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Best Mac Apps 2017: Must-Have Apps for MacOS!

What makes a Mac great? The awesome apps you can use on it. Here are the best Mac apps of 2017! (in alphabetical order)

1Password: Easy-to-use and secure password manager for all your passwords.

Alfred: Boost your productivity with hotkeys and keywords. Search your Mac and the web effortlessly and control your Mac using customized actions.

Amphetamine: Keep your Mac awake. Simple.

AppCleaner: Automatically uninstall Mac apps along with all the junk files that usually get left behind.

AstroPad: Turn your iPad into a graphics tablet for Mac.

BackBlaze: Backing up your Mac is extremely important. BackBlaze offers a simple and secure way to back up all your files at a low cost.

Beamer: Stream videos on your Mac to your Apple TV or Chromecast.

BetterTouchTool: Configure many gestures for your Magic Mouse, Macbook Trackpad and Magic Trackpad and also mouse gestures for normal mice.

Boom 2: System-wide volume booster and equalizer for Mac.

CarbonCopyCloner: Create bootable backups of your Mac.

CheatSheet: Provides the list of keyboard shortcuts for whatever app you have open.

Chrome: Google’s free and fast web browser.

CleanMyMac: Clean and optimize your Mac’s storage drive to free up space.

CopyClip: Clipboard manager for your Mac that stores all that you have copied or cut in the past.

Downie: Easily download Internet videos from over 1,100 different sites.

DaisyDisk: Helps you recover disk space by finding and removing large useless files.

Dropbox: Free cloud storage solution up to 2GB (iCloud alternative)

Duet Display: Turn your iPad into a 2nd monitor for your Mac.

Duplicate File Finder: Quickly finds duplicate files on your Mac to reduce clutter and remove unnecessary files.

Evernote: Cloud-synced notebook and notes to store everything you need to remember.

Flux: Makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

GIMP: Open source photo editor. Photoshop alternative.

Google Drive: Free online data storage and online office suite from Google.

Handbrake: Video converter and DVD ripping app.

Hazel: Automated organization app for your Mac.

Helium: Always keeps a media file playing in the foreground over any other app that’s open.

HitFilm Express: Free and powerful video editor. iMovie or FCPX alternative.

ImageOptim: Free image compressor to reduce file size for photos.

LibreOffice: Open-source office suite for Mac. Microsoft Office alternative.

Onyx: System maintenance tool for your Mac.

Parallels: Easiest way to virtually run Windows inside your Mac.

Plex: Free media server for when you want to watch your movies from anywhere.

ScreenFlow: Best screen recording software and video editing software for Macs.

SmartConverter: Simple video and audio file converting app.

Spectacle: Resize Windows with quick keyboard shortcuts.

Spotify: Popular music streaming and online radio app.

Stamp: Migrate your playlists from various different music streaming services.

SublimeText: Intuitive text editor for programmers and coders.

TeamViewer: Remotely connect and control your Mac or other authorized computers from anywhere.

Time Machine Editor: Allows you to customize Time Machine backup intervals and other settings.

Transmission: Lightweight and easy-to-use torrent client.

Unarchiver: Open any zipped file.

VirtualBox: Run Windows and other operating systems virtually on your Mac.

VLC: Best overall media player that plays nearly any audio/video file.

Best Mac Apps 2016: The Ultimate List

UPDATE: Click here to see the Best Mac Apps for 2017!

What makes a Mac great? The awesome apps you can use on it. Here are the best Mac apps of 2016 in alphabetical order.

Free

Alfred: Boost your productivity with hotkeys and keywords. Search your Mac and the web effortlessly and control your Mac using customized actions.

Amphetamine: Keep your Mac awake. Simple.

AppCleaner: Automatically uninstall Mac apps along with all the junk files that usually get left behind.

BetterTouchTool: Configure many gestures for your Magic Mouse, Macbook Trackpad and Magic Trackpad and also mouse gestures for normal mice.

Burn: Simple DVD/CD burning application.

Chrome: Google’s free and fast web browser.

CopyClip: Clipboard manager for your Mac that stores all that you have copied or cut in the past.

Dropbox: Free cloud storage solution. iCloud alternative.

Evernote: Cloud-synced notebook and notes to store everything you need to remember.

Flux: Makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day

GIMP: Open source photo editor. Photoshop alternative.

Google Drive: Free online data storage and online office suite from Google.

