2016 List of Critical Day to Day Business Apps for Mac OSX

Posted on January 26, 2016



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1Password Website

GTD / Getting Things Done!


2DOssI have spent a lot of time looking for the perfect GTD app. Unfortunately, 2Do isn’t it, but it’s pretty close. The very popular Things app is great except it gets updated once every 3 years, and Omnifocus seem to over complicate my process. 2DO has just about EVERY feature you could ever want and is simple / easy to use.

2DO Website

General Day to Day Utilities

Better Finder Rename 10

BetterfinderrenamessBetterFinder Rename 10 is one of the best file renaming apps around. It is extremely simple to add files by just dragging them in from the Finder. Then you can instantly preview them and drag and drop them according to how you want them organized. There are lots of new feature in the version 10 to make it even better than before.

Better Finder Rename Website


busycontactsssBusyContacts is a contact manager replacement for OSX. It’s really the only one of its kind and it beautiful. BusyContacts helps you to create, find, and manage contacts faster and more proficient. BusyContacts syncs with the contacts app on OS X and iOS and supports lead cloud services, like iCloud and Google. There are tons of key features including customizable views, BusyCal integration, tags, activity lists, smart filters and lots more. It’s a great tool for managing your contacts.

BusyContacts Website


igetterssNeed a download manager? Check this out. iGetter is a full featured download manager and accelerator app for Macs and Windows. iGetter dramatically improves the speed of your downloads. Some of the key features include managing downloads,accelerated downloading, mirrors, schedule downloads, site explorer and many more.

iGetter Website


Syncmate MacSyncmate helps you keep the files and folders on your Mac in sync with other Macs or Cloud services. Syncmate allows syncing Mac with multiple devices at the same time. You can sync your devices in just one quick click. It also allows you to customize your syncing options. There is a free edition and an expert one.

SyncMate Website


pathfinderssPathfinder is an app for file management. It allows you to compare and synchronize folders, view hidden files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to look through your file system. It allows you to delete files securely and completely with the mighty delete feature from any volume type. There are tons of other features that will make you the master of file management.

Pathfinder Website

Merlin Project Management

merlinssSince Microsoft Project isn’t available for Mac OSX, there is a huge gap that needed to be filled. With the recent release of version 3, Merlin has far surpassed what Microsoft‘s Project has done for Windows users. There is a steep learning curve for new users, but once you invest the time, it will all eventually click.

Merlin Website


tweetbot2-mac_2Tweetbot is a third party client app for Twitter that can be used on an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Mac platforms. There are tons of great features including keeping track of statistics and viewing all the activity on your account. There is now a night mode that is much easier to read on your eyes.

Tweetbot Website


Dropbox is an app to store all of your important documents,photos, videos and more. Anything that is added to Dropbox is synced so you can see on all of your computers, phones and the Dropbox website. You can edit presentations with teammates without having to keep emailing back and forth.Also when you edit in a shared folder, it automatically updates it.

Dropbox Website

Coding, Design and Software Development

DeltaWalker – File Diff

deltawalkerssPerhaps the least well known app on this list, Delta Walker has been my scret weapon for identifying differences in files or folders. The app is extremely powerful, easily tweakable, and remarkably fast. The other OSX file diff utilities don’t even come close to this.

Deltawalker Website


itermssiTerm 2 is a FREE terminal emulator app and a replacement forTerminal and the updated version of iTerm. If you spend a lot of time in a terminal, then you’ll love all the features this has. The features include split panes, hotkey window, search, autocomplete, mouseless copy, paste history, instant replay, configurability, unixyness, 256 colors, readability,mouse reporting, growl support, and much more.

iTerm Website

SublimeText 3

sublimetextssSublime Text has become a swiss army knife for web developers because it’s lightning fast and support user-made extensions. It’s also a great text editor app for coding, markup and prose. The interface is extremely easy to use. There are lots of features that make this app awesome including Goto anything, multiple selections, command palette, distraction free mode, split editing, instant project switch and a ton more.

Sublime Text 3 Website


transmitssPanic’s FTP Transmit is an FTP (file transfer protocol) is the goto app for FTP on the Mac. Transmit also support SFTP, and that allows you to download, upload, and delete files over the Internet. This is designed specifically for Macs so it looks great and everything is set up to make it easier for you. Transmit also integrates withFinder and Spotlight, this means you can mount an FTP volume on your desktop just like any external drive. Transferring or editing any sort of file is fast and easy.

FTP Transmit Website

SIP color

sipcolorssSIP color is a simple color picker app that instantly tests and converts any color on your screen. This app is beautifully designed and verysimple to use. There are tons of great features including 49 color pallets,keyboard shortcuts, multi touch gestures, share color by email, drag color,illustrator extension, Photoshop extension, pallets and more.

SIP Website

Tower – GIT

towergitssIf you are looking for a GUI to work with GIT, look no further. Tower is by far the most well polished and feature rich GIT application on the market. Not much more to say about this one. If you need it, get it.

Tower Website

iPhone / iOS utilities


iexplorerssiExplorer is an app that allows you to easily transfer music from any iPod, iPhone or iPad to a Mac or PC computer and iTunes. You can search for specific songs and then copy them to iTunes with one click or drag and drop. Some of the other features include export iPhone text messages, disk mode and file access and lots more.

iExplorer Website


iMazingssiMazing is the best iOS device manager with tons of capabilities. You can copy music to and from any device regardless of what device it is already synced to. iMazing allows you to easily browse and manage your backups, extract and print your text messages, or drag and drop songs to your iPhone. There are tons of other features that make this an even better app.

iMazing Website


phoneviewssPhoneview is a fantastic app for viewing items on your iPhone. Phoneview gives you access to voicemail, iMessages, SMS/MMS, WhatsApp messages, call history, photos, app data, notes,file storage, iTunes media, voice memos and contacts with just one click. Phoneview allows you to save all the data you need. There are tons of awesome features worth checking out as well.

Phoneview Website

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