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On this page, you will find the best Mac applications for all your needs. 

We’ve taken the effort to categorize the apps and picked only those we believe to be the best ones and which will most likely be useful to you.

By Category:
Audio Tools Browsing Dashboard Featured
Email Image tools News Others
For Switchers Social Utilities Video Tools
Productivity

Audio

Bowtie
Customisable (themeable) iTunes controller and Last.fm scrobbler. Useful. 

Download | Full review

ScrobblePod
Last.fm scrobbler that handles songs played in iTunes and on your iOS devices. 

Download | Full review

Max
Max is an easy to use audio converter that supports over 20 audio formats. 

Download | Full review

Spotify
Instantly listen to over 15 million tracks online and sync them to your iPod. 

Download | Full review

Breakaway
Pull out your headphones, and iTunes pauses. Plug it back in, and it starts again. 

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X Lossless Decoder
Decode/convert various lossless audio file formats including FLAC, Apple Lossless, Monkey’s Audio, etc. 

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Audacity
Open sources, cross-platform audio editor. Must have for amateur musicians. 

Download | Full review

Songbird
Alternative music player and library manager. 

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Vox
A lightweight alternative music player for OS X. 

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Tomahawk
Manage all of your music services with one simple app. 

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Browsing Aids

Google Chrome
A lightweight, fast browser. Great alternative to Safari. 

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Firefox
For Firefox fans who can’t live without it. 

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Opera
The only popular browser for Mac that’s available on the Mac App Store. 

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Hotspot Shield
Utility to secure your browsing sessions and prevent identity theft or bypass restrictions. 

Download | Full review

CCleaner
Finally the Mac version of the essential CCleaner for Windows. Still in beta. 

Download | Full review

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Dashboard Widgets

Delivery Status
Delivery tracker that alerts you when your package clears custom or is on the delivery truck! 

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CurrencyConverter
One of the best currency converter widgets for Mac OS X. Updated frequently. 

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iStat Pro
Highly configurable system monitor widget. Reports CPU, memory, disk, network usages; temperature; uptime, etc. 

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The Weather Channel Widget
All the weather information you need right on your Dashboard. Check it out. 

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Countdown Dashboard widget
Set the date and time for any event and it will show you how much time you have left. 

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Symbol Caddy
Can’t seem to find the Euro currency symbol? Symbol Caddy provides access to all special characters. 

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Featured

The apps and services below participate in the MakeUseOf Rewards program. You can exchange your points for a free copy or subscription. Each product has been selected because of its quality, so check them out. We think you’ll like what you see.

 

SyncMate Expert
Keep all of your devices and computers in sync. $39.95 (free version available) 

Download | Full review | Redeem

Paragon NTFS
Read and write to NTFS-formatted hard drives (like external hard drives used on Windows computer). $19.95 

Download | Full review | Redeem

FX Photo Studio Pro
Photo editing suite with 73 high-quality editing effects, 40 frames and 20 editing tools. $39.99 

Download | Redeem

Postbox
The perfect desktop email client. Adds loads of features like labels, canned responses, third-party app integration, more. $29.95 

Download | Full review | Redeem

deskPDF Creator 2012
Create new PDFs, convert to PDF, watermark and lock PDF documents. $34.99 

Download | Redeem

PDF Select
The ultimate PDF bundle. Includes deskPDF Creator, deskPDF Editor and deskUNPDF Converter. $99 

Download | Redeem

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Email Clients

Postbox
The perfect desktop email client. Adds loads of features like labels, canned responses, third-party app integration, more. $29.95 

Download | Full review

Mozilla Thunderbird
If Mail isn’t good enough, try Thunderbird. 

Download | Full review

Gmail Notifier
Menubar app that alerts you when you have new Gmail message or upcoming GCal events. 

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Notify
Even though it’s no longer in development, Notify is an elegant menubar mail notification app. 

Download | Full review

Sparrow
Minimal email client designed to keep things simple and efficient. $9.99 

Download | Full review

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Photos/Images

SketchBook Express
Free, professional-grade drawing application for Mac. 