Handbrake: Video converter and DVD ripping app.

HiddenMe Free: Quickly hides all the icons on your Mac desktop.

HitFilm Express: Free and powerful video editor. iMovie or FCPX alternative.

Infinit: Easy and simple way to send large files to anyone.

LibreOffice: Open-source office suite for Mac. Microsoft Office alternative.

Pocket: Online cloud-synced bookmark manager. Save any website/webpage and access it anywhere.

Skitch: See something that sparks an idea? Use Skitch to snap it, mark it up, and send it on in an instant.

Skype: Popular message application. Video/audio chat with anyone.

SmartConverter: Simple video and audio file converting app.

Spectacle: Resize Windows with quick keyboard shortcuts.

Spotify: Popular music streaming and online radio app.

SuperDuper: Make a bootable backup of your Mac system.

TeamViewer: Remotely connect and control your Mac or other authorized computers from anywhere.

TextWrangler: Free and simple text editor.

Transmission: Lightweight and easy-to-use torrent client.

Unarchiver: Open any zipped file.

VirtualBox: Run Windows and other operating systems virtually on your Mac.

VLC: Best overall media player that plays nearly any audio/video file.

Xmind: Free mind mapping software for Mac and Windows.

Paid

1Password: Best password manager for your Mac and iOS devices.

DaisyDisk: Helps you recover disk space by finding and removing large useless files.

Pixelmator: Full-featured and powerful image editing app for the Mac.

PopClip: Select text with your mouse and instantly access context-specific actions including copy/paste, plus extensions.

Unclutter: A new handy place on your desktop for storing notes, files and pasteboard clips.

Best Free Mac Apps 2014

Best Free Mac Apps of 2014

Click here to check out the updated list for 2016

In no particular order, here are my favorite free apps for Mac OS X:

Caffeine: Lightweight app that runs in the background and prevents your Mac from going into sleep mode

Google Chrome: Lightweight and fast web browser from Google

Mozilla Firefox: Web browser that has a plethora of useful add-ons

Transmission: Lightweight bit torrent client

Google Drive: Store up to 15GB of your stuff online for free, access from anywhere, and collaborate with others

Dropbox: Lets you take your photos, documents, and videos anywhere and share them easily

BetterTouchTool: Gives you the ability to customize trackpad gestures, keyboard shortcuts, and window snapping

HandBrake: Converts video files

SmartConverter: Converts video and audio files

VirtualBox: Virtual machine manager that lets you install and run Windows, Linux, or any other OS virtually

LibreOffice: Free office suite

Evernote: Cloud-synced app that helps you remember ideas by utilizing virtual notes and notebooks

Skitch: Photo-editing app that adds annotations, shapes, and text to images and screenshots

VLC Media Player: Media player that plays nearly an audio and video file

Sublime Text: Sophisticated text editor for code documents

FileZilla: Easy-to-use FTP client

Flux: Automatically adjusts your computer screen according to the time of day

Alfred: Productivity app that saves you time in searching your local computer and the web

Unarchiver: Archive utility that extracts any zipped or archived file

AppCleaner: Lightweight app that thoroughly uninstalls unwanted apps along with their junk files

SuperDuper: Backup and recovery application

SelfControl: Productivity app that allows you to block time-wasting websites for an allocated time

CloudApp: Easy way to quickly share screenshots

Wunderlist: Cloud app that manages your lists

Skype: Messaging and internet calling app

Plex: Personal media manager that works great alongside a Smart TV or Roku for the ultimate movie and TV show streaming set-up

Spotify: Music streaming service

TeamViewer: Remote control your computer from anywhere

Burn: Simple disc burning app

Gimp: Open source photo editor that is similar to Photoshop

Pocket: Web service that lets you easily store blog articles and web pages offline in an easy-to-read format

ClipMenu: Clipboard manager

What’s your favorite free Mac app?

