My Favourite Usability Apps


  • BBEdit

    Freemium Mac Website

    BBEdit is a professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text.

    The application has a trial version with limited functionality after 30 days.

     

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  • MacUpdater

    Commercial Mac Website

    MacUpdater is an application that can scan your Mac and display which of the apps that you have installed are not up-to-date. MacUpdater can also update those outdated apps to their newest versions with a simple click.
    MacUpdater takes care of updating all those apps that you've obtained outside of the 'Mac App Store'.
    MacUpdater can silently run in the background and check your apps for updates every day and let you know with notifications once a new update is available.

     

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  • Pixelmator

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Website

    Pixelmator is a powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor. Featuring an elegant and streamlined single-window interface, it puts all the focus on the images you edit, rather than what's around them.

    Pixelmator lets you touch up and enhance images, draw or paint, apply dazzling effects, or create advanced compositions with ease. Once your images are ready, save them to popular image formats, share them via email or social networks, print them, or instantly add them to your Photos library.

    Pixelmator 3.7 Mount Whitney is designed to integrate seamlessly with macOS High Sierra’s fresh and modern look, macOS Continuity features, like Handoff and iCloud Drive, and it works together with Pixelmator for iOS.

    Pixelmator Pro, codenamed Whirlwind, includes a modern single-window interface, nondestructive, GPU-powered image editing tools, machine learning-enhanced editing features, and more.

    Professional Tools
    • Enhance your existing images and create new ones
    • Edit nondestructively, adjusting individual changes whenever you like
    • Easily move, resize, and arrange objects to create stunning compositions
    • Enjoy superior support for RAW files, editing RAW images right inside Pixelmator Pro without having to preprocess them
    • Create digital or traditional paintings using a collection of handcrafted, fully-customizable, dual-texture brushes with full support for digital graphics tablets
    • Combine the built-in effects in Pixelmator Pro to create any artistic or special effects you can imagine
    • Save the adjustment, effect, and layer style combinations your create, use them in any of your images, and share them with others
    • Magically remove small imperfections or entire objects, seamlessly clone parts of your photos, lighten or darken precise areas, and more using a full set of retouching tools
    • Use the reshaping tools to easily change the shape of any object or area in your images, create striking artistic effects or make subtle changes to portrait photos

     

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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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  • Cyberduck

    Free Mac Windows Website

    A libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Backblaze B2, Azure & OpenStack Swift browser.

     

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  • MKV2MP4

    Commercial Mac OS X Website

    MKV2MP4 is an application that can convert video files in the MKV container format to more compatible MP4 video files.

    BLAZING SPEED
    MKV2MP4 can convert files so fast because it doesn't re-encode the video data but just copies it into the more compatible MP4 container format. You can choose in the preferences whether you want highest speed for the audio conversion or the highest compatibility.

    PERFECT QUALITY
    Because MKV2MP4 just copies the video data into the new container format there is absolutely no loss of quality, the converted files are pixel-perfect copies. Full-HD videos are fully supported.

    BATCH CONVERSION
    MKV2MP4 can convert hundreds of files at once with it easy-to-use queue system and features convenience options for automatically adding many files without any further work.

    CONVENIENT OPTIONS
    MKV2MP4 features 3 modes of conversion. You can choose perfect compatibility for files that will play on every MP4 compatible player. Or you can choose highest speed and the files will still play on most player (notably except iOS devices). Additionally there is a custom mode where you can arbitrarily define how to handle audio conversion. Additionally there are also options for automatically adding files to the queue and removing them afterwards for batch handling. Most subtitles are fully supported as well (see F.A.Q.).

    *** SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ***

    • Mac OS X 10.7.3 or later
    • 64-bit processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or better)

    *** LIMITATIONS ***

    • MKV2MP4 does not do video downscaling, it is not suited for converting HD videos for playback on (old) devices that don't support HD resolutions (like the iPhone 3G(S)).
    • MKV2MP4 does not preserve all audio tracks. You can select one audio track to convert and optionally include a surround version of the same language (if available).

     

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  • Sublime Text

    Freemium 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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  • SourceTree

    Free Mac Windows Website

    A powerful Mac and Windows client for Mercurial and Git distributed version control systems.

    SourceTree strips away the complexity of DVCS and makes it usable for mere mortals.

     

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  • Carbon Copy Cloner

    Commercial Mac OS X Website

    Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) features an interface designed to make the cloning and backup procedure very intuitive. In addition to general backup, CCC can also clone one hard drive to another, copying every single block or file to create an exact replica of your source hard drive. CCCs block-level copy offers the absolute best fidelity in the industry!

     

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  • Hotkey EVE

    Free Mac OS X Website

    EVE helps you to learn shortcuts, in order to increase your productivity with MAC OS X. Every time you execute an action using the mouse, EVE will show you the matching shortcut.

     

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