Most popular applications for Mac

Must-have apps for Mac

Top software

AppCleaner
Program that provides you with a solution for uninstalling unnecessary utilities from your Mac. This application features a nicely-designed interface with easy to configure settings, supports batch processing and drag-and-drop actions, and immediately removes unneeded programs from your computer....
FREE
Spotify
New way to enjoy music. Simply download and install, before you know it you'll be singing along to the genre, artist or song of your choice. With Spotify you are never far away from the song you want. There are no restrictions in terms......
Google Drive
Google's take on the cloud storage service. With Google Drive, you can upload files to Google's servers and sync them automatically with those stored in your computer. Google Drive is basically identical to DropBox, but it will appeal a lot to Google Mail users....
FREE
Audacity
Very helpful software for recording or editing tracks. It has a simple and intuitive interface, it supports a wide range of audio formats and provides a good processing speed. It allows you to improve your recordings by adding effects like amplify, fade in and out, echo, invert and many others....
FREE
Adobe Illustrator
Create distinctive vector artwork for any project. Used by design professionals worldwide, Adobe® Illustrator® CS5 software provides precision and power with sophisticated drawing tools, expressive natural brushes, a host of time-savers, and integration with Adobe CS Live online services.* CS Live services are complimentary for a limited time....
Transmission
Free BitTorrent client for the Mac. It is one of the best BitTorrents for the Mac that I know of. And it should be in the top 3, along with uTorrent and Vuze. Each one of these applications has something different to offer. In the case of Transmission, it is ease of use and a great, simple interface....
FREE
SketchUp
Intuitive, fun and free for anyone to use 3D sketching program for the conceptual phases of design. The application lets you model anything you can imagine, - redecorate your living room, invent a new piece of furniture, model your city for Google Earth, etc....
FREE
Picasa
Picasa and Picasa Web Albums allows you to organize, edit, and upload your photos to the Web from your computer in quick, simple steps. Arrange your photos into folders and albums and erase their blemishes using powerful editing tools in Picasa.......
FREE
RealPlayer
Only media player that allows you to download video from thousands of Web sites with only one click and very simply transfer that video onto popular mobile phones and portable devices, such as Blackberry, iPhone, Palm Pre, Nokia......
FREE
Twitter
This application is a Twitter client that comes as an alternative to using your default web browser to check the latest tweets. The utility features a user-friendly interface that's very similar to the web version of the social network service, so you won't be needing a help guide to figure out how the program works....
FREE
Disc Cover
Disc Cover will make your job a lot easier by offering you a very wide array of templates that you can choose from. In case you want to create a completely original design you will surely benefit from the host of clip art images, fonts and background images that program embeds....
Contact Sheets
A Contact Sheet is a sheet of photographic paper displaying small-scale versions of photographic images for quick review. This command-line program starts in a specified folder and searches for photos within that folder and all subfolders (and so on, recursively down through the tree of folders)....
FREE
Parallels Desktop
My favorite virtualization tool. It allows me to be able to run applications that are not available on my Mac very smoothly. It never ceases to amaze me how Parallels Desktop is able to boot up a Windows virtual machine in less than a minute and how fast it works once it has booted up....
OpenOffice.org
Free and open-source productivity suite. It provides in a single package an alternative to Microsoft Office products. The project is sponsored by Sun Microsystems and many first-class technology companies have made code contributions to it. Thus, it is available on nearly all major platforms, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X....
FREE