• Jacob Ng

10 Apps That Every Mac User Needs


I have been using Apple products for as long as I can remember (which isn't that long as I am only 12 years old). The only laptops that I have ever owned were both Macbook Pros. With my prolonged use of macOS, I have found quite a few apps that can assist your experience on the Mac. If I had listed all of these, we would be here forever. But since time is the most valuable asset, I will only list the ones which I found the most useful.

INTERFACE

Magnet


Magnet is a very powerful Window management tool for Mac. Like Windows, it creates 'snap areas' where you can drag your windows to to snap them to a certain spot.

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Bartender 3


Bartender is a useful tool in organising your menubar. If you're like me, you probably have heaps of stuff on it. To keep it tidy and minimalistic, you can hide some of it in a secondary bar.

Purchase Here (Free Trial) $15

iStat Menus


iStat Menus is an advanced system monitor for your menubar. It can detect memory usage, fan speed, and just about anything else.

Purchase Here (Free Trial) $15

DATA MANAGEMENT

Dashlane


Dashlane is a helpful password manager that not only stores your passwords, but automatically logs you in to whatever website that you're using. There is also a password changer in the app which allows you to change the password without having to go to the website. Another feature includes the ability to send your friends your passwords without them actually knowing what your password is.

Download Here (Free/Premium) $39.96 p/a

Dr. Cleaner


Dr. Cleaner is a simple tool that clears up RAM when you aren't using it. It can also scan your system for duplicate files, app caches and other junk files.

Download Here (Free/Premium) $30

Dropzone 3


Dropzone is an app for Mac that makes it faster and easier to move files, complete certain actions, open apps and more. The best thing is, you can even write your own actions with Python or Ruby.

Purchase Here (Free Trial) $10

The Unarchiver


This simple tool unarchives many files such as .zip, .rar and basically anything else. It is far more useful than macOS' included Archive Utility and boasts a variety of customisable settings.

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For a more advanced tool, download The Archive Browser.

Purchase Here (Free Trial) $3.99

DaisyDisk


Whenever you buy a new computer, you quickly forget about storage management. Soon, you realise that the 256 GB hard disk wasn't enough for you. In those situations, DaisyDisk can be a huge help. It hunts down and locates useless files and shows you what is taking up all that space.

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BROWSERS

Opera


While many people's go-to for choosing a browser is Google Chrome, I believe that it uses way too much RAM, especially if you're multitasking. Opera is a good choice for people with slow internet connections, security doubts or just basically anything. Since it was built off Chromium, you can still use many of your beloved Chrome extensions. It also has free VPN, an AdBlocker and a battery saver.

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Vivaldi


Vivaldi, another lightweight browser, is fully customisable in many ways. You know those themes you can get for Chrome? Well in Vivaldi, you can change it once, twice, even three times a day. Another cool feature is the touchpad gestures. When you move your mouse a certain way or draw some kind of shape, Vivaldi will produce that shortcut for you.

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