Christmas Giveaway Day 6: Espresso

Today we’re giving away four copies of Espresso, an all-in-one web development tool for OS X. It helps you organize project files, code in a simple environment, and easily preview your design before publishing. Espresso if a fantastic tool to add to your web design arsenal.

Read on for more information about the app, and to find out how to enter.

Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following four lucky winners:

  • Thomas Britton
  • Qiming
  • Tyler Johnson
  • Danny

About Espresso

Espresso aims to simplify the workflow of web designers, providing a streamlined set of tools and techniques which allow you to focus on designing. The feature set includes a great package of tools. Broken down into ‘Edit, Organize, Preview, Find, and Publish’, they cover the entire development process of a new site.



Our Review of Espresso

If you’d like to find out more about Espresso, I’d strongly recommend reading our review of the application. Here’s the summary of our thoughts:

The interface is deliciously Mac-like, it has a powerful feature set, and the developers already know how to produce a successful development app (CSSEdit). It’s a fantastic app for assisting with the end-to-end website design process.

How to Enter

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post, letting us know your favourite Mac application of all time.

The competition closes in exactly 24 hours, and we will randomly select the winner(s) shortly afterwards. This post will be updated with the winners information and we’ll get in touch!

A big thanks to MacRabbit, the developers of Espresso, for sponsoring the competition. Good luck, and be sure to follow us or subscribe so that you can find out if you’re a winner!


Today’s Web.AppStorm Giveaway: CannyBill

Don’t forget to check out what’s going on over at Web.AppStorm! Today they’re giving away a few memberships for CannyBill.

CannyBill is a digital swiss army knife of a web tool. It’s a full featured business tool that allows you to invoice your clients, create detailed reports, as well as interface with many other popular web applications such as Basecamp and Campaign Monitor.

Read more and enter the competition.

Our Christmas Wallpapers

In case you missed it, we’ve also created a bunch of festive wallpapers to get your desktop in the Christmas spirit. Here’s a quick preview!


  • Eli

    Tweetie must be the most used app i have on my Mac, even in free mode.

  • Marcus

    I think my favorite has to be Tweetie, it has everything I need and it a beautifully made app.

  • Dodie

    I guess Bodega has to be one of them because it made me learn about so much more other apps XD

  • MattieTK

    Textmate – best word editor ever, for all purposes.

    • everzet

      My favorite app is TextMate to. I bought Mac mostly because of it +)))

      • Justin

        I third Textmate, I can’t code without it.

    • Jonny

      Textmate + plugins = awesome!

    • fallroot

      Because of my mac life

    • Rafael Nascimento Sampaio

      Textmate+jQuery, PHP and CodeIgniter bundle

      • visualpropaganda

        Textmate definetly (but I will give Espresso a shot if I win ;-) )

    • Lyndsey

      I use ‘e-text’ editor on windows because it is textmate like. Recently I bought a second hand mac mini to get into the mac arena – textmate is awesome!

  • Arthur Lockman

    Favorite mac app of all time? I’d definatley have to say photoshop. Actually, all of creative suite is my favorite.

  • Moridin

    Tweetie is my number one. Things is safe in second!

  • EvilMushroomMan

    Adium. Best chat app EVAR!

  • Maikel

    for me, it has always been Quicksilver, but I’ve recently switched over to Launchbar. So I’m going with Launchbar.

  • Chris Krupski

    I want to have Espresso :)…

  • Kim

    my favorite mac app is Adium, because i use it all the time and it’s just so great to customize

  • Jean Waucomont

    WOW, you really keep offering fantastic applications under your christmas tree!
    I like Espresso, both in liquid and in application form.
    Please slect me for a copy!


    • Jean Waucomont

      And my favourite application is The Hit List if I really have to pick only one.
      Awesome interface and full keyboard usability.

      Other favourites:
      Flux (by The Escapers)
      LiveInterior 3D

  • Vincent

    I like Things :O

  • EvilMushroomMan

    Adium. Best chat application. Period.

  • Nikola S.

    My favorite mac app is Times!

  • spartacus

    My favorite is Coda.
    but I’d love to try Espresso ;)

    • Alex McCabe

      yeah mine too. its beautiful to use.

  • Jen

    Hi! My favorite Mac app of all-time…. is a tie between 1password and Launchbar. Equally useful and couldn’t live without either!

  • Garret

    Espresso is my best mac os app so i would offer it to a friend :D

  • Moridin

    Tweetie is my favourite app for sure. Love the design. The iPhone version (2.0) is even better!

  • Eugene

    Currently it’s Echofon, but if I win this, it would be Espresso

  • Thrax

    For me its definietly 1password. Anyone who hadn’t tried it yet should do it now.

  • Mohammad Badi Irshid

    i’m hereeeee and i always loved this app and i need it :) I wish to get it..
    Hmm.. my favorite apps are Aperture, Coda, iWork …

  • Nick

    Where were you half a year ago Mac AppStorm? I don’t want to enter: but my favourite Mac application is a toss up between CoverSutra, Espresso and The Hit List.

  • amatanoyo

    Scrivener, I LOVE !

  • Julio Parra

    Pixelmator with no doubt!

  • Zdenek

    Socialite, no.1

  • Tom Usher

    Would probably have to be TextMate

  • Danielw

    my favourite mac app, has to be quicksilver :) too bad it isent working on Snow Leopard :(

    first post nice :)

  • kiero

    Things is the best app for now because I don’t have Espresso :P

  • Kumaja


  • Maciek Bielski


  • Luke

    I must say that Pixelmator is my fav.

  • Arthur Corenzan

    I really like Espresso, but my favorite of all time is Google Chromium! xD

    I still want this Espresso!!

    Great blog, cya!

  • Tomasz Dobrowolski

    LittleSnapper and Textmate. And propably Things – without them I would be lost.

  • Dan

    Best iPhone app ever is Tweetie 2. However the best Mac app is a little more difficult. As a coder I would be inclined to say Textmate/Coda/Expresso or something like that, but to be quite honest, the program that I use more than anything else would be CoverSutra.

    It looks good and is fast. It allows me to search my music faster than anything else and embarrasses me by putting the album art for ABBA on my desktop.

  • Kevin

    My favorite Mac App, even though it’s free, would have to be QuickSilver. I’ve even convinced a few friends to switch over after showing them what’s possible with it—it really is a badass piece of software :)

    Thanks, Blacktree!

  • Rok

    I think my fav mac app of all time is prizmo :)

  • Spencer

    Favorite Mac app of all time would have to be Tweetie for Twitter. Absolutely love the UI and function of the app.

  • tykho_

    That would have to be Textmate.

  • Guilhem Brouat

    My favourite app is certainly Butler. But I’m impatient to try Espresso, as I’m web developper !

  • Mozgovvert

    Heh, my fav app is Things) I’m using GTD all the time, and Espresso is on the second place :3

  • Ioannis Kyvetos

    my favourite and most useful application is 1password !!

  • Caustics


  • Josephs

    I switched to coda and never looked back, it’s fantastic!
    Although, I’d like to give Espresso a shot ;-)

  • agg23

    My favorite app is RapidWeaver…

  • toby


  • Fábio Morbec

    I guess my favorite is MacVim !

  • urco


  • Josephs

    I switched to Coda and never looked back, although I’d love to Espresso a shot ;-)

  • Adam Fairhead

    Damnit, I not long ago purchased a license to this!

    My favourite Mac app is CSSEdit. CSSEdit + Espresso = Coding heaven :)

  • BlackOut

    My favourite is Adium. Definitely!

  • http://http// Michael Carnell

    Favorite Mac app of all time? Out of everything? Hmmm…. that would have to be one of the ones I use the most which would make it iWork or DevonThink.

  • eddie

    my Fav is Coda and The HIt List

  • Philipp

    Photoshop. Maybe not the sexiest, but definitely the most useful app.

  • Black

    My favorite is Coda

  • Fábio M. Morbec

    My favorite actually is MacVim!!

  • cabell

    Based on trying the trial of Espresso, it looks great! My favorite Mac app of all time… that’s a hard one, but for now, I think my favorite is Dropbox. It’s a great way to sync files betweeen computers, and you can sign up for free!

  • apod

    My favorite Mac app is: The Hit List

  • Daniel Groves

    My favourite program is the operating system itself. I just love how easy everything is, but if that doesn’t qualify then I will have to say that it is things. Since I got Thins I am finally starting to get on top of everything again!

  • maxt3r

    That’s Textmate

  • tobiasre

    My favorite is socialite (eventbox), I use it every day!

  • Pat O’Halloran

    My favourite app at present has to be Lightroom 2

  • SnakDada

    I think Scrivener is the best app I’ve used, and I am no writer, which says a lot

  • edirun

    Tweetie maybe the NO1

  • Abe Jellinek

    Safari. I just NEED the internet.

  • Per

    I’ve become hugely dependent on Things since since I found it. Easy to use and a beautiful interface, and I’m getting thing done! I love it :)

  • Troyenne

    Mt favourite application is that I discovered thanks to your app review.

    But I also like Tweetie.

