Apps that made 2017

I used many applications (and websites) on my MacBook in 2017. Here are the best ones.

  • Gravit Designer icon

    Gravit Designer

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Chrome OS Website

    Gravit Designer is a feature-rich vector graphics tool. It is an installable desktop application. It is also a within-browser application for those who prefer this. It has every design feature this writer is aware of within Inkscape, without the recent issues.


  • MEGA icon


    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Chrome Firefox Website

    MEGA, successor of Small MegaUpload iconMegaUpload , is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited.
    MEGA provides 15 GB of free storage per account, and 10 GB per month of free bandwidth for sharing files with other accounts. . Additional storage can be added by participating in achievements program. Free bandwidth for the Small Dropbox iconDropbox or Small Google Drive iconGoogle Drive style of desktop-sync application is effectively unlimited.
    This cloud-storage solution claims to protect your privacy with end-to-end encryption.
    "Secure Collaboration" feature.


  • AlternativeTo icon


    Free Web Website

    AlternativeTo let you find new Windows, Mac, Linux, online and mobile software based on applications you already know instead of useless categories. AlternativeTo is a new approach to finding good software. Tell us what application you want to replace and we give you suggestions on great alternatives! Instead of listing thousands of more or less crappy applications in a category, we make each application into a category. Think of it like forever evolving blog posts about good alternatives to the software that youre not satisfied with. And the "blog posts" are generated by you through suggestions, comments and votes.


  • Discord icon


    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone BSD FreeBSD Website

    All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype.

    Simplify your life.
    You'll never go back.


  • Uplet icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Website

    Uplet is an easy-to-use bulk Instagram uploader for Mac. It enables you to upload and post any number of photos to your Instagram account in one go, in their original quality and size. It does not matter what device was used for taking photos.


  • Spotify icon


    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Blackberry Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple TV Kindle Fire Playstation Fire TV Xbox Website

    Spotify is a commercial music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.

    Music can be browsed by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label, as well as by direct searches. On computers, a link allows the listener to purchase selected material via partner retailers.

    Spotify music streaming is available on all Android and iOS devices and on desktop computers for unlimited durations. Features like offline listening and ad-free playback are only available for Premium subscribers of the service.


  • Apple Photos icon

    Apple Photos

    Free Mac OS X Web Website

    Photos is a digital photograph manipulation application developed by Apple, intended to be less complex than its predecessor Small iPhoto iconiPhoto .
    Photos are organised by "moment", a combination of time and location metadata attached to the photo. Photos includes editing tools that, while easy-to-use, are more robust than those of iPhoto and "reward curiosity and additional clicks with ever more granular manipulation capabilities". A one-click enhance button is available, making subtle adjustments to pictures automatically. iCloud Photo Library is heavily integrated into the program, keeping photos and videos in sync with various Apple devices designated by the user (such as Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches), including edits and album structures. Like its predecessor, Photos includes a number of options for professional printing of photos, which can then optionally be turned into books or calendars and mailed to an address. With Photos, Apple has added new types of prints, including square sizes and the ability to print panoramas.


  • Instagram icon


    Free Windows Web Android iPhone Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad Website

    Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your iPhone, choose a filter to transform the look and feel, send to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr – it’s all as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented.


  • Flickr icon


    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Web Android iPhone ... Chrome Kindle Fire Website

    Online social photo and short video sharing community. Flickr helps you organize that huge mass of photos you have and offers a way for you, your friends and family to tell stories about them.


  • CopyClip icon


    Freemium Mac OS X Website

    CopyClip 2 is the slickest and most efficient premium clipboard manager for your Mac. Running discreetly from your menu bar, the app stores all that you have copied or cut in the past, allowing you to quickly find that snippet of text you've been looking for.

    [A previous version (v.1.9) can be downloaded and used for free from ]


    • Ability to store up to 230 clippings
    • Option to paste clippings with the original formatting if desired
    • Ability to search through clippings using the embedded search bar
    • Keyboard shortcuts to paste clippings
    • Right-click option to ‘pin’ chosen clippings to the top of the list
    • You can exclude apps you wish not to copy clippings from
    • Option to edit and delete individual clippings, as well as delete all clippings at once
    • Toggle between Dark/Light user interface themes
    • Works on both the menubar and the Dock


  • Airy YouTube Downloader icon

    Airy YouTube Downloader

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Website

    Airy is a YTB video downloader, i.e. an application that allows you to save your favorite YTB videos so you can watch them whenever you feel like - no matter whether you are connected to Internet or not and whether it is still available on the web site.

    It can download complete playlists with the possibility to download each item in the available quality and supports YTB channels.

    When you log in to your YTB account you can save age-restricted and protected YTB videos to your computer.

    The application is capable of handling Full HD and 8K Ultra HD video download without hiccups.

    Apart from just downloading YTB videos, Airy allows you to choose a required format and resolution; formats supported include MP4, FLV and 3GP.

