Apple’s Macbook is an impressive machine owing to a number of fascinating features and functionalities like retina display, a sleek design and all-flash architecture. This is why it is a delight downloading various apps
from the App Store and using them on a Macbook. Let us take a look at a list of top ten best apps that are a must have for every Macbook owner.
1. Cloud App –
Cloud app is more of a web service app in this list. It allows you to store your important files online so that you can access them anywhere, anytime and share them with your colleagues, family or friends. The best part about it is that you get to try the basic version for free before going for the premium services.
2. Text Expander –
Do away with excess typing by installing the TextExpander app on your system. Just launch this app (which runs in the background) and enter small text phrases. The app expands these phrases into preset text or graphic strings. For instance, if you want to search for a particular email id say ‘[email protected]
’, the app will replace this string into the full address of john such as ‘[email protected]
3. Adium –
This no-frills app is used for instant messaging via AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Facebook Messenger etc. I simply love the fact that it doesn’t have a lot of complicated features and is customizable with various plugins of your choice.
4. Tiny Expander –
Those of you who are looking forward to a compression related app for your Mac, the Tiny Expander app is a great alternative. This free app helps you expand files in more than 25 different compressed formats, something that the default compressing/expanding feature won’t provide. Isn’t it quite handy?
5. Sparrow –
A clean interface with the power of Google, Sparrow is a must-have email client on your Macbook. You can use it with almost any email provider, but more so for Gmail and other Google based apps.
6. Alfred –
A “keyboard-driven productivity application”, Alfred helps you manage your Mac with more efficiency. For instance, you can use its application launcher to quickly launch apps, thoroughly search files, folders, contacts, bookmarks and more on your system, search the web and use numerous system commands. In fact, you can also create your custom web searches for frequently used websites using this productivity app.
7. Divvy –
Divvy helps you open windows and applications in a jiffy. All you need to do is activate this app and it will allow you to select where on the screen would you like your application to appear. There is nothing simple and useful like it!
8. BusyCal –
BusyCal is a calendar app for your Mac that syncs with other apps such as – MobileMe, Google Calendar and Yahoo! Calendar. Moreover, unlike other calendar apps, it provides Core Animation support for beautiful effects and also allows rich text snippets to be embedded into events. This way, you will never miss another important event ever!
9. Spotify –
Whether you are a music lover or not, this music streaming app is a must-have. This immensely popular app consists of over 15 million tracks, which you can arrange into various playlists and enjoy the excellent audio quality. This and other features make it a popular app for Mac users.
10. Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5 –
Store and recover drives, partitions, folders and files easily with Acronis Backup and Recovery app. This app helps take the backup of your important data. However, the menus of this app are complex and you will need to use it for a while to get used to.
These are some of the topmost apps that you can use on your Macbook. All these apps hold great potential and are worth trying out. So, do install them from the App Store and give your feedback about them.