Wednesday, 13 December 2017

List of useful mac apps

This is mostly a note to self so that I can share with others when they ask which apps I recommend.


Android File Transfer.app (*) get files off android device
Android Studio.app (*) make android apps

audio
djay.app (*) music deck
Last.fm.app (*) scrobbler (music recommendations)
Scrobomatic.app (*) scrobbler
Shazam.app
Sound Studio.app (*) editing sound files
To MP3 Converter Free.app (*) convert funny audio files to mp3

Bartender 3.app (*) get all the mini icons in the menu bar under a menu
Battery Health 2.app (*) show battery status

BTC
CryptocurrencyTicker.app (*) show current cryptocurrency values in menubar
Exodus.app (*) best wallet app

Cleaner for Memory.app (*) clean memory caches to improve performance for new files
CopyLess.app (*) keep clipboard history and strip font/formatting from copy/paste
Cyberduck.app (*) best ftp client
Default Folder X.app (*) force open/save dialogs to place you somewhere intelligent, e.g. the folder the file came from!

disk
A Better Finder Rename 9.app (*) bulk file renames, e.g. to strip spaces or other funnies
Bitdefender Virus Scanner.app (*) mostly for PC viruses to help PC users out
Carbon Copy Cloner.app (*) best backup app, makes a bootable full copy.
CleanMyDrive 2.app (*) looks for garbage
DropStuff.app (*) best compression tool
StuffIt Archive Manager.app (*) to open files from the above, listing files first
StuffIt Expander.app (*) to just expand files from the above without ceremonies

NEVER INSTALL : mackeeper. It’s malware.

Dropbox.app

epubs
DjVu Reader.app (*) to open DJVU files (like PDF)
IndexMaker2.app (*) to create document indexes for PDF
Kindle.app
Kobo.app (*) epub viewer and store, canadian
iBooks.app
iBooks Creator (*) from Apple, try it.

Firefox.app
Font Book.app
FontXChange.app (*) great app to convert OTF/TTF/PS fonts into other formats
Google Drive.app

graphics
EasyBatchPhoto.app (*) batch resize or watermark images
Graphic.app (*) similar to corel draw / adobe illustrator - very good
Pixelmator.app (*) - similar to photoshop, much cheaper, very good

Image Capture.app

internet
Google Chrome.app
Pst Easy Convert.app (*) - convert Outlook PST files to Apple mail files
Skype.app

join.me.app (*) screen sharing
Little Snitch Configuration.app (*) stop spyware from accessing websites - you approve/deny all interactions with internet. Basically lets you build a firewall on the fly.

Numbers.app (*) far prefer to excel as it remembers stuff like copy/paste
Pages.app (*) far prefer to Word as it lets you create a spreadsheet inside a wordprocessing document.
Papers.app (*) tool to manage academic research papers

pdf
Combine PDFs.app (*) to tack JPGs and PDFs together into single documents, or split them into single pages
PDF OCR X Enterprise Edition.app (*) convert bitmap PDFs to text-readable pdfs
PDF to JPG.app
PDF to Word - Convert PDF to Microsoft Word.app
PDF Toolkit.app
PDF-to-EPUB.app
PDF-to-HTML.app
PDF-to-Text Converter.app
PDFKey Pro.app (*) to remove passwords on PDFs (you still have to enter the password, but once you’ve entered it, it removes it)

productivity
+ PDF to Word.app
MarsEdit.app (*) blogging app - saves you the bad interface of blog sites.
MindNode Lite.app (*) mindmapper
MyPoint Connector.app (*) to control PowerPoint from your phone
StakePoint Projects.app (*) PM app

programming and maths
Daum Equation Editor.app (*) to create math equations
MathMagic Lite.app (*) ditto
QR Crafter.app (*) to make QR codes
SEOAuditor.app (*) to check the SEO-goodness of your website
XML Site Mapper.app (*) to create an XML map for google search

Project Management and similar
Flowchart Designer lite.app
FreeMind.app (*) mind mapper
GanttProject.app (*) PM app
Project Viewer 365.app (*) to open MS Project files

smcFanControl.app (*) to control CPU fan speed
Twitterrific.app (*) twitter client
Unik.app (*) find and delete duplicate images in bulk, keeping highest quality ones

Video
Adapter.app (*) convert any video to any other video
Air Video Server.app (*) play streaming video from your mac to your ipad
AVI to Any Lite.app (*) convert AVI
EasyMovieRotator.app (*) rotate a video (e.g. if you film with your phone sideways)
FLVPlayer.app (*) to play FLV files
MKV to Any Lite.app (*) convert MKV files
MP4 to Any Lite.app (*) convert MP4 files
SmartConverter.app
To M4A Converter Lite.app
VLC.app
WMA to Any Lite.app
WMV Pro.app
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate.app
Xilisoft Video Joiner 2.app (*) to join video clips easily and quickly
Xilisoft Video Splitter 2.app (*) to split...

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