The Best Mac Software of 2010

The software industry is moving ahead at a rapid pace at the moment – particularly on the Mac. We’ve seen some brilliant new applications released this year, and a few classics updated with an impressive new feature set.

Before we forge ahead into a new year, likely dominated by the onset of the Mac App Store and everything that entails, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the past twelve months to remind ourselves of what happened.

I’d be honoured if you’d join me in this review of Mac apps in 2010. You might just find some fantastic new software along the way!

Alfred + Powerpack

best mac software apps 2010In the fairly competitive niche of Quicksilver-esque software, Alfred has really shot to popularity this year. A beautifully designed, versatile application, Alfred has quickly become one of my absolute favourite apps.

You can use it as a basic application launcher if you’d like, but the Alfred team recently launched their commercial “Powerpack” that adds a bunch more functionality. This includes iTunes integration, filesystem navigation, clipboard history, and an iTunes mini player – a pretty incredible deal for just under $20!

Transmit 4

Transmit has long been one of the dominant file transfer applications for the Mac, and it underwent a major improvement in the form of Transmit 4 this year. This brought an enormous series of new features, improved speed significantly, and introduced the new “Transmit Disk” functionality.

It’s rare that such as popular and well-designed application undergoes such a worthy upgrade, but Transmit 4 is absolutely worth every dollar of the upgrade price. Heartily recommended!

best mac software apps 2010

Knapsack

best mac software apps 2010Knapsack is designed for organised travellers. People who need to keep track of frequent conference trips, or those who want a flexible and straight-forward way to construct and manipulate a complicated itinerary for their trip will find plenty to love about it.

Although this isn’t a new piece of software, it went through a major acquisition in 2010, and has been updated with some great new features.

Instapaper

best mac software apps 2010Although Instapaper has been around for quite a bit longer than a year, and doesn’t have a Mac application specifically, I had to mention it here. Instapaper is one of my all-time favourite tools, and the developer, Marco Arment, took the decision to work on it full-time earlier this year.

If you regularly read in-depth articles and blog posts, Instapaper automatically saves them to your iPhone or iPad to come back to later – presented in a beautiful text-only format. It’s completely free to use, but I’d urge you to become a subscriber for $1/month and show your support to the developer.

Safari 5

Apple released Safari 5 in June this year, touting support for new HTML5 features (in an ongoing effort to demonstrate its supremacy over Flash). In addition to better standards support, Safari Reader was added, giving you a way to read articles in a clutter-free view.

The final major addition was Safari Extensions, and the associated Extensions Gallery, which gave developers a way to expand and enhance the functionality of Safari. I haven’t really used any of these personally – I prefer my browsing experience to be as simple as possible – but there are a few great additions available for those that like this type of thing.

best mac software apps 2010

Steam

best mac software apps 2010The humble Mac platform is far from first choice for dedicated gamers, and has a reputation of being unsuitable for people who like to enjoy the latest graphically intensive releases. Although this is certainly still the case to a large degree, the release of Steam for Mac this year has set the process in motion for turning this stereotype around.

Various classic games are now available through Steam to run natively on your Mac. From Counter Strike to Football Manager, you’ll be surprised how competent your Mac now is as a gaming platform!

Office 2011

People have a love/hate relationship with Office for Mac. Some of our readers love to use it, and others would trade Microsoft Word for Pages any day. Office 2008 was widely regarded as a fairly poor release – it didn’t integrate all that well with OS X, and wasn’t a pleasant experience to use.

Microsoft has stepped up their game with the release of Office 2011. It brings a few new features, a completely re-worked application in the form of Outlook for Mac, and it’s a far more polished piece of software.

best mac software apps 2010

Arq

best mac software apps 2010Arq is a fantastic backup utility that left beta right at the beginning of this year. It uses Amazon S3 for storage, backing up your critical files to the internet rather than a local drive. This is really secure, and a winning combination for many Mac users.

Although you’ll need to pay an ongoing fee for Amazon S3 storage, it’s a pretty great deal for most people, with the fee coming in at around $5/month for 50GB of storage. Definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for an off-site backup solution.

