Must-have apps for Mac

Skype
Skype
Send instant messages, share files, and hold video conferences.
8.61.0.95
FREE
VLC media player
3.0.11
FREE
Watch your favorite movies and listen to your music from one app.
Free Download Manager
6.10.1
FREE
FDM allows you to download files up to 10 times faster.
TeamViewer
15.7.6
Access your computer while traveling and share your screen for remote support.
The Unarchiver
4.2.2
FREE
Application for Mac to manage your archive files.
HandBrake
1.3.3
FREE
Converts clips to a wide variety of video formats.
AppCleaner
3.5
FREE
This program helps you remove unnecessary apps from your Mac.
Transmission
3.0
FREE
Fast, easy, and free multi-platform BitTorrent client.
Opera
69.0.3686.49
FREE
Alternative Web browser with server-side compression for slow connections.
VirtualBox
6.1.10
FREE
Family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use.
Gimp
2.10.14
The primary download link for this listing is the native build.
Viber
13.3
FREE
Send messages, exchange files, and make voice and video calls.
Gemini 2: The Duplicate Finder
2.6.3
Gemini 2 from MacPaw is a Mac-only duplicate finder and cleaner with a rapid scanning algorithm, gorgeous design and remarkable user interface....
Snagit
2020.1.5
Create video tutorials and take snapshots from your desktop.
Inkscape
1.0
FREE
Creates vector graphics, ideal for scalable images.
Universal Translator
2.0.1
FREE
A tool that will help you translate words and even entire sentences.
Whatsapp
2.2025.7
FREE
Send messages, have group chats, and share pictures using the Whatsapp services.
Any Video Converter
7.2
The best way for converting any popular video for iPhone, iPad, iPod...
Angry Birds
4.0
The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake.
Photos Duplicate Cleaner
2.3
FREE
Find and delete duplicated pictures with minimum effort.
ClipMenu
0.4.3
FREE
Simple-to-use clipboard management tool.
iFlicks
3.4.1
Import your video collection into iTunes.
mSecure
5.7.2
Capable password manager for Mac computers.
Telegram
6.2.2
FREE
A desktop messenger that allows using the services of Telegram.
Avira
4.0.2.24
FREE
Avira delivers first-rate protection for free.
Numi
3.28
FREE
Calculate math functions and convert between multiple measuring units.
KeePass
2.23
FREE
It supports the Advanced Encryption Standard and the Twofish algorithm.
Tor Browser
9.5.1
FREE
Allows you to browse the Internet privately and access the dark web.
SafeInCloud
20.1.2
FREE
Manage, protect, and store passwords both locally and in the cloud.
Lightshot
2.22
FREE
A simple tool for taking screenshots on your computer.
Duet Display
2.3.1.6
FREE
Use an iOS device as a second display for your machine using a Lightning or 30-pin cable.

Secure your Mac

ClamXav
3.0.15.8328
This app helps you remove malicious threats from your Mac.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
4.4.11.3637
FREE
This program helps you find and remove adware from your Mac.
Tor
0.4.3.5
FREE
Tor
Allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus For Mac
19.0.0.294
A powerful program that helps you keep your Mac safe from harmful threats.
Avira Phantom VPN
2.21.1
FREE
Surf the web anonymously, bypass local rules and unblock services.

Popular web browsers

Safari
13.1.1
FREE
Web browser made by Apple for the Mac.
Google Chrome
83.0.4103.116
FREE
Explore the web using Google's super-fast browser.
Firefox
78.0.1
FREE
Quickly browse the web without slowing down your Mac.
Opera
69.0.3686.49
FREE
Alternative Web browser with server-side compression for slow connections.
Vivaldi
3.1.1929.45
FREE
The Vivaldi browser is hyper-customizable and does not track you.

Cloud storage services

Dropbox
100.4.409
FREE
Automatically back up your data to your Dropbox account.
Google Drive
3.49.9800
Place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff.
Creative Cloud
5.1.0.407
FREE
App that keeps your applications updated.
OneDrive
20.064
FREE
Upload your files to your Cloud service account and share them with the world.
MEGAsync
4.3.3
FREE
Synchronizes local contents with those you store on your MEGA cloud account.

Tools for sending emails

Thunderbird
68.9
FREE
As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model...
Google Notifier
2.2
FREE
Google Notifier keeps you up to date with notifications of new mail and events.
Sparrow
1.6.4
Easy-to-use tool for managing e-mail accounts.
AirMail
4.1
New mail client designed for OS X 10.10 Yosemite with fast performance and intuitive interaction.
Postbox
7.0.21
This program is an email client developed for Mac.

Office suites for all your needs

Evernote
7.14
Manage, share, and organize your important notes with ease.
LibreOffice
6.4.5
FREE
Office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites....
OpenOffice
4.1.7
OpenOffice.org is both an Open Source product and a project.
NeoOffice
2017.22
Complete office suite for OS X.
ConceptDraw Office
6.0
It is a set of visualization products and document exchange technologies.

