Not all applications need to be huge and full of features like Photoshop, Word or Logic Pro. Sometimes all users need is a simple, small
application that does one thing right, is very small in size, and does not cover all system resources. There are tons of these micro apps available for the Mac, and here’s a personal list of the best ones (in no particular order). 1. Skitch
This Evernote screenshot app helps you capture anything on the
screen, annotate it, and save the result to your Evernote account or as a separate image. Skitch is now just a Mac, and we’ve already discussed this. 2. A simple note
This application helps you create and collect cache notes and sync them across all your devices and web app in one account. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the mighty Evernote, but that’s exactly the point. 3. Kick
Jump could be the lightest clipboard control on the market. It does nothing but text, but most people don’t need a lot of great features. It holds virtually unlimited entries and provides an easy way to access and switch between them with shortcuts. 4. Calq
If you need quick access to a simple calculator, give it a try
Calq. Just press a key combination, count the numbers, and Calq will clear quickly. You can copy and paste numbers and results between the calculator and other applications. 5.flux
If you spend most of your time staring at your computer screen, you’ll find that your eyes get tired faster at night than during the day.
This application adjusts the color of the screen to be more pleasing to your eyes at night and returns it to normal during the day. 6. Papu
Need a lightweight word processor with more features than a simple word processor? So you can’t go wrong
Bean. This app has been around for a long time for good reason; it does the job well. 7. Checklist
Using the mouse in the computer interface is nice, but it can’t beat the use of keyboard shortcuts. But remembering shortcuts is a lot of work unless you use it
Checklist. A long press on the Command key reveals all the keyboard shortcuts available in the target application.
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Want to do your job, but all the network is still bothering you? Then you need a little
Self-restraint (intentional pun). Just blacklist websites, set a timer, and get started. Until this time has elapsed, you will not be able to access these sites even if you restart your computer or uninstall the application. 9. Unarchive
Compression is one of the oldest ways to help computer users manage and share their digital files. There are many forms of packaging available as well as separate applications to handle them.
Delete archiving simplifies the process by allowing users to archive multiple forms of packaging under one roof. 10. ImageOptim
Google favors fast websites, and one way to speed up your website is to optimize images for the web. ImageOptim can help process and optimize multiple images at once. 11. AppCleaner
While Mac users can remove apps simply by deleting them, the method often leaves a lot of clutter behind. If you really want to clean everything, you need an uninstaller
AppCleaner. Simply drag and drop the app you want to install into AppCleaner, select it from the list, or let AppCleaner monitor the Recycle Bin for deleted apps and provide final cleaning. 12. Shipping
If torrents on a Mac,
Adhesion is the simplest but most powerful dedicated torrent client you can find. It has a wealth of features and settings for power users, but ordinary users do well without hitting any of them. 13. Taming
If the available keyboard shortcuts aren’t enough to satisfy your inner nerd, you can create your own combinations using
Tame increase productivity. The application allows you to launch applications, run scripts, use Automator, access files, etc. 14. Stockmagic
Whether it’s enriching blog posts or peeling off presentations or whatever, there are always reasons why you need quality images. Paying for stock images is one way to get your hands on high quality royalty-free images. But why pay if you get them for free? With
Stockmagic you have access to Pixabay’s extensive database of photos right from the menu bar. You can search for images and drag and drop results into your documents.
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If you have a little OCD and your application
window needs to be perfectly aligned, you may feel a little frustrated in a Mac environment. Luckily there is Show which can help you place your application window in the full size and position around the screen, using shortcuts. The application always hides in the background and consumes almost no system resources. And there is more
Have you tried any of the micros apps above? Which ones do you like and why?
Also note that the list is by no means exhaustive. There are many other micro applications. If your favorites are not listed above, you can share them in the comments below.