Soulver

Version 2.0 of Soulver was released this year, bringing plenty of great updates to this already unique calculation app. Simply put, Soulver helps you work things out. It’s quicker to use than a spreadsheet, and smarter and clearer than a traditional calculator.

Version 2.0 added a sleeker interface, support for conversions between currencies, time, distance etc, the ability to use stock information, and a whole range of other great features. Well worth upgrading to!

Kaleidoscope

Sporting one of my absolute favourite app icons of the year, Kaleidoscope is a tool that helps you compare files on your Mac. Be these text documents, images, or various other types of file, Kaleidoscope will quickly show you how the two files differ.

It’s really helpful for developers to compare versions of code and text, and for photographers, retouchers and designers who work with images regularly. A beautifully designed website and application, albeit with a fairly niche appeal.

best mac software apps 2010

Alarms

best mac software apps 2010A fairly fascinating application, Alarms adds a bar to the top of your screen that shows a visual representation of your day. You can quickly drag items, files or text into Alarms, and schedule them to be worked on during a certain time of day.

It’s full of handy features – such as “snoozing” a to-do with a shake of your mouse – and can work well for reminding yourself of things throughout the day. It’s certainly no replacement for a dedicated task manager, but definitely worth taking a look at.

MarsEdit 3

Another app that underwent a fantastic update this year was MarsEdit. Version 3.0 shipped with support for “WYSIWYG” text editing, support for WordPress Pages and Custom Fields, improved syntax highlighting, integration with iPhoto, and plenty of other improvements.

If you regularly contribute to a blog, MarsEdit is definitely worth considering. It makes writing and drafting posts a really pleasant experience, and can be a major improvement over using your web-based blog administration area.

best mac software apps 2010

Sparrow

best mac software apps 2010Although I’d hazard a guess that almost all our AppStorm readers use Gmail or Google Apps Mail, I know that many people don’t particularly enjoy using the Gmail web interface. I know I don’t! Apple’s Mail.app is a great application (and my mail client of choice), but for casual email users, Sparrow offers a nice alternative.

Released a few months ago, Sparrow sits in your menu bar and gives you a minimalist way to access Gmail. It supports threading, notifications, multiple accounts, and is actually a fairly powerful little app. If you’re a fan of the Tweetie interface, you’ll love Sparrow.

Firetask

best mac software apps 2010Although Firetask has been available on the iPhone for quite some time, it only made the jump to OS X in August this year. It follows the classic “Getting Things Done” methodology for a task manager, and is a great option if you’re looking for a fairly powerful to-do manager.

Although it isn’t quite as feature-packed as an app like OmniFocus, it’s stylish, syncs with the iPhone version (Wi-Fi only for now, unfortunately), and works pretty darn well!

Postbox

This alternative Mail client has seen a flurry of updates over the year, and has recently become my email client of choice. It’s fast, lean, pretty, and an all-round pleasure to use. I don’t see myself going back to Mail.app in a hurry, and would strongly recommend Postbox if you’re undecided about desktop email.

I particularly like the ease of setup, and the quality of integration with Gmail – something that I always struggled to achieve perfection with in Apple’s mail client.

iLife ’11

Apple’s yearly iLife release cycle was enacted a couple of months ago in the form of iLife 11. This brought new versions of iPhone, iMovie and Garageband (while iWeb and iDVD were left somewhat out in the cold).

New features include widespread full-screen views (a pre-cursor to this becoming fairly ubiquitous in OS X Lion), hollywood-style movie trailers, and some funky groove matching for Garageband. It isn’t a “must have” upgrade, but it might be worthwhile if you’re hankering after one of the new features.

best mac software apps 2010

Fake

Released toward the end of the year, Fake is a new browser for Mac OS X that makes web automation simple. Think of it as “Automator for the web” – possibly something that doesn’t interest you at all, but a real life-saver for web designers and developers.

Fake is a very versatile tool that can work in any way you’d like it to. If you think the idea sounds interesting, I’d recommend downloading it and taking it for a spin. Anything that stands to save you a few minutes of time a day is a winner in my book!

