Maybe you’re new to the Apple world and need a leg up on how to get started.Or maybe you’re a Mac veteran who’s been out of play for a little bit.
Either way, here are 10 awesome apps to install to get your new Mac ready for business.
And every single one of them is free!
Lots of the software on your Mac has hidden preference and data files. It's not enough to simply throw an application in the Trash and delete it -- you need a way to locate these hidden files.
App Zapper is the way to do it. It will find the files in question and automatically put them in the Trash.
(Your first five uninstalls with App Zapper are free -- after that, you do need to pay to unlock its full functionality.)
The Unarchiver is an awesome utility for unzipping and decompressing any number of files that come your way. Wherever your Mac's own decompression utility falls short, The Unarchiver is there to pick up the slack.
With a little help from MenuMeters, you can keep a better eye on what's going on with your computer. It will display a little readout of information like data transfer, CPU usage, and RAM usage in your menu to the left of your clock.