Text editors and PDF viewers

PDFpen
9.1
Edit, print, and convert your PDF files with just a few clicks.
PDF to Text
1.2.1
FREE
This program helps you convert PDFs to TXT format.
PDFpenPro
12.1
View, edit, convert, and print PDF documents on your Mac.
PDF Reader X
2.3
FREE
Read, annotate, share, and convert your PDF documents.
Wondershare PDF Editor
5.7.1
Edit, convert, and annotate PDF files.

Photo editors and image viewers

Gimp
2.10.14
The primary download link for this listing is the native build.
Adobe Photoshop CS6
13.0
Power image and photo editor. Easily make complex selections.
Sketch
66.1
Vector drawing app.
HDRtist
2.2.3
FREE
A program for generating HDR pictures on your Mac.
PaintTool SAI
2.5.6
Its awsome for manga and anime images as well as other photo editing.

Compress your files

StuffIt Expander
16.0.6
FREE
Expand over 30 formats: StuffIt, Zip, RAR, 7z, tar, open encrypted segmented or split files easily.
UnRarX
2.2
FREE
RAR archive decompression and recovery tool.
iZip
4.0
FREE
Create and extract archive files on your Mac computer.
WinZip
8.0.5151
WinZip combines cutting-edge compression and strong AES encryption into a simple, Mac-friendly design....
WinRAR
5.91
Powerful compression tool with many integrated additional functions.

Download torrents, videos and any files

Transmission
3.0
FREE
Fast, easy, and free multi-platform BitTorrent client.
Vuze
5.7.7
FREE
Ultimate client for BitTorrent. Mac-native, it's a fast and accessible file sharing solution.
BitTorrent
7.4.3
FREE
Protocol for distributing files. It identifies content by URL and is designed to integrate seamlessly with the web....
jDownloader
2.0
FREE
Open-source download manager written in Java.
Xtorrent
2.1
BitTorrent client and search tool for the Mac.

Communicate with your friends

Skype
8.61.0.95
FREE
Send instant messages, share files, and hold video conferences.
Line
6.1.0
FREE
Send messages, make video calls and stay connected with your friends.
Viber
13.3
FREE
Send messages, exchange files, and make voice and video calls.
Whatsapp
2.2025.7
FREE
Send messages, have group chats, and share pictures using the Whatsapp services.
Telegram
6.2.2
FREE
A desktop messenger that allows using the services of Telegram.

Best media players

VLC media player
3.0.11
FREE
Watch your favorite movies and listen to your music from one app.
Vox
3.3.17
FREE
Vox
VOX just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity...
Plex
1.6.3.1009
Use your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to browse and play your media (video, photos and music) using the Plex Media Server installed on your Mac....
kodi
18.7
FREE
Play your favorite movies and music, preview images, etc.
Any Video Player
6.0.25
FREE
It is a free software program that works as a media player.

Top software

QuickTime Player
QuickTime 10.0 was first demonstrated at WWDC in 2009. The application ships with Mac OS X 10.6 and higher. This version of QuickTime was rewritten from scratch to include support for 64-bit codecs, which in turn does not allow the player to natively play some legacy codecs, such as MIDI, interractive QuickTime movies, and QTVR. QuickTime 7.7 can be installed alongside for legacy codecs playback....
Mac Informer
FREE
Mac Informer shows updates for all of your installed applications.
Skype
FREE
One of the most popular instant messaging tools in the world.
VLC media player
FREE
One of the most popular video players on the market. This open source utility is packed with a wide range of useful features, such as support for dozens of media formats, subtitle synchronization, the ability to convert or stream clips, and many others....
Notes by Apple Inc.
Notes is an application designed to make quick records. It's interface is very simple and highly intuitive. When you launch the application you can create a new note immediately. More importantly, all you write is saved automatically, so you do not have to veer off from your thoughts in any way....
Free Download Manager
FREE
It's the fastest and most elegant tool that allows you to download files from the Internet up to 10 times faster.
Game Center
With Mountain Lion, the Game Center social gaming network is now on the Mac, so you can enjoy games with friends who have a Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Dropbox
FREE
One of the most popular Cloud services in the world. With its help, you can keep your important data in sync and access it from various types of devices, such as computers, smartphones, tablets, etc. This utility is a desktop client developed by the Dropbox company to help you easily manage your backed up data....
Calendar by Apple Inc.
Keep track of your busy schedule and share it with others using Calendar.
Maps
The Maps app lets you use every pixel of your display to explore new destinations, and it takes full advantage of the graphics power of your Mac.
Adobe Reader
FREE
Free software that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files on a variety of hardware and operating system platforms....
Microsoft Office 2011
Microsoft Office is a commercial office suite, consisting of a number of interrelated applications and services.
iBooks
FREE
Amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics - day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages....
StuffIt Expander
FREE
StuffIt Expander supports a wide variety of files you download everyday on the web or receive in email.
Google Earth
FREE
Google Earth gives you a wealth of imagery and geographic information.