Rocketbox

best mac software apps 2010Do you ever sit looking at Mail’s search results, struggling to find what you’re looking for? No, me neither. But it seems that some people do. For them, Rocketbox will be a fascinating application. It’s more advanced than Mail’s search, with highlighted search previews, a sophisticated query language, and a blazing fast engine.

You can also intelligently search by person, and set up powerful filters that can sift through lots of email very quickly to find what you’re looking for.

Courier

Courier allows you to share files, images, photos, movies, and more with all your favourite online services – including Flickr and Facebook. It’s a beautiful application from Realmac Software, works with over 30 different services, and is packed with fun and interesting features.

Ever wondered where your files are going geographically when they’re uploaded? Courier attempts to show you this, in a fascinating metaphor of throwing files around the globe.

best mac software apps 2010

Cockpit

best mac software apps 2010Launched in April, Cockpit is an interesting little app with a really gorgeous interface. It gives you a place to launch apps, control multiple aspects of popular software (iTunes, iPhoto, Safari etc), run scripts, and set up custom hotkeys to do all of these tasks.

It’s a tool for Mac geeks, undoubtedly, and it could be a really interesting app to try out if you’re a keyboard shortcut junkie (or just like faux aluminium interfaces).

Permute

If you find yourself occasionally needing to convert video, but are baffled by an array of applications, settings and frame rates, Permute is for you. It’s a one-window app that takes any media you throw at it, and quickly converts it to work on a particular device.

It really couldn’t be any simpler to use, but has plenty of power under the hood. A solid replacement for VisualHub, if you’re still mourning the loss of that handy little app…

best mac software apps 2010

Eon

best mac software apps 2010Released right at the end of 2009, I think Eon qualifies to be included here. It’s a time tracking application that supports a huge range of different online (and Mac-based) invoicing apps—19 at the time of writing. It’s simple to use, automatically notices idle time, and lets you break your time down into projects.

If you use several different invoicing/client management applications and would like a central place from which to track your time, Eon is for you.

Billings Pro

Every time I ask Mac users about the software they use for managing clients, projects, and time tracking, one name always comes up. Billings.

The basic version of Billings is perfect for freelancers and small companies – but if you run a larger organisation, it’s definitely worth taking a look at Billings Pro. This advanced version offers powerful time tracking, synchronization between different computers, and the ability to review and approve invoices. It’s a powerful beast.

best mac software apps 2010

Watts

best mac software apps 2010If you’re unsure about the best way to treat your MacBook battery to prolong its life, you need to take a look at Watts. Released this year, it offers a simple menu bar interface for walking you through a battery calibration process on a regular basis.

Along with an improved battery indicator, it can accurately time how long you should keep a full charge, and will tell you when you need to run your battery down to a low level to calibrate it. Fun and functional.

1Password 3

Receiving a major update this year was 1Password, now in its third major incarnation. I use and love this application every day—it’s a tool that you can’t live without after using it for a few weeks.

Version 3 brings plenty of new functionality, most notably improved synchronisation across all your devices. Whether you’re on your Mac, iPhone, iPad – or even Windows box – you’ll have all your passwords right at your fingertips.

best mac software apps 2010

Simplenote, Notational Velocity, and Nottingham

I’m bundling these apps together because they all essentially work with the same service – Simplenote. This, coupled with Notational Velocity on the Mac, has had a huge impact on the way I write this year. The seamless syncing across all your various devices is fantastic, and means that you can easily work on a document from anywhere, using any Apple device.

If you regularly write—whatever medium it’s for—you owe it to yourself to take a look at this combination of software.

best mac software apps 2010

Dropbox

best mac software apps 2010It’s been around for much longer than a year, but I had to include Dropbox as one of my favourite applications of 2010. It’s simple, understated, and really changed the way I use my Mac and iOS devices.

Take a couple of minutes today to investigate a few methods for really making the most of this fantastic service, by reading a couple of articles we’ve posted on Web.AppStorm over the course of the year:

Reeder (Beta)

Last, but certainly not least, I wanted to mention the very recent release of the Reeder for Mac Beta. This has immediately become my RSS tool of choice for the desktop, and it’s a real pleasure to use. Though the beta is still missing certain pieces of functionality, it shows a great deal of promise already.