How to Copy DVD to DVD – Make Exact Copies of DVD Movies

In today’s video I will be showing you how to copy a DVD to a DVD using Aimersoft DVD Copy. So this is a program that can pretty much copy any DVD movie to a blank DVD disc so it can make an exact duplicate copy of your DVD movies. This program is for Windows computers so if you’re on a Windows computer right now go ahead and click the free download link on your screen or the link in the description. That will start an instant download of this program, and you can try it out for free. So click the link and it will start the download. Once the download is complete it will end up in your downloads folder on your computer. Go to your Downloads folder then double-click on the icon to run and install it. You can go ahead and buy the full version to you copy unlimited DVDs or you can try it out for free. It has a free trial so if you don’t want to buy it now you can just hit the free trial button. It’s really easy to use. First thing you want to do is insert the movie into your DVD drive on your computer and then select it on the source. Select your DVD drive, and once you select it on the source you should see the DVD movie name right there. I have Superbad inserted in mine. So I got, I’m going to copy the Superbad DVD movie, and then the target folder is where it’s going to copy onto your computer temporarily. And then once it’s copied to your computer you can burn it to a disc. Okay so and then the output type you want to choose DVD 5. That’s really important because you want to be able to burn it to a normal DVD-R disc, a blank DVD+R disc so choose DVD 5 in the output type. In the copy mode it has a couple different options here. You can select to copy the whole movie or just the main movie with the menu or main movie without the menu. Okay I just want to copy the main movie without the menu. You can choose whatever whatever you’d like. I’m just going to choose main movie without menu, and then once you’re ready double check your settings. And then all you have to do is click the start button. It will start the copy process. Now depending on your computer speed it will take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Mine is going to take about 45 minutes to copy a regular DVD movie. Okay so once the copy is complete it will automatically open up the Windows folder, and here is the Superbad folder. And if you double-click into the movie folder you’ll see this Video_TS folder and then right-click and send to DVD drive. That’s one way to burn it to a DVD. It’s going to ask you to insert a blank disc. Another way to do it, another way to burn it to a disc is just select the VIDEO_TS folder and then if you’re on Windows 7 you see the burn button right there on the top menu bar. Just hit that, and it will ask you to insert your blank DVD disc. So now all you have to do is just insert your blank DVD disc. It can be a DVD-R or DVD-RW depending on what your computer can write to, and once the burning process is complete you will have an exact duplicate copy of your movie. So that’s how to copy a DVD to a DVD. The easiest way to copy a DVD movie to a blank DVD disc.

By Andy Slye

How to Convert MP4 to MP3, AVI, FLV, MOV, WMV – WinX HD Video Converter Tutorial

Click to download WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

This video is going to show you how to convert nearly any video file on your Windows computer. So if you want to convert MP4 to MP3 or MP4 to AVI or vice versa. Pretty much any video file that you want to convert this program will do it. This is WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. This is one of my favorite video converting applications for Windows, and if you click the free download icon on your screen or the link in the description that will start an instant download of this program where you can try it out for free. The free version lets you convert videos up to 5 minutes in length. If you have longer videos than that you can go ahead and register for the full program at a special discount price.

Once you’ve clicked the link to download it, go ahead and install it on your computer then start WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. This is the home screen right here, and I’m going to show you how to use it. To convert a video just go up to the top left and click the video icon. Okay it’ll bring up a browser window and just browse to whatever video that you want to convert. I got mine right here. This is a video I did. This is an MP4 video, and I want to convert this MP4 to MP3 so I’ll go ahead and select it and click “Open”.

It will load it into the program here. Here you can select from the output profile so you can convert the video to all kinds of different formats as you can see here. If you click on PC General video it gives you all the options here: MP4, AVI, WMV, all that good stuff. And you can even convert it to music which I’m going to do. I’m going to convert the MP4 to MP3 so I’ll choose Music then click the MP3 recommended option here. Then click OK. Here it is in my queue. It’s ready to be converted. So I have the MP4 ready to go to MP3 and down at the bottom you’ll see the destination folder, and this is the folder that the MP3 file will end up in after I convert it.

If you have more video files to convert you can repeat the same process and add more jobs to the queue and it will do it all in one batch. But for now I’m just going to do this one, and once you’re ready just go ahead and click this Run button. Okay now the conversion process has started. It’s really quick. It’s really fast. Okay now it’s done. I’ll click OK, and it automatically brings up the output folder where my converted file is. Here you can see that my video has been converted to this file if I double click on it, it is an MP3 file so if I double-click it will bring it up in iTunes because it is an MP3. And it will start playing and there you go. My MP4 video is now an MP3.

Again this program can convert almost any video file format. It also has some extra features as well. You can actually, has a YouTube downloader that you can download YouTube videos. It has a photo slideshow maker which is pretty cool. So it’s not just a video converting application, it has all these other cool features as well. Definitely a recommended application by me. Enjoy!

By Andy Slye

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