Must-have apps for new Mac users.

When you buy a new Mac, the first thing you want to do is configure it to be easy to use. As an experienced Mac user. Here’s the list of must have Mac apps for first-time Mac users. I hope this helps.

Utilities


Alfred

Quick launcher for apps and more.

The Unarchiver

Replacement for the built-in Archive Utility.

Magnet 

Snap windows into various sizes and positions.


AppCleaner 3.5
AppCleaner

Uninstall your apps easily.

CleanMyMac X

Delete files that waste your disk space.

DaisyDisk 4.7.1
DaisyDisk

Free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big, useless files.


Path Finder 8.5.3
Path Finder

Powerful, award-winning Finder alternative.

Little Snitch 4.4.3
Little Snitch

Alerts you about outgoing network connections.

OnyX 3.7.0
OnyX

Maintenance and optimization tool.


iStat Menus 6.31
iStat Menus

Monitor your system right from the menubar.

BetterTouchTool 2.803
BetterTouchTool

Customize multi-touch trackpad gestures.

Hazel 4.2.3
Hazel 

Create rules for organizing and cleaning folders.


Web Browsing Apps


Google Chrome 72.0.3626.96
Google Chrome

Modern and fast Web browser.

Microsoft Edge 85.0.564.44
Microsoft Edge

Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge.

Firefox 80.0.1
Firefox

Fast, safe Web browser.


Productivity


1Password 7.2.5
1Password

Powerful password manager

Dropbox 104.4.175
Dropbox

Cloud backup and synchronization tool with Finder integration.

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.8
Carbon Copy Cloner

Easy-to-use backup/cloning utility.


Microsoft OneNote 16.40
Microsoft OneNote

Free digital notebook.

Fantastical 2.5.8
Fantastical 

Create calendar events and reminders using natural language.

Adobe Zii Patcher 4.2.8
Adobe Zii

helps you registration of all Adobe products.


BusyCal 3.6.1
BusyCal

Powerful calendar app with multiple syncing options.

OmniFocus 3.3
OmniFocus Pro

GTD task manager with iOS companion app.

LaunchBar 6.11.1
LaunchBar

Powerful file/URL/email launcher utility.


Communications


Telegram
Telegram

Messenger based on the MTP protocol.

WhatsApp 0.3.2848
WhatsApp

Desktop client for WhatsApp Messenger.

Skype 8.51.0.72
Skype

Voice-over-internet phone and chat software.


Work


Microsoft Office 2019 16.25
Microsoft Office 

Popular productivity suite.

Ulysses 19.1
Ulysses

Your one-stop writing environment.

PDF Expert 2.4.23
PDF Expert

Read, annotate, fill, and sign PDFs.


Parallels Desktop Business Edition 16.0.0 (48916)
Parallels Desktop

Run Windows apps without rebooting.

Things 3.8.5
Things

Elegant personal task management.

Adobe Acrobat DC v20.012.20041
Adobe Acrobat DC 

Powerful PDF editor.


Sketch

Design app for UX/UI for iOS and Web.

OmniGraffle Pro 7.10.1
OmniGraffle Pro

Create diagrams, flow charts, and more.

Mindjet MindManager
MindManager 

Professional mind-mapping and project-management.


Photo & Video


Adobe Photoshop 2020 v21.2.2
Adobe Photoshop

Professional image editor.

Pixelmator Pro 1.7.1
Pixelmator Pro

Beautiful and powerful image editor.

Adobe Lightroom Classic 9.3
Lightroom Classic

Import, develop, and showcase volumes of digital images.


Final Cut Pro X 10.4.6
Final Cut Pro

Professional video editing solution.

Adobe Premiere Pro 2020 v14.3.1
Adobe Premiere Pro

Digital video editing tool.

DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.0.0 beta 1
DaVinci Resolve Studio

Professional color correction.


Downie 4.0.4054
Downie

The ultimate video downloader
for macOS

Movist Pro 2.2.13
Movist Pro

Media player with a high-quality caption feature and more.

CloudTV 3.9.9
CloudTV

International TV on your Desktop.


Developer Tools


Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code

Cross-platform code editor and debugger for web apps.

Transmit
Transmit

Excellent FTP/SFTP client.

iTerm 3.3.12
iTerm

Modern fork of older iTerm project.


Tower 3.3.0
Tower

Version control with Git made easy.

Coda
Coda

One-window Web development suite.

Sublime Text 3194
Sublime Text

Sophisticated text editor for code, markup, and prose.


This is just a small selection of some of the best Mac apps we could find. If you’ve got any favourites, let us know in the comments.


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