10 Must-have applications for macOS

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Victor Gdanski

Sept. 25, 2017, 11:55 a.m.

Whether you are a new user of macOS or already experienced, it is always interesting to know how else you can improve your productivity and convenience of work at the your Mac.

Now we will list a small digest of programs that we use on our Mac’s here at Roll’n’Code. We think everyone will find something useful for yourself here and can improve their productivity with macOS.

The Unarchiver

The Unarchiver screen


The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR (including v5), 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2. It will also open many older formats, such as StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and ARC. It will even open other kinds of files, like ISO and BIN disc images, some Windows .EXE installers.

Download link: The Unarchiever

Price: Free





Amphetamine is a little app that lives in your menu bar. With Amphetamine, you can effortlessly override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake.


- Keep your Mac (and optionally its display and drives) awake

- Choose from numerous activation time presets, or enter your own

- Keep your Mac awake while specific apps are running

- Schedule activation/deactivation for specific times of the day

- Activate/deactivate with a single click in the menu bar

- Activate automatically at launch login

- Activate when connected to specific WiFi networks

- Keep drives (HDDs/SSDs) connected to your Mac awake

Download link: Amphetamine

Price: Free


CleanMyMac 3

CleanMyMac 3


CleanMyMac 3 is the world's best Mac cleaner. It allows you to clean up and speed up Mac; maintain and optimize your Mac computer with two simple clicks.


  • - Incredibly easy to use

  • - Powerful scanning that digs up all the junk

  • - Smart one-click cleaning

  • - Tools for speeding up your Mac

  • - Health alerts to keep your Mac protected

Download link: CleanMyMac 3

Price: $69.95 (have trial version)



1Password screen


1Password: the password manager that's as beautiful and simple as it is secure. Just add your passwords and let 1Password do the rest. Sign in to websites and apps with just a few taps, and use the password generator to change your passwords and make them stronger.

Download link: 1Password

Price: $2.99 Monthly (have 30-day trial)



Magnet screen


Every time you move a content from one app to the other, compare data side by side or multitask in any other way, you need all the windows arranged accordingly. Magnet makes this process clean and simple.

In one drag to the edge, you size a window into half of your screen. And by dragging windows to the corners, you snap them into quarters. Slide them to the bottom edge of your display to create thirds. Taking advantage of such arrangements eliminates app switching and greatly enhances workspace efficiency.

Download link: Magnet

Price: $0.99



Evernote screen


Let Evernote change the way you organize your personal and professional projects. Dive in: take notes, create to-do lists, and save things you find online into Evernote. We’ll sync everything between your phone, tablet, and computer automatically.

Download link: Evernote

Price: Free (with In-App Purchases)



Pixelmator screen


Full-featured and powerful image editing app for the Mac.

Pixelmator takes full advantage of the latest Mac features and technologies, giving you speedy, powerful tools that let you touch up and enhance images, draw or paint, apply dazzling effects, or create advanced compositions with ease. Once your images are ready, save them to popular image formats, share them via email or social networks, print them, or instantly add them to your Photos library. All right from Pixelmator.

Download link: Pixelmator

Price: $29.99



FOLX GO screen


Folx GO allows the most complete control over your downloads with its fast speed, splitting downloads in threads, resuming of paused and interrupted downloads. You can add new downloads to Folx GO in various ways.

Another appealing feature of Folx GO is tagging of downloads according to their content. This way the downloads will be easy to track and retrieve even after some time has passed since they were saved to your Mac.

Download link: FOLX GO

Price: $14.99 (have free version)


Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop screen


The fastest, easiest, and most powerful application for running Windows® on Mac®—without rebooting. Includes 30+ utilities to simplify everyday tasks on Mac and Windows.

Download link: Parallels Desktop

Price: $79.99 (have trial version)



Pocket screen


Pocket has been named one of the best apps for Mac, iPhone and iPad by the App Store.

Over 14 million people use Pocket to easily save articles, videos and more for later. With Pocket, all of your content goes to one place, so you can view it anytime, on any device. You can even read articles offline, making Pocket indispensable for subway commutes, flights, or anywhere else you find yourself without mobile data or Wi-Fi.

Download link: Pocket

Price: Free (have premium version)

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