Apple has revolutionized the world with their amazing products. People who have used Apple products don’t want to switch and the ones who haven’t are desperate to get their hands on the great technology and premium products that Apple has to offer. It is an urban myth that an Apple environment ( Mac, iPhone, iPod, iPad and other apple products) is the most secure and user friendly investment a consumer of technology can make.
Buying a MacBook is like purchasing a ticket to fairyland (for tech enthusiasts) with fantastic and virtually never ending new software. A MacBook owner gets all the fantastic free apps that apple provides along with the Mac App Store (with countless applications both free and paid) as well as the applications which an independent developer(s) provide to make your computing experience fun, useful and productive. Here we’ll look at some of the must have applications that will make your MacBook experience worthwhile:
How many times have you forgotten your password and went through all the pain of regenerating your password and remembering many passwords at once? If you’re superman or some kind of memory wizard unlike most of us the answer would be zero but for regular people 1Password can be a lifesaver. This application collects all your passwords (for various applications and websites) in a safe place and all you have to do is remember that password. All the other passwords and important information would be protected behind your Master Password (which only you would know)
Simplenote is a must have utility application for MacBook. You can note down your ideas, notes, details, important information and other reminders etc and forget about it. Your notes will be in sync with all your other devices for free and the information you’ve written down and forgot (didn’t bother) to save wouldn’t be lost.
3. VLC Player
It is simply the best multi-format media player. If you want to play video or music files in just about any format available VLC player is the answer.
Calca is a very power symbolic calculator if not the best out there in the market. It solves equations as well as simplifies complex expressions. It is also an awesome Markdown text editor so that we can explain the complex mathematical/algebraic equations with words alongside our calculations. It’s a must have application for students and other professionals who work with numbers and mathematical equations a lot.
5. Alfred 2
It is again a very powerful productivity application which enhances your relationship with your device. You can completely customize your device according to your preference by boosting your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords, text expansions etc. You can boost your productivity by customizing the actions to control your Mac.
We live in a world where people communicate with each other via text messages and a sentence seems incomplete without an emoji. This application saves your precious time while texting by allowing you to send/type slack-style emojis from anywhere on your Mac instead of searching the emoji bar time and again.
7. Autodesk Pixlr
It is a must have application if you’re a social media enthusiast (like everyone) who loves to share their pictures on social media. This application helps you transform regular images into a piece of art with over 2 million combinations of effects to choose from.
Itsycal is a tiny calendar for your Mac’s menu bar. If you want, it will display your appointments and serve as a companion to the Mac Calendar app. You can completely personalize your experience with your Mac by rescheduling and creating reminders so that you can get your stuff done when it was intended to be done by you.
F.lux is designed to help late-night computer users save their eyes, F.lux for Mac provides a softer and gentler backlight for the screen so that you don’t get frustrated and blinded by the annoying lights during night time.
It is another utility application which keeps your workspace organized. Activated by dragging, customizable keyboard shortcuts or via Menu bar, Magnet declutters your screen by collapsing unused windows in a compact form and promotes multitasking.
Pocket is a news reading application that saves videos, photos, and articles for viewing offline. You can save important news and classify them as per your requirement so that you can view them on the go.
This application helps you in converting any video format (literally any video format) into mp4 or MKV forms. It is the most simple and versatile open source video transcoder out there.
13. Text Wrangler
While not a word processor, TextWrangler for Mac does an excellent job editing, searching, and transforming text and HTML code. It is a great tool for programmers and server administrators who want to get the most out of their machine.
14. Dr Cleaner
Dr. Cleaner is a free utility application that optimizes your Mac for better performance. It detects and cleans garbage files and also optimizes your Mac’s memory so you can free up memory to run critical applications. Dr. Cleaner’s intuitive user interface makes it easy to use and quick to learn how to use these features.
These applications will help you to get the most out of your MacBook and make your experience with the device more enjoyable and productive.