    It also lets you extract and save only soundtracks - all you have to do is to choose MP3 from the list of the formats displayed when downloading. The app will fetch album art & titles from the files.

    You can resume paused or interrupted downloads and set up event notifications for your convenience.


  • Twitter icon


    Free Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Blackberry Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad TweetDeck Blackberry 10 Nokia Store Kindle Fire Website

    Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 280-character messages called "tweets".

    Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS or mobile device apps.

    In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking world news to updates from friends.


  • Medium icon


    Freemium Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. It’s designed for little stories that make your day better and manifestos that change the world. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It’s simple, beautiful, collaborative, and it helps you find the right audience for whatever you have to say.


  • SelfControl icon


    Free Mac OS X Website

    SelfControl is a free and open-source application for Mac OS X that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click "Start." Until that timer expires, you will be unable to access those sites--even if you restart your computer or delete the application.


  • Dropzone icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Website

    Drag a file onto the dock icon and your fully customizable grid of destinations flies smoothly out using core animation.

    Drop the file onto a destination and Dropzone will take care of the rest. Whether you're installing an app, uploading a file to an FTP server or sharing your photos on Flickr.


  • iMovie icon


    Free Mac OS X iPhone iPad Website

    With iMovie for iOS and macOS, you can enjoy your videos like never before. It’s easy to browse your clips and create Hollywood-style trailers and stunning 4K-resolution movies. You can even start editing on iPhone or iPad, then finish on your Mac. And when you’re ready to premiere your movie on all your devices, iMovie Theater rolls out the red carpet.


  • CleanMyMac icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Website

    Mainly used to optimize my Mac and to remove all the apps that didn't make this list.


  • Product Hunt icon

    Product Hunt

    Free Mac OS X Web iPhone iPad Chrome Website

    Product Hunt is for product people - a community of enthusiasts that love to share, discover, and geek out about interesting new products.


  • Apple Notes icon

    Apple Notes

    Free Mac OS X Web iPhone iPad Website

    Use Notes to capture a quick thought, create checklists, sketch ideas, and more. And with iCloud, you can keep your notes up to date across all your devices.

    With Notes in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan and later, you can turn a list into an interactive checklist with a single tap. Or easily add a photo, map, or URL to a note. You can even draw a sketch with your finger on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. And thanks to iCloud, everything in your Notes are kept up to date across all your devices. So you can create a note on your Mac and check it on your iPhone when you’re on the go.


  • Google Chrome icon

    Google Chrome

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet BSD iPad Website

    A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Small Chromium iconChromium project with a focus on speed and minimalism. Chrome offers fast start-up and web page loading, supports a minimalist user interface, automatically updates in the background, and offers syncing of browser bookmarks, extensions, passwords, and history between multiple computers by your Google account.

    Additionally, Chrome has Flash and PDF support built into the browser for better speed and security.

    Chrome Web Apps and Extensions are available on Small Chrome Web Store iconChrome Web Store .

    Available in more than 50 languages.


  • Jingle Punks icon

    Jingle Punks

    Commercial Web Website

    Jingle Punks is one of the largest providers of music for media in the world. With a catalog of nearly 500k songs, a staff of music supervisors, composers, technologists and creatives, Jingle Punks offers best-in-class customer service. Whether it’s composing for some of the world’s biggest brands, music supervising award-winning films, or creating some of the largest marketing campaigns with today’s hottest artists, we’re able to solve any musical need.

    Jingle Punks was founded in 2008 by Jared Gutstadt & Dan Demole in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and now has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and London. Jingle Punks has always strived to rise above the status quo, endeavoring to create unique and innovative musical solutions for our clients.


  • Apple Reminders icon

    Apple Reminders

    Free Mac OS X Web iPhone iPad Website

    Reminders is a component of iOS and OS X that allows users to set notifications for themselves and create lists. It was a new feature in iOS 5 and OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion". It can sync data between iOS and OS X through iCloud.

    Use Reminders for projects, groceries, and anything else that you want to keep track of. You can set when and where you want to be reminded. You can also remind yourself to get back to something you’re doing in another app. And with iCloud, you can keep your reminders up to date across all of your devices.


  • Astro icon


    Free Mac Android iPhone iPad Slack ... Amazon Echo (Alexa Voice Service) Website

    Astro is a modern email and calendar client powered by artificial intelligence, and built for people and teams. With Priority Inbox, Unsubscribe, Mute, Snooze, Send Later, and Swipes, managing your email is simple and fast.

    Astrobot helps you declutter your inbox and makes sure you don’t miss the important stuff in your day. It tells you when to unsubscribe and when to respond. Astrobot is the first chatbot built into an email app, currently recognizes hundreds of questions and comments, and is getting smarter everyday.

    AI can dramatically change how we manage, respond to, and think about email and other workplace communication. We’re dedicated to making these changes a reality and bringing new life to workplace communication with Astro.

    Why Astro?
    • Modern email features
    • Astrobot assistant
    • Fully-integrated Calendar
    • Slack & Alexa Integration