Maybe you will think that Mac applications are more expensive compared to those on Windows. However, it won’t be the case if you really know where to download those free applications for your Mac. They’re all around the web, the free applications.
Below, you will see 22 sources that will help you find applications that are essential for you.
You can always check inside Apple official website under Downloads section to see what most of the people download from there.
[First 100 Apps]
A site that list down 7400+ free applications for OS X. Survey on the popularity of the applications are done by all the readers to this site with voting system.
One of the nice articles written by Chris Pirillo. In this article, he compiled a simple list of Mac apps with their icon arranged neatly next to the apps’ name.
List of 72 essential Mac OS X applications which distinguishes between the free applications and applications that are not free by putting dollar sign in front of applications’ name.
A small list of applications that freelancers using Mac can use.
List of cool Mac apps, sorted by voting points of the apps. I rarely heard some of the apps that are inside top 20.
Folks at Lifehacker will teach you where to find free Mac apps.
Small list of Mac applications compiled to be especially useful for college students.
List of Mac applications that are rarely seen on the discussion and become quite hidden beneath the world of web.
You can check top applications for your Mac OS X based on how many download actions done on the application.
[First 80 Apps]
List of 26 Mac applications that are made to become portable. This means that these applications are packaged to be easily carried around with any portable device.
List of Mac OS X Applications that the author claimed to be used frequently by him.
List of Mac and Windows applications that can be stored inside USB stick and installed on other computer. It’s a nice list even though you can only few Mac applications from this 100 list.
This site compiled an article discussing freeware for Mac OS X. What makes it different is the fact that they have written reviews for some of the applications.
Simple list of 10 applications to help you increase your Mac productivity.
Most Favorite Mac Apps
The list of most favorite Mac apps that I will mention below isn’t based on my personal preference. It’s based on how many times the apps are featured from those sources I mentioned above.
- Adium (Chat Client) [15/22]
- VLC (Video Player) [14/22]
- Cyberduck (FTP Client) and Quicksilver (Application Launcher) [13/22]
- Mozilla Firefox (Web Browser) [12/22]
- Skype (Internet Call) [10/22]
- NeoOffice (Open Office for Mac), TextWrangler (Text Editor) and Transmission (Bittorrent Application) [9/22]
- Camino (Web Browser), Carbon Copy Cloner (Backup Utility), Handbrake (DVD to MP4 Converter) and StuffItExpander (Archive Manager) [8/22]
- Colloquy (IRC Network Client), MenuMeters (Computer Monitoring Tools) and OnyX (OS X Tweaker) [7/22]