OS X. It’s user friendly and packs literally ANY feature you could ask for from an FTP client.
    panic.com/transmit

  • Transmission

    The best torrent client for OS X. It’s minimal, stylish and packs a ton of features for your downloading and seeding needs.
    www.transmissionbt.com

  • Beamer

    Beamer is the easiest way to stream video from your Mac to Apple TV. It works just like a regular desktop media player, but the video plays on Apple TV. Just open any movie file and press play. Forget what you know about the limitations of AirPlay on the Mac. Beamer takes care of the details, so you can sit down and enjoy all your videos on Apple TV.
    beamer-app.com

  • EvoCam

    A great app that gives you the ability to broadcast video directly to the Internet or keep an eye to what your Mac’s cam is seeing.
    www.evological.com/evocam.html

  • Grappler

    The easiest way to download music, videos and more from anywhere on the web.
    thelittleappfactory.com/grappler

  • HandBrake

    HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
    handbrake.fr

  • Popcorn-Time

    Popcorn Time streams movies and TV shows from torrents.
    popcorntime.io

  • Radium

    Radium is a beautiful, minimal, easy to use internet radio player. It sits in your menu bar, and it just works.
    catpigstudios.com

  • RipIt

    Watch your movies anywhere. The simple DVD ripper for Macs.
    thelittleappfactory.com/ripit

  • VLC

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
    www.videolan.org

  • Caffeine

    Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon in the right side of your menu bar. Click it to prevent your Mac from automatically going to sleep, dimming the screen or starting screen savers. Click it again to go back.
    itunes.apple.com/gr/app/caffeine/id411246225?mt=12

  • UnRarX

    UnRarX is a Mac OS X Cocoa application that allows you to expand rar archives and restore corrupted or missing archives using par2.
    www.unrarx.com

  • Coda 2

    You code for the web. You demand a fast, clean, and powerful text editor. Pixel-perfect preview. A built-in way to open and manage your local and remote files. And maybe a dash of SSH. Say hello, Coda.
    panic.com/coda

  • VirtualBox

    An open source product that supports virtualisation of Windows, Linux, Solaris, OpenBSD and more. For the average Mac user: If you want to access that old Windows app, this is a great and free way to have a virtual Windows installation inside OS X.
    www.virtualbox.org

  • Spectacle

    Free window control with simple, customizable keyboard shortcuts.
    spectacleapp.com

  • Couleurs

    Couleurs is a simple app for grabbing and tweaking the colors you see on your screen.
    couleursapp.com

  • Contexts

    Radically simpler & faster window switcher
    contexts.co

  • Rocket

    Slack-style emoji everywhere on your Mac.
    matthewpalmer.net/rocket/