  • Aaron Parker

    My Favorite Mac Application of all time???…

    Well there are soo many however I think that I would probably have to go with either Quicksilver or TweetDeck. I think that Quicksilver wins it overall for me though as it is a great application which really helps me to get going faster and it is soo extensible.

    Loving the Christmas Giveaways!!



  • Chris R.

    Hands down quicksilver, saves me a buckload of time and has some impressive features and an extra edge over spotlight.

  • datagutt

    Tweetie :)

  • datagutt

    My favourite is Tweetie

  • Luis Martins

    My two favorites are Coda and CSSEdit. Really looking forward to the next Espresso update, so i would like to get it now also.

  • Adam

    Favourite Mac app of ALL time??? It’s gotta be iTunes. That application has been responsible for some serious success for Apple, it’s the first app most people ever use to introduce them to the world of the Mac, and it makes our iPods, iPhones and Apple TVs (not to mention our Macs themselves) an absolute blast to use. As for third party apps? I’ll definitely go with Quicksilver. Saves me SO much time and is an absolute joy to use.

  • Matthew Lowery

    I would have to go with Snippets. It’s just so useful and so beautifully designed.

  • Laszlo Korte

    My fav macapp is textmate. It was one of the reasons for me switching from windows to mac last year.

    I would like to get an copy of Espresso.

  • Hasan Yavaş


  • Michal

    Things :)

  • Aikoimhin

    My favorite is hands down QuickSilver

    With Espresso 1.1 just around the corner this would be sweet!

  • Rodney Isemann

    Not sure I can mention a fav of all time, there’s always new and better.

    Damn, this is hard ..

    Going to plump for Tweetie for Mac, it’s just been the most stickable and I keep going back to it regardless of the other Twitter apps that come out so Tweetie for Mac it is.


  • Daniel Avrella

    I’m NOTHING without Photoshop!
    Really like Coda and Tweetie too.

  • Harry Bissett

    Actually, my favourite Mac app is Coda ;)
    But I’ve been thinking about giving Espresso a go recently.

  • Zac

    My favourite application is probably NetNewsWire, because it lets me have all of the important news from everywhere in one simple, beautiful application.

    (Of course, I couldn’t live without Photoshop, though)

  • Robin Lundgren


    Such a lovely app. It frees me from the strong hold of iTunes.
    It gives me a way of navigating through my music in a nice sleek and minimal way.

    Easily worth the 10$ it costs!

  • Simon Harvey

    I’d have to go for Things. Never get anything done without it.

  • Damian

    Hi, for me fantastic is 1Password v3

  • Phil

    it’s a close call, but measured by how much i use it, my favourite app would have to be adium.

  • Marian Friedmann

    Tweetie! :)

  • Joel Drapper

    If I had to pick one app it would definitely be Things. I don’t know what I would do without it.

  • pablarribas

    It should be iPhoto I think… how easy I was.

  • Roger Dean Oldén
  • Michael

    My favourite Mac Application is TextMate!

  • AlexK

    The “correct” answer probably would be: “Of course, my favorite Mac application is Espresso!” ;)

    Honestly though, I’d have to say until recently it was EventBox. Use it all day long, every day. Same with 1Password. Damn, now that I think about it, there is a plethora of superb Mac applications. Hard to narrow it down. I think I’ll stick with the two mentioned above.

  • Terran Siladi

    Bowtie is my favorite mac app of all time. Just the perfect ratio of funcinality and gloss to add to my desktop.

  • Dragna

    my favorite app on my mac is spotify ^^

  • Simon

    Best app evar: Quicksilvaar

  • Helvecio

    The best Mac app? 1Password

    But not an easy choice!

  • Henrik

    Alltime favorite mac app has to be Adium its the one app i dont change and the only app that dosent hardcore crashes on me, else it would be the Terminal :)

  • Sulcalibur

    I have Espresso (so please choose someone else if I win) and my fav apps are probably joint between Espresso, The Hit List and Socalite. It’s quite hard to choose just one :S

  • Ray


  • aifonit

    Quicksilver! :D

  • ekseight

    Well i’m interested in Espresso, since iWeb isn’t good for me, my favorite application? I don’t have one i use many of them, but i think iMovie is doing good job in making movie editing for everyone.

  • Max

    My fav app is Xcode because it enables me to create more fav apps for myself ;)

  • Uros

    definitely 1password :)

  • Paul

    My fav app is Tweetie I think

  • agfrg

    This may sound stupid, but my favourite Mac App is defenitively Safari.

    It is the best browser in the market, and since we are spending most of the time in the Internet it must be the best Mac App.

  • Faisal AlHomoud

    Thank you for this great giveaway :)
    My favourite mac app is “Adobe Photoshop CS4″ ..

  • George

    Definitely Coda :)

  • ende

    My favorite mac app is Pixelmator.

  • nazgul

    My favorite application is 1Password :)

  • ende

    My favourite application is Pixelmator.

  • Tom Inc

    Without a doubt: Aperture! A must-have for photographers :)

  • ende

    My favourite application is Pixelmator.

  • Maestro Geek

    I really like is QuickSilver !

  • Antonio

    my favorite mac app is CSSEdit!

  • Daniel Kanafa


  • ende

    My favourite application is Pixelmator.

  • John Hattan

    My favorite is Yeah, it’s not perfect, but it’s 102% free and it opens everything I need it to open.

  • NextMemory

    I’m going to be different and pick: MAMP. ‘Cause I need mah local server

  • Arthur Lockman

    My favorite app has to be photoshop CS4. I use it the most of any of my apps!

  • David Turner

    I’ve not had a Mac for all that long, but a couple of apps that I’ve found irreplaceable would be:

    Firefox: Simply love the extensions
    Coda/Espresso: Still can’t decide which I prefer
    Xslimmer/CleanMyMac: All the space these apps have saved me by purging unneeded code is quite immense.

  • ende

    My favourite application is Pixelmator.

  • Nikola Lazarevic

    Brush Pilot!

  • LukasW

    hey, my favorite mac application is CodeCollector, it really helped me to organize my snippets.
    now i hope i’ll win espresso, tried the demo and fell in love with it :)

  • Simon

    My favourite app is iTunes! :D

  • Dominic


  • Deva

    My favourite Mac application is definitely Dropbox!

  • tillmannr

    My favourite apps are:


  • Andrew Ford

    4 month Macbook Pro user: Favorite App so far would be…

    Littlesnapper by RealMacSoftware.

    Although Delicious Library 2 runs a close second.

  • Eric

    My favorite Mac app of all time (for now) is ShoveBox, I use it every day.

  • Miguel Flores

    Well, my favorite app for Mac is Quinn because it’s a very good Tetris.
    I would like to have Espresso because i like to design simple websites and it has a beautiful Mac-like interface and I couldn’t get CSSEdit which I think is another cool app.

  • Jack

    My favourite Mac Application would, really, have to be Adium. It’s such a customisable, easy-to-use application which is compatible with Microsoft Messenger, Yahoo, AIM and a lot more. It’s incredibly quick, and has a sleek interface. :)

  • Kickbutt


  • Greg

    VirtualHostX…what a lifesaver when developing sites

  • Sebastian

    Well this is a hard one but things is definitely one of them!

  • Albin Bernholtz

    Boxer is Great! Love old games!

  • Jonny McGurn

    Was looking to buy an Espresso license, so a free one would be nice!

    Favourite app: gotta be Coda or CSSEdit for me, couldn’t live without em.

  • Levi Breederland

    My fav. Mac app would have to be Dropbox.

  • Malcolm Bastien

    My favourite Mac App would have to be, besides Espresso of course, is Writeroom.

  • Kim

    Quicksilver. It’s been Quicksilver ever since I discovered it.

  • Alf Nilsen

    My favourite Mac application of all time is got to be Curio from Zengobi.
    In my opinion the the best alternative to OneNote.

    // Alf :)

  • organicbadger

    I’ll have to go with iTunes.

    It’s become bloated and I wish there was a ‘music only’ minimalist version, but I still wouldn’t be without it.

  • massa

    appfresh, because it keeps all my fav apps fresh :)

  • everzet

    TextMate is my favorite app. I bought Mac mostly because of it =)

  • Ankit

    Favourite mac app…its a hard choice but I’d go with QuickSilver, its an essential part of my workflow.

  • dtonate

    cant live without Things. @dtonate

  • Dan P


    Things would never get done quite so fast without it.

    Second place is probably Things, for being so sexy

  • pe-ka

    Definitely Things – I’d be lost without the Mac & iPhone version!

  • massa

    AppFresh, because it keeps my fav apps fresh :)

  • everzet

    My favorite app of all time is TextMate. I bought MacBook mostly because of it =)

  • Pedro

    Pixelmator!!! My best friend :D

  • Matto

    Journler maybe. But it’s really hard to name just one…

  • everzet

    My favorite app is TextMate.

  • organicbadger

    I have to go with iTunes.

    It’s become a bit bloated, and I wish there was a minimalist ‘music only’ version but I still wouldn’t be without it.

  • pe-ka

    Definitely Things – I’d be lost without the Mac & iPhone version!

