Mac users, end your frustrations with some of the most useful apps you’ll ever come across.
macOS gets more refined with each generation; however, there are some things third parties do better than Apple. Below are five great apps to fix annoying Mac problems.
Best Troubleshooter Apps for Mac Users
Witch allows you to regain control of all your open windows. Witch also lets you assign a keyboard shortcut that lets you cycle through the windows and apps you’ve opened – it even has the option to let you cycle through the tabs you have open in an individual app. Witch costs $14, but you can try it for free.
Let’s say you like everything to look great on your screen: maybe you have a web browser and a spreadsheet running because you’re working on a project. You want these two apps side by side and each at 50% of your screen width. You can try to resize everything manually, but Magnet allows you to perfectly resize things on your screen.
You want that 50-50 split? Do. Want three apps each to take up a third of the screen? Sure. Do you want one window to take up a third of the space and the other two-thirds? You got it. Magnet also gives you the ability to nest windows so there is no overlap. The time you will save by using this application is absurd. You can find Magnet in the App Store for $8.
Sometimes your Mac decides to turn off the screen, turn on the screen saver, or take a nap when you don’t want it to. Yes, you can access System Preferences to manually adjust these settings, but this process is easier with Amphetamine. It’s listed as a “powerful standby utility”, and that’s exactly what it is.
When you install the Amphetamine app, you’ll see a little pill icon in the menu bar. If you click on it, you can quickly choose how long your Mac will stay fully awake. This is extremely useful when you really, really need your Mac to not fall asleep. Let’s say you’re streaming live or downloading something – Amphetamine will make sure your Mac is awake. This app will cost you $0.
NTFS for Mac
MacOS allows you to read the contents of NTFS hard drives, but it does not allow you to write to them. Fortunately, the NTFS app for Mac gives you full read-write access. For $20, you never have to worry about an external hard drive’s file system: your Mac will be able to read it if you have this app.
And finally we have Onyx. It’s like a Swiss army knife for Mac. It checks your filesystem structure, rebuilds indexes, and runs maintenance scripts: And those are just things in the application’s maintenance tab. Onyx also lets you customize the Dock and Finder so you can quickly check a box to show hidden files and folders. And if you have a very, very old Mac, you’re covered. The makers of Onyx keep older versions of the software so you can fix a Mac that’s still running macOS 10.2, Jaguar. It is a 20 year old operating system. Onix is free.