I’ve used OSX for close to 10 years now. In that time, I’ve discovered a handful of applications that have improved my OSX experience. I usually prefer to use the applications Apple includes by default in OSX (to maximize integration in the ecosystem), however Apple is not perfect and many of their applications are sub-par and miss some functionality likely because it is ‘too advanced for the average user’.
Here is my list of essential OSX applications, mostly for my recollection. One day I will add some descriptive text for each item…
Transcode video files for iTunes compatibility, automatically populate metadata so your audio and video files display all the important information, and import files to iTunes. Essential for anyone who collects media via torrents.
Apps recommended to me but I haven’t tried yet
Other apps I like but do not use for certain reasons