33 Great Mac Applications for Web Designers

33 Great Mac Applications for Web Designers

Mac OS X is known for housing an amazing graphical user interface. Getting more popular and famous in the world of designers, this operating system already counts a lot of usable applications that can improve our work. Besides many other kinds of applications, there are also many good apps that were built especially for designers and some-kinds of developers.

33 Great Mac Applications for Web Designers

33 Mac Application

Below are 33 Applications that are on demand through designers who use the Mac operating system.

The Hit List Mac App
The Hit List is a simple, yet sophisticated application to manage the daily chaos of your modern life. Based on the simple concept of making lists, The Hit List lets you plan, forget, then act when the time is right.

The Hit List Mac App

Things Mac App
A modern to-do list, with a lot of options like: Creating own agenda, Repeating To-Dos, Due Dates, Notes & References, Tags, iPhone Sync, Projects and a great multilingual interface.

Things Mac App

DayLite Mac App
Daylite is a business productivity manager designed to help you manage your business and your team. More than just a CRM, Daylite can be used to manage your company’s projects, sales, contacts, tasks, appointments, meetings, notes, and email.

DayLite Mac App

CSSEdit Mac App
Design beautiful, innovative and fast-loading web sites with a beautiful, innovative and fast app. CSSEdit’s intuitive approach to style sheets and powerful previewing features will make you deliver awesome standards-based sites in no time!

CSSEdit Mac App

Espresso Mac App
Your cup of coffee has been the thing that gets you out of bed, the smell of creativity, the taste that makes your day. Now, Espresso delivers something better than a caffeine boost: a web editor with style.

Espresso Mac App

iClockr Mac App
iClockr is focused to show you a simple way to track your time. It is based on three columns: Projects, Tasks, Durations.

iClockr Mac App

Billings Mac App
Your invoices should reflect your professionalism. Billings combines powerful features with stylish designs so you can send elegant invoices right out of the box. Choose from any of the customizable templates, or create your own with the built-in WYSIWYG designer.

Billings Mac App

Transmission BT Mac App
Transmission is a cross-platform BitTorrent client. It is designed for easy, powerful use. We’ve set the defaults to “Just Work” and it only takes a few clicks to configure advanced features like watch directories, bad peer blocklists, and the web interface.

Transmission BT Mac App

Kodlian Mac App
Hobiconer is an App for Mac OSX Snow Leopard (10.6) that lets you compose, import or export icons in many formats : Apple icns, Microsoft ico, CandyBar iContainer, bitmap (png or tiff).

Kodlian Mac App

SketchBox Mac App
SketchBox is a new – multifunctional yet uncluttered – Sticky Notes Manager for your Mac Desktop.You can enter text or make drawings and set individual reminders for each sticky to use them as a visual alarm clock.

SketchBox Mac App

Xee Mac App
Xee is a lightweight, fast and convenient image viewer and browser. It is designed to be a serious tool for image viewing and management, with a sleek and powerful interface.

Xee Mac App

Kaleidoscope Mac App
Use Kaleidoscope to spot the differences in text and image files. Review changes in seconds with the world’s most advanced file comparison application.

Kaleidoscope Mac App

Secret Box Mac App
You can use SecretBox to store all sorts of information : Credit Card details, SSN numbers, Software Licenses, e-mail account and passwords. All are easily stored in SecretBox’s flexible database. Most people will use SecretBox for personal use, but businesses can also use SecretBox for managing their customers passwords or software licenses.

Secret Box Mac App

Flux Mac App
Flux is an advanced HTML5 Web design application, capable of creating stunning sites from scratch. Flux isn’t a template based solution, it’s a creative design environment.

Flux Mac App

Flow Mac App
Flow brings the best of the Mac to your server’s files and folders. Put simply, Flow makes working remotely every bit as intuitive and natural as working locally with the Finder.

Flow Mac App

Acorn Mac App
Acorn lets you to add text and shapes to your digital pictures. Combine images together to create your own. Work with layers to touch up your favorites or make something new from scratch.

