MUST HAVE MAC APPS: TOP 20

11. Dropbox

Dropbox is a file storage and syncing service. It allows you to have access to all the files in your Dropbox, no matter what device you are using.

2GB of Dropbox for free, with subscriptions up to 100GB available.

Your files are always available from the secure Dropbox website.

Dropbox works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.

Works even when offline. You always have your files, whether or not you have a connection.

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12. Sparrow

Sparrow is truly one of the best email clients for the Mac. It has a very simple inbox with excellent support for GMail labels, as well as dropbox support for attachments. The interface is top notch, even rivaling Apple's own Mail app. Unfortunately, Sparrow is no longer developed except for minor bug updates. Despite that, it's still a great choice.

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13. Transmit

Transmit 4 is the ultimate FTP + SFTP + WebDAV + Amazon S3 file transfer client on the Mac. Say you need to transfer files to an FTP or SFTP server, or the cloud via Amazon S3, or using WebDAV. Transmit makes it easy to maintain a website, do backups, and upload photos. Transmit features a slick interface, with excellent integration with the Dock and Finder, to make uploading quick and easy.

 

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14. Pages

Pages is both a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout application from Apple. It has a strong set of features, as well as compatibility with Microsoft Office documents. Pages is also iCloud compatible, so your documents will stay in sync across your Mac(s) and iOS devices. You can even edit your documents on the go with Pages for iOS, and on iCloud at iCloud.com.

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15. Adapter

Adapter is an easy to use video and audio converter for the Mac. With it you can quickly convert your files to other formats for playback on a mobile device, or anything else. Adapter also has the ability to download and convert YouTube videos to MP3's.

 

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16. VLC

VLC is a free multimedia player that can play nearly everything you throw at it. The latest update adds a great user interface, along with support for Bluray playback, making it one of very few applications on the Mac that support Bluray. VLC is required to be installed in order to import DVD's with Handbrake (also mentioned above).

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17. Final Cut X

Final Cut Pro X is a professional video editing program. It is a great choice for professionals who need quick editing on the go. Features like the magnetic timeline make editing a breeze.

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18. Skype

Skype is a very well known video chat application for both Mac and Windows. Its certainly a must have if you want to keep in touch with friends and family who have Skype accounts.

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19. Skitch

Skitch allows you to quickly add annotation, shapes and sketches to your images. You'll be able to get your point across faster than ever before. Be sure to try out the Evernote integration. It's available for free, so be sure to try it out.

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20. GarageBand

Capo is a revolutionary tool that helps you learn the music in your iTunes library. By slowing your music, and presenting a detailed spectrogram, Capo lets you hear and see your music like never before.

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