  • LaToya

    i would have to say my favorite mac app is WriteRoom :)

  • Louis

    Adium, best messenger and mac-app ever

  • Max Breakwell

    I wouldn’t feel at home without Quicksilver. Absolutely essential!

  • Andrew Austin

    Favorite Mac app of all time is definitely Coda. Curious if Espresso and CSSEdit combo could change me!

  • jono

    Dropbox, hands down. Allows me to sync TextExpander (my 2nd favorite) snippets across multiple Macs, plus a LOT more.

    If you don’t have Dropbox:

    Download and install for the full experience of having a Dropbox folder on your desktop that syncs to the cloud allowing you to access files from any Mac – and your iPhone, they have an app for that too.

  • iKenny81

    My fav is Things

  • Ibish

    My favorite app is Pages…

  • Andy M

    Best app is Photoshop. It is probably opened every day.

    However, if would end up being Espresso if I won. I have been eying this for a few weeks now!

  • Damien McKenna

    My favorite app is Adium – small, works really well, supports tons of services and is generally very stable, even beta releases.

  • Jash Sayani

    Espresso is my favorite!! :)

  • Toby Morey

    Adobe Illustrator has got to be my favourite Mac app – thought not exclusively Mac, it’s been a solid and versatile workhorse for me for many years, from back when it used to be just a Mac app, and all PC had was Corel Draw (shudder)

  • Tami Olsen


    My favourite mac app so far is “growl”

  • Thomas Britton

    Has to be Coda

  • Christian Baumann

    My favourite Mac Application is TextMate!

  • Brendon yeo

    firefox cause i do most of my stuff on the internet :)

  • pragramyst

    XCode of course :-)

  • Tom

    Really no one yet? So it´s me…
    Most favourite App of all time? TRAKTOR (I´m in the music thing)
    Espresso would be a nice gift.

  • NeosinneR

    Definitely Things

  • hulin42

    For front-end development, CSSEdit is a pleasure.

  • Troyenne

    My favourite app would be ECOUTE that I discovered thanks to your review.

  • pe-ka


  • Nick Plekhanov

    Coda – my favorite Mac application of all time!

  • Ron Hughes

    I’d have to say iTunes. The one app I use every day. Things is a close second. I would like to win Espresso.

  • Alex

    Uh, tough choice, but I’d have to go with Coda. though editing is better in Espresso, Coda has a built-in ftp client :)

  • nicxx

    my favorite app for mac?!…Things!

  • Dev-Ad

    the best app is cyberduck, mamp, vlc and the TV-Browser!

  • Rene

    Things by cultured code, it is simple, powerful and beautifully designed

  • Mhaddy

    Quicksilver by far!

  • steffenbew

    Panics’ Coda… this is pure awesomeness.

  • Martin

    Well i haven’t owned a mac for such a long time but one of those apps that really helps me out on a day to day computer usage have to be 1Password.

  • Martin

    Well i haven’t owned a mac for such a long time but one of those apps that really helps me out on a day to day computer usage have to be 1Password.

  • Ubahnverleih

    FTP Client: Flow

  • steffenbew

    My comment looks a bit inappropriate, but I’m swearing on Coda. Nonetheless, I’d like to give Espresso a chance… maybe for different usecases ;)

  • Wes Crockett

    So far, my favorite mac app is Adium followed closely by MeasuringCup (I highly suggest a review of this one in the future ;) )… Btw, I could REALLY use this app… I am not so fond of text-wrangler and I am not about to spend $75-$99 on a text editor!


  • Robert

    The best application is “Act without doing” – Quicksilver… :-)

  • @pauldim

    My fav app is iPhoto v9

  • Kevin Lund

    My favourite Mac-application of all time is the one and only TextMate with Coda on a good second place. TextMate for local development and Coda for remote. I use them everyday and i can’t live without them.

  • Ruben D’Oliveira

    My favourite will go to QuickSilver… the one app you can’t live without

  • http://deleted David


  • nelo

    My favourite App is Tweetie. Place 2 is Quicksilver for me. Hope I win^^

  • Angelo Tramountanis

    Most favorite mac app of all time? Now that’s not easy at all, however, I’d go for Papers. Currently at version 1.9.3, it has risen to become absolutely indispensable for my kind of business! Way to go mekentosj! :-)

  • nelo

    My favourite App is Tweetie

  • Marko

    Asking what your favorite app of all time is like asking what’s your favorite cloud. You can’t answer because it’s always changing. Currently though, I’m blown away by Things.

  • Mike

    I love Candybar I find myself organizing everyday

  • Will

    Digital Performer by Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU). Fantastic casual and pro recording studio software – great alternative to Pro Tools or Logic. And it’s only on Mac!

  • Arcank

    The Hit List!!

  • Matt

    I like XCode – maybe it’s just because I use it the most….

  • Filip Tepper

    I can’t live without Quicksilver

  • Joe

    Right now I would have to say Coda. But I’ve heard great things about Espresso and would enjoy comparing it.

  • Sebastien

    Another great app I would love to have. I Re-tweeted it here:

  • Sonali Agrawal

    I think I am in love with Adium (an instant messaging application)…..I don’t know what would I have done without it!!

  • Terence

    Geeze, so many apps, so little time. I would have to say Adium, Safari, Pixelmator, Sketchup.

    Can I win, please??

  • onto

    Without doubt my most used Mac app is Firefox (with countless extensions).

    Thunderbird beta 3
    Terminal & MacVim

    I’d love to have an Expresso license!

  • Eugenio Grigolon

    Finder make my day!

  • nelopeace

    My favourite App is Quicksilver

  • Max Breakwell

    I just don’t feel at home without Quicksilver.

  • Arcank

    The Hit List!

  • iMobi

    My favorite Mac App is… Safari!

  • Brendan Clarke

    For me, ‘Things’ keeps control of my life.

  • Douglas

    Textmate is the best Mac app of all time.

  • TruePixel

    My favorite mac app is dropbox!

  • ArDoN

    Skitch: beautiful and eye candy interface, and very useful! I use Skitch all days ;).

  • Vincent Klaiber

    My favorite is “little snitch”!

  • Paul

    Papers! If it only offered support for books, incollections and theses…

  • Paul

    Papers! If it only supported books and theses…

  • Cory

    I have to say Things. Just perfectly executed and totally useful.

  • Paul

    I’d like to try Espresso but Coda is the best Mac app for me.

  • Austin Gatchell

    Tweetie is my favorite Mac application!

  • Josh King


  • Morten Gudbrandsen

    Never really thought about it, but I must say that iTunes is my favourite app.

  • Karl

    My favorite Mac App – I have to go old school for that. Hypercard is my favorite app of all time. Filemaker Pro is a close second.

  • daniele



  • Kris

    I would say I’m a to big a critic to have a favorite application.

  • djrayon

    Favorite app … hmm … Socialite

  • Brian Lang

    Well, since I prefer play to work I’d have to say my favorite program is Spaceward Ho! That was great fun for Lan parties…

  • Elliott

    TextMate is my favorite app for sure.

  • thoschi


  • Corenzan

    My fav app is Bento. The easiest DB of all time.

  • Chris

    Panic’s Coda but this could sway me over.

  • juliusschaeper

    My favorit app is Candybar

  • juliusschaeper

    My favorit app is candybar!

  • David F.


  • Daniel Lopes


  • Nico

    My favorite app is Safari! haha can’t afford paid apps.

  • Qiming

    This is going to be hard.

    Mmm. I couldn’t live without photoshop.

    Photoshop :)

  • Tânia Azze


  • Adrian Katz

    Adium. It is so functional, so useful. No other chat application on any OS is so customisable. I love being able to use MSN, FB, ICQ, and Google Talk without having four different apps running.

  • John Arnor G. Lom

    I’d have to say CSSEdit.

    Other strong contenders would be Pixelmator, Adium, Tweetie and Apple’s own Numbers…

  • Mike Staszel

    I know it’s kind of the opposite of Espresso, but Coda is my most used app on a Mac and THE reason why I can’t use any other OS.

  • Gabriel Rinaldi

    Textmate for Work and Tweetie for Social

  • Peter

    Photoshop would definitely top the list for me.

  • Szynol

    my favorite mac app is Things…

  • Joshua

    Simple, built-in, and small, but Preview has got to be the most oft-used and fastest program on my Mac. I love how I just find new functionality in it all the time that makes me say, “Of course, why wouldn’t that feature be in it?”

  • Gabriel Rinaldi

    Tweetie for social and TextMate for work

  • Relis


  • Andy

    I really love coda but I’d love to see if Macrabbit have improved things at all.
    My favourite though, would have to be tweetie. It is perfect.

  • TheNullDevice

    My favourite app would be Quicksilver. It’s just amazing how such a little app can change my workflow so much!

  • Tylor

    My favorite application would have to be QFeeder (which I got a beta invite from here!). I have downloaded plenty of twitter clients but never really used any of them. QFeeder is the first one that I actually use! It is awesome!

  • Eric Vitiello

    XCode is currently my favorite, but Im fickle.

