If you have a MacBook and you live in misconception you need an amount of bank balance to getting powerful apps like the video editing etc. then you are wrong. Because today I’m going to share 9 Essential free apps that all are free of cost.
9 Essential free MacBook Apps:
1. Video Making Software Apple iMovie
iMovie comes with every new Mac (OS X) and you don’t need to pay extra money for it. The latest iMovie 11 is a great and free video editor for the Mac with many great features such as movie trailer, one step effect, audio editing, etc. And in just a few steps, you can share your movies to YouTube or export videos for your iPhone, iPad, etc. However, iMovie is only free if you buy a new Mac. And when getting started with iMovie, you will find it hard to master this software. All in all, iMovie is one of the best free video editing software for Mac users and receives good reputation.
It’s getting harder to keep lots of accounts username and password combos straight. AgileBits’ secure app lets you keep all of your passwords in one place, so you can create a single master login password with the maximum security. The app lets you store credit card information to auto-fill forms, and it keeps track of your security questions for different sites. You get Dropbox and iCloud syncing support, and for a few extra bucks, you can get mobile apps to take your passwords on the go. Now a free download, 1Password is currently offered as a service, with pricing starting at $4-per-month for individuals.
3. Antivirus app Sophos
Sure, Macs don’t have a big problem with viruses, but it’s not going to make you popular if you forward one to a PC wielding friend, so here’s our recommendation of a free anti-virus app for Mac.
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac costs you nothing but detects 99.17% percent of threats. It does have a minor impact on performance, however. Sophos Anti-Virus also requires of you only that you cough up some personal details.
4. VLC media player
VLC is the best free, open source media player for the Mac. With it, you can playback nearly any media file, including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MKV, WebM, WMV, and much more. It has a number of customizable features so you can create your ideal viewing situation or set up your music listening experience the way you want. It does support DVD and Blu-ray decryption through the libdvdcss library if you are so inclined to use it.
5. GIMP photoshop
GIMP is pretty much the open source version of Photoshop. You can fix minor photo errors, like light balance and contrast, or manipulate your image using the masking and removing features, similar to that of Photoshop’s. You can also add filters, resize, create layers, mix up background objects, and a whole lot more. It’s the best free version of Photoshop you can use on the Mac.
6. The Unarchiver
The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR, 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2. It will also open many older formats, such as StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and ARC. It will even open other kinds of files, like ISO and BIN disc images, some Windows .EXE installers. The list is actually much longer – see the program homepage for the full list.
The Unarchiver also tries to detect and correctly handle the filename encoding in the archives it opens, allowing you to open files from every part of the world without getting garbled filenames.
The Unarchiver aims to be the only unarchiving program you will ever need, and to stay out of your way.
Easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.
Which web browser is the best is a matter of opinion, but it’s our opinion that Chrome is your best, fastest option on the Mac. It’s fast, functional, has a wealth of useful plug-ins and extensions, and syncs everything across your computers (including iOS or Android devices with Chrome mobile).Safari certainly has iCloud and native operation in its pocket, and Firefox is still a great option (and available on iOS and Android) if you’d like a non-Google-y alternative.
Think of Alfred as Spotlight for Mac, but souped up on steroids. With the tap of a designated hot-key, Alfred appears and allows you to search for anything – local files, Wikipedia entries, Google, contacts and more. That’s not all though, you can create your own workflows so with a simple key press you could open Safari and iTunes. Serious productivity, plus it’s free.
Buying a MacBook is like getting a ticket to a land of fantastic new software. In addition to all of the free apps that Apple gives to every Mac owner, both the Mac App Store and independent developers provide tools that make using your computer easier — and a little more fun.
If you’re using any other useful app please don’t forget to share with us through the comment box below. Keep sharing!