Mac Software

Mac OS X Mavericks is my main operating system now. I still use Windows and Linux a bit, but by far this is where I do most of my work.

I also have a pages for the Best Windows Software and Best Software Development Tools.

For an always up to date list, check out my Best Software List on Github.

Cloud Storage, Sync, and Backup


  • Adobe Acrobat Reader - PDF reader and editor.
  • AirDroid - A suitable replacement for Android File Transfer (ATF).
  • Android File Transfer - Transfer files via USB to your Android device.
  • balenaEtcher - Flash OS images to SD cards and USB drives, safely and easily.
  • Calibre - One stop solution to e-book needs.
  • EasyRes - A fast screen resolution switcher for Mac OS X with live animated previews.
  • Filezilla - SFTP client.
  • Karabiner - A powerful keyboard customizer. I remap my Caps lock key to the escape key.
  • GPG Suite - Secure way to encrypt communication.
  • OSX Fuse - The easiest and fastest way to create file systems for OS X.
  • SensibleSideButtons - Actually functional side navigation buttons on your third-party mice in macOS.
  • Service Station - Service Station is a macOS app for customizing your right-click menu in Finder.
  • Teamviewer - Remotely control another computer.
  • Unarchiver - Decompress zip/rar files.
  • World Community Grid - Grid computing.

Audio and Video

  • Handbrake - Edit/convert videos.
  • Livestreamer - Command-line utility that extracts streams from various services and pipes them into a video player of choice.
  • Noizio - App that creates ambient sounds of coffee shop, rain, ocean, etc.
  • Plex Media Server - Media server for your home videos/photos.
  • SoundNode - Soundcloud desktop app.
  • Spotify - Music player.
  • Spotifree - Mute ads in Spotify.
  • Tagger - Batch update your ID3 tags in your music collection (mp3s).
  • VLC Media Player - The best video/media player for any OS.

Pictures and Images

  • Blender - Open Source 3D Modeling
  • Gimp - Edit pictures, a Photoshop-like program that’s free.
  • Giphy - Capture and create GIFs.
  • Google Photos - Google’s photo storage.
  • Krita - Digital Painting.
  • SketchUp - 3D Drawing tool.


Best Applications to Buy