  • Nate Lockwood

    I guess it’s a tie between SplashID and Quicksilver. I use both constantly.

  • kemeng


  • Eric Skram

    My favorite Mac App has to be Quicksilver. I know that I only use a fraction of what it is capable of, but it makes my life a ton easier!

  • Gregg

    I used to love Audion way more than iTunes. Or Textmate.

  • vvinston

    My favorite mac app is textmate. It’s the best texteditor :)

  • metaviewpoint

    My favorite application is Papers.
    It is the best application to organize, search and read pdfs of any sort. And it has also an iPhone version. You cannot imagine how helpful it is considering that I have a collection of over 2000 scientific articles. It is developed by

  • hecty

    Time Machine! I never ever have to worry about losing anything again. Takes the hard work out of backups

  • Austin Gatchell

    My favorite Mac app is Tweetie. It’s one of the best Twitter clients of all time!

  • Payton

    I’m not sure if it’s an app but Expose. I just love it!

  • Ed Wallitt

    Textmate rocks! Definitely top for me.

  • Lukas Bombach

    For me it’s Things, because it actually gets me things done!

  • Nick

    Definitely Tweetie.

  • James


  • wlodars


  • Josso

    QuickSilver – There is no further disussion!

    QuickSilver is amazing. Start a shell/applescript. Launch Applications. Easy modify text-files. Easy navigate and open files.
    I just wish someone would help updating it. :(

  • bodzasfanta

    TrailRunner the best GPS app!

  • Jaime

    My favorite Application has to be TextMate right now, though I’d love to try Espresso since I’ve been hearing wonders about it!

  • Tyago Neres

    My favourite apps: Fireworks and Coda

  • Steve


  • Class

    Adium, by far the best chat app ever made.

  • Rendian

    So far I’d say Tweetie

  • Guido

    I really like the Time Machine idea!

  • webbografico

    my favourite app right now is 1 password… it changed my life of alwaysusethesamepasswordforverysite

  • Thomas Boehm

    My favorite app of the moment is Flux. Honorable mentions to Dropbox, Qfeeder and Chax.

  • Alvaro Leon

    My favourite app is Plex.

    Bonus: my useful app is TowUp.


  • b4it

    I live Espersso!!! I used it when it was in beta.

  • Lucas Dohmen

    Definitly TextMate.

  • Glenn Evens

    My all-time favorite Mac app is Keynote.
    I really love the impress my teachers and fellow students. :-)

  • Thomas

    Pixelmator – Image editing for the rest of us!

  • Kenneth Younger

    By far, IMO, the best Mac app would be Quicksilver.

  • hamochi

    Textmate would be it.

  • Sheena Beans

    Coda is my favorite Mac App of all time!

  • Jaime

    My favorite application is probably TextMate, though I’d love to test out Espresso since I’ve been hearing such great things about it.

  • Chris

    quicksilver, without a doubt.

  • Ben Tattersley

    definitely things by culturec code. such a fantastic app

  • Gonçalo Rodrigues

    It’s really hard to choose, but one of my favorites it’s Tweetie.

  • Ingiber Freyr

    My favorite is Coda.

  • NCB

    My favorite Mac application of all time…would have to be the one that makes it run: OS X. A beautifully written operating system that makes my life so much easier with a ton of wonderful features. Seriously, I never noticed how much I love OS X until I have to go back and use Windows XP occasionally (the college I teach for issued XP laptops for us to keep all of our grades and special instructional programs that won’t run on anything but IE). There’s been a couple of times I’ve been on my XP laptop using an OS X command shortcut, wondering why it isn’t working, lol.

  • bokabokabo


  • Adrian

    My favorite app is TextMate.

  • Mihla

    I’ve been using PageSpinner every day for about 15 years, so I guess it’s my favorite. But, I’ve lately been using CSSEdit, so Espresso would certainly be a welcome edition.

  • Frederic

    M’y favorite software is coda, but i want to try espresso.

  • Peter


  • Daniel


  • PieterC

    My favorite app is firefox.

  • Peter


  • Peter

    iTunes is the one.

  • Scott


  • James

    iTunes, ftw.

  • FedeMac

    My favorite app is Aperture, best photography-related app ever!! (at least the one that best fits me)

  • Christopher

    I wouldn’t survive without QuickSilver.

  • Stefan

    Definitely Lighroom 3 Beta (or 2 if you want a stable app). Can’t live without it and my camera.

  • Pete

    Coda… but that might be changed depending on this comment.

  • Mark


  • Riccardo


  • Bob

    my favorite app is also Aperture, does what it needs too do and pretty quick.

  • @MikeCase

    I loves me the Tweetie.

  • Henwli

    QuickSilver, the most called upon app in my daily computing.

  • Lee Gustin

    I’m the first to say this one – but my favorite App is Code Collector Pro! I use it/add to it almost daily.

    p.s. I think there should be a “only one comment allowed” rule for all comment contests around the web.

  • br62


  • stygyan

    My fave app is iTunes.

  • Stefan Atterdal

    I guess you’re supposed to say Espresso? However I have to say Photoshop. Wouldn’t make a living without it.

    Stefan Atterdal
    CEO, Designministeriet

  • Maarten

    Right now? Coda!

  • Erin

    Couldn’t live without PDFpen. =)

  • Kristoffer Hess

    My favorite Mac applications are Times and 1Password.

  • MindTheGaspar

    hulu desktop!

  • millca

    My all-time favorite app on the Mac is RapidWeaver.

    My most used app is a tie between 1Password and SplashID (well aside from Safari and Apple Mail).

    My new favorite app is Socialite where I can follow all my Tweets, Facebook and RSS feeds all at once. It’s fantastic!

  • Sachin Dharwadker

    Tweetie for Mac. It is by far the most used app on my Mac and probably the slickest.

  • meira

    My fave mac app of all time. … is omm writer

  • Stanley

    Favorite Mac application is probably Adobe Illustrator 8.0, before that company lost its direction and started churning out poor quality software.

  • Mariusz


  • Marlene Martins

    My favourite app for Mac is Aperture.

  • Martin

    Best for me is my most used, simplest, app. One that if working on another mac that doesn’t have it, leaves me cursing. Default Folder X.

  • Kevin

    Caffine! Invaluable.

  • Samanta

    What app I cannot live without? 1Password. Most useful app ever! And therefore my all time fav.

    But I tried the Delibar demo the other day and fell in love. Gorgeous & useful.

  • Jey Balachandran

    Best mac app ever = TextMate!

  • Emiljan Haxhi

    My favorite is dreamweaver.

  • Emiljan Haxhi

    My favorite is dreamweaver.

  • Rick

    Is it wrong for me to say CODA when I am hoping to win a copy of Espresso. CODA is amazing and I use it everyday

  • Mike S

    My favorite mac app of all time is Main Stage, all those guitar amps and pedals, sounding great with no latency, totally wicked. Of course it doesn’t help me with coding, that’s why I need a copy of Espresso!

  • Ravi

    I was looking through my list of open applications and realized the one app that’s saved my arse more times than any other is easily my favorite Mac app….Time Machine!

  • Johan Brook

    My favorite would be Tweetie. That app doesn’t try to fuck up things for me, it has a simple yet powerful interface, and you can get it for free. The ultimate app, eh? :)

  • Showpage

    My favourite app is Coda. But also Snowtape is a really cool application!

  • Jason

    TextMate hands down. It is the program that I use most often on my Mac and it has made my life as a software developer infinitely easier.

  • Danny

    Not easy….
    i stagger between textmate and Linkinus ;-)
    don’t know… both? :D

  • Jason Wendell

    Favorite Mac app has to be tweetie and adium.

  • Darryl

    My fav would have to be Garageband. It’s quick, simple and easy. When I need to get quick ideas down, this is the puppy i use.

  • Andrea

    Things and Tweetie are my fav mac apps :D (and iPhone apps too)

  • milke

    Xcode and LaunchBar.

  • dan


  • Sovijja Pou

    Definitely Adium.

  • Ben Kogan

    My favorite mac app is Things – beautifully designed and minimal, yet it has all the power I need for my task lists.

  • Stephanie Gauthier

    I think my favorite Mac app is either CSSEdit, which is why Espresso interests me (it’s made by the same company), or Apple’s Logic Pro. Also, NetNewsWire is a great free RSS new reader that syncs with Google Reader.

  • scottmacd

    Airfoil has been indispensable for me recently.

  • k

    My favourite application is TaskPaper.

  • koenig


  • eddy

    i love itunes :)

  • Guigueek

    1password. What else?

  • Aaron

    Tweetie! :)

  • Sergey Ivashev

    Adium & TextMate

  • William Mengers

    Retweeted via @williammengers!

  • Samanta

    What app I cannot live without? 1Password. Most useful app ever! And therefore my all time fav.

    I tried the Delibar demo the other day and fell in love. Gorgeous & useful. But 1Password? Too damn awesome.

  • Ariel

    i always loved paparazzi but my new fave as of three weeks ago has to be things.


  • ullie

    Mi favorite app of all time is Quicksilver, I simply cannot use my Mac for more than 10 minutes without it. Then it would be Tweetie.

