6 Mac Apps that Transformed My Daily Workflow

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Are you productive at work? Chances are, if you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to improve your efficiency when performing common tasks.

I’ve tried a lot of Mac apps over the years, but these are the ones that I keep coming back to because they have truly transformed my workflow:

1Spark

Spark is my email client of choice—it intelligently categorizes my email and allows me to hide all of my work-related emails at the click of a button (hello weekend). Spark also supports templates for quick replies, which is a lifesaver when responding to customer support requests.

sparkmailapp.com (free)

2Magnet

OCD Mac users, you’ll like Magnet. It’s a lightweight app that allows me to quickly snap windows into place. This makes it easy for me to display my apps in specific areas of my screen.

magnet.crowdcafe.com ($2.99)

3Pixelmator Pro

I am a big fan of Pixelmator Pro. It’s a really clean and user-friendly image editing app that honestly feels like it was designed by Apple. While it’s not as feature-rich as Photoshop, I find Pixelmator to be more than sufficient for my needs—and at a fraction of the cost.

pixelmator.com ($39.99)

4Alfred

Alfred is a big time saver. It’s basically a file launcher like Spotlight, but with support for web searches and custom workflows. I’ve designed a few custom workflows to open specific websites in Chrome instead of Safari and skip directly to the area of the site I use the most.

alfredapp.com (free)

5Loom

Do you ever find yourself editing and re-editing an email, trying to find the right words to carefully describe a process to someone? Me too. And I’ve found Loom to be a big help. It allows me to record my screen and webcam and immediately uploads the recording to the cloud so I can send someone the link to view it. This is my go-to method for quick-hit video feedback.

loom.com (free)

6Notion

Notion is a beast of an app. I would call it a note-taking app, but it’s more than that. You can link pages to each other, save templates, create multiple view-types for one set of data, and collaborate with friends. I use Notion to store my daily planner, meeting notes, journal entries, and personal projects.

notion.so (free)


What are your favorite apps? Let me know in the comments section below.

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