Inside Toolbox

Everyone have their own set of tools to get jobs done. This is the list of the apps I’m using every day. Some of the apps are unavailable on Mac App Store, so you need to buy them directly from developers.

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Essentials

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1Password for Mac

1Password creates strong, unique passwords for all of your sites and logs you in with a single tap. It’s simple, convenient security.

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Alfred for Mac

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.

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BetterTouchTool

Use custom gestures from Magic Mouse, Trackpad, Keyboard, Apple Remote, and Leap Motion as shortcuts to control your Mac.

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Contexts

Powerful window switcher that can search and move between active windows quickly with the intuitive shortcut combination.

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Copied

Copied is a full featured clipboard manager that syncs to other Mac, iPhone, and iPad through iCloud.

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DragonDrop

DragonDrop lets you move files and drop them to your destination with ease. You never know you’ll need this kind of app unless you give it a try.

Haze Over

Haze Over

HazeOver automatically brings the focus to the front app window by fading out all the background windows.

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Keyboard Maestro

The most essential tool to master productivity. Automate tasks and save time with macros. Keyboard Maestro can do it all.

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SnappyApp

Stop positioning windows or switching between apps to compare one result to another. Just snap a screenshot and make it sticky on the desktop.

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TextExpander

Find yourself typing the same text over and over? Build a snippet with TextExpander and expand it with a custom abbreviation.

Writing Tools

iA Writer

iA Writer

The writing app I use daily to write single piece article, like the one I publish on this site. Review your writing with Syntax Control.

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Marked 2

Marked is a robust and powerful previewer for Markdown files. Use it with your favorite text editor and it updates every time you save.

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MindNode 2

MindNode makes mind mapping easy. Organize your ideas with its beautiful templates and reorganizing features.

Reeder

Reeder

Currently my favorite RSS reader apps that support Instapaper and major feed services. It’s less customizable, but it looks gorgeous.

Scapple

Scapple

If you’ve ever scribbled down ideas all over a piece of paper and drawn lines between related thoughts, then you know what Scapple does.

Terminology for Mac

Terminology for Mac

Explore words and phrases, diving down to more and less specific terms.

Translate Tab

Translate Tab

Translate language directly with mini Google Translate window from the menu bar.

Ulysses

Ulysses III

Ulysses is the full-fledged writing app for you who love writing. It lets you publish a book in ePub with just a few clicks.

Design & Development Tools

ColorSnapper 2

ColorSnapper 2

ColorSnapper 2 is an easy-to-use tool for quickly finding out the color of any pixel on the screen.

Dash

Dash

Dash stores snippets of code and instantly searches offline documentation sets for 150+ APIs.

Pixa

Pixa

Pixa can work without its own library. Store your photos in Dropbox and organize them in Pixa in a beautiful gallery view.

Pixelmator

Pixelmator

Full-featured image editing app for the Mac. It beats Photoshop miles away in term of processing speed and memory usage.

Sublime Text

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup, and prose. You’ll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features, and amazing performance.

xScope 4

xScope 4

A powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, inspecting & testing on-screen graphics and layouts.

Clutter-Free Tools

Bartender

Bartender

Bartender lets you organize your menu bar apps, by hiding them, rearranging them, or moving them to Bartender’s Bar.

Hocus Focus

Hocus Focus

Keep your desktop clutter-free with Hocus Focus, a Mac menu bar utility that hides your inactive windows.

Unclutter

Unclutter

Your instant digital pocket for storing stuff – notes, links, and files, saving your Desktop from cluttering.

Utilities

CleanMyMac 2

CleanMyMac 3

CleanMyMac 3 is an ingeniously simple, yet surprisingly powerful application for keeping your Mac clean, organized, and free of files that slow it down.

Cookie

Cookie

Decide which website is allowed to track your behavior. Cookie is a browser cookies manager you must use if you’re concerned with online privacy.

Droplr for Mac

Droplr for Mac

Droplr is my favorite tool to capture and send screenshots, video & files with a simple link. Sign up through my referral link and receive $2 credit.

Growl

Growl

The best notification system for OS X. Customize notification with Growl theme to personalize your desktop.

TinkerTool

TinkerTool

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into OS X.

WiFi Signal

WiFi Signal

WiFi Signal can find and recommend alternative channels for your network thus avoiding connectivity issues and performance degradation.

System Preferences

Choosy

Choosy

Forget the default browser, Choosy opens links in the right browser. Setup rules to open certain links in preferred browser automatically.

FunctionFlip

FunctionFlip

FunctionFlip individually controls your MacBook or MacBook Pro’s function keys, turning special keys back to regular F-keys, or vice-versa.

Hazel

Hazel

Hazel watches whatever folders you tell it to, automatically organizing your files according to the rules you create.

Magic Lauch

Magic Lauch

Magic Launch is a preference pane that lets you customize the experience of opening files on your Mac.