Do you want to know what are the best applications for Mac in 2017 and 2018? One more year, let’s review what are the best applications for Mac that you should have installed in 2018, after having done it in 2017. Completely essential if you just bought a Mac or you just gave it this Christmas. You can not miss the free applications for Mac that we have selected.
If there is something good about the Mac App Store, there are really cheap programs and many are free. Let’s take advantage But we are also going to recommend apps for Mac that sell developers from their own web pages. Some are programs that can not be missing from your Apple computer.
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The best applications for Mac in 2017 and 2018: basic and essential programs that can not be missing in your MacOS system
1.- The Unarchiver (free)
The perfect application to unzip all types of files on your Mac: Zip, RAR, 7-Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2 and many, many others, including ISO images. One of those applications that can not miss in your day to day. A classic that we recommend every year.
2.- 1Password (64.99 euros -subscription- or free)
The perfect application to manage all your passwords among all your devices (they have applications for Android, iOS, Windows). We can create secure and unique passwords for each site and protect your data with a single master password with 256-bit AES encryption. It may seem somewhat expensive, but soon you will see its usefulness. I’ve been using it for 4 years. They have switched to the subscription model but you can also continue buying the app.
3.- Disk Doctor (2.99 euros)
A very simple application that will keep the Mac clean of unnecessary files. Scan the Mac disk in a few minutes and give us the option to eliminate those files that are useless. Compatible with MacOs Sierra.
4.- Dropbox (free)
Little presentation needs Dropbox, the online file storage service with presence in all the main platforms (iOS, Android, Linux, Windows, Mac). Perfect to keep all your files synchronized between different devices. You will not be able to live without this service in 2017.
5.- Onyx (Free)
Have not you had enough with Disk Doctor? Onyx is your application. With Onyx you will be able to repair the permissions of the Mac (one of the few maintenance tasks that you will have to do in a Mac computer), empty caches and sources etc … You will leave your Mac as the first day with this application. Keep an eye out! -We have to download the version that corresponds with your operating system.
6.- Google Chrome (free)
We have nothing against Safari, the default browser of the Mac, but Google Chrome is much better, has more extensions and functionalities … and is faster. Another of those programs that will make your life easier, especially because you will be able to share extensions, passwords and customizations between your different devices. It has greatly improved its RAM consumption in recent times.
7.- Pixelmator (14.99 euros)
Probably the best substitute of Photoshop for Mac. It has a really ridiculous price if we compare it with Photoshop and it works like a charm. It has a careful interface and practically all the main functionalities of Photoshop. You will also find apps for iPhone and iPad and sync through iCloud.
If you want an option more adapted to MacOS, you may be interested in Pixelmator Pro . Very simple to use and really powerful.
8.- Caliber (free)
If you like to read and have a good collection of electronic books, this free application is the perfect solution to manage all your ebooks. But not only that … With Caliber you will be able to convert all kinds of formats: .epub, AZW, doc, pdf … In addition, you can connect your eReader and load your ebooks directly with this application.
9.- Notability (9.99 euros)
Another of those applications that surprise when you get to the Mac world. It has its counterpart for iPad and iPhone. The perfect application to take notes and access them from all your devices.
10.- Wunderlist- To-do list (free)
There is no need to buy an expensive application to have a program that organizes our tasks and is compatible with all our devices. Wunderlist is free and does it superbly. Wunderlist is perfect for capturing your ideas, pending tasks and places to visit.