Today we'll be looking at my personal top 15 Mac apps. I'm quite a minimalist in installing and keeping apps, so these 15 are the only "extra" apps I use on my device.
- Multi-device user
Let's get started with the list.
I literally can't live without 1Password. We developers tend to make the most awful and bad passwords ourselves. So 1Password is to the rescue for generating and managing this for us.
2. Google Chrome
Jeez, Chrome should be pre-installed. It's the first app I install on my brand-new machine! I Can't do my job the same without it.
As a developer and writer, getting in the zone is essential. What best to do so than Spotify? Listen to an excellent podcast or epic playlist.
I use Gmail for most of my email addresses, and Spark is just amazing in keeping track of all of these in one maintainable inbox. It's a big advocate for inbox zero, just like me.
5. Visual Studio Code
I went from Dreamweaver to Atom to JetBrains to Visual Studio Code, and I have zero regrets! It's just fantastic software! For me, visual Studio Code is the only suitable product for Mac Microsoft.
Note: I switched to WebStorm
The default terminal for Mac is not bad, but once you go iTerm2 you can't go back. It's just packed with all those little extras you'll ever need!
FTP might be a bit old-school, but now and then, we need it. Cyberduck is fantastic and clean, way better than FileZilla.
I switch between Postman and Insomnia, but Postman is cool because it collaborates well for teams. You can test your APIs and keep track of them. I love their environment setups.
When it comes to writing and keeping track of my projects, Notion helps me a lot. It's the best note-keeping and project-management tool I've ever seen.
English is not my native tongue, so Grammarly helps me make sense of my writing. And it's good at picking up nuances in my texts.
12. iA Writer
My blog is written in Markdown, and I use iA Writer to track my blog articles' cross-devices. I start items on my Mac and sometimes swap to my iPad or phone to finish them.
Sketch is not my golden go-to, but I paid for and use it for all my design stuff. Making banners, designs, and cropping images.
Did you ever need to do a quick review or feedback visually? Loom is your guy! It's amazingly quick and fast to record a session.
If Loom is insufficient, you can always go to OBS, a fantastic tool to capture all kinds of screen recordings. It works super well and has so many options that it scares me sometimes.
What are your favorites?
Let me know on Twitter what your favorite apps for Mac are.