It doesn't matter if you bought your first Mac or just decided to upgrade your computer – in any case, you need to install the first applications on it. In this article, we'll walk you through the most essential Mac programs App Store to start with.
Here we have collected our favorite and most useful applications for everyday use. Nothing specific – just programs that make life easier.
Feeling like you're missing out on the functionality of the standard Notes application? Then take a look at Bear. Its important feature is the ability to synchronize with the application of the same name for iPhone and iPad. At the same time, Bear has a function for creating chains from notes – and this is much more convenient than making several subsections in one note. The only negative is that Bear only works in the ecosystem Apple, so if you have, say, MacBook and a smartphone on Android or your main PC on Windows, you won't be able to sync the data.
Download Bear on Mac App Store
Emojis have long been a part of communication on the Internet, but in most applications and sites it is inconvenient to choose them. Rocket allows you to insert the desired emoji anywhere using commands – just like in the Slack messenger. Want to add fish emoji? Type: fish: – Rocket will do the rest for you.
Download Rocket on the developer's website
Luckily, Apple added desktop iMessage to macOS, but what about other messengers? That's what Franz is for, who supports Whatsapp, Telegram, Google Hangouts, Slack and tons of other services – all in one simple app.
Download Franz on the developer's site
Do you frequently search Apple Spotlight? Then download Alfred – its faster and more powerful counterpart that will find information for you on the Internet and local files in a split second. If you are an advanced macOS user, then there are no limits to using Alfred – this utility can do almost anything.
Download Alfred from the developer's site
If you have iPhone, then you probably noticed that the smartphone automatically stops the music every time you remove the headphones from the jack. Muzzy is an ingeniously simple application that lets you add the same function to your computer. This utility has saved me more than once from exposing my disgusting musical taste to the entire office! In addition, after installation, the application will settle in the menu bar and will also allow you to control playback without opening the player itself. Unfortunately, it only works with iTunes.
Download Muzzy on Mac App Store
Usually, in order to remove an application from a poppy, you just need to move it to the trash. However, the program often leaves behind system files that take up space on the hard drive. So if you value free space on your computer and would like to remove applications completely, use TrashMe for this, a utility that automatically searches for all files associated with the program and cleans them if necessary.
Download TrashMe on the developer's site
Of course, Adobe Photoshop remains an unsurpassed graphics editor, but Pixelmator is almost as good, and costs much less than what Adobe requires from its subscribers. In this case, you get the program with all future updates, and not an annual subscription, as is the case with CreativeCloud products. Pixelmator will be enough for most users, so it's a great way to save money on photo editing software. There is also a more powerful version of Pixelmator Pro
Price: Pixelmator – 2,290 rubles.; Pixelmator Pro – 4,490 rubles.
Download Pixelmator on Mac App Store
Download Pixelmator Pro on Mac App Store
The perennial problem with laptops is that they never have enough memory. That is why it is useful to run the DaisyDisk utility once every couple of weeks, which shows what your hard drive is clogged with and helps to get rid of unnecessary things. The informative and colorful interface of the program should be noted separately.
Price: 749 rub.
Download DaisyDisk at App Store