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Pixelmator
Great Photoshop alternative. Extremely capable and easy to use. $29.99 

Download | Full review

Skitch
Skitch helps you to create screenshots and add annotations, then share it with friends. 

Download | Full review

Paparazzi!
A useful tool to take screenshots of webpages. 

Download | Full review

Hugin
Free panorama photo stitcher, assembles a mosaic of photos into a series of overlapping pictures. 

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HDRtist
Create HDR images easily and simply from multiple images with different exposures. 

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Inkscape
Open source vector graphics editor similar to Illustrator. Uses the SVG file format. 

Download | Full review

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News

Fresh Feed
Fresh and light menubar feed reader.
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NetNewsWire Lite
Light RSS and Atom feed reader. Comaptible with Instapaper, Twitter, MarsEdit, etc. 

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Others

Paragon NTFS
Read and write to NTFS-formatted hard drives (like external hard drives used on Windows computer). $19.95 

Download | Full review

Transmission
The ultimate torrent downloader for Mac. 

Download | Full review

Prey
Open source anti-theft solution. Tracks your stolen laptop’s position, photographs the thief, and much more. 

Download | Full review

Cyberduck
Open source FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Google Storage and Amazon S3 browser for Mac. 

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iAlertU
Uses the MacBook’s Sudden Motion Sensor to trigger an alarm when your MacBook is touched or moved. 

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teleport
Seamlessly control multiple Macs with a single keyboard and mouse. 

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f.lux
Cross-platform app that automatically tweaks the colour of your screen to suit the time of day. 

Download | Full review

DiskWave
Free utility to determine which files and folders consume the most disk space. 

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Mactracker
Get detailed specifications of every Mac ever made. 

Download | Full review

Transmit
Superb FTP client that also supports SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3 file transfers. $35.99 

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ClamXav
A free virus scanner based on the ClamAV open source antivirus engine. 

Download | Full review

Stellarium
A free planetarium right in your Mac. 

Download | Full review

Flutter
Control your media with gestures using a webcam. 

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Productivity

TextExpander
The best solution for text substitution. Syncs with Dropbox if you have multiple copies. $34.95 

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Evernote
Jot your ideas, memories and thoughts and bring them with you. 

Download | Articles

Wunderlist
The desktop client for the one and only Wunderlist. 

Download | Full review

Anxiety
Another great, super lightweight to-do list manager. Syncs with iCal and Mail. 

Download | Full review

Bean
Free, easy to use word processor. Reads MS Word and OpenOffice documents. 

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WriteRoom
Distraction-free, full screen writing environment. 

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TextWrangler
Much better text editor than TextEdit. Supports syntax colouring and advance search functions. 

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Stuf
The ultimate clipboard manager. Supports clipboard sharing over network. $24.99 

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LibreOffice
Alternative, free office suite. 

Download | Full review

Quicksilver
Resurrected, Quicksiler is the best Mac launcher and time saver you’ll ever need. 

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Dropbox
Sync and share files with other Dropbox users or mobile devices. 

Download | Articles

SugarSync
Dropbox alternative that allows you to sync any folder. Provides a free 5 GB account upon subscription. 

Download | Full review

Do Something When
System preference pane that allows the user to watch for certain events and invoke an automated response. 

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Notational Velocity
Store notes, thoughts and data securely. Syncs with Dropbox and Simplenote. Open source. 

Download | Full review

Think
Block out distractions with you’re trying to concentrate. 

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Desktop Curtain
Temporarily hide the clutter on your desktop. $4.99 

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Alfred
Saves you time searching your desktop and the web. Launch your apps with shortcuts. 

Download | Full review

CloudApp
Drop images, links, music, videos and files from your desktop to share them. 

Download | Full review

Keynote
Create incredible presentations and slideshows with dazzling effects. $19.99 

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For Switchers

Parallels Desktop
Easy to use virtualisation app. Allows you to run Windows and Mac OS X simultaneously. $79.99 

Download | Full review

VMware Fusion
Another great virtualisation application. $79.99 

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Virtualbox
Open source, cross platform virtualisation software. Not as easy to use as Parallels or VMware but is free. 

Download | Full review

WineBottler
Run Windows apps on OS X without installing Windows. 

