Must-have apps for Mac

Skype
FREE
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Send instant messages, share files, and hold video conferences.
VLC media player
Watch your favorite movies and listen to your music from one app.
Free Download Manager
FDM allows you to download files up to 10 times faster.
TeamViewer
Access your computer while traveling and share your screen for remote support.
The Unarchiver
The Unarchiver is an application for Mac to manage your archive files.
HandBrake
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Converts clips to a wide variety of video formats.

AppCleaner
FREE
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This program helps you remove unnecessary apps from your Mac.

Transmission
FREE
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Fast, easy, and free multi-platform BitTorrent client.

Opera
FREE
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Alternative Web browser with server-side compression for slow connections.

VirtualBox
FREE
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Family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use.

Gimp
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The primary download link for this listing is the native build.

Viber
FREE
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Send messages, exchange files, and make voice and video calls.

Gemini 2: The Duplicate Finder
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Gemini 2 from MacPaw is a Mac-only duplicate finder and cleaner with a rapid scanning algorithm, gorgeous design and remarkable user interface.

Snagit
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Create video tutorials and take snapshots from your desktop.

Inkscape
FREE
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Creates vector graphics, ideal for scalable images.

Universal Translator
FREE
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A tool that will help you translate words and even entire sentences.

Whatsapp
FREE
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Send messages, have group chats, and share pictures using the Whatsapp services.

Any Video Converter
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The best way for converting any popular video for iPhone, iPad, iPod...

Angry Birds
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The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake.

Photos Duplicate Cleaner
FREE
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Find and delete duplicated pictures with minimum effort.

iFlicks
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Import your video collection into iTunes.

ClipMenu
FREE
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Simple-to-use clipboard management tool.

Telegram
FREE
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A desktop messenger that allows using the services of Telegram.

mSecure
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Capable password manager for Mac computers.

Avira
FREE
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Avira delivers first-rate protection for free.

Numi
FREE
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Calculate math functions and convert between multiple measuring units.

KeePass
FREE
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It supports the Advanced Encryption Standard and the Twofish algorithm.

Tor Browser
FREE
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Allows you to browse the Internet privately and access the dark web.

SafeInCloud
FREE
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Manage, protect, and store passwords both locally and in the cloud.

Lightshot
FREE
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A simple tool for taking screenshots on your computer.

Duet Display
FREE
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Use an iOS device as a second display for your machine using a Lightning or 30-pin cable.

Secure your Mac

ClamXav
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This app helps you remove malicious threats from your Mac.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
FREE
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This program helps you find and remove adware from your Mac.

Tor
FREE
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Allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet.

MacScan
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Protect your Mac from malware and privacy threats.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus For Mac
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A powerful program that helps you keep your Mac safe from harmful threats.

Avira Phantom VPN
FREE
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Surf the web anonymously, bypass local rules and unblock services.

Popular web browsers

Safari
FREE
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Web browser made by Apple for the Mac.

Firefox
FREE
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Quickly browse the web without slowing down your Mac.

Google Chrome
FREE
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Explore the web using Google's super-fast browser.

Opera
FREE
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Alternative Web browser with server-side compression for slow connections.

Cloud storage services

Dropbox
FREE
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Automatically back up your data to your Dropbox account.

Google Drive
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Place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff.

Creative Cloud
FREE
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App that keeps your applications updated.

OneDrive
FREE
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Upload your files to your Cloud service account and share them with the world.

Tools for sending emails

Thunderbird
FREE
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As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model...

Google Notifier
FREE
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Google Notifier keeps you up to date with notifications of new mail and events.

Sparrow
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Easy-to-use tool for managing e-mail accounts.

AirMail
FREE
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New mail client designed for OS X 10.10 Yosemite with fast performance and intuitive interaction.

Office suites for all your needs

Evernote
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Manage, share, and organize your important notes with ease.

LibreOffice
FREE
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Office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites.

OpenOffice
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OpenOffice.org is both an Open Source product and a project.

NeoOffice
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Complete office suite for OS X.

Text editors and PDF viewers

PDFpen
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Edit, print, and convert your PDF files with just a few clicks.

PDF to Text
FREE
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This program helps you convert PDFs to TXT format.

PDFpenPro
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View, edit, convert, and print PDF documents on your Mac.

PDF Reader X
FREE
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Read, annotate, share, and convert your PDF documents.

Photo editors and image viewers

Gimp
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The primary download link for this listing is the native build.

Adobe Photoshop CS6
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Power image and photo editor. Easily make complex selections.

HDRtist
FREE
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A program for generating HDR pictures on your Mac.

Sketch
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Vector drawing app.

Compress your files

StuffIt Expander
FREE
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Expand over 30 formats: StuffIt, Zip, RAR, 7z, tar, open encrypted segmented or split files easily.

UnRarX
FREE
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RAR archive decompression and recovery tool.

iZip
FREE
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Create and extract archive files on your Mac computer.

WinZip
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WinZip combines cutting-edge compression and strong AES encryption into a simple, Mac-friendly design.

Download torrents, videos and any files

Transmission
FREE
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Fast, easy, and free multi-platform BitTorrent client.

Vuze
FREE
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Ultimate client for BitTorrent. Mac-native, it's a fast and accessible file sharing solution.

BitTorrent
FREE
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Protocol for distributing files. It identifies content by URL and is designed to integrate seamlessly with the web.

jDownloader
FREE
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Open-source download manager written in Java.

Communicate with your friends

Skype
FREE
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Send instant messages, share files, and hold video conferences.

Line
FREE
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Send messages, make video calls and stay connected with your friends.

Viber
FREE
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Send messages, exchange files, and make voice and video calls.

Whatsapp
FREE
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Send messages, have group chats, and share pictures using the Whatsapp services.

Best media players

VLC media player
FREE
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Watch your favorite movies and listen to your music from one app.

Vox
FREE
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VOX just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity...

Plex
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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
FREE
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Play your favorite movies and music, preview images, etc.

Top software

QuickTime Player
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A universal media player developed specifically for Mac OS X by Apple, Inc.

Mac Informer
FREE
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Easily update apps from App Store and other sources.

Skype
FREE
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Send instant messages, share files, and hold video conferences.

VLC media player
FREE
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Watch your favorite movies and listen to your music from one app.

Notes by Apple Inc.
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Notes is an application created to make quick records.

Free Download Manager
FREE
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FDM allows you to download files up to 10 times faster.

Game Center
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With Mountain Lion, the Game Center social gaming network is now on the Mac...

Dropbox
FREE
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Automatically back up your data to your Dropbox account.

Calendar by Apple Inc.
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Keep track of your busy schedule and share it with others using Calendar.

Maps
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Use every pixel of your display to explore new destinations.

Adobe Reader
FREE
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View & print PDF files.

Microsoft Office 2011
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A commercial office suite, consisting of interrelated applications and services.

iBooks
FREE
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Amazing way to download and read books.

StuffIt Expander
FREE
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Expand over 30 formats: StuffIt, Zip, RAR, 7z, tar, open encrypted segmented or split files easily.

Google Earth
FREE
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Google Earth gives you a wealth of imagery and geographic information.

Adobe Application Manager
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Adobe Application Manager's patch will install the Adobe Application Manager that is included with Creative Cloud...