10 Mac apps that can simplify your life

Is there such a thing as too many apps? Check out my top 10 for simplifying daily life.

Ellane W
Ellane W
Jul 23, 2020 · 9 min read
Is there such a thing as too many apps? Sketch by Author.

How many are too many?

Apps — especially new ones — can represent the anticipation of possibility, of discovery, of a new way of looking at old ideas.

How many do you have, and do you use them all?

If you have only the bare minimum of apps on your devices, I applaud you. I’m not you, I may never be you, but I admire your singlemindedness and your ability to be confident that what is working for you today, is enough.

These apps could simplify your life.

Bartender 3

Screenshot of my MacBook Pro’s blank desktop. A peaceful dusky blue.
Screenshot of my MacBook Pro’s blank desktop. A peaceful dusky blue.
Screenshot of my MacBook Pro desktop with Bartender activated.
Screenshot of my MacBook Pro without Bartender 3 activated.
Screenshot of my MacBook Pro without Bartender 3 activated.
Screenshot of my desktop without Bartender activated. Too many icons!
Screenshot from qlearly.com

Qlearly

Screenshot from https://zettelkasten.de/the-archive/

The Archive

Screenshot from droplr.com of the Droplr logo.
Screenshot from droplr.com of the Droplr logo.
Screenshot from droplr.com

Droplr

Screenshot from apps.apple.com

1Password

Screenshot of SelfControl Mac app logo
Screenshot of SelfControl Mac app logo
Screenshot from selfcontrolapp.com

SelfControl

Screenshot of Yoink app logo
Screenshot of Yoink app logo
Screenshot from apps.apple.com

Yoink

Screenshot of Keyboard Maestro logo and descriptive text
Screenshot of Keyboard Maestro logo and descriptive text
Application preview screenshot from my MacBook Pro

Keyboard Maestro

Screenshot of Fantastical app
Screenshot of Fantastical app
Screenshot from https://flexibits.com/fantastical

Fantastical

Screenshot of LaunchBar app
Screenshot of LaunchBar app
Screenshot from https://obdev.at/products/launchbar/

LaunchBar

Please don’t download these apps

Here’s 10 more

Go simplify your Mac—whatever that looks like for you.

Apps are great servants, but poor masters.

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