I think it’s a good example of bringing iOS to the Desktop, and I’m looking forward to seeing this trend develop and evolve over next year.

What’s Coming in 2011?

best mac software apps 2010So, 2010 has been a great year for software. From fantastic updates such as Transmit 4, through to beautiful new apps like Courier, there’s a lot to reflect upon! But as the year draws to a close, what lies in store for 2011?

The first thing to look forward to—indeed, something that may arrive before the end of the year—is the Mac App Store. This seems set to change the landscape of Mac software development, and will no doubt lead to hundreds of interesting new software releases over the coming year. We’re going to have our work cut out!

In addition to the forthcoming store, we also have OS X Lion to look forward to—the next release of Apple’s operating system. So far, we know that this is going to bring a range of new iOS-like functionality, the “Mission Control” dashboard, and widespread full-screen support. Of course, Apple wouldn’t be Apple if it didn’t have a few surprises up it’s sleeve.

One thing I’m really hoping for is some form of improved “cloud” service from Apple. Dropbox is a fantastic tool, but I can’t help yearn for something that’s integrated directly into Apple’s own iPad and iPhone applications. By the end of 2011, I would love to kiss goodbye to the clunky file-synchronisation method currently employed by iTunes.

Last but not least, we’re expecting to see a new iPad release at some point next year—most likely around April—that will add a few new features. I’d expect these will include a camera (or two) to provide FaceTime support, along with the Retina Display used in the iPhone 4. Though not directly Mac-related, it’s certainly an announcement that I’m looking forward to with great anticipation!

The Best iOS and Web Apps of 2010

If you’re a fan of the iPhone, iPad, or web apps (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), you may also like to take a look at the companion posts published across the AppStorm network. These include some seriously amazing software, and it’s a good way to quickly see what you might have missed over the course of the year.

Take a look at:

Thank you so much for reading AppStorm in 2010. We’re really excited about everything that 2011 has in store, and I hope you’ll take a minute to subscribe to the site if you haven’t already!


  • Pingback: The Best iPhone and iPad Apps of 2010 | iPhone.AppStorm

  • Pingback: The Best Web Apps of 2010

  • http://www.checkyoulater.net Benito

    I can’t believe things didn’t make it to the list, and reeder’s late entry to mac OS is a no show on this list either. oh and evernote seems to have been gone from the list too.

    • http://davidappleyard.net David Appleyard

      Reeder was just added. Can’t believe I forgot about that one! As for Things, though it’s great, it hasn’t seen any major updates in 2010 and I didn’t feel that it really made the cut this year.

    • Neal O

      Things? Surely this is the year that Things did not get the upgrade to cloud sync so long promised by the developer?

      Things is only in line for being awarded the longest no show upgrade in Mac history me thinks.

  • Daniel

    Hey, thanks for this nice list!

    But I am missing definitly one of the best Mac Apps: Postbox 2.x (http://www.postbox-inc.com/) – it’s my favourite Mail-App and a must.

    Regards, Daniel

    • http://davidappleyard.net David Appleyard

      I’ve added Postbox too. Good call. Ironically, I just switched over to using Postbox as my own mail client yesterday and am really loving it.

  • http://nataliaventre.com Natalia Ventre

    Great list, I’m very impressed with Kaleidoscope and Sparrow is an original approach to email. I’m going to check out a couple of apps that I haven’t used yet from the list.

    Next year is going to be interesting, I can’t wait to know more about Lion.

  • dixhuit

    Why are you guys so obsessed with Notational Velocity and Nottingham? As far as SimpleNote-afied OS X apps are concerned, JustNotes beats both of them hands down!

    • http://davidappleyard.net David Appleyard

      Really not a fan of the JustNotes interface I’m afraid…

    • Yarnkles McBannister

      JustNotes is a joke compared to Notational Velocity. The latter handles libraries containing thousands and thousands of notes with instant launch times and instant search times. But the real advantage is keyboard navigation — apps like JustNotes have been around for years; there’s nothing innovative about it. NV is actually self-organizing in its combined search/create behavior. For these reasons NV ends up being used by people who care more about using their computer for work than turning it into a fashion statement.

  • http://www.tastycontent.com/blog Catherine

    I love Notational Velocity!

