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Utilities & Tools (1600 programs)

  1. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Much closer integration with iOS. New improved Safari. More powerful Spotlight search. iPhoto replaced by Photo. Answer iOS calls on your Mac. iLife available for free for Yosemite users.
    CONS: Most new features iOS inspired. Flatter look won't appeal to everyone.
  2. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
  3. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Streamlined way to remount NTFS volumes. Lightweight and unobtrusive. Notify with every NTFS volume detected. Easily identify mount status with color-changing icon.
    CONS: No ability to recognize or remount renamed NTFS drive.
  4. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
  5. License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Resize and reorganize hard drives. Supports multiple file formats. Monitor and repair disk errors.
    CONS: Does not come with a warranty.
  6. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Gives you far more control over your Magic Mouse. Slick interface. All changes and tweaks made in real-time.
    CONS: You may have trouble performing all gestures.
  7. PROS: Configure and set custom sound profiles. Manage streaming software and peripherals in one utility. Simple and easy to use.
    CONS: Hardware support is very limited.
  8. License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Easy to use. Clean interface. Fast transfers. Cross platform.
    CONS: Requires disconnecting devices from iCloud.
  9. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Supports many formats. Allows you to preview contents.
    CONS: No user interface.
  10. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Improves reliability of Back to My Mac. Resolves SMB transfer issue. Fixes Mac App Store bugs.
    CONS: None.
  11. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Open source. Lots of powerful features. Exports and imports PDF.
    CONS: Unintuitive in areas. Formatting isn't straightforward. Requires some scripting knowledge.
  12. License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
  13. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Various customization options. Supports installation of third-party apps. Works for both iOS and Android devices. Installs custom and stock ROMs.
    CONS: Voids smartphone warranties. Slows down device productivity. Can make your phone unstable. Drains battery faster.
  14. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Canvas view. Takes snap or camshot. Post and share to Skitch account.
    CONS: Limited number of tools.
  15. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Easy to use. Extracts from a wide range of formats. Protect archives with passwords. Integration with context menu.
    CONS: No previews of files possible. Context menu access only works in OS X.
  16. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Customize settings. Reduce effects of blue light.
    CONS: Can’t set exact times. Not available for iPhone or iPad.
  17. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Free to download and use. Able to monitor up to ten cameras simultaneously.
    CONS: IP cameras must be purchased separately. Only connects with certain IP cameras.
  18. PROS: Completely free to use. Makes a complicated process simple.
    CONS: User interface is a little barebones. Still requires some knowledge of OS X.
  19. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Lightweight and free. Very quick to scan and detect partitions.
    CONS: No GUI.
  20. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Greater use of gesture works. Cheap. Some excellent new features. Sleek and attractive look.
    CONS: Chaotic integration in Mission Control. Launchpad sometimes gets stuck in transition. Launching the full-screen mode makes it easier to launch other apps. The new scrolling mechanics can be confusing.

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