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My daily drivers - MacOS applications - March 2023

Here’s the latest/updated list of applications and tools, that make my macOS experience even more amazing.

  1. Productivity
    • Raycast [free] - launcher and many more thanks to extensions
    • 1Password [paid] - password manager
    • iBar [free] - menu bar management tool
    • OpenIn [paid] - link handler, that allows to customize how system opens web sites, mail apps, call apps, or file types
    • Reminders Menu Bar [free] - menu bar application to view and interact with reminders
    • DeepL [free] - menu bar sitting translation service
    • HazeOver [paid] - tool allowing to dim background windows to focus on just one task
    • BusyCal [paid] - powerful, flexible, reliable calendar app
    • Notion - all-in-one workspace where you can write, plan, and collaborate with others, as well as take notes, manage projects, create content and so much more
  2. Development
  3. Coomunication
    • Spark [free/subsciption] - email client
    • Mimestream [free/subsciption] - native macOS email client for Gmail
    • Rambox [free/subsciption] - workspace organizer that allows to unify as many applications as you want, all in one place
    • Tusker [free] - Mastodon client
    • Telegram [free] - messaging app with a focus on speed and security
  4. Design
    • Miro [free/subscription] - online whiteboard for team collaboration
    • Canva [free/subscription] - photo editor and video editor in one graphic design app
    • Figma [free/subscription] - design platform for teams who build products together
    • Affinity Photo 2 [paid] - closest direct alternative to Photoshop, designed for sophisticated, detailed and advanced image manipulation
  5. Music
    • Apple Music [free/subscription] - streaming service similar to Spotify, with native app on any Apple device
    • Eter Radio [paid] - online radio service with Polish radio streams
  6. Video
    • Handbrake [free] - multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder
    • OBS Studio [free] - video recording and live streaming
    • IINA [free] - modern media player
  7. Browsers
    • Safari [free] - Apple’s internet browser
      • Vinegar [paid] - extension that replaces the YouTube player with a minimal HTML video tag
      • PiPifier [free] - extension that lets you use every HTML5 video in Picture in Picture mode
      • Userscripts [free] - extension that lets you save and run arbitrary bits of JavaScript (and CSS) code for the websites you visit
      • Super Agent [free] - extension that automatically fills out website’s cookie consent forms for you based on your preferences
      • Baking Soda [paid] - extension that replaces custom video players (except the YouTube player) with a minimal HTML video tag
    • Reeder 5 [paid] - RSS reader developed specifically to keep control of your news reading
  8. Utilities
    • Parcel [paid] - access tracking information for 265 delivery services, including UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL, TNT, China Post, SingPost, vPost, and many other postal services
    • Karabiner-Elements [free] - keyboard customizer
    • Forklift [paid] - dual pane file manager and file transfer client (SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Google Drive, Rackspace CloudFiles, SMB, AFP, and NFS)
    • Latest [free] - app for macOS that checks if all your apps are up to date
    • Adguard [paid] - standalone ad blocker
    • Controller for HomeKit [paid] - the best alternative for HoeKit native app to manage your smart home devices
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