Top 10 Apple Apps — November 2023

Block YouTube Ads on Safari, Control Mac on iPhone, Voice Dictate with Open AI and more…

Clark
Mac O’Clock
Published in
17 min readNov 17, 2023

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November retains the tech excitement; Apple introduced their new M3 products alongside a new-ish Apple Pencil and released a few iOS updates. So far, so good.

I love working on these monthly articles, and to make them even better, you might notice many minor improvements, but the major ones are:

  1. An update to the scoring system focusing on the app’s pros and cons.
  2. More ideas and suggestions are in the Wishlist section of the app.
  3. Plugins and extension suggestions are in the Tips section of some apps.

To elevate the usability of your devices, I have ten fantastic apps to help you find pleasure in using your tech. In this edition of monthly apps for your Apple devices, they can help you:

  • 📜 Quickly put text in an input with just a few keyboard keys.
  • 🗃️ Track anything using categories and groups with widgets and more.
  • 🅰️ Block advertisements on Safari on websites like YouTube.
  • 🖲️ Control your Mac and PC using your iPhone.
  • 🎙️ Record your voice and have a precision transcription ready.
  • 📆 Access your calendar in a beautiful, minimal interface.
  • 📝 Share your most sent texts on iMessage and other apps with ease.
  • 📋 Draw and collaborate on a digital whiteboard on your iPad.
  • 🗞️ Read the latest posts from your favourite websites using RSS.
  • ⬜️ Put dynamic content with text overlay on your Mac’s Dock.

1. Espanso

Cross-platform Text Expander

Screenshot of the Espanso app on an Apple Silicon Mac Mini running macOS Sonoma.

Automating tasks on macOS is one of the many reasons why I prefer using a Mac for my work over an iPad or other portable devices.

In terms of complexity and customisation, this app brings an interface suited for developers and people in the…

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Clark
Mac O’Clock

I write stories of a beautiful future where technology enriches our lives.