best mac apps

Best software update tools for your Mac: AppFresh, MacUpdate Desktop, Software Update

Don't make more work for yourself than necessary to keep your Mac up to date. Use these tools instead!

Looking for the best Mac app to keep your Mac software up to date? If you're like me and you get software from other places besides the Mac App Store, keeping those apps up to date can feel like a full time job. Here are a few ways you can help stay up to date with your apps.

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Best task and reminder apps for Mac: GoodTask, Clear, Due, and more!

From shopping lists to packing lists, these are the very best reminder and general task apps for Mac!

Looking for the best Mac app to help you handle your checklists and reminders? Most of us have lots of things to remember each day and making sense of all of it can sometimes be overwhelming. Luckily there are lots of Mac apps available to help you remember what needs your attention and when. If hardcore todo apps for Mac are a little out of your scope or price range, there are lots of simpler options available that are better suited for everyday tasks. However, as with most apps, all of them are not created equal. So what general task and reminder apps for Mac are the absolute best available?

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Best todo apps for Mac: Omnifocus, Things, 2Do, and more!

The best todo apps for Mac from creating shopping lists to managing projects, to just plain getting stuff done

Looking for the best Mac apps to help you stay organized and on task? We spend a good majority of our lives checking off todo lists. Whether that's buying groceries or finishing assignments or scheduling projects, keeping everything straight and getting things done in the most time effective way possible can sometimes be a task in and of itself. If you're a Mac user, there are lots of apps available that can help you organize the chaos. Most even have iOS counterparts to keep you productive on the go too. Todo apps can come with a high price tag, however, so it can be hard to decide on which one to go with. Which todo apps for Mac really are the best?

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Best weather apps for Mac: Living Earth, Degrees, Clear Day, and more!

The weather dictates how we plan for our days, from what we wear to what activities we can plan for. If you spend a lot of time on your Mac, a good weather app can keep you up to date on today's weather and tomorrow's forecast. But which Mac weather apps are the best? Here are my favorites!

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Best Bitcoin tracking apps for Mac: Coinage, BitNow, Trade Interceptor, and more!

Bitcoin is a popular peer-to-peer payment system and digital crypto currency. With more and more merchants starting to accept it, buying, holding, trading, and spending bitcoin is becoming increasingly important to online shoppers, including Mac users. Luckily, there are several Mac Apps that can help you monitor bitcoin exchange rates, so you know when best to buy them, sell them or just straight up use them. Here are the best ones!

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Best apps to monitor your Mac's performance: iStat Menus, gfxCardStatus, Disk Doctor, and more!

Macs always perform great out of the box, but over time they can start to feel slower and more sluggish. The reasons for that can seem mysterious, but often they're easy-to-fix if you can figure out what's gone wrong. That's where performance monitoring comes in! There are a lot of great performance monitoring tools for your Mac, but it can be tough sorting the really great ones from garbage. That's where iMore comes in! Here are the best apps for monitoring your Mac's performance!

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Best screen recording and capture apps for Mac: Voila, QuickCast, Screencast Maker, and more!

There are lots of reasons you'd need to take screen recordings of a Mac— to create a software demo for work, to send a helpful walkthrough to your mom or dad, to add some life to a school presentation, or even just to capture something funny to share with friends. Apple builds screen-capturing into Quicktime but there are also a lot of great screen-recording options in the Mac App Store as well, including some that don't break the bank. Here are the best ones!

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Best apps for new Mac owners: Download right now!

There's very little in life that's more exciting than unboxing a brand new Mac. Once you've unpacked everything and set it up just so, it's time to open start loading it up with apps. From cool conveniences to useful utilities to getting more done to simply having a ton of fun, we've got the apps you need to help you make your OS X Mavericks experience the very best!

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Best note taking apps for Mac: Evernote, Simplenote, NoteSuite, and more!

Staying organized means having a good note taking app. Whether you're a student or professional, compulsive or casual, note taking apps can help you gather your thoughts, keep information synced across all your devices, or simply keep your memos handy for when you need them the most, there are a lot of great choices. Apple offers their own, built-in Notes App, but the Mac App Store has amazing alternatives as well. Which one is the best one for you? Here are my favorites!

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Best Calendar apps for Mac: Fantastical, BusyCal, QuickCal, and more!

Like it or not, we live and die by our calendars. Having a system that works for you, that keeps you on time, that tracks your events, that makes sure you're never late or in the wrong place for your appointments isn't a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. While the built-in OS X Calendar app... serviceable, it's by no means an all-star. But that's fine! There are plenty of great alternatives, from simple add-ons to complete calendar replacements that can make keeping track of your day, week, and month faster, easier, and all-around better. So which one is the absolute best calendar app for you? Here are my favorites!

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