10 Apps to Increase Productivity on Your Mac

Productivity, both at home and at work, is something everyone would like to increase, and Mac users have a plethora of applications that can help you do just that. Below is a list of 10 apps that can help you increase your productivity. From burning disk images, to managing your time, giving your mouse and Apple Remote additional, time saving, functionality, and much, much more.

1 ) Desktopple – “Ever needed to take a screenshot and had to remove all of those icons from your Desktop before you do? Or maybe you needed to make a presentation and had to tidy up before hooking into the projector? If you did, then Desktopple is for you!”

2 ) Hazel – automate tasks, reduce clutter – increase productivity.

3 ) Freemind – let your mind free with this amazing note taking software.

4 ) On The Job – On The Job is a fantastic program to help you with time management and invoicing customers for the time you spend on your projects. An amazingly simple and easy to use program.

5 ) Free DMG – Drag and drop disk images. This little program completely simplifies burning a disk image to a few clicks. A must have.

6 ) Mira – Use your Apple remote to control any program on your Mac!

7 ) Mondo Mouse – give your mouse super powers and make keeping track of multiple windows easier than ever!

8 ) Webnote Happy – a “delicious” bookmarking app!

9 ) Terminal Pal – “Terminal Pal is a handy assistant to your Terminal application. It allows you to directly execute .term files from an always-available menu without requiring you to switch to the Terminal first. If you regularly telnet or ssh or FTP to several servers, Terminal Pal is a great helper.”

10 ) Quicksilver – a unique launcher. It will change the way you use your computer forever. Get. It. Now.

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  1. Nazz says

    My favorite app left off is Info.xhead which allow you to store passwords, serial #’s, credit card info, etc. encrypted. You can create whatever categories you want. I use this pretty much every day.

  2. says

    If you are doing any sports TrailRunner is as productive for you as a screen-shot application.

    With TrailRunner you can plan workout routes on a geographical map, export the route directions as small NanoMaps onto an iPod and import workout data from the Nike + iPod sports kit back into the workout diary. Other features are an exercise plan, .Mac weblog publishing, a GPS, GPX and KML Import/Export and an integrated map and elevation data download from global mapping services like USGS topo maps.

    With this feature set TrailRunner is the perfect companion for runners, bikers, hikers and all people wandering under the sky.

    You can find more information about TrailRunner on the website:
    http://www.trailrunnerx.com

  3. says

    you control and default folder make the perfect setup.
    one click to anyfile or app or folder from a corner menu or a keyboard pop up under the mouse cursor. any computer without seems crippled.

  4. says

    What a pity that most of the comments here are mere spam.

    Anyway, I followed all the links in the article and noticed that only a few of the applications are free:
    FreeMind
    Desktopple (donationware)
    FreeDMG
    Terminal Pal

    I am really surprised that the author of the article chose the exactly these applications. I am sure that there are many more productivity increasing apps that are at least as good. Michael, why these?!

  5. says

    I really like Freemind, and the way it works, but what I’d really like is a web version of it, not necessarily working in the same way, but something that does the same job, something that will let me get my ideas down ijn something other than a tabular form that a text editor gives.

    Is there anything like this out there?

  6. says

    I must say thank you to applegazette for including FreeDMG as one of their top 10 productivity increasing apps for Mac OS X!

    As a student developer, it really helps to motivate me when the Mac community supports my efforts.

    Thanks again!

    eddie

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