essentials for Mac


  • OmniOutliner

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Website

    OmniOutliner is a start-to-finish writing app. Perfect for collecting information, outlining Big Ideas, adding structure to any sort of writing, and much more. From grocery lists to email drafts to long-form composition.

    Write
    OmniOutliner is feature-rich enough to see a novel from start to finish. You’ll have more flexibility by putting sentences or paragraphs in easily referenceable nodes, and with iPad Pro and keyboard support it’s even easier to write quickly.

    Structure
    Use OmniOutliner to add structure to your information — something beneficial to more than just outlines. Expand or collapse what you need, when you need it, and zoom in or focus to move everything else out of the way. Reference other apps—like OmniGraffle!—using Split Screen.

    Style
    Perfect for meetings, classes, or keying in need-to-know terms during a sailing lesson. OmniOutliner gets completely out of the way so you can type, return, and type some more. Start new documents with a template to keep everything uniform and expeditious. You’ll find yourself starting all future work here.

    Sync
    Edit all of your outlines on any Mac, iPad, or iPhone using OmniPresence. It’s free, reliable, and open. Your files are always intact and available—they’ll even be waiting for you with Background App Refresh in iOS.

     

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  • Hazel

    Commercial Mac Website

    Sometimes Newtons Law of Inertia is just as applicable to the digital world as to the physical. All too often our files sit around never to be filed. Downloads and other sundry files pile up never to leave. Fortunately, an uncluttered desktop can be a reality. Meet Hazel, your personal housekeeper.

     

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  • Alfred

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad Website

    Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack.

     

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  • Siri

    Free Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch Apple TV Website

    Talking to Siri is an easier, faster way to get things done. It’s always with you — on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod.

     

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  • Brackets

    Free Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The project was created and is maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License.

    With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. It's crafted from the ground up for web designers and front-end developers.

    Brackets is a lightweight, yet powerful, modern text editor. We blend visual tools into the editor so you get the right amount of help when you want it without getting in the way of your creative process. You'll enjoy writing code in Brackets.

    Made with Love (and JavaScript)
    Brackets is an open-source project, supported by an active and passionate community. It's made by other web developers like you!

    Inline Editors
    Instead of jumping between file tabs, Brackets lets you open a window into the code you care about most. Want to work on the CSS that applies to a specific ID? Put your mouse cursor on that ID, push Command / Ctrl+E and Brackets will show you all the CSS selectors with that ID in an inline window so you can work on your code side-by-side without any popups.

    Live Preview
    Get a real-time connection to your browser. Make changes to CSS and HTML and you'll instantly see those changes on screen. Also see where your CSS selector is being applied in the browser by simply putting your cursor on it. It's the power of a code editor with the convenience of in-browser dev tools.

    Preprocessor Support
    Work with preprocessors in a whole new way. We know how important preprocessors are to your workflow. That’s why we want to make Brackets the best code editor for preprocessors out there. With Brackets you can use Quick Edit and Live Highlight with your LESS and SCSS files which will make working with them easier than ever.

     

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  • Atom

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS BSD ... Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Extensible, cross-platform text editor with a rich ecosystem of plugins and themes.

     

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  • Fantastical

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch Website

    Fantastical is a flexible calendar with natural language event creation, a beautiful calendar and event list, support for CalDAV (including Google Calendar delegates) automatic alarms, and instant searching.

    The easiest way to create new events
    • Open Fantastical by clicking the menu bar icon or pressing a customizable keyboard shortcut
    • Type in your event details and press return
    • That's it! You're back to what you were doing with a shiny, new event in your calendar!

    • Best of all, Fantastical's natural language engine is expressive and intelligent so you can write in your own style.
    • Fantastical will even recognize the location of your event and let you invite people from your Address Book to the event

    Quick entry
    • Quickly open Fantastical by clicking the menu bar icon or pressing a customizable keyboard shortcut

    Beautiful calendar and event list
    • The event list and calendar allow you to easily locate and plan all of your events
    • Color-coding and beautiful design let you quickly make sense of your schedule
    • Change the number of events you want displayed, providing focus and convenience
    • Click any event to display important details about the event

    Bring Your Own Calendar (BYOC)
    • Fantastical works with your favorite calendar applications: iCal, Entourage, or Outlook

    Native CalDAV sync support built-in
    • Add your calendars to iCal and Fantastical will automatically sync your events
    • Even better, iCal doesn't need to be running
    • Use Google Calendar or Yahoo! Calendar accounts (including delegate support!)
    • Just add your accounts to iCal and Fantastical will handle the rest

    Automatic alarms
    • Automatically add alarms to all of your new events
    • Customize your alarm settings based on all-day events or timed events
    • You'll never miss an important event again

    Search instantly
    • Instantly locate all of your events, past, present, and future
    • Get important event details with a single click

     

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  • IFTTT

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Android Wear Website

    Over 600 apps work with IFTTT including Twitter, Telegram, Google Drive, Twitch, Weather Underground, Instagram, Gmail, and devices like Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Nest, Philips Hue, and your iPhone. The IFTTT app also integrates with the Health app, so you can easily track and maintain your habits.

