MUST HAVE MAC APPS: UTILITIES

1. 1Password

Keep your digital life secure with 1Password. 1Password creates strong, unique passwords for every site, remembers them all for you, and logs you in with a single click. It’s the best way to stay secure and the fastest way to use the web.

 

 

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2. Parallels

With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can seamlessly run both Windows and Mac applications side-by-side with speed, control and confidence. Parallels integrates beautifully with your Mac, offering several levels of integration ranging from a full screen Windows desktop experience, to the removal of all Windows elements, making your windows apps run just like Mac apps.

 

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3. 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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4. Monolingual

If you are looking to save some space on your Mac, Monolingual might be what you need. Every app on your computer comes loaded with language files for numerous languages, as well as support for old CPU architectures. Monolingual removes those unneeded languages and architectures, saving plenty of space.

 

Warning: Be careful when using this app. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully so as to not delete something you need.

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5. Clean My Mac

Clean My Mac is a powerful utility that does just as its name implies. Clean My Mac will clean your Mac of unnecessary junk files, logs, and more. It can help monitor your trash folder from getting to large, as well as do a thorough uninstall of apps that are dragged to the trash. It can do so much more though, so definitely check it out.

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6. SMC Fan Control

Do you feel like your legs are burning whenever you use your MacBook or MacBook Pro? It isn't uncommon for Macs to run at a very high temperature; In fact they are built to handle it. However, that doesn't make it any more comfortable. Help ease your pain by installing SMC Fan Control. SMC Fan Control allows fine tuning of your Mac's fan speeds, meaning you can increase its default speed to prevent a hot Mac. You can also quickly switch between your own predefined settings in the menu bar, or set it to switch automatically based on your Mac's power source.

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7. gfxCardStatus

gfxCardStatus sits in the menu bar and shows your which graphics card your MacBook Pro is using. You can force your Mac to use either discrete graphics or integrated, or set it up to change based on the power source. Having the ability to force your Mac to use integrated graphics allows for improved battery life, though there are  times when discrete graphics are necessary.

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8. Gemini

Gemini makes finding duplicate files on your Mac very simple, allowing you to easily gain back hard drive space that was lost to storing hundreds of unneeded duplicate files. Gemini features a very attractive and slick UI, which makes using the app simple and intuitive. This is definitely a great app to check out if you think you might have lots of duplicate files.

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9. DaisyDisk

Ever gotten an alert that your Mac is low on disk space? Is your Mac starting to feel a bit cluttered? DaisyDisk is the perfect solution. DaisyDisk helps you recover disk space by showing you what files are taking up the most room on your Mac, and it does so with a gorgeous, interactive map.

 

From there it's just a simple drag and drop to get rid of unwanted files. Before you know it, you'll have that valuable space back.

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10. Deliveries

Deliveries helps you keep track of all your packages, so you always know when they’re going to arrive. Whether it’s the latest gadget you’ve pre-ordered online, or a new graphic novel you can’t wait to dive into, Deliveries will keep tabs on it so you don’t miss the doorbell.

 

 

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11. Printopia

Want to print wirelessly, but you don't have a wireless printer? Printopia can help. Printopia allows for your to print wirelessly from your iPhone to a printer plugged into your Mac. You can also print to a PDF, which will automatically save to your Mac or Dropbox.

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12. Hazel

Increase your productivity with Hazel. Hazel is a System Preference pane that works silently in the background, automatically filing, organizing and cleaning. But that's just the top of the iceberg. Click below to learn the full extent of what can be done with Hazel.

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