Acorn Mac App

Studio Mac App
ColorSchemer Studio 2 is a professional color-matching application that will help you build beautiful color schemes quickly and easily. Use ColorSchemer Studio to identify color harmonies for the web (RGB) or print (CMYK), create palettes from photos, search over a million existing color schemes, mix colors and create gradient blends.

Studio Mac App

Simple Task Mac App
SimpleTask automatically sorts by the date created, but you can drag them into any order you want, to prioritize your way. Tasks can be edited at any time, and if you accidentally delete a task, it’s a snap to pop it right back on your Pending Task list.

Simple Task Mac App

Clip Menu Mac App
ClipMenu can manage clipboard history. You can record 8 clipboard types, from plain text to image. To paste a recorded item, you just pop up the menu by invoking the shortcut key, and select a menu item from the menu.

Clip Menu Mac App

Sequence Mac App
Sequence is a simple way to capture an image (also called screenshot) or a video (also called screencast) from your computer screen. A video or image can be emailed, uploaded on the web, or passed around however you want. Using multi-threaded code and a 64-bit enabled compression system, Sequence can capture the content of a DVD, a video from YouTube or any content from a game.

Sequence Mac App

GeekBench Mac App
Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance.

GeekBench Mac App

Free Web Based WiFi Stumbler App
Search for open networks, specific manufacturers of access points, a particular SSID or MAC address or any other string in the scan results using this field. You can also use standard Google search syntax.

Free Web Based WiFi Stumbler App

Subs Factory Mac App
Subs Factory is a free but powerful utility designed to make the creation, modification and resynchronization of subtitles easy. Featuring advanced functions, it allows you to do whatever you want with your subtitle tracks.

Subs Factory Mac App

Hyperspaces Mac App
Hyperspaces works with Apple’s Spaces to let you customize each Space so that it’s recognisably different from the others. It does this through a set of great visual decorations. If pictures aren’t your taste, you can also use colors to tint the desktop of each space. With a wide range of blending options, you can create stunning variations using a single desktop image.

Hyperspaces Mac App

Sketch Mac App
Sketch is a vector drawing app for Mac OS, that has a lot of features like: Infinite workflow, Slices, Multiple Pages, Smart Symbols, Brushes, Shapes, Vector Tools and a lot of other, useful stuff.

Sketch Mac App

Jump Mac App
Jump is a cool utility designed to quickly launch applications, open documents, or access folders. When there is not enough space in the Apple Dock, you can use Jump to store an endless number of items! It can be used in conjunction with the Apple Dock or as its replacement.

Jump Mac App

PostBox Mac App
Postbox 2 is first class email software that puts you in the driver’s seat. Stay on task, find information quickly and act, not react.

PostBox Mac App

iBank Mac App
iBank 4 delivers a new standard for intuitive, full-featured personal finance software. Monitor account balances at a glance, track your investments, maintain budgets, and manage your credit cards, savings, checking and loans — all in an easy, powerful, familiar Mac interface.

iBank Mac App

Mailcue
MailCue is the must have mail notifier for OSX. MailCue works with any IMAP provider, sitting in your menu bar notifying you of incoming mail. What separates MailCue from the competition, is the integration right into your Gmail or mail provider with such features as, reply, reply to all, forward, full html message previews including embedded images, account signatures, move a message, mark a message as spam and so on!

Mailcue

BaseApp
BaseApp is a menubar application for Mac OS X that helps you stay on top of everything that happens in your Basecamp accounts. This app helps to prevent your inboxes from overflowing with Basecamp emails.

BaseApp

Fraise Mac App
Fraise is a free text editor for Mac OS X Leopard 10.6 which is both easy to use and powerful. It is designed to neither confuse newcomers nor disappoint advanced users. It should work perfectly for a whole variety of needs – like web programming, script editing, making a to do list and so on.

Fraise Mac App

Hazel Mac App
Hazel is like your personal housekeeper. It creates rules to automatically keep your files organized, never take out the trash again, work undisturbed, and it’s fully integrated with Spotlight.

Hazel Mac App

In Conclusion

If you’re working with the Mac operating system, and you really love it, you should find the perfect apps that will fit your needs. By owning such kind of ‘preferable’ apps, you might not only achieve success in a faster time but you’ll also, improve your skills, and increase the work speed.

