The first apps you need to install on your new Mac

“Apple’s macOS operating system has matured to the point where, out of the box, your new Mac laptop or desktop pretty much has the bases covered when it comes to email, calendar management, and some basic productivity tools,” Nick Statt writes for The Verge. “But there’s a whole world of better and more powerful Mac software out there that can make everything from GIF-making to photo editing to window organization a whole lot easier.”

“While paying for software might seem like some pre-Google anachronism, many of the best Mac applications out there cost just a few dollars and can drastically improve your workflow or your day-to-day computer use — without any privacy concerns or intrusive advertising,” Statt writes. “And some are so good that they warrant a monthly or annual subscription — especially if they really help you at your job or in a serious hobby like photography.”

“So whether you’re new to the Mac ecosystem, or if you’ve been looking for ways to make your existing Mac more useful, check out these apps,” Statt writes. “Some of them might totally overhaul how you get stuff done.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Statt covers 11 essential Mac apps (depending on the user, as always), including Pixelmator Pro and GIF Brewery 3 (free), which are two of our favs, too.


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