6 Mac Apps that Transformed My Daily Workflow

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:


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)


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)


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)


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)


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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