    My list of favourite mac software released this year would also have to include:

    Scrivener 2 – finally! But the wait was worth it. It really is the best composing software on the Mac

    Skitch Plus – also finally out of beta, it makes it so simple to create screenshots and share them.

    Bamboo App’s Quiet Read – small little app that does a really good job of managing those articles I want to read later.

    • http://advancedOption.co.nz advancedOption

      I was shocked Skitch wasn’t mentioned in the article. It’s my app of the year, but perhaps the beta came out 18–24 months ago.

      But I’ve tried a lot of the apps above and they’ve fell by the wayside… as a designer, I use skitch everyday.

  • Jay George

    For me TotalFinder should definitely be on your list – tabs in Finder, copy + paste, and a global hotkey

    • Chris ONeal

      +1 for TotalFinder. The docked finder that autohides is amazing. Plus folders at the top. Beats Pathfinder hands down imho.

      • Kwame

        Totally with u on total finder

  • http://www.marcelboast.com Marcel

    Fantastic post once again! I have most of these apps and some nice ideas to try. The only thing I’ll stay away from are any mail apps, Google mail on the net is good enough, though I’ve started using Reeder & love it

  • Ken Bavier

    Great list, of which I own more than half of the apps. Just one plug for an app that is conspicuously missing: Scrivener. It’s now a 2.0 app and amazing for any kind of serious writing. http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php

  • http://herrintech.com Herrin

    Some amazing apps here I’m looking forward to exploring. It is all about productivity on the Mac.

    Thanks for the great list!

  • http://cloudystudio.com Rasmus

    I like this list and I am using quite a lot of these apps!
    However I feel the Chrome browser should have been on the list instead of safari.

    Thanks for a great list (:

    • Perry F.

      Chrome is crap — it’s not private, not very secure, takes way more ram and cpu cycles during browsing, feels slower to me, and always freezes up my computers (both of which are highly upgraded very fast and current machines, mac pro and macbook air, both with SSD boot drives — no other apps on these machines produce the spinning beach ball, EVER).

      i’d stay away from chrome if i was you. safari 5 is awesome.

      • http://twitter.com/kimroen Kim Røen

        I have never had a problem with Chrome.

        Oh – and I hardly things Chrome deserve to be called “crap”?
        A very nice browser in my opinion.

    • Julie

      I really suggest looking at RockMelt.

      Anyone. Really.

      • Christopher Anderton

        Except that you share your passwords, history and text input with the developer (according to the developer)

  • http://inspirationoverload.org Conor O’Driscoll

    Interesting how you claim that both Mail.app and Postbox are your mail client of choice. But y’know, whatever what works for you, I guess..

    Aside from that, excellent article, one of Mac.AppStorm’s best this year!

    • http://davidappleyard.net David Appleyard

      Doh! I actually changed Mail client a few days ago, and only added Postbox in afterwards. So technically, they were both my client of choice at the time of writing :-)

  • Chris

    What about iWork ’11? This is the app(suite) I’d like to see in the next few months!

  • Andrew

    Good list, but I’m not happy about Watts being up there. I tried it out for two or three months, hated it because it wouldn’t recognise my battery percent remaining very well, and I completed all the steps it told me to go through, and then wouldn’t recognise that, and would tell me to go through it again.
    I’m happy to see that dro-pbox, alfred and 1password are up there tho

  • Viktor Krokavecz

    What about the Aperture 3? It’s my top rated app in this year …

    • http://www.deronsizemore.net Deron Sizemore

      I tried the trial of Aperture and found it to be extremely slow. Always getting that lovely spinning beach ball for everything I did. With a fairly new MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM, that’s unacceptable in my opinion. After searching online it seems I am not alone in that experience. LightRoom 3 gets my vote over Aperture all day.

  • Pingback: The Best Mac Software of 2010 « Marketcircle Blog

  • Pingback: Best apps di fine anno

  • http://osxdaily.com will

    Transmit is one of those must-have apps, I just started using DropBox this year too and it’s great and fills a hole that Apple should with MobileMe.