  • William Miller

    I love Scrivener. Fabulous app.

  • Q-man

    I am going to have to go with pages, the underestimated, overlooked Apple solution to Microsoft word and its lack of creativeness!

  • jeremie boudet

    Tweetie :)

  • Matthew

    FontExplorer X is mine.

  • djflippy

    Delicious Library, FTW

  • Kenneth Love

    Textmate. Nothing comes close, even now when I’m quickly replacing it with MacVim.

  • Holger

    definitely texmate

  • Peter Cuce

    Lots of good suggestions here for things to try out. My favorite app is Growl.

  • Dorian Grey

    This is unbelieveably hard!

    Think I’d nominate the app I use most without noticing it at all: The excellent Launchbar – definitely the best application launcher on the Mac.

  • ignaty

    Best Mac app is Caffeine for sure!

  • Topy

    I think my best mac application of all time as far must be Dropbox !!!

  • Stelios Kokkinoulis

    My app: Things

  • Oscar

    1Password is mine!

  • Jason Gardner

    Coda…. but I would love to give Espresso a try.

  • Maija Bear

    My favorite application for the mac has to be a new one, that is in Beta right now, called Kiwi, but I am sure no one knows what that is yet.

  • Paweł Biernacki

    Evernote – I couldn’t live without it.

  • Jonas

    DevonThink is my all-time favorite mac app. The one that made me switch actually.

  • zeebe

    It is a toss up between two for me, 1Password and Rapidweaver, let me flip a coin………..ok, found a coin, time to flip……… Ok, the winner is Rapidweaver! (Hope I win espresso)!

  • Damol

    I think Fluid is my favourite. It makes it incredibly easy to use web-apps… :)

  • Aaron Jackson


  • Matt Vickers

    I’m going to have to say coda. Hands down.

  • Kalamityy

    My favorite is 1Password

  • Jason

    I’m a big fan of BusyCal and 1Password.

  • Marquis Mosley

    “You Control Tunes” is the best… i luv it.

  • Daniel

    Hands down Quicksilver.

  • Topy

    I thought my comment would be post…mm sometimes it happens.. As I said My favorite mac app is DROPBOX!

    I would really love Coda ;)

  • Raj Shah

    1Password all the way… and Pixelmator

  • antonis


  • Martin Garmendia

    Of course, Terminal. Can’t live without it.

  • Michael X.

    Things. Without I can’t imagine how to overview and manage my daily tasks.

  • Nathan


  • Stefan

    Uhm, Photoshop!

  • Hannah

    Tweetie would probably be my favorite. Then Firefox.

  • Mac_Cain13

    Numbers, love the way you can add and position the tables. A nice refreshing view on spreadsheets! :)

  • seb

    Hard to pick one, but would say Coda.

  • William Miller

    I have to echo some of the others here and say Scrivener…

  • Liam O’Brien

    Socialite hands down its so easy to manage twitter and google reader in one simple place

  • Krzys

    My favorite Mac application is Adium!

  • BrentL

    My favorite was Coda, but after checking out Espresso, I’m considering a switch

  • Veit Winkler

    1Password is THE information management system, secure personal data storage, form filling tool, … Love it.

  • Dixon

    Coda or TextMate (even though I have yet to buy a license for either…)

  • Andre

    Tweetie is my favorite app, cant live without it!

  • Sascha

    For me it is Adium. Such an well thought program. I never had a Multiplattform-IM-Client which works so flawless.

  • Tony

    My favorite Mac app of all time is Quicksilver…

  • OSX Boy

    Easy answer BBedit!

  • Brenda Kradolfer

    My favourite apps are probably iphoto and firefox.

  • Brady

    Favorite Mac App of all Time: OSX if you can consider that an App. Otherwise probably X-Plane.

  • Chris

    I use Firefox as my most used application. I love Espresso too, really great app.

  • Alex

    My favourite Mac application is Dropbox!

  • graffoo

    My fav is Evernote :)

  • Aelia

    Can’t go wrong with Things. Although based on sheer usage Adium is probably a close second.

  • Tom

    Coda hands down but espresso could give it a stern talking to!

  • Grey Stockton

    I have to say that I have two favorites:
    Web Browsing: Opera – great layout with visual tabs, mouse gestures, and built in email client.
    And: Fluid – great for turning my favorite web applications or sites into desktop apps for easy access.

  • Jamie Guidry

    Adium. Hands down.

  • Petter

    My fav i Coda

  • blacktea

    Mozilla Firefox! I don’t know what I would do without it.

  • Matt Ruiz

    My favorite Application of all time, is probably Mozilla’s Camino. Yes It’s a browser but it’s a Native one too. What makes Camino such a great Application is the ability too block Flash Advertisements and just Flash in general. While this is useful, I aso like it’s Bookmarking system.

  • Xavi

    My favorite is 1Password, but I’d love to try Espresso ;)

  • Larry Gusaas

    Keynote is my favorite Mac application. I would like to add Espesso to my applications

  • Kyle L

    My favorite Mac app would definitely have to be Adium!

  • david

    Coda is my fav mac app. but espresso sounds good to.

  • l_gab
  • Johannes
  • Argenis Ferrer

    I gotta say by far MAMP has made my life a lot easier!!!

    Would also love to try out Espresso

  • Guario

    There are so many great Mac applications, it is tough to pick one. But I like Photoshop, Tweetie, and CSSEdit.

    I’ve wanted to try Expresso for a long while to see how it could possibly help me with my web development, so this would be a great Christmas gift.

  • Milan

    Favorite app, Adium.

  • Brent Babcock

    Coversutra… best iTunes controller I’ve seen.

  • Kevin

    Favorite: TextMate

  • Steve Saragian


  • Winnie Ho

    My favorite mac app has to be CSSEdit – the best CSS editor ever!

  • Thomas

    Adium is my favorite Mac app

  • Dusan Kitic

    Definitely, Espresso. I was working with Coda for half a year but then tried Espresso. It’s much faster than Coda but lacks subversion support.

  • Tim Neems

    Textmate, nothing else can match it

  • Seed


  • Mothership

    Favourite of all time would have to be Adium. It is the first thing that goes on any new installation. Next would probably be Coda, although Espresso does look interesting, from the point of view of someone who used to use CSSEdit a lot.

    Other honorable mentions would go to Things, and VLC Media Player.

  • Alex Shapovalov

    I am gonna have to go with Evernote on this one.

  • Vasili

    I love MAMP. It makes working on PHP/MySQL scripts so much easier. :)

  • Gianluca

    Scrivener by the way.

  • Ricardo Giesta

    I have to say Tweetie has become my most used and favorite application.

  • Alex

    1Password all the way.

  • Juan

    My favorite mac app of all time…hmmmmmmmmm probably keynote and alarm clock.

  • Joel

    My favorite Mac application is probably CSSEdit.

  • Josh

    Toss-up between Illustrator, 1password, or coda.

  • Evan Bowers

    Coda, but I am looking forward to checking out Espresso!

  • Zy

    Well.. good question.
    There are a lot of good MAC apps, but they serve different purposes.

    Because my profession is web-development, a lot of time I spend coding in front of my macbook. And my favorite coding gun is – Textmate.

    But this came after testing Coda, CSSedit and stuff. I must say, that I’ve tried Espresso, and I feel that it could be an alternative too for my coding needs.

    BTW. AppStorm team – you rock!

  • Simon Fraser

    My favorite app would be Songbird, The functionality is great & It is great to be able to install add-ons for my music playback :)

  • Stefan Liden

    There are so many but at the moment my favorite is DrawIt. It is just a brilliant combination of abilities and ease of use. And drawing is fun. :-)

  • K_Kecki


  • Mark Southard

    Favorite Mac App of all time is 1password

  • Davidmoreen

    Hands down Coda, is my favorite application of all time. I’m on it for the majority of the time I’m on my computer.

  • markus

    I’ve tried Espresso – not only for drinking, but as well for web development it’s really a joy! ;-)

  • HBB

    don’t make me laugh, tweetie is not that good at all, there are better twitter client out there and it’s free. ex, Bluebird. the UI is equal or far better than tweetie. well, it’s not my best favorite app, my favorite mac app is 1Password. don’t be a fool and paid $19.95 for Tweetie, when there are so many Twittter app out there for free, ex. TweetDeck is another one that is good as Tweetie.

  • Umar Irshad

    1 Password, Tweetie, Coda, Adium to name some :D

  • Stefan Liden

    There are so many but I guess for now I have to say DrawIt. It is a wonderful little app that has the right combination of abilities and ease of use. And drawing is fun.

  • Nicola Neri

    I already have CSSEdit and it works very good!! I use it with Panic Coda!

  • Brad

    Espresso 100%. Textmate is good, but Espresso is much better.

  • HBB

    don’t make me laugh, tweetie is not that good at all, there are better twitter client out there and it’s free. ex, Bluebird. the UI is equal or far better than tweetie. well, it’s not my best favorite app, my favorite mac app is 1Password. don’t be a fool and paid $19.95 for Tweetie, when there are so many Twittter app out there for free, ex. TweetDeck is another one that is good as Tweetie.

