The best apps for macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina — the latest version of the software that runs Apple’s Mac computers .macOS Catalina’s name was inspired by Santa Catalina Island, popularly known as Catalina and one of the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California.Apple’s macOS Catalina is finally here, and you can install it on your Mac right now, provided your device is new enough to actually install it. 

With its release, the new MacOS brings with it a laundry list of changes, including a host of new features, a few updated apps, and the demise of a beloved app.We tested and organized a number of great apps to recommend to you.

CleanMyMac X
CleanMyMac
CleanMyMac XDelete files that waste your disk space.

CleanMyMac X makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more – all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface


Alfred
Alfred
AlfredQuick launcher for apps and more.

Alfred is an award-winning productivity application for OS X. Alfred saves you time when you search for files online or on your Mac. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords, and file actions at your fingertips.
Loads of app-launching, file-searching goodness – free for you to download and use with no strings attached. Alfred is the ultimate productivity tool for your Mac. Get it and see for yourself.


iStat Menus
iStat Menus
iStat MenusMonitor your system right from the menubar.

iStat Menus lets you monitor your system right from the menubar. Included are 8 menu extras that let you monitor every aspect of your system.


Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office
Microsoft OfficePopular productivity suite.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users – the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-TouchTM gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.


PDF Expert
PDF Expert
PDF ExpertRead, annotate, fill, and sign PDFs.

PDF Expert – springs into action with smooth scrolling and fast search from the first document you select. PDFs open instantly, whether they are just small email attachments or 2000-page reports.


Things
Things
ThingsElegant personal task management.

Things is a task management solution that helps to organize your tasks in an elegant and intuitive way. Things combines powerful features with simplicity through the use of tags and its intelligent filter bar. A Leopard style source list allows for quick and easy focusing. Together with a beautiful user interface, Things aims at the seemingly impossible: making task management both easy and fun.


Pixelmator Pro
Pixelmator Pro
Pixelmator ProBeautiful and powerful image editor.

Pixelmator Pro is an incredibly powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor designed exclusively for Mac.


1Password
1Password
1PasswordPowerful password manager.

1Password is a password manager that uniquely brings you both security and convenience. It is the only program that provides anti-phishing protection and goes beyond password management by adding Web form filling and automatic strong password generation. Your confidential information, including passwords, identities, and credit cards, is kept secure using strong encryption.


Spark
Spark
SparkEmail client for Apple devices.

Spark gives time back to all those who live by their inbox by helping to quickly see what is important and clean up the rest.


The Unarchiver
The Unarchiver
The UnarchiverReplacement for the built-in Archive Utility.

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.


Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio CodeCross-platform code editor and debugger for web apps.

Visual Studio Code provides developers with a new choice of developer tool that combines the simplicity and streamlined experience of a code editor with the best of what developers need for their core code-edit-debug cycle. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool – supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows – in the Visual Studio family.


Carbon Copy Cloner
Carbon Copy Cloner
Carbon Copy ClonerEasy-to-use backup/cloning utility.

Carbon Copy Cloner backups are better than ordinary backups. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you’re under deadline to finish a project: your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an ominous, repetitive clicking noise coming from its hard drive. With ordinary backups, you’d spend your day rushing out to a store to buy a new hard drive and then sit in front of your computer reinstalling the operating system and restoring data.


iMazing
iMazing
iMazingComplete iOS device manager (was DiskAid).

iMazing (was DiskAid) is the ultimate iOS device manager with capabilities far beyond what iTunes offers. With iMazing and your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod)


Transmit
Transmit
TransmitExcellent FTP/SFTP client.

Transmit is a powerful and versatile Mac OS X application that makes it easy for you to manage and organize large files on various servers on clouds.


Sketch
Sketch
SketchDesign app for UX/UI for iOS and Web.

Sketch is an innovative and fresh look at vector drawing for the Mac. Its intentionally minimalist design is based upon a drawing space of unlimited size and layers, free of palettes, panels, menus, windows, and controls. Though simple to use, it offers powerful vector drawing and text tools like perfect Boolean operations, symbols, and powerful rulers, guides, and grids.


Movist Pro
Movist Pro
Movist ProMedia player with a high-quality caption feature and more.

Movist is a movie player based on QuickTime and FFmpeg.


Fantastical
Fantastical
FantasticalCreate calendar events and reminders using natural language.

Fantastical 2 is the Mac calendar you’ll actually enjoy using. Creating an event with Fantastical is quick, easy, and fun.


Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro XProfessional video editing solution.

Final Cut Pro X is a professional video editing solution. Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-production workflow.


Logic Pro X
Logic Pro X
Logic Pro XMusic creation and audio production tool.

Logic Pro X is the most advanced version of Logic ever. Sophisticated new tools for professional songwriting, editing, and mixing are built around a modern interface that’s designed to get creative results quickly and also deliver more power whenever it’s needed. Logic Pro X includes a massive collection of instruments, effects, and loops, providing a complete toolkit to create amazing-sounding music.


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3 Responses

  1. Frank says:

    Hi AppKed! Are these apps working smoothly with macOS Catalina? What is your experience so far with the installation with other apps under MacOS Catalina? Do you recommend the upgrade? Thank fo your comments. Have a nice day.

  2. sach999 says:

    Hi Appked! We need Little Snitch for Catalina to stop some apps from phoning home.

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