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30 Gorgeous and Usable Mac Applications

30 Gorgeous and Usable Mac Applications

While windows is used practically everywhere, Mac OS is mostly admired and used by designers, developers and creative modern companies. Mac applications are often really well-designed, and kick-ass with a gorgeous interface. For Mac web apps and plugins you should always research compatible mac web hosting. In the following collection we have listed 30 most loved, practical and stunning applications for the Mac operating system.


Byword helps in your creative writing by hiding the things you don’t need on screen. Feel inspired by the beautiful typography presets and how good your text will always look with Byword.


Capo is by far the easiest and most practical program used for squeezing out musical knowledge from an MP3

Chill Pill

Chill Pill allows you to enjoy Fever’s rich RSS experience while taking advantage of Cocoa and all of the other modern technologies in Mac OS X.


GaragePay downloads all transactions from your PayPal account, so you can quickly view, search, and organize them.


A simple, informative layout shows you which Subjects have unfinished Tasks. Easily view which Tasks are due today, or sort them by priority.

Day One

The easiest to use journal / diary / text logging application for the Mac is also the best looking. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more through quick Menu Bar entry, a Reminder system and inspirational messages


Effortlessly add effects and textures to your photos. Choose from a variety of Flare’s built-in Presets or create your own using dozens of individual photographic effects.


Sleek design, friendly user interface and great functionality will help you create stunning Wallpapers and Contact with Ensoul application.


NewsRack is a powerful RSS reader for Mac OS X that can be fully synchronized with your Google Reader account (if you want to).

BoinxTV Home

Whether it is a video report of current affairs for your family and friends far away, a tutorial on how to tie your shoes really fast or a message of love, if you’ve got something to tell the world, want to look good and have fun doing it, BoinxTV Home is your tool of choice.


Startupizer is advanced, yet simple to use login items handler. It greatly enchances login items from your account settings in Mac OS X System Preferences.


Chronicle is the easy way to manage your bills. Late fees can cost a fortune. Never forget to make a payment again with Chronicle.


gNotifier offers an advantage over the former system in that it can provide alerts for multiple Gmail accounts

Twitter for Mac

Just Read It. The application developed by Twitter to have the world’s most popular micro-blogging system on your Mac screen.


Projector is designed to keep track of tasks and calculate a project’s cost. Projector provides all the tools you need for professional project management. Whether your job calls for managing large construction projects, complex media activities or detailed time schedules, Projector is the tool you need.


Miro Video Converter is a super simple way to convert almost any video to h.264, MP4, WebM (vp8), Ogg Theora, or for Android, Droid, iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and more


MoneyWell 1.6 keeps the clean single-window design but gives you more control: customize your transaction columns, collapse bucket types or splits, hide the graph—over a hundred refinements.


Tracks is a modern and gorgeous application for mac os, available for a very little price. It has been very popular in the last time, gaining a big number of downloads.

Bowtie App

Bowtie is a free application that allows you to control iTunes and your iPhone (requires 99? companion app) with customizable shortcuts, submits your songs to with support for Loving and Banning, and sports a very simple, yet very powerful, html5 + css + javascript based theming system.

Smaller App

Smaller is a Graphic User Interface for YUI Compressor on the Mac. It helps you batch minify CSS and JavaScript files with a nice drag and drop interface. It’s a perfect tool for we Web designers and developers who are not big fans of command line.

Midnight Inbox

With Inbox collecting, processing, reviewing, and referencing are taken care of automatically for you. Work smarter, not harder, by organizing your projects, email messages, files, contexts and tasks so that you can always be on top of your world.

Kindle for Mac

The Kindle app gives users the ability to read Kindle books on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 810,000* books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and new releases.


Caboodle provides a single place to store, organize, and find those little pieces of information that you might have previously stored in Stickies or obscurely-named text files strewn over your desktop.

School House App

Schoolhouse is an academic management application for students. Use it to manage your homework, grades, schedule and the rest of your school life.


Just drag the items you want to be reminded of to the Alarms menu and place them on the time line. Due items can be dragged just further right or even to another day.


Anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Notificant is a nifty little app that makes sure you always remember what you want to.


Rumpus is the easy way to run your own FTP and Web file transfer server. Allow your clients to effortlessly upload and download files directly to your network, using dedicated FTP clients or any standard Web browser.


Keep an eye on all your Mac’s vital details and important information with MiStat, a beautiful system monitor built specially for Mac OS.


Aperture is the perfect application for iPhoto users who want to get more out of their photos. It includes powerful tools for refining images, showcasing your work, and managing massive libraries on your Mac.


AppControls makes it easy to quickly create high-quality custom controls for your iOS apps, Mac apps and for the web.

About the Author:

Stelian is a design enthusiast from Republic of Moldova. Right now he is working on his new design-related blog called Rocket Graphics. Visit RocketGraphsor follow his twitter account @rocketgraphs.

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  1. Xin says:

    OMG! Thanks for sharing this! :)

  2. Great and useful article.. thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Eric Vasquez says:

    A lot of these apps seem very useful! May have to install a few of these and save myself a few headaches. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Adrian says:

    Thanks for share, many new for me.

  5. Chris says:

    I need to get a mac to play around with. Glad to see so many great tools are out there for it!

  6. evan says:

    Wow loved your collection there, keep up the good work m8.!!!

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