  • Miquelweb

    My favourite application for Mac is MAMP.

  • Jeff

    TextMate, but maybe Espresso is better :)

  • HBB

    don’t make me laugh, tweetie is not that good at all, there are better twitter client out there and it’s free. ex, Bluebird. the UI is equal or far better than tweetie. well, it’s not my best favorite app, my favorite mac app is 1Password. don’t be a fool and paid $19.95 for Tweetie, when there are so many Twittter app out there for free, ex. TweetDeck is another one that is good as Tweetie.

  • tristan

    Quicksilver is the best mac app ever. I can’t live without it.

  • Stefan Liden

    There are so many but I guess for now I have to say DrawIt. It is a wonderful little app that has the right combination of abilities and ease of use. And drawing is fun.

  • Oli W


  • Jeff

    Both Coda and Espresso are excellent apps for web developers.

  • Jack Osborne

    Unfortunately it’s Dreamweaver, hence the reason for entering this giveaway :)

  • Hwd

    tweetie is my favorite app !

  • hcabbos


  • Hwd

    tweetie is my favorite app !

  • Hwd

    tweetie is my favorite app !

  • Hwd

    tweetie is my favorite app !

  • Hwd

    tweetie is my favorite app !

  • Artur Kim


  • Jack Osborne

    Unfortunately it’s dreamweaver, hence the reason I’ve entered the competition.

  • Artur Kim


  • Artur Kim


  • Hwd

    tweetie is my favorite app !

  • Hwd

    tweetie is my favorite app !

  • Hwd

    tweetie is my favorite app !

  • Hwd

    tweetie is my favorite app !

  • Jeremy

    Since I discovered Boxer a few weeks ago here on this blog, I’d say that’s my favourite app on Mac! :)

  • Jeremy

    Since I discovered Boxer a few weeks ago here on this blog, I’d say that’s my favourite app on Mac! :)

  • Peter

    Photoshop and Exposé. These two together is awesome.

  • Ben


  • Bill Labus

    It’d have to be Delicious Library for me- interface FTW, and coolest features (scanning barcodes with the iSight never gets old :) )

  • Mads Kjaer

    My favorite application is probably Adobe Photoshop CS4. Would love to start coding up my designs in Espresso :)

    Happy holidays!

  • copper

    Favorite useful? Quicksilver.
    Favorite just plain cool? Deep

  • Jan

    Currently it’s CSSEdit…

  • Jan

    Currently it’s CSSEdit…

  • Bartlomiej Jablonski

    I just love TextMate

  • Jan

    Currently it´s CSSEdit…

  • mehdi aherraki

    adium is my fav apps of ’em all easy to use, customizable, and free :p

  • Birmacher


  • mehdi aherraki

    adium is my fav apps of ’em all easy to use, customizable, and free :p

    • mehdi aherraki

      sorry had a problem with mouse so the click got stuck on submit :s

  • mehdi aherraki

    adium is my fav apps of ’em all easy to use, customizable, and free :p

  • mehdi aherraki

    adium is my fav apps of ’em all easy to use, customizable, and free :p

  • George

    wow, espresso would be such a cool app to have for web design. i wish i cud hve it to brush up the site i made for my sister

  • kingdom

    Textmate, because is good when develop Ruby on Rails

  • Mark McDonnell

    I love Tweetie but I think Things will actually become essential to my existence shortly.

  • Point5

    right now, it’s got to be 1Password

  • Chrriss

    Tweetie shory & Sweetie!!!

  • Jacob

    Recently Textmate, but I’m warming to Espresso with TEA and the HTMLbundle, but my trial ends soon :/

  • topp

    stickies all the way!

  • Damon

    I would have to say Coda, although Textmate comes in a close second. Can’t wait until Panic adds code folding.

  • Jacob

    Recently Textmate, but I’m warming to Espresso with TEA and the HTMLbundle.

  • Marcio Gasparotto

    It’s Textmate

  • Hans Schaapherder

    My favorite application: dashboard

  • ullie

    My favorite app is QuickSilver of course.

  • Inwe

    My favorite app is Adium and iTunes :)

  • bes0nic

    That would be … hummm … TextMate i guess.

  • Matt @ DVQ


  • Inwe

    My favorite app is Adium and iTunes :)

  • Jonas

    Adium X. Also apps like Caffeine and ClickToFlash. Oh, and Panic stuff too :)

  • Miquel

    iTunes is my favourite app. An amazing piece of software!

  • Stas Belov


  • Inwe

    My favorite app is Adium and iTunes :)

  • seventoes

    TextMate rox my sox

  • darek

    I’ve got it (from macheis), it’s not as good as people says. Awful project management, and file manager.

  • Philippe

    I’d really like to have espresso so I can launch it whit Quicksilver, my favorite Mac app.

  • Adam

    It’s hard to narrow it down, but right now my favorite is WriteRoom. Other favorites include Coda, Tweetie, and Prism.

  • Clinton R. Nixon

    My favorite Mac app is Notational Velocity, the best note-taking app of all time. LaunchBar is pretty high up there, too.

  • Zach Mayberry

    Excluding the default OS X apps that come packaged, I’ve found Littlesnapper to be the most useful niche product I have.

  • Ehsan Hamtaei

    iAlertU and JonDo

  • ac

    My favorite mac app is the whole snow leopard I love every detail in its UI and its outstanding performance.

  • Inwe

    My favorite app is iTunes and Audium :-)

  • Dan

    Overflow has to be my favorite app, only because I use it about a million and a half times a day. I couldn’t say enough about that one! Combine with BetterTouchTool & a magic mouse and you have a touch mouse gesture to open it.

  • miasto


    My favourite app is itunes.

  • Devin

    I love Quicksilver!

    Other faves are the Adobe apps (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)

    Best game: Plants vs Zombies :)

  • ac

    my favorite mac app is the whole snow leopard os , I love its UI and the outstanding performance it gives to my mac (:

  • andym801

    Final Cut Pro

  • ac

    my favorite mac app is the whole snow leopard OS, I love it’s UI and the outstanding performance.

  • Patrick

    favorite app is iTunes! i can use it while working on everything else!

  • Patrick

    favorite app is iTunes! i can use it while working on everything else!

  • Justin

    Right now my favourite app is Mindnode. I’ve tried a couple of mindmapping apps previously, but none of them have been as simple and intuitive.

  • compoundj

    My favorite app right now is TaskPaper. It helps me organize and using shortcuts instead of an elaborate UI makes me a lot more efficient.

  • Neil

    Probably CSS Edit, so I want to try the espresso

  • Wylie

    My favorite Mac app right now is Coda, but it may be time for some Espresso… Right now it is definitely time for some more coffee.

  • http://- Mehmet

    My favourite mac app is Textmate.

  • Clay

    CyberDuck and TextMate :)

  • Simon

    Everyday, I use Notify, and Photoshop, my best friend :)

  • Matt

    Adium is the most wonderful application ever!
    It centralizes all my instant communications – something I couldn’t live without!

  • twe4ked

    Photoshop :)

  • Bastian

    There are various “faves” but i like WriteRoom currently the most

  • Steven

    1Password keeps me and my literally hundreds of passwords organized.

  • pythox

    1Password is the best. It integrates in every browser and you can savely store many other infos.

  • John Burke

    Favorite app on the Mac? Probably have to be 1Password. I wouldn’t be able to get through the day without it there.

  • lindsey

    my favorite mac app is quicksilver – started using it about a month ago & i can’t live without it!

  • Pedro

    My fav app is superduper!

  • Matthew Harrison-Jones

    Im gonna say Postbox, I use it everyday and I just really like it!

  • Daniel

    Without doubt 1Password

  • Marcelo Campiglia

    My favorite Mac app is Adobe Photoshop ;)

  • Paul Sipple

    I would have to agree…Tweetie!

  • Paul Sipple

    I would have to agree…Tweetie!

  • Paul Sipple

    I would have to agree…Tweetie!

  • Gleb Kotov

    Textmate is the best text editor ever and in the same time my fav app (Could I get Espresso after this…?)

  • Branislav Vaclav

    My favorite app is Espresso, very nice interface and real Mac look & feel. I stopped using Dreamweaver code editor when I discovered this one. Other apps I like are Things, Postbox, Forklift, Querious, Aperture.

  • Steven

    My favorite app has to be Coda, but I’m open to changing that :P

  • Veronique

    This is a tough question to answer, but right now I would say my favourite app is WriteRoom. It really helps me concentrate when I have to write school papers.

  • Ben

    I use Evernote all the time now, but I have to say that iTunes is my favorite. It’s the app I use the most and have almost no complaints.

  • Thibaut

    My all time favorite Mac app is Things ! I can’t work without it.

  • Mahdi

    My favorite application of all time is Things by CulturedCode!!

  • Henry Bennett

    As of recently, ForeverSave.
    I would absolutely love to get Espresso!

  • Thibaut

    My all time favorite app is Things. Can’t work without it !

