Even more macOS apps I enjoy using.
Sure, shortly after I've published the short list of non-work related macOS apps I really like it came to my mind, that I forgot the most important ones. But hey, I never claimed it was an exhaustive list 😇 So, I'll just continue and list randomly some more apps, I enjoy using:
- Mela: "Mela is a simple, elegant and modern recipe manager that syncs with iCloud." I recently switched from Paprika, which is also a very good recipe manager. But I do prefer the app from Silvio Rizzi (Mastodonemail@example.com) because of its more modern design and the build in recipe RSS feature 👨🍳. RSS is something Silvio knows a lot about, as he is also responsible for my RSS reader of choice:
- Reeder: "Keep control of your news reading with Reeder, RSS reader and read later client in one app, now with support for iCloud syncing." Of course there is a bunch of other RSS readers 📰. If I had to switch, I would probably go with NetNewsWire.
- Dropover: "Dropover is a macOS utility that makes Drag and Drop easier. Stash, gather or move draggable content without having to open side-by-side windows." Before I've stumbled upon Dropover I've used Yoink for years (Setapp). I do like both apps. With the former, you don't always have to wander 🖱️ all the way to the edge of the screen to drop files. I kind of liked that. Yoink also has a counterpart for iOS.
- Soulver: "Soulver is a notepad calculator app for Mac. It's a notepad that gives instant answers to calculations in your text." Soulver is also such a macOS classic. Since version 3, the Mac app is unfortunately no longer compatible with the iOS version and I have a little impression that the developer has lost a little desire 🥱. But nevertheless, it's a great tool. [Update 19.01.2023: I have learned, that the iOS version has been discontinued but instead the Mac version is now on Setapp.
- Money Money: "Alle Bankkonten im Blick mit MoneyMoney." Okay, Money Money is specific to the German market. But if you have a bank account there and don't want to deal with the web interface of your bank 🏦, Money Money is a great choice. The app only costs money once and I don't remember ever being asked to pay for an update. (That scares me a little bit, I have to admit).
- Day One: "Day One is a journaling app for the iPhone, iPad and Mac. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One’s elegant interface makes journaling your life a simple pleasure." My first entry 📔 dates back to 2012, and I have ~10 k entries saved in there. I think that says it all 😄 I do pipe a lot of stuff to Day One with the help of ifttt.
- Bartender 4: "Bartender is an award-winning app for macOS that superpowers your menu bar, giving you total control over your menu bar items, what's displayed, and when, with menu bar items only showing when you need them." I run a lot of menu bar apps. Therefore this app (Setapp) is indispensable for me on my 13" MacBook 💻. Speaking of menu bar apps:
- Coca: "Coca is a tiny app that puts an icon in your menu bar. Right-click the icon to prevent your system from automatically going to sleep, dimming the screen or starting screen savers." Very handy in certain circumstances, e.g. you want that backup / download to finish over night etc. There are lots of similar apps, like Amphetamine or Caffeine ☕.
- AirBuddy: "Take Control of Your Wireless Devices on macOS." If you own Air Pods 🎧 and want to switch from iPhone to Mac, have a look at this utility (Setapp). And speaking of music:
- NepTunes: "A desktop accessory that allows you to see and control your music (Apple Music, Spotify) with customizable shortcuts, advanced Last.fm support and beautiful themes." Any nice app that results in me having to open Apple's music 🎵 app less often is a win.