Having switched to a Mac recently, I released that it was a whole new word. One I must say that I’m happy to live in and with my iPad, iPhone 5 and Apple TV I’m in Apple bliss. A colleague who is an Apple Fanboy gave me a quick start with the apps that I need to download and showed me a few shortcuts and tips.

If you are switching to Mac and don’t have this kind of help, here an article with all the useful apps to get you started. Some of them are quite obvious and aren’t really Mac specific (like skype and dropbox) but others like 1Password are essential and only for Macs.


The 2 that they don’t have on the list that I also find very useful are

– Caffeine (which allows you to overwrite power saving setting – great for presentations)
– Alfred (which give you quick start to all your apps from a simple 1 or 2 letter command line)

Both of these are available in the app store.

Let me know if you have any others that you’d recommend.

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2 Responses to Essential Mac Apps

  1. Gabe says:

    Did you just call me an Apple fanboy? Publicly?

  2. Matt Freedman says:

    i said colleague. You just outed yourself and do you deny it?

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