Download For Beginners for Mac - Best Software & Apps

  • Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Java Eclipse IDE for Mac

    4
    14 votes
    • PROS: Good entry point for beginners to programming
    • CONS: Still quite technical for beginners
  • Screenflick

    2.5.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Make cool screen captures of your Mac

    7
    63 votes
    • PROS: Great for beginners, Simple settings
    • CONS: No Dock or menu bar item
  • NoScript

    2.5.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Stay safe by avoiding malicious scripts online

    7
    7 votes
    • PROS: Appropriate for beginners and experts alike, Very flexible according to website security, Import/export settings
    • CONS: Requires configuration to prevent it blocking safe scripts
  • Motion

    5.4.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Android

    Professional special effects editor for those on a budget

    6
    38 votes
    • PROS: Affordable special effects editor, Produces results comparable with After Effects, Not too complicated for beginners, Integrates with Final Cut and iMovie
    • CONS: Lacks some advanced editing power
  • Minesweeper Deluxe

    1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The classic Minesweeper game on Mac

    4
    6 votes
    • PROS: Easy to play, Global and local leaderboard, Tutorial for beginners
    • CONS: Not much "deluxe" about it
  • BlueJ

    3.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Excellent teach yourself Java environment for students

    6
    13 votes
    • PROS: Fully featured Java environment but easy to use, Clean and clear interface, Ideal for beginners and those learning Java
    • CONS: May be prone to instability
  • Miro Video Converter

    3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Minimal but functional video program

    6
    55 votes
    • PROS: Fast and lightweight, Good for beginners
    • CONS: Too few output profiles, Lacking format settings, No batch convert
  • Visual Studio Code

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    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Code Editing in a Visual Platform

    10
    2 votes
    • PROS: Visualising code makes it easier for beginners, Good documentation to help get you going
    • CONS: Only one root command when configuring tasks, Folder management could be better
  • ACDSee

    Pro 19.1.0.419

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Fast and lightweight photo management tool

    6
    10 votes
    • PROS: Very fast and lightweight, Easy to use
    • CONS: Can be unstable as still in Beta stage, Doesn't have Geotagging or Online features
  • itDJ

    Beta 0.9.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    DJ software for beginners

    7
    23 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, iTunes integration, Create your own playlists, Special effects
    • CONS: Unstable beta version, Interface needs improving
  • HyperNext Studio

    4.00

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Create cross-platform software for beginners

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Easy-to-use interface, Ready-made buttons and scripts, Easily customizable
    • CONS: Remains initially challenging for beginner users
  • Tribler

    5.5.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Easy-to-use P2P file sharing client for beginners

    6
    1 vote
    • PROS: Easy to use, Clean interface, Lots of content, Adult content filter, Allows you to preview content
    • CONS: Settings limited, No search saving, Previews take a long time to load
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