Apple offers an extensive library of different applications for its users. From productivity to organizing and from gaming to entertainment, you can find several applications for your Mac. With these applications, you can perform your day to day tasks with more ease. In this article, we will mention some of the best applications for your Mac in 2020:
Amphetamine improves your user experience with Apple as it allows you to perform specific tasks to prevent your screen from going into sleep mode while watching a movie or YouTube. You can use this app for external displays as well. You can also access this feature by going into your system preference and change the screensaver and shut down settings. But the latter one is a tiresome process.
You can use Apple’s default search tool to search for files and folders on your macOS. Alfred is an alternate application that can be used to explore programs and files quickly. Alfred allows you to create custom shortcuts to search applications and folders. With Alfred, you can activate system commands by typing and creating automated workflows.
Parallels Desktop 13
Parallels Desktop 13 is a suitable application for beginners who has recently started using Mac. With this application, you don’t need to dual-boot your Mac into a Windows partition. You can also run Microsoft programs like Visual Studio 2015 or Office 365 (Windows version) alongside macOS applications. You can use Parallels Desktop 13 to access free operating systems like Chromium or Linux. The latest version of the application offers better Retina displays, better Touch Bar support, and picture-in-picture mode.
AdGuard helps you in blocking annoying pop-ups and ads. You can choose various filters to block social media extensions, pop-ups, and URLs. You can use AdGuard on your browser and other installed applications as well.
ApolloOne is a powerhouse application for users who want a heavy-duty image viewer. ApolloOne allows you to edit and view metadata, set up automated processes to sort and classify photos, or batch process catalogs of RAW image files. If you are a professional photographer or simply want to organize your files, then ApolloOne is the best choice for you.
VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player needs no introduction, as it is one of the most preferred video players among all generations. It supports varieties of file formats and codecs and enables you to convert your file types as well. It gives you various audio and video compression methods to change the file size.
Shift allows you to centrally manage all your sign-in accounts like email, social media, workflows, etc. With Shift, you don’t have to sign in into individual browser tabs; all you need to do is just link all your accounts with Shift. You can manage other applications like Gmail, Slack, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Airbnb, Spotify, etc.
If you don’t like to continuously work in the same place looking at the same screen, then Duet is the perfect choice for you. The application works by tethering your iPad to Mac by using Apple’s Lightning cables and enables you to access the application on both devices. With Duet, you can drag applications onto our iPad’s screen and use it as a secondary monitor.
As mentioned above, the applications will improve your functionality with Apple, but functionality should not be the only focal point for Mac users. Other than functionalities, you should also pay attention to the security of your Mac. To protect your Mac from potential data snoops, you can invest in a paid VPN service. Other than that, you can also download a password manager for better password management and back-up your data on the cloud and physical hard drives.