  • Pingback: Firetask | HappyBuddha1975

  • Grant

    I think Mailplane should have made the list. I downloaded Sparrow to try it but feel that Mailplane if far superior. Sparrow is sleek and nice looking but not as powerful.

    ps.

    Thanks for the list

  • Pingback: The Best Mac Software of 2010Media Conversion | Media Conversion

  • Pingback: Las mejores aplicaciones para Mac del 2010 | mecambioamac

  • Arsen

    A very nice list, but will have to agree with the other poster that Chrome should have been there instead of Safari.

  • Pingback: The Best Web Apps of 2010 | Programming Blog

  • Pingback: EverydayUX morsels (December 7th – December 11th) — everydayUX

  • Pingback: AppStorm: The Best Mac Software of 2010 | Tyson Williams

  • http://www.texastriallawyers.com Tx lawyer

    Great list with some i have not heard of- and i am downloading now! I cant wait to try rocketbox. i will say that Dragon dictate should have been on the list- it works well.

  • Pingback: מדריכים: אפליקציות כרום, תוכנות מק ואייפון, חיות חמודות ועוד | רייצ'ל מלקטת

  • Pingback: Best apps di fine anno « aleinside

  • Seed

    Alfred change the way I use Mac. It’s my best app of this year!

  • Pingback: Mac AppStorm’s List of Best Mac Software of 2010 | Work Different

  • Pingback: 20 Things To Remember About Blogging.

  • Pingback: The New Apple Computer For 2011

  • Pingback: مختارات من تويتر #15

  • Bill Gennes

    Hyperdock, even though it’s a beta, has been an extremely useful app to me. It took the one feature my mac didn’t have and made me kick my Windows 7 computer right out the door.

  • Pingback: Weekly Poll: Most Anticipated Announcement of 2011 | Mac.AppStorm

  • beyondesign

    Glad to see 1Password on the list. Between the desktop and iOS clients it’s some of the best money I’ve ever spent. And though it’s been around quite a while, I wish USB Overdrive would get some love on a top Mac app list… it and Drag Thing are Hall of Fame contenders if there ever was such a thing.

    That being said, I’m compelled to have a look at a few of these. Thanks for the compilation.

  • Pingback: links for 2010-12-29 « Dejected Resistance

  • http://www.fix-computers.net laptop_repairs_manchester

    good list cheers, will go through this and try some

  • Pingback: Best of AppStorm in December | Mac.AppStorm

  • Pingback: Best of AppStorm in December | iPhone.AppStorm

  • Pingback: Best of AppStorm in December | Design City

  • Pingback: Best of AppStorm in December | App Central

  • Pingback: Best of AppStorm in December | Programming Blog

  • http://www.suinsankaynaklari.com.tr wornotsaftefs

    This is in speck of certainty my leading hold promise of propitious here, in actuality pure looking weblog. I discovered a property of fascinating stop within your blog uncommonly it’s discussion. From all the comments on your articles, it appears like this is without a dubiosity a overt well-liked spider’s web site. Defend up the telling function.
    Thank you for another great article. Where else could anyone catch that amicable of tidings in such a execute means of writing? I be undergoing a presenting next week, and I am on the look for such information.

    Hasta Bakicisi Bebek Bakicisi Yasli Bakicisi Cocuk Bakicisi

  • Pingback: 52 Tiger » Selling via the Mac App Store

  • http://macgenius.co Best Mac Apps

    Fantastic post again! I have quite a lot of these apps already :) and there are also some nice ideas to try. The only thing I’ll stay away from are any mail apps, Google mail on the net is good enough, though I’ve started using Reeder & love it. Thanks again. Mac Genius

  • Pingback: /// LOGICIELS MAC | Kariblog ! // Le Blog de l'Agence Kariboo // design, graphic, tendances, technology, apple, geek, decoration, videos

  • Kirk

    Great post. I am a new Mac user and your post helped me a ton. A lot of great stuff that I otherwise would not have noticed! Thx

  • http://www.dawnark.com yi chen

    Seem advertisement say dawnark only Click here http://www.dawnark.com/freeplan.php Complete Register,completely free to get their softwares,Is true?