Download | Full review

Microsoft Office for Mac
Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel included in the Home & Student suite. $149.99 

Download

Wineskin
Make wrappers to run Windows software on Mac OS X. 

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Social

Adium
Customisable, themeable, multiprotocol instant messenger. 

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Twitter
Follow your friends’ tweets and send out your blurts from the desktop. 

Download | Full review

Skype
Essential application, especially useful for long-distance teleconferencing. 

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Utilities

SyncMate Expert
Keep all of your devices and computers in sync. $39.95 (free version available) 

Download | Full review

The Unarchiver
Unarchiver works with just about any type of compressed file. 

Download

MenuMeters
A complete set of CPU, memory, disk and network monitoring tools. 

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Little Snitch
Control and administer connectivity privileges for each of your applications. $29.95 

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Caffeine
Temporarily prevents your Mac from automatically going to sleep or initiating the screensaver. 

Download | Full review

AppCleaner
Completely removes all preference and system files when uninstalling apps. 

Download | Full review

OnyX
Enables you to configure and tweak hidden parameters of OS X. 

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1Password
Great password manager that automatically stores and retrieves online passwords. $39.99 

Download | Full review

Burn
A free and better solution to Mac OS X’s innate DVD recording feature. 

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Carbon Copy Cloner
Easily create and backup bootable images of your hard drive in case it crashes. $39.95 

Download | Full review

Afloat
Window management application that allows you to pin windows to the top. 

Download | Full review

Keyboard Cleaner
Handy application that temporarily disables your keyboard and mouse, allowing you to wipe it clean. 

Download | Full review

BetterTouchTool
Adds configurable gestures to your Magic Mouse and Magic TrackPad. 

Download | Full review

Secrets
A database of hidden settings for Mac OS X. More user friendly than OnyX. 

Download | Full review

Lab Tick
Control the brightness of your MacBook Pro’s backlit keyboard. 

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Hazel
Create folder rules to automatically organise files and run tasks. $21.95 

Download | Full review

Monolingual
Removes unnecessary languages from your applications, saving disk space. 

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Drop Copy
The easiest way to send files across your internet network. 

Download

RPN scientific
Easy to use scientific and RPN calculator for your Mac. 

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AppFresh
Easily keep all of your applications up to date on your Mac. 

Download | Full review

ixPaste
Brings the default copy and paste to another level. 

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Geektool
Display various kinds of information on your desktop in beautiful ways. 

Download | Full review

Growl
Better notifications for just about any system event. 

Download | Full review

iPartition
Easily create and manage partions on your Mac. 

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CleanMyMac
Keep your Mac running in tip-top shape with one program. Demo version limits cleaning to 500MB. $29.95 

Download | Full review

DaisyDisk
Disk analyzer tool that visualizes hard disk usage and allows you to free up hard disk space. A trial version is available. $9.99 

Download | Full review

deskPDF Creator 2012
Create new PDFs, convert to PDF, watermark and lock PDF documents. $34.99 

Download

PDF Select
The ultimate PDF bundle. Includes deskPDF Creator, deskPDF Editor and deskUNPDF Converter. $99 

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Video Tools

Perian
System preference pane application that enables QuickTime to play other video formats. 

Download

VLC Media Player
The best cross-platform multimedia player. Ever. 

Download | Full review

MPlayerX
Strong contender for VLC Player. Plays almost any media format, sleek user interface. 

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Handbrake
The best open source, multiplatform, multitreaded video transcoder. 

Download | Full review

MetaX
Meta-data tagger for MP4 files that automatically searches IMDB and tagChimp for movie credits. 

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Subler
Easy to use demuxer to quickly convert video files to MPEG4 format for playback on AppleTV. 

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Flip4Mac WMV
Play Windows Media files (WMA and WMV) in QuickTime. 

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Fairmount
Decrypt DVD content on-the-fly for archival. 

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Evom
For those looking for a simple, one-click video converting solution. 

Download | Full review

XBMC
Fully loaded media center for your Mac. 

Download | Full review

MpegStreamClip
Play, create, and convert almost any video format. 

Download | Full review

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