If you’re looking for a simple way to keep your Mac clean and organized, then you’ve probably tried a few of the popular Mac apps to help with this. However, not all of them are made equal, meaning some could be better suited for certain tasks than others. Let’s take a look at the pros and the cons of these apps so you can make the right choice for your needs.
The Agero Auto Cleaner is one of the simpler and more popular Mac apps available, and for good reason. It’s a task manager with a task list, notes, and due dates. You can easily add items such as web searches, documents, or e-mails to your list, and it supports syncing between devices. In other words, if you’ve got an iPhone, you can bring along your extensive task list when you log in to your Mac via the Cloud. The app is free, but offers in-app purchases for advanced features.
While Agero is a simple and popular choice among Mac users, Aqua offers a little more than the average app. For one thing, it’s fully customizable. You can change the icon, colors, and text font, and even add a splash of texture to your Mac. The app also supports multiple lists, with each one being saved in the Cloud. Like many other apps on this list, Aqua is also designed to be used with a task manager (in this case, Things), but it also has a Finder-style app sidebar, which means you can access files and folders directly from within the program.
If you’re a big fan of mobile games, then you might consider Candy Crush Saga. This Facebook game has become so popular that it even has an official Apple Watch app. While the game itself is free, extra levels and other game items require a one-time purchase. However, like many other games on this list, you can get the full version from within the app itself, and there’s also an ad-free Pro version available with some awesome features. If you’ve got an iOS device or an Apple Watch, then this is an app to try out.
When it comes to cleaning your Mac, there’s almost too many choices to make. You can get apps that can clean up specific programs such as Safari or Chrome, but if you’re looking to keep things as clean as possible, then Clean My Mac is the app for you. This all-encompassing app can clean up your entire Mac, removing useless files and resetting Safari and Chrome to the factory defaults. It also has a search feature that can help you find anything you need, quickly and easily. While this particular app is designed for beginners, experienced users will also enjoy its impressive array of features.
Dashlane is a little bit of everything. It’s a password manager, task manager, and browser bookmarking app. For some, this might be enough useful software, however, if you’re looking for a password keeper with more features, then Dashlane might not be the app for you. Despite its many features, it does lack some basic necessities, such as an option to save documents directly to your device (these must be saved in the cloud). For the best experience, try out the free Lite version.
If you use a Mac for writing, then you might want to consider Fantastical 2. This is a productivity app, designed to be used with a Mac, but it also works with iPads and iPhones, as well as Google Docs. To give you a better idea of what this app can do, let’s take a look at the key features.
The first thing you’ll notice about Fantastical 2 is its beautiful design. The app is incredibly lightweight, considering its many features, and it also supports Retina displays. You can sync between devices and access your data from any location. In other words, if you’ve got an iPhone with you, and you open the app, everything you need will be accessible. You can quickly create to-do lists, set reminders, and even check off things as you go along.
Unfortunately, Fantastical 2 also has some major flaws. For one thing, it can be expensive. This is partly due to the fact the app provides a premium option, which is designed for a single user only. If you want to share your data with other people, you’ll need to purchase the pro version. Aside from this, the app can also be a little bit slow, especially if you have a lot of items on your to-do list. If you’re looking for a simple yet effective Mac app, then Fantastical 2 might just be what you’re looking for.
If you use multiple Apple devices, such as an iPhone, an iPad, and a Mac, then iCloud Keychain can be extremely useful. This is an app that can manage your passwords for you. If you’ve ever visited a website and had to input your username and password a few times, then you’ll know how cumbersome this can be. With iCloud Keychain, this process is made easier. Whenever you login to a new device, it will ask for your credentials, and from there, you can easily access all your accounts.
The best part about this app is its ease of use. When you login to your device for the first time, it will walk you through the setup process, which is incredibly easy. After this, you can start using the app, which will remember your login information and automatically fill in your usernames and passwords as you go along. This can save you a lot of time, which you can then use to take care of more important things in your life. Not many apps can claim to save you time, but with iCloud Keychain, this is certainly possible.
If you have multiple Apple devices and you use them often, then iCloud Keychain can be a must-have app. It will make logging in to your devices simpler and faster, which in turn will make you more productive.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one tool to help you keep your Mac clean and organized, then consider the Organize & Clean app. This app can help you create to-do lists, set reminders, and find the files you need without having to search manually. Like many other apps on this list, Organize & Clean is designed to work with iCloud, so if you’ve got a lot of content stored in the cloud, you can quickly and easily access it. This is especially useful if you use multiple devices, such as an iPad and a Mac, as everything will be accessible from anywhere.
What makes this app so valuable is how quickly it can find files for you. You can enter any location, and using the iCloud connector, it will hunt down any files you need. If you’ve ever tried to find that one specific piece of content, but you didn’t have the first idea where it was, then this app can help you out. Even better, the app will suggest locations based on your searches, saving you time and effort. If you’ve got a new Apple device, or simply want to make the most of the software on it, then this app can help you out.
If you use a Mac for day-to-day tasks, then you might want to consider using a few productivity apps, among them, Quicksilver. This is a utility app that provides a fast and easy way to do anything on your Mac. It offers a lot of features, including the ability to quickly search your Mac, open apps and documents, launch websites, and more. If you’ve ever used the Terminal, then you’ll know exactly what Quicksilver is, as it offers a lot of the same functions, only in a graphical interface.
One of the best things about Quicksilver is how easy it is to use. There’s no need to memorize complex keyboard shortcuts or spend time hunting down commands for your operating system. Simply point it at the thing you want to do, and it will do it for you. In other words, if you’ve got an iOS device and you often find yourself opening the Settings app, simply point Quicksilver at Settings and it will do the same thing, without all the clutter.
Although it has a lot of uses, Quicksilver also has some downsides. For one thing, it’s not designed for all users. If you’re looking for a simple and straight-forward app, then Quicksilver might not be for you, as it does rely on a few pre-requisites, such as Java and a Terminal window. Even so, if you’ve used other apps on this list, then you’ll have no trouble getting it up and running.