    I only want know,have know it,answer me,thank you…these video&audio software website,I like in many it,if know please say me.thanks

  • http://pratish.in pratish

    Wow, all are really very useful software for Mac OS! As a web developer among these I really love Transmit 4 and Office 2011. Thanks David Appleyard for the list of other cool Mac softs..

  • Pingback: The Best Mac Software of 2010 | Mac.AppStorm | mylinks and web history

  • Pingback: her.ein.de » Programme die ich am Mac nutze

  • Pingback: The Mac App Store’s missing apps | Surat Says

  • http://www.techyv.com/article raza

    I like all Macsoftware. Some Macsoftware are fantastic. I expect amazing application of Macsoftware will increase its productivity next year

  • http://www.logoglo.com GaryR

    Great post thanks, I will deffo be downloading some of these apps, bit disappointed that i can no longer download from apple (still using 10.5.8) I need to upgrade for the new apps store.

  • Pingback: The Best Web Apps of 2011 | Tekki Web Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

  • John Smith

    “iLife 11
    …This brought new versions of iPhone, iMovie and Garageband…”

    iPhone? I thought that was hardware, not software! Someone needs to find a grammar checker for Apple words!

  • kieron

    are all on list free

  • http://www.hughhowerton.com Hugh

    Thanks for the tip about Rocketbox!

  • http://www.mightyemoving.com Austin movers

    Thanks for this list, I use office on my mac, but some of these I haven’t hear of and I’ll have to check them out.

  • Pingback: The 20 Best Mac Apps of 2011 | Mac.AppStorm

  • Pingback: The 20 Best Mac Apps of 2011 | Apple World

  • http://www.simmonsandfletcher.com/blog/ Houston blogger

    Permute is amazingly easy. Thanks for the info.

  • http://finchformac.com Jared

    Finch is one great app I feel was left out (for anyone looking to do time tracking automatically.

  • http://www.jaredrichardslaw.com Las Vegas injury lawyer

    The new iPad came out today. It is very nice.

  • http://www.wulf-law.com Cheryl Wulf

    Great List, hard to keep up with all of the new apps!

  • http://www.meet-and-greet.co.uk Meet and Greet

    Great List, hard to keep up with all of the new apps!

  • http://www.stanstedvletparking.co.uk valet parking

    I like all this app cant believe on them .

  • http://ptb76m7.dhpreview.devhub.com/blog/842341-the-concept-of-paralegal-salary/ paralegal salary

    Oh my goodness! an remarkable article dude. Thanks a ton Nonetheless I is going to be experiencing difficulty with ur rss . Do not know why Not able to join it. Can there be everyone acquiring identical rss concern? Anybody who knows kindly respond. Thnkx

  • http://www.highgatepark.com orlando villas

    Congratulations on having one of the most sophisticated blogs Ive come across in some time! Its just incredible how much you can take away from something simply because of how visually beautiful it is. Youve put together a great blog space –great graphics, videos, layout. This is definitely a must-see blog!

  • http://www.femeiperfecte.ro/tag/garderopa/ marimi haine femei

    Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely wonderful. I really like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you’re saying and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it sensible. I cant wait to read much more from you. This is actually a terrific web site.

  • http://mejorestarjetasdecredito.es Tarjetas de credito

    Congratulations on having one of the most sophisticated blogs!! Id love this post!! thanks

  • http://www.withvic.com Vic F

    I used the Rocket app and did not find it be that great. I am constantly surprised about how the gmail search fails. However, it could be the user, i.e. me.

  • http://www.sutliffstout.com http://www.sutliffstout.com

    This is an agreeable list of software — I’ve tried out many of these and a number of them I use on a daily basis (Transmit comes in really handy). New Mac users should definitely check these out!

  • http://www.bdjinjurylawyers.com Kevin

    Just got my first MAC a month ago. It’s a bit overwhelming after being a PC user for the past 10+ years. This list is a great resource for me! THanks!

  • http://www.ftpersonalinjurylawyers.com/ Gene

    I’m thinking about getting a macbook soon. I’ve used dropbox on PC and really look forward to it on the mac. It’s too bad the laptop I have now is just too big to lug around all the time.

theatre-aglow
theatre-aglow
theatre-aglow
theatre-aglow