Best Free Mac Apps of 2014

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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?