Our Favorite Apps for Mac

Studies

The best flashcard study app

Studies

Studies is our favorite app for studying flash cards on iOS and macOS because of its powerful features and ease of use.
iBooks

The best app for reading e-books on iOS

iBooks

With iBooks robust store, rich media, and interactive content, we feel that it provides the best way to read books on iOS.
Toggl

The best time tracking solution for freelancers

Toggl

Togglr is the best time-tracking solution for freelancers because it works on multiple platforms, has fair pricing for great features, and sports a great UI.
Banktivity

The best app for managing personal finances and budgets

Banktivity

Banktivity is our favorite budgeting app because it's easy to use, offers plenty of features and, most importantly, makes managing your finances easy and relatively hassle-free.
Duet Display

Best app for using an iPad as an external display

Duet Display

Duet Display is the best app for using your iPad as an external display because it's easy to use, reliable, and convenient.
Google Docs

The best online, collaborative document editing suite

Google Docs

Google Docs is the best online, collaborative document editing suite because it's dependable, easy to use, and easy to share with others.
PDFpen

The best PDF app for Mac

PDFpen

PDFpen is the best PDF app for Mac because it's easy to use, powerful enough for most users, and also does OCR.
Ulysses

Our favorite pro writing app for Mac

Ulysses

Ulysses is the best pro writing app because it's easy to use, not distracting, and extremely powerful.
Screens

The best remote access solution for Mac and iOS

Screens

Screens is the best VNC client for Mac and iOS because it's easy to set up, has powerful features, and fits the needs of most users.
Fantastical 2

The best calendar app for Mac

Fantastical 2

Fantastical 2 is the best calendar app for OS X because it's easy to use, powerful, and well-designed.
MindNode

The best mind mapping app

MindNode

MindNode is our favorite mind mapping app because it features an easy, beautiful design, solid syncing, and plenty of import and export options for your workflow.
Alfred

Our favorite macOS launcher

Alfred

Alfred is easy to use OS X launcher that has a free entry point, custom workflows, and a great iOS companion app.
Wunderlist

Our favorite app for shared lists

Wunderlist

Wunderlist is our favorite way to share tasks because of its ubiquity, design, reliability, and sharing features.
Reeder

The best RSS reader for OS X

Reeder

Reeder is the best RSS client for Mac OS X because it syncs with lots of third-party services, looks good, and makes it easy to share content with others.
Airmail

Our favorite third-party email app for macOS

Airmail

Airmail is a beautifully-designed mail app for OS X that makes email a quick task with Markdown support, the ability to send emails to other apps, and more.
Droplr

Our favorite way to easily share files, images, and links

Droplr

Droplr is our favorite file sharing app because it's easy to use, is priced fairly, and works on all our devices.
Deliveries

Our favorite deliveries tracker

Deliveries

Deliveries is our favorite app for tracking package deliveries on iOS and Mac OS X.
OmniFocus 2

Our favorite productivity and GTD app suite for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

OmniFocus 2

OmniFocus is our favorite personal GTD suite of applications because it's extremely powerful, but simple enough to get out of your way.
Byword

Our favorite Markdown writing app for the Mac

Byword

Byword strikes the perfect balance of being simple, delightful, customizable, and powerful.
Cloak

The best VPN solution for iOS and OS X

Cloak

Cloak is our favorite VPN solution because it's easy to use and automatically connects.
Clear

The Best Simple List-Making App for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Clear

Clear offers the best combination of design, ease of use, and flexibility.
1Password

The best password manager (and why you need one)

1Password

1Password is the the best password manager out there because it not only handles passwords better than anyone, it handles so much more.
Backblaze

The best cloud backup service

Backblaze

Everyone should have an off-site backup. Backblaze is the easiest to set up, the least expensive to use, and extremely reliable.
Time Machine

The easiest way to back up your Mac

Time Machine

Time Machine is Apple’s solution for the everyday Mac customer. It’s easy to set up and use, and creates an excellent safety net for those who wish to back up their data to a locally-attached external hard drive.
SuperDuper!

The best app for making bootable backups of your Mac

SuperDuper!

SuperDuper is very powerful and provides the tools needed to make backups easy and useful.
Spotify

The best music streaming service

Spotify

Spotify is our favorite music streaming service because it has great features, an expansive catalog, and the social user base to back it up.
Lightroom

The best photo editing app for the Mac

Lightroom

The best app for making your images look their best with a minimum amount of fuss.
Bartender

A great app for keeping your Mac’s Menu Bar organized

Bartender

Bartender is a Mac Menu Bar app that scoops up any and all of those icons, and places them inside a "folder" to keep your Menu Bar tidy.
Paprika

The best recipe manager for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Paprika

Paprika is the best app for organizing all your favorite recipes, and it makes it easy to plan, save, shop, and cook.
Day One

The Best Journaling App for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Day One

For a classy journaling app that works on all your devices, you can't do better than Day One.
Tweetbot

The best Twitter client for Mac

Tweetbot

Tweetbot is our favorite Twitter client for Mac because of its awesome feature set and delightful design.
Printopia

Our favorite AirPrint enabler

Printopia

Printopia is our favorite utility for turning any printer on your network into an AirPrint printer.
Google Photos

The best cloud photo management solution

Google Photos

Google Photos is the best cloud management solution for photos for most people due to its low cost, ease-of-use, and helpful features.


Our Favorite Gadgets for Mac

WD My Book Hard Drive for Mac

Our favorite external hard drive

WD My Book Hard Drive for Mac

The WD My Book for Mac is our favorite external hard drive. It's fast (with USB 3.0), reliable, has a huge storage capacity, and is extremely affordable.
Audyssey Bluetooth Computer Speakers

These are the computer speakers I use

Audyssey Bluetooth Computer Speakers

The Audyssey’s are bigger than they look in the pictures, and they sound absolutely fantastic.