    Turn on Applets and:
    • Control everything around you with your voice and Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant
    • Stay informed about what’s happening from publications like The New York Times and ProPublica
    • Always stay prepared for the weather with custom daily forecast notifications
    • Message roommates when you’re near the local grocery
    • Get an alert as soon as there’s a new Craigslist listing that matches you search
    • Stay safe with automated and intelligent home security alerts
    • Streamline your social media
    • Back up and share your iOS photos automatically
    • Back up important files, photos, and contacts to cloud-storage solutions, such as Dropbox or Google Drive
    • Set your home thermostat to an optimal temperature when you arrive home
    • Post all your Instagrams as Twitter photos or Pinterest pins
    • Trigger events based on your current location

    There are thousands of other use cases! New services are added every week. Some popular ones include:
    Twitch, Telegram, Spotify, YouTube, Google Calendar, Tumblr, Medium, Pocket, Square, eBay, Giphy, Automatic, LIFX, Fitbit, Withings, littleBits, Google WiFi, Evernote, Reddit, Digg, Skype, Slack, LINE, MailChimp, Salesforce, Todoist, and hundreds more.

    Browse our curated collections to find Applets for:
    • The home, office, and car
    • Staying informed on news and politics
    • Your iPhone and iPad
    • Exploring outer space
    • Improving how you use social media

    Do more with the services you love. Discover the power of Applets at ifttt.com/discover

     

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  • Onyx

    Free Mac Website

    OnyX allows you to verify the Startup Disk and the structure of its System files, run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance, configure some hidden parameters of the Finder, Dock, Dashboard, Exposé, Safari, Login window and some of Apples own applications, it deletes caches, removes a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome and more.

     

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  • CCleaner

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet Website

    Cleaner tool for your system - protects your privacy, makes your computer faster and more secure.

     

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  • FileMaker Pro Advanced

    Commercial Mac Windows Web iPhone iPad Website

    FileMaker is a cross-platform relational database application. It integrates a database engine with a graphical user interface and security features, allowing users to modify the database by dragging new elements into layouts, screens, or forms.

     

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  • Bento

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Website

    Meet Bento, the breakthrough new version of the wildly popular personal database from FilmMaker.

     

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  • Transmission

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku Xfce Website

    Transmission has the features you expect in a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web-based interface, peer exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, web seed support, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.

     

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  • Encyclopædia Britannica

    Commercial Mac Windows Web Website

    The Encyclopædia Britannica is a general English-language encyclopaedia published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., a privately-held company. The articles in the Britannica are aimed at educated adult readers, and written by a staff of about 100 full-time editors and over 4,000 expert contributors. It is widely regarded as the most scholarly of encyclopaedias. Software versions include Britannica Ultimate Reference CD or DVD, Britannica Deluxe CD or DVD and Britannica Online.

     

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  • GIMP

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Snapcraft ... FLATHUB PortableApps.com Haiku AmigaOS Website

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

     

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  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Apple TV PortableApps.com Kindle Fire Haiku Xbox Website

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. Owned by the non-profit organization VideoLAN.

     

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  • Cocktail

    Commercial Mac Website

    General purpose system modify/repair utility

    Cocktail is an award winning general purpose utility for Mac OS X. It is a smooth and powerful digital toolset with a variety of practical features that simplifies the use of advanced UNIX functions and helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world to get the most out of their computers.

    The application serves up a scrumptious mix of maintenance tools and interface tweaks, all accessible via a comprehensive graphical interface. Most of Cocktails major features are arranged in five basic categories. In addition, a Pilot lets you clean, repair and optimize your system with one click of the button.

     

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  • Fantastical 2

    Commercial Mac Website

    Fantastical 2 includes powerful features such as an incredibly intuitive parsing engine, a full calendar window (with day, week, month, and year views), a quick access mini window, iCloud reminders support, time zone support, and much, much more.

     

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  • Microsoft Entourage

    Commercial Mac Website

    Microsoft announced on August 13, 2009, that Entourage would be replaced by Outlook for Macintosh in the next release of Office for Mac, due in late 2010.

    Microsoft Entourage was an e-mail client and personal information manager developed by Microsoft for Mac OS 8.5 and higher. Microsoft first released Entourage in October 2000 as part of the Microsoft Office 2001 office suite; Office 98, the previous version of Microsoft Office for Mac OS included Outlook Express 5. The current version is Entourage: Mac 2008, released as part of Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac on January 15, 2008.

    Entourage provides email, a calendar, address book, task list, note list, and project manager. With Entourage 2004, Microsoft began offering a Project Center, which allows the user to create and organize projects. Information may come from within Entourage or outside the program. Entourage supports retrieving email using POP, IMAP, and (for Microsoft Exchange servers) WebDAV.

    Entourage 2008 features a new "My Day" utility, which assists in organizing one's day, and cites (in the welcome message) improvements to search speed, "to do" flags, improved junk mail and phishing protection, as well as quick navigation via favorites and customizable toolbars.

     

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  • Sublime Text

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Website

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.

    Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free without an expiration time limit, however a license must be purchased for continued use.

     

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