6 must-have Mac utilities

One of the perks of using a laptop or desktop, instead of a tablet, is that you can customize your workflow. Utilities make your computer less annoying and customized to you. In this episode of Processor, Dieter demos some of his favorite MacOS utilities.

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48 thoughts on “6 must-have Mac utilities

  • June 20, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    What’s your favorite MacOS utility? — Dieter

  • September 22, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Seems like someone might be happy if he is introduced to Linux Mint with Cinnamon, or Manjaro Linux w/ KDE, Openbox or i3wm.

  • September 24, 2018 at 5:12 am

    was just seeing a com video “just now and think why isn’t a better way to manage windows sizes cLose that video and opened yours, uouuuuu…

  • September 27, 2018 at 7:43 am

    These are good suggestions. I didn't know most of them.

  • September 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    One thing I don't like about macOS is that a lot of these utilities that do a small thing, but are super useful more often than not seem to cost money. On Windows, it seems like finding these kinds of utilities, they are almost always free.

    I use both OS, and I prefer macOS for work and Windows for general usage.

    Edit: just want to point out something too, why the hell isn't the last utility built into the OS? I seriously don't get that.

  • October 9, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    All your favorite utilities are pretty damn USELESS

  • October 22, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Where I can download the wallpaper? I love it!

  • October 28, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Magnet for os x. It replicates the auto window placement that is in Windows 7 and 10.

  • November 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Try some Linux distribution. Amounts of customization available there will blow your head 🙂

  • November 20, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Oh man this Toothfairy utility is so awesome! As mentioned in the video, it saves one click but this one click makes such a big difference. Thanks for this tip! 🙂

  • November 30, 2018 at 2:38 am

    InsomniaX lets you keep your computer from sleeping when the lid is closed, which i love for listening to music

  • December 12, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Install an utility to save a click for bluethoot

    intalls another utility that adds a click to hide utilities

  • December 19, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    SizeUp is pretty cool!

    Helps you arrange windows very effectively

  • December 21, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    For a two-stop shop utility for window tiling, I like Spectacle. It lets me assign keystrokes and let's me title windows similar to Windows itself. I use Command-Option-F for full screen (with dock and menu visible) and Command-Option-Left/Right arrow.

    This makes window tiling so much better and similar to Windows (since I have to use Windows frequently too).

  • December 26, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    The utilities should be listed individually in the video description and actually put them on the web-page you provide a link for, because Im not seeing ANYTHING on your website link.

  • January 5, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Dongle, dongle, dongle umm a dongle and a dongle.

  • January 29, 2019 at 12:07 am

    sooo U are telling me that you wanna save "one click" and then you're adding an utility which hides all icons so you have to click one more time ? that logic

  • February 5, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Here’s one you missed. It’s free too. I use a mouse on my MacBook and I do not want Natural Scroll on my mouse. A free little app called Scroll Reverser (google it) can reverse the scroll on external mouses, without effecting your trackpad. 🤙🏾

  • February 6, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Things I hate most.
    People who put tons of stickers on their macbook

  • February 9, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Trying to make it like win 10. They just need to make OS X better out the box.

  • February 9, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Nerdy or not, the ToothFairy app just solved a long time issue for me. I'm in conference calls for most of my workday, using my AirPods with my iPhone, iPad or Mac (depending on where I am at the time). Switching AirPods from iPhone/iPad to Mac is supposed to be seamless (click volume button, select source) but many times it simply does not work. ToothFairy seems to have fixed this entirely. Thanks Dieter!

  • February 10, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    10 quid to move Windows, something I can already do …

  • March 26, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    You have to download 6 apps to get the built in features of Windows 10 lol (I've felt the pain because I had to download half of these apps already, have to use a macbook pro for work, but windows otherwise, and windows is hands down way better)

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