10 Best macOS Apps You Should Start Using In 2024

Neil Shah
7 min readJan 30, 2024

Hi, I am Neil a DevOps Engineer and a macOS user for almost half a decade.

I code, edit, watch, listen, write, and do a lot of things on my two Mac devices. I have divided my workflow into two devices as one is only for technical DevOps and Office work while the other is for consuming content, editing, writing, and other basic things.

But in these past 4–5 years some apps have been consistent on my devices and I use them almost daily.

All these apps help me focus, improve my workflow, create content, save my time, and in the end make things easier for me.

Here are the top 10 macOS apps I use as daily and you should too

OBS Studio

OBS Studio, or Open Broadcaster Software Studio, is a popular and powerful open-source software for video recording and live streaming.

I don’t do live streaming but I use it to record screen and videos for my YouTube. It's simple and elegant.

Better than Apple’s default screen recording.

CleanShot X

As a dedicated tech writer and a full-time DevOps Engineer, my daily tasks involve capturing and annotating screenshots to convey information effectively. In this dynamic environment, CleanShot X has emerged as a game-changing tool, elevating screen capturing to an unparalleled level of efficiency.

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CleanShot X is not merely a screen capture tool; it’s a comprehensive solution that empowers users to seamlessly take screenshots, record their screens, annotate images, and effortlessly manage their captures. This versatile application has proven to be an invaluable asset in my dual roles, providing an intuitive and feature-rich experience that goes beyond basic screen capture functionalities.

You can subscribe via Setapp where you can get access to CleanShotX and other similar 230+ apps under one

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