  • Thibaut

    My all time favorite app is Things. Can’t work without it !

  • Gido

    Dropbox ! handsdown ! :)

  • Thibaut Ninove

    My all time favorite app is Things. Can’t work without it !

  • Adrian Martinez

    Currently my favorite mac app is WriteRoom. It’s a fantastic program

  • J E

    Finder – it’s why we’re on mac really isnt it

  • Austin

    iPhoto hands down. The ‘blemish’ brush trumps Photoshop’s ‘healing’ tool any day.

    And the fox, a close second. No one beats the fox. Safari looks nicer, but the fox wins.

    • Austin

      And the developer who makes an EXACT copy of Notepad++ will have my vote eternally. Nothing on Mac even comes close. Take your TextMates, and TextWranglers and burn them to the ground.

  • Austin

    And the developer who makes an EXACT copy of Notepad++ will have my vote eternally. Nothing on Mac even comes close. Take your TextMates, and TextWranglers and burn them to the ground.

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  • lostkore

    Favourite mac app without a doubt, Coda

  • brian

    I’d have to say Garageband.

  • Nicolas Giannetta

    My favorite mac app is The Hit List.

  • Gabe

    Firefox is just too cool

  • Brad Z

    I just converted from a pc to a new macbook pro last week. So far I really like Adium. I used to use Notepad++ on my pc laptop. I haven’t found a replacement yet but I’ve been testing a trial version of Coda. It seems to work nicely. I’d really like to try Espresso.

  • Kurban

    QuickSilver, by far.

  • Matthias

    as a Windows switcher I really like the Finder

  • Ian

    Slife and Wakoopa agree that my most-used app is Stainless. My favorite is Quicksilver or NewsFire.

  • Ethan Wright

    Mine would be Pixelmator, but I love the look of espresso….

  • jakob bomholt

    My favorit mac app is Safari.

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  • Predrag Krstic

    DropBox, NetNewsWire, FireFox, Eclipse, TweetDeck, SequelPro, Skype, iChat, iMail, uTorrent…. (all apps currently running) i can’t write only one

  • Tyler

    There are way too many excellent apps out there to have just one fave, but I would definitely say one of my top choices is Overflow!!!! Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!!!!!

  • Tyler Henson

    There are way too many out there to have just ONE fave, but… I’ll go with Overflow!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

  • NJ

    It’s a hard call naming my absolute favourite, but when I think about how I work – from home, with clients all over the world, I really could not do it without Skype.
    Boring I know, there are other apps that run a close second and third, Textmate for sure, and Firefox with Firebug, or SnapzPro, CS… but without the ability to keep in very close touch with clients, and for them to see you there, with your little green tick, the other apps just would not pay their way.

  • Vin Thomas

    I love – It”s great!

  • Jossy

    Hmmh, Fav mac app has to be Keynote, simple, expressive yet powerful

  • cjred

    tweetie is my favorite mac app!!

  • Bruno Moniz

    Socialite!!!! :D

  • @arcticpro

    My favorite mac app is Adium and I cannot live without it and originally switched over to mac just for it.

  • James

    Coda is my favorite, but I’d love to try out Espresso

  • Daniel

    Definitely Quicksilver, its the first thing I install on a new Mac.

  • Daniel

    Definitely Quicksilver, it’s the first thing I install on a new Mac.

  • @arcticpro

    My favorite mac app is Adium and I cannot live without it and originally switched over to mac just for it.

  • @arcticpro

    My favorite mac app is Adium and I cannot live without it and originally switched over to mac just for it.

  • nikkos

    I love Textmate but i want to work with espresso.

  • @arcticpro

    My favorite mac app is Adium and I cannot live without it and originally switched over to mac just for it.

  • Jonathan Mitchum

    My favorite mac app is Aperture! It’s awesome!

  • Jan Baros

    things i my favorite app

  • Dwayne Paisley-Marshall

    Coad Hands down!

  • krys

    My fav is muCommander :)

  • _caizzz

    Espresso is a great app, so i need it :)

  • DSW

    My favourite has to be Overflow, it saved my doc from icon overload.

  • Red Leader

    pick me pick me!

    I’ve been using coda forever and have been trying to change it up. I was a beta tester and espresso is AWESOME!

  • Max

    So far, 1Password is my favorite mac app. I save so much time with this useful and discrete app. Plus the newest version comes with a nice ui!

  • Fabiano Franz

    iTunes… just love music. ;)

  • Enrique Ramírez

    Textmate of course. Can’t live without it.

  • Alex Behrmann

    My favorite mac app would have to be Adium. It sets the bar for customization and utility.

  • L.Fer

    Quicksilver.. a must have

  • mkwigglesworth

    Hey thanks for this great giveaway!

    I use Things, Bento 3 & Evernote a lot at the moment.

    I’d have to say that ‘Things’ is my fav app at the moment. It keeps me sane.


  • Tyler Johnson

    Coda all the way. Has everything I look for in a web development application. One problem: organization can be a problem even when I work in a structured format like codeigniter. Thus espresso would solve all my probs!

  • peter Rudd

    Think my fave mac app is Fluid

  • jedw

    My favorite app is TextMate. Also I cannot work without QuickSilver. As for apps by Apple, I think Xcode is great. I work with CSSEdit and I would love to have this app.

  • J. Gart

    Star Wars Title Sequence Generator. Duh.

    Seriously – Tweetie. Although SWTSG is a close second.

  • J. Gart

    Star Wars Title Sequence Generator. Or Tweetie. Both are good.

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  • jay

    textedit, a no fuss text editor.

  • @baschi4D

    For every task there is a Mac app that I love.
    But the one app influencing my everyday life the most, hence my all time favorite, is Things by Cultured Code! One of the most thought out and beautiful applications out there.

  • tishikawa

    My favourite Mac Application is Versions!

  • tishikawa

    My favourite Mac Application is Versions!

  • corbanb

    versions svn app. ftw!

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  • Etienne

    Mine has to be Socialite or Coda!

  • Nate

    My favorite mac app so far is Coda but Espresso is a strong second!

  • Kris

    Tie between Things and Evernote.

    And what’s with the double posts by lots of people? At any rate, pick me… :). I’ve always wanted to try Espresso to see if it’s better than TextMate, but don’t have the money to just buy it to check…

  • Haley

    Well, I do enjoy skype but don’t really have a fave cause I’m just getting into web design; however, I do love to drink espressos…so I think this would be a great App to start out with!

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  • Akhil Sasidharan

    TextMate, it will have to be! \m/

  • Butch Page

    My favorite app, Coda

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  • Syphadius

    I think for me it’s definitely Pathfinder, simplifies my workflow ten folds!

  • Paul

    not sure if i have an “all time” favorite, but lately it’s been transmit. bet ftp app i’ve ever used.

  • yichi

    My favorite apps would be Tweetie, Coda, Coversatura & LittleSnapper :D

  • Benjamin Ketnick

    Linotype FontExplorer X amazingly useful to me

  • Debashis

    Dropbox, for sure. It makes collaboration so much easier.

  • Crazyhunk

    I have to say photoshop…… :D

  • Daniel

    Definetly Textmate

  • Kevin Urrutia

    my favorite app is onyx :)

  • Chen Luo

    My favourite Mac applications are: Mindnode Pro and Tree. Those two outline and mindmapping apps free my mind daily.

  • Dana


  • Oversense

    Tweetie, second place – Espresso

  • Dom


  • Ronnie


  • Mike

    I have a think for things

  • Rafif Yalda

    “Act without doing”.. that’s the mantra behind Quicksilver and it wins for me hands down.

    TextMate comes closely behind.

  • Sal C

    Favorite of all time is ‘Dark Castle’

  • daba

    1password, followed by launchbar.

  • Jordan Osmond

    My favorite is Taco HTML Edit

  • Chris Baker

    Transmit by Panic

  • Cheryl

    iWorks :)

  • Baturalp

    Count me in! My favorite mac app is Textmate.

  • tr4656

    Coda or probably Bento :)

  • Temma

    My favorite is ‘Things’.

  • danocamera

    My favorite application of ALL TIME would have to be Photoshop, its relevance/significance to my life increasing in a snowball-like fashion throughout the last 6 or 7 iterations. However, Lightroom is nipping at Photoshop’s heals and if Photoshop is not careful, there could be a major upset in the near future…

  • Mark

    Quicksilver has to be one of my favorites, followed closely by Textmate.

  • Sebastian Oliva

    Textmate (#1), Quicksilver (#2), Oregon Trail (#3)

  • John

    I Love Coda, although I haven’t tried CSS edit or Expresso yet so I’ll give them a download and see if I can make the switch.

  • Hasan

    My Favourite is: TextMate … of course!

  • CE

    My favourite is Coda, but Espresso looks awesome too!

  • iRybek

    Hyperspaces, I need different wallpapers for every space:)

    But I use Espresso a lot:D

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  • Chris

    Beat me, but my No.1 App on OS X is Firefox. Directly followed by Mail, Sherlock and the Finder. :)

  • Peter

    My favorite application by far is QuickSilver!

