Favourite Mac applications and utilities

Chris Coyier recently shared a few of his favourite tools and services. This reminded me of similar post I wrote in 2014 about my favourite Mac applications. Since that post is almost 10 years old, I thought I’d share an updated list. See my /uses page for an extensive list of software that I use.

NetNewsWire
I recently discovered that you can use NetNewsWire to sync RSS subscriptions via iCloud, allowing you to sync RSS feeds between your iPhone, iPad and Mac without a paid for sync service.

Tot
Digital post-it notes. I use it for quick impermanent notes – things like copying API keys or links to check out later – that don’t belong in Obsidian.

Timery
Makes time tracking effortless. Syncs with Toggl.

Setapp
A 3rd party app store with a single subscription. All of the apps below can be found in Setapp.

Almighty
Handy utility for toggling hidden Mac settings, much easier than trying to find the relevant terminal command.

Bartender
I love menu bar apps but don’t like the visual clutter. Bartender keeps my menu bar tidy.

Batteries
Allows me to quickly see the battery of my iPhone, iPad, AirPods, keyboard and mouse.

Dato
Menu bar app that allows me to quickly look at different time zones.

Paste
Neat clipboard management app. I’ve only just started using this app, but the more I use it, the more I love it.

PixelSnap 2
Measure the distance between elements on your screen.

Sip
Quickly and easily select any colour on your screen.

Soulver
Perfect for quick calculations.

Squash
For batch-editing and compressing images.

TablePlus
For managing MySQL databases (it supports plenty of other databases too).

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