Here is a quick list of apps that are generally good to use and can come in handy in day to day tasks. The apps are seperated into 4 broad categories Developer Tools, Productivity Tools, Office Apps and Others.

Developer Tools

  • Google Chrome: Installs Chrome which is one of the best browsers currently. All chrome browsers and extensions are saved by Google so can be synced easily.
  • Atom : Open source editor by Github and is very similar to Sublime Text in most aspects.
  • VS Code: Open source editor by Microsoft.


  • Lastpass : Cross platform password management tool.
  • Airmail : Lightweight fast email client.
  • Alfred : Replacement for spotlight. I'll mostly be upgrading to power pack.
  • CleanMyMac3 : Uninstall Apps and Clean up system.
  • Caffeine : Stops the machine from going into sleep mode.
  • Dropbox : File syncing to the cloud. It syncs files across all devices (laptop, mobile, tablet), and serves as a backup as well!
  • F.lux : f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.
  • Pocket : Save For Later. Put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket. Save directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and Zite.
  • Spectacle : Don't waste time resizing and moving your windows. Spectacle makes this very easy and is open source.
  • Transmission : A fast, easy and free BitTorrent client.
  • Unarchiver : Compress/Uncompress app. Supported file formats include Zip, Tar-GZip, Tar-BZip2, RAR, 7-zip, LhA, StuffIt and many other old and obscure formats.


  • Asepsis : Get rid of the annoying DS_Store files. It stops them from being created anywhere on the system.
  • CheatSheet : Tap the command key for long to see all the keyboard shortcuts of the current app.
  • VLC : VLC Media Player. Enough said.
  • Spotify: Play music!
  • Bartender: Organize those menu bar apps.

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