The Mac App Store now has over 10,000 apps, of course, there are some excellent free application.
Today I’ll be showcasing Twenty of my favourite free Mac App Store apps. These wonderful pieces of software won’t cost you a dime, but will go a long way towards improving and refining your Mac experience. I hope you find them as useful as I do!
Because some of the policies of Apple, many apps can not be published in the Mac APP Store today will recommend it to everyone this application.
Alfred is a keyboard-driven productivity application, helping you launch apps and search your local computer as well as the web with great speed.
Although Alfred is free through the App Store, I’d strongly recommend picking up their Powerpack add-on. It’s available for £12 via the Alfred website, and adds plenty of more excellent functionality to an already stellar app.
Evernote is a great place to keep your notes and information in – everything is automatically synced with the cloud, and any other computers and devices you have.
Use Evernote to take notes, save interesting web pages, create to-dos and shopping lists, attach images and PDFs, and so much more. Then, watch as it all instantly synchronizes from your Mac to your smartphone, tablet and the Web, allowing you to find your memories at any time from anywhere.
MPlayerX is a open-source project under GPLv2, which aims to be the most powerful, beautiful, easy to use multimedia player on Mac OS X.
MPlayerX is armed by FFmpeg and MPlayer, which means it could handle almost any media format in the world for you and no extra plug-ins or codec packages are required.
For some reason, MPlayerX Leaving the Mac App Store, you can go to the website to download the latest version.
Backup, Sync, and Share Files
utomatically backup your files and folders via the internet. Share them across your own computers or with others. 2GB free online storage, with more available.
Policy issues because Apple’s Dropbox may not be able to release the Mac App Store. You must first sign up to use Dropbox. For a free 2GB account with 250MB bonus, click here.
Uncompress RAR, 7zip, tar, and bz2 files on your Mac. Many new Mac users will be puzzled the first time they download a RAR file. Do them a favor and download UnRarX for them!
The Unarchiver is a much more capable replacement for “Archive Utility.app”, the built-in archive unpacker program on Mac OS X. The Unarchiver is designed to handle many more formats than Archive Utility, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder. It can also handle filenames in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems. I personally find it useful for opening Japanese archives, but it should handle many other languages just as well.
Social Networking Apps
Twitter (was Tweetie) is a Twitter client with a variety of features.
Follow your interests: instant updates from your friends, industry experts, favorite celebrities, and what’s happening around the world. Get short bursts of timely information on the official Twitter for Mac app.
It looks interesting, but I’m in the habit of using the Twitter app on my iPad. I may have to try this one.
You can follow @Appked on Twitter
Talk with any Skype user for free. Buy some credits and you can call any number in the world, cheap. Perfect for when your cellphone is out of batteries… or on the other side of the room, lazy.
May need to pay it, Skype for Mac is not released on the Mac App Store.It seems Apple’s audit requirements must be very strict.Also Skype has been acquired by Microsoft, and perhaps this is one reason.
I love reading books on my iPad, and I’m a big fan of the Kindle app. Although I’d love to use iBooks, the content available just isn’t up to scratch yet (and the prices are often higher than the equivalent book through Amazon). Needless to say, I’ve amassed a decent collection of books over the past year. Being restricted to reading on the iPad is fine, 99% of the time.
But there’s always that occasion when you’d like to find a reference in a book on your desktop. Or you’d like to read for a few minutes on your notebook while sitting in a coffee shop. Kindle for Mac is a functional, free application for accessing all your Kindle content on the desktop. It works well, and does everything you need a simple reader to do.
Definitely worth downloading if you’re a Kindle user.
Droplr is the easiest way to share images, documents, files & links.
Drag and drop something on Droplr’s icon in the menubar, or use Droplr’s keyboard shortcut to upload it to Droplr. Droplr will let you know when it has been uploaded and copy a link to your clipboard that you can paste in to emails, instant messages, Twitter, Facebook, etc…
What Are Your Favourite Free Apps?
It’s just I feel good free Apps, if you have a better recommendation, in the comments to tell me.