This page shows 41 apps that I use currently. I pick up most of my app recommendations from The Sweet Setup and uses this. I starred the apps I feel like I can't live without.You can also use the filter below to filter by platforms that I use the app on.
Note that I have left out any apps that are specific to my geographic areas, i.e., UK or India.
If you only try one of the apps I recommend, I hope that it is this one. The idea is simple: you only have to remember one master password which in turn gives you access to all of your passwords, credit card info, secure notes etc. The beauty of 1Password is how well it integrates with all your devices and browsers. Filling in passwords is such a breeze.
I use Authy to store the 2FA for 1Password and a few other apps that integrate with the Authy API.
I don't think I'd enjoy using my Mac half as much without Alfred. It's a more powerful replacement for Spotlight.
This is a fantastic Chrome extension for taking full page screenshots. I use it almost daily at work.
Lets you control the Mac menu bar. I like to have less than five apps visible on my menu bar.
I run all my blog articles, CV and other documents through this.
I mostly use Fantastical for the really nice UI rather than any specific feature.
It's not perfect, but it's the best tool I've come across so far for managing todos. I used to use Things, but prefer Todoist for the key features listed below.
Snap windows into organised tiles. Fairly basic feature. I don't understand why Apple didn't implement it themselves.
Star feature: One click to unsubscribe / block emails from spammers. I have not seen any other email client do it so well.
A great browser for blocking ads and trackers. Since Brave uses the Chrome engine, you can still use all the Chrome extensions.
The iCloud photo library is great in everything except sharing. I, manually 😭, put copies of my albums that I want to share on Google Photos.
I absolutely hate using Office style apps but when I have to, I use Google docs or sheets.
The UX for searching for cheap flights is great. I particularly love that you can specify a range of start dates and duration of holiday.
An underappreciated tool as the UI takes getting used to. A former colleague who was really into it showed me how to set it up and how powerful it could be.
I backup my Mac once a month.
I use this for snippets shared across my devices. I don't like the UI on the iPhone or iPad but there isn't a better option out there yet.
Not perfect, but I haven't found a better way of constructing and maintaining my family tree.