  • Vadim


  • Eevoh

    The best Mac application for me is PathFinder.
    Great for all file related tasks. I can’t live without it.

  • paul rostorp

    Coda is one of the best apps ever but expresso is also great, I tried the demo

  • Matt B.

    Would definitely love a copy of this! My favorite Mac app of all time – probably TextMate.

  • Lennart


    Simple as that :)

  • Tomme

    i’ll go with Transmit and Billings

  • oykun.yilmaz

    Skitch is my life saver :) it is making my job soooo easier!! I also had tried Espresso, it is so lovely app, I love the user interface of Espresso. I’d love to have a license, it would help so much to my business…

    Thanks for cool giveaway!!

  • Thomas Paul

    Since a few days Skitch. Short manuals made fast and easy …

  • Claude

    My favorite Mac app is firefox!

  • inkoherence

    Hi! My favorite application is Quicksilver.

  • Kaishin

    My favorite mac app is (drum rolling) Candybar!!

  • Sebastian Brink

    TextMate :)

  • Marco

    Hard to decide but 1Password is my most needed third party app I think …

  • Robert W

    Snippet App from Fuel Collective is the best!

  • Alyssa


    But I would LOVE to give Espresso a try!

  • Predrag Jovanovic

    best ever, on the job app i would say :)

  • Peter Craddock

    My favourite app would have to be Pages, but 1Password definitely qualifies as well.


    I think.. Coda!

  • Cesar Raymond Santos

    Definitely have to be QuickSilver. Made using the Mac so much smoother.

  • Mark F.

    NewsFire has to be my favorite app of all time. It gave me hours of my day back, just by not having to check different sites I like to read.

  • Donovan

    Best application of all time. Bowtie!

  • Lasse L

    My favorite app, Coda

  • Vladimir Golusin

    my favorite… TextMate :)

  • Sam McCarthy

    Favourite app: coda but would love to give espresso a try

  • Nathalie

    My favorite application is right now MindNode Pro. A nice way to organize my chaotic thoughts..

  • Pete

    CSS Edit.

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  • Thomas

    Expresso looks really cool !

  • Szabolcs Sztanyi

    favourite one: CSSedit

  • marco

    Jared. The butcher of song

    On every one of my Macs since my 7100 AV

  • formlotse

    Firefox, Textmate and Coda would be my favourites.

  • Mikael Pittam

    Bento! So many goodies in one app.

  • Michael Wilson

    I think my favourite mac app of all time has to be dropbox ( I know it isn’t mac only but that’s what makes it sooo good!) it has saved me so much hassle so many times.

  • Owen Franssen

    Having recently moved from Windows Pcs (after over 15 years) to Macs I’m inlove with most Mac apps if only for the beautiful user interfaces. But my favourite app would be a tie between Quicksilver for the ability to launch any installed application with incredible ease and TextExpander because it allows me to use my snippets in any app. Coda is a close third and my web editor of choice, although I would like to try Espresso after reading the review.

  • Vicky

    Keynote is my favorite Mac app.

  • Arnout Kazemier


    I use it all the time, not only to upload files. But also to quick edit my website through server.

  • GiancarloN

    My favourite app has to be Bluebird, an awesome Twitter client. It’s simple, easy to use and has to ability to be customized.

  • Henry I

    It’s all about Adium… Or maybe Spotify!

  • Linda S

    CSSedit for me too

  • Marco Jardim


  • bubsss

    Coda :)

  • bubsss

    Coda :)

  • Scott Showalter

    Does Spotlight count? All other search apps are FAIL.

    Otherwise, Textmate is pretty grand. Still lacking in areas though. ;)

  • Maarten pellegrims

    I must say that Things is my favorite :)
    Clean design and everything at the right spot.

    Same like Expresso! ;)

  • Fredrik

    Coda is y favourite!

    • Fredrik


      And I forgot Quicksilver (can’t live without it).

  • Fredrik

    Coda is my favourite!

  • Robin

    My all time favorite Mac app is WriteRoom. Simple, black, brilliant!

  • Cameron Dunlop

    My favorite app would have to be mindnode because I am constantly mindmapping as a student and mindnode is just SO user friendly

  • Brian

    My favorite Mac app must be Launchbar … I;m lost without it.

  • Albo

    my favourite app is chrome, even if it’s yet a beta!

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  • Benjamin Reid

    My favourite Mac app ever is… iTunes. Yeah it comes with your Mac but if it wasn’t pre-installed, I’d have to download it, can’t go on without it.

  • Antoine Olbrechts

    Ma favorite is definately Tweetie for Mac (and iPhone) !!
    I’d love to have this Espresso, I’ve already tested it and it’s quite nice to use…

  • Tom Crichton

    My favourite app is Twitt: I use Twitter to keep up to date on all sorts of things and Twitt’s interface is completely customizable.

  • Phil

    my favorite app is Things for mac

  • Spirit

    My favorite app for Mac is Things, cause i can manage all my tasks and be more productive with it!

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  • mike.

    Adium is my favourite.

  • Art Silva

    It’s got to be Google Quick Search Box for me. I think it’s way better than Quicksilver!

  • Michael Henriksen

    My favorite App for Mac is definitely QuickSilver from Blacktree ( – It should be included as default! :)

  • n.

    my favourite is… hard to tell. maybe SubEthaEdit

  • Sparkle7337

    How do you pick a favorite? After years living with the frustration of windows, (I am a fairly new Mac user-about 5 years), I love it all. But if you force me to choose one, it would be Tweetie.

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  • maique

    tweetie. it has to be tweetie. (close runner up: instapaper pro).

  • S. Schenk

    My favorite app would be iTunes! … no just kidding. Tweetie!

  • Martijn

    Textmate doesn’t really work for me, Espresso looks much better!

  • nom de guerre

    1Password, hands down.

  • Joe

    I can’t live without textmate, but I’m intrigued by Espresso.. Thanks for the giveaway, envato!

  • M.D.

    Lightroom, of course :)

  • adam machin

    Has to be skitch! for taking and editing screenshots, its awesome! :-)

  • Synthetic Tone

    My favorite Mac app is Onyx… so hard to pick a favorite but it has helped me lots with system care.

  • area

    Quicksilver, without a doubt.

  • HardcorE

    My favorite app is Pixelmator!

  • Silverthan

    Things helped me organize my workflow a lot!

  • Sondre

    I actually love WriteRoom right now, with Tweetie as a close runner up. Enables me to to what I want, as hassle-free as possible. (Which is why I hope I’m not too late for Espresso)

  • Thilippu

    Bowtie is my fav! :-)

  • paucapistrano

    MAC application? Probably.. its Photo Booth. It’s an application right? Why is it my favorite? It’s a portable mirror! Helps you see how messy you are and also lets you see what you would probably look like with a bulging head or stretched neck. awesome.

  • TheRevived

    Either Coda or Things they are some of the most wonderful applications ever!

    Coda has really nice interface in my opinion but I tried Espresso and it seemed to be amazing as well

  • Vikas Gupta

    My Favorite app is shovebox

  • Federico Soria

    My favorite app is Tweetie

  • Barron Bichon

    Favorite of all time would have to be Quicksilver even though I’ve probably only tapped into 2% of its functionality.

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  • Liam Goodacre

    Google Quick Search Box – use it all the time, love it
    I love TextExpander ^_^ it makes coding so quick!
    Also Cyberduck and Smultron, but I think I’d like Espresso more :P

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  • Chris

    my favorite Mac app is PLEX. best media player/server out there!

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  • Johannes

    Definetly TextMate.

  • Ivan Tolmachev

    Dropbox, no negotiation! :)

  • Bernd

    Finder :)

  • Sebastian Kempff

    Espresso is the best, especially for me as a graphicdesigner, just learning html…

  • Cathy-T

    Espresso is great! I’d love to have it:)

  • Wiringin

    soho is great

  • Donnie

    My favorite has got to be Coda. Good stuff

  • trzaSk

    Quicksilver, VDMX, CSSEdit, … and CS3 Design Premium

  • Adam

    Photoshop, because you can make people look funny :P


  • Dan

    Coda… hoping to get a hold of Espresso to compare.

  • Ankur

    my favorite app is TextMate

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  • Ronald

    My favorite app of all times is and will always be Camino, it’s simply one of the best lightweight browsers I’ve ever used :D

  • fnatichohn

    Bluebird is such a great Twitter client!

  • Ariyo

    My favs are Coda for web development and Logic for music!

  • Uri

    as everyone said: textMate

  • Toffee

    It’s ShoveBox for the win! :P

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  • SEO Sheffield

    Would have to say that my favourite app at the moment is Cram.

  • Aiwe

    Espresso has code navigator which is very convenient, that is why I’d prefer it to Coda for example. My app of all times is iTunes anyway :)

  • Qiming

    Oh cool! I won? So how do I get the copy…

    • Danny

      I’ve won too :)
      but I don’t know how do i get the copy :(

      • Qiming

        I’m still confused :/

      • Danny

        me too, but nobody says anything -.-

      • Qiming

        Hmm. Still waiting…

  • Rohit Ayyer

    Bento 3

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