Stelian Subotin is a enthusiast and design fan from Republic of Moldova. Right now he is working on his new design-related blog called Rocket Graphics.

Comments

    • Ben,
    • November 22, 2010
    / Reply

    One thing is missing for me so:

    Quicksilver

    Otherwise very nice collection and still some tools I don’t know!
    Thank you for your effort.

  1. / Reply

    I’ll second QuickSilver – but also, what about Coda?

    • Buzz,
    • November 22, 2010
    / Reply

    Nice list, I’m aware of most of these applications but I’ve been looking out for something like ColorSchemer Studio 2… thanks for posting!

  2. / Reply

    QS

    • Jack Armstrong,
    • November 23, 2010
    / Reply

    Fraise is no longer being actively developed.

    https://www.assembla.com/wiki/show/dXMjeGqd4r37aBeJe5aVNr

    “During these last weeks, I spent time designing and specifying the new version of Fraise. Indeed, I am not satisfied anymore by the internal organization and representation of documents (based on Smultron by Peter Borg). I came to the conclusion that the actual design is not flexible enough so I can implement the functionalities I have in sight.

    Consequently, I am currently thinking of starting a completely new text editor that will not be a fork anymore, but a proper and independent software.

    I will keep you informed very soon.”

    • lordimac,
    • November 23, 2010
    / Reply

    Missing Snapplr here.

  3. / Reply

    Quicksilver, Alfred and Panic Coda.

    • Dave,
    • November 23, 2010
    / Reply

    I like Coda and for invoicing Busy Bee Invoicing. Receive all future software updates free. No monthly fees.

    http://bee-software.net/invoice-software/

  4. / Reply

    What about TextMate? :(

  5. / Reply

    You missed:

    Coda, TextExpander, TextMate, DropBox, CodeIgniter, Snippets for Mac.

    Anyway thanks for the list ;)

    • Peter,
    • November 23, 2010
    / Reply

    Thank you for this great list of apps! :)
    I also miss TextMate here, my favourite syntax editor. And of course Transmit, which is a great ftp-program, the best I know. Yojimbo is also great to get passwords, serial numbers and other notes organized, I use it every day.

    • Chris,
    • November 25, 2010
    / Reply

    From previous comment, it looks like you are going to have to extend this list. :)

    40 Great Mac Applications for Web Designers

      • Aidan,
      • November 25, 2010
      / Reply

      Hi Guys,

      Thank you for all the recommendations!. We realized that we might have missed out some of the great Mac applications, that’s why we need our kind readers to suggest and share them with everyone.

      Once again, thanks guys for the suggestions, we appreciate it. Keep them coming!

    • Jesus,
    • November 26, 2010
    / Reply

    Nice effort. Useless but nice. How can you call this a must and not include TextMate when referring to web design. Have some research first…

      • Satan,
      • November 26, 2010
      / Reply

      It’s just your preferences and may be useless to you but not to others. Not every web designers use TextMate so it’s not a must either just like all the ones that are suggested here, they are not a must but great. Read first before you speak, Jesus.

  6. / Reply

    Wow thanks there are lots in there that I didn’t know about. I just got my mac 2 years ago and started working on it, not really thinking about adding this type of application to it! Useful.

  7. / Reply

    You are missing on snippets software.
    I love and use TextExpander for this purpose..

    Allow you to save snippets and re-use it with shortcut keys! Very useful for web designers.

    • max,
    • November 29, 2010
    / Reply

    nice sharing. been use mac for few months. :D

    • Amey,
    • November 29, 2010
    / Reply

    Great list of stuff here. I personally user Expresso and love it.

  8. / Reply

    Sweet sharing of useful info on different web application for designers. There is a lot which i haven’t heard of it before. Thank you so much for sharing this great web applications. Keep on doing this great jobs. Glad to hear more like this from you. Thx again for this post.

    • frank,
    • December 15, 2010
    / Reply

    What a list!
    What a delight!
    What a pleasure!
    A real demonstration how joyful ans useful altruism can be

  9. / Reply

    thanks. this works for me…

  10. / Reply

    What about Replicon time clock? which is one of the leading time tracking app.

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