MacBooks have a large collection of in-built apps however some of them lack a lot of the functionality expected. Luckily for third-party apps, you can integrate them to upgrade your Mac experience. The apps can help you with tasks such as editing and sharing documents, editing photos and videos, and screen recording. Whether you are a new Mac user or a pro looking to make the most out of your MacBook, here are the best MacBook applications that will improve your user experience.
With this Office suite, you get access to Microsoft apps like Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint as well as a suite of other apps and online services for cloud file storage, secure communication and collaboration.
These apps come with numerous features, for example, Word has an Editor feature that scans for grammatical mistakes and makes suggestions, which is just as useful as Grammarly. It also has an in-app voice transcription feature that’s accurate as many stand-alone voice transcription software.
However these services come at a fee, a subscription is $7 per month.
Capcut is a video editing app that is popular for Android and iOS devices, now available on Mac. It’s easy to create videos with it and has many features that make it the user experience of a beginner smooth like syncing music beats to the video. The app is completely free and requires no in-app purchases.
Screencast-O-Matic is a screen recording tool. It allows you to capture recordings of your gameplays, tutorials and more on your device. You can further edit the screen recordings by adding text, cropping, and adding shapes. The app is free to download and offers a free and paid tier.
VLC Media Player is an open-source, cross-platform multimedia player app. The app can play most multimedia files, CDs, VDCs and DVDs. It offers features such as offering a video filtration facility to operate on a stream, decoding a video, and supporting multiple audio tracks. This app is free and promises no spyware, ads or user tracking.
Notion is a simple task manager app that lets you quickly record your thoughts and ideas. It’s lightweight yet flexible and you can keep records of everything. It’s also a great way to stay organized.
It offers 4 pricing plans:
- Personal (Free)
- Personal Pro ($5/month)
- Team ($10/month)
- Enterprise (varies)
It’s available to download on iOS, Android and Windows.