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Recommended macOS Applications and Utilities

Article ID = 198
Article Title = Recommended macOS Applications and Utilities
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 30th May 2018
Article Last Updated = 30th May 2018
Article URL = https://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?198

Article Brief Description:
A summarised list of recommended macOS applications and utilities that are 64-bit (or will be), currently maintained/supported, free and/or best-in-class/extremely good value in our opinion

Recommended macOS Applications and Utilities

Based on a forum thread over on MacInTouch we rounded up some of the best recommended applications and utilities to have when running macOS - with basic information and links. We focus primarily on applications and utilities that are 64-bit (or will be), currently maintained/supported, free and/or best-in-class/extremely good value in our opinion.

Storage

Files/Folders

  • EasyFind - non-Spotlight storage search [FREE]
  • Find Any File - non-Spotlight storage search
  • Name Mangler - batch filename changing (more extensive than built-in macOS facility)
  • ChronoSync - file/folder synchronisation and more
  • Pacifist - package installer viewer

Internet/Networking

Audio/Video

  • XLD - audio format converter e.g. FLAC to Apple Lossless (ALAC) [Donationware]
  • Handbrake - video format converter [FREE]
  • VLC - video player with more codec/format support than QuickTime [FREE]

Security

System Enhancers/Maintenance

  • Onyx - system maintenance/tweaker/optimiser [FREE]
  • TinkerTool - system maintenance/tweaker/optimiser [FREE]
  • EtreCheck - see what kexts are loaded, system maintenance, adware removal [FREE]
  • Cocktail - system maintenance/tweaker/optimiser
  • TimeMachineEditor - edit Time Machine schedules [Donationware]
  • USB Overdrive - programmable USB input device driver
  • Default Folder X - Open/Save dialogue window enhancer
  • ClipMenu - clipboard manager [FREE]
  • LaunchBar - multi-utility [Nagware]
  • Alfred - keyboard/shortcut/hotkey triggers + multi-productivity utility [FREE]
  • Keyboard Maestro - keyboard/shortcut/hotkey triggers + multi-productivity utility

Graphics

Other

  • Mactracker - Apple product database [Donationware]

Not 64-bit But We Hope That They Will Become 64-bit

More information about and lists of 32-bit applications can be found in our macOS 32-Bit Applications To Be Unsupported In The Future.

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