I’m in a sour mood today. After scouring the Mac web all day I have yet to find a useful app that matches the gem of the useful app I found yesterday.
In fact, after trying out half a dozen Mac apps I’m now batting oh-for-six. You’d think I was a starter for the San Diego Padres. So, what I decided to do is to become useful and give you a list of the Mac apps I found today and you decide how worthy they are.
Apps To Use, Not To Love
Supposedly there are tens of thousands of apps available for Mac users. The Mac App Store alone has about 10,000 apps.
Many of the apps on my list are free or nearly free and each does something unique.
Yes, I’m sure there are some Mac users who’ve tried one or two of the apps on my list.
Judging by the reviews on the Mac App Store, many Mac users confess that they know, use, and love these apps.
After all, Mac app developers have friends and family members who may be inclined to support wayward relatives and their crazy adventures, right?
In no particular order, not even alphabetical, here’s the 6 Cheap Mac Apps You Don’t Need, Don’t Want, And Won’t Use but will probably try anyway.
#6 – FreeMemory: Your Mac has RAM. It gets clogged with running apps and FreeMemory shows you which apps are using how much memory and can clean them out to give your Mac more RAM. Did I mention that it’s free?
It’s the app that helps your Mac perform like an Android smartphone.
#5 – Clean My Desktop: Alright, your Mac’s Desktop is cluttered with files and folders and photos and stuff. Clean My Desktop grabs all those files that litter your Desktop and stuffs them into a folder and applies some pseudo organization magic so you think you’ve become organized with a click.
You haven’t. But you’ll feel better and Clean My Desktop is cheap enough to try.
#4 – Check My Temp: For the same money you can install a Mac app that checks and reports on the temperature sensors in your Mac. Check My Temp runs in the background, takes up the limited space in your Mac’s Menubar, and displays temperature values two ways.
Hey, if your Mac is too hot, don’t touch it until it cools down. All this app does is quantify the heat in a term you’ll understand. But you’ll touch the hot Mac anyway.
#3 – Disk Diet: Yes, your Mac is loaded with files. Too many files. Which ones should you delete to save space? Don’t worry. Disk Diet to the rescue. This remarkably inexpensive app doesn’t just tell you which files are big and which are not. It deletes files you probably don’t need, don’t know you have, and wouldn’t miss anyway.
That includes all those language files for languages you can’t read, legacy code from old apps, temporary files, and much more. Do you need Disk Diet? Probably not, but consider a purchase as a token gesture to help stimulate the Mac economy.
#2 – Inerzialcon: Got Mac? Got apps? Got icons? Well, your Mac’s apps have icons and Inerzialcon finds them for you. Think of it as iTunes for your Mac’s icons. Or, it’s the icon collection app you never had as a child.
Inerzialcon looks and works like iTunes so you can store icons, group icons, collect icons, and tag icons with all sorts of artistically geeky information that even the cast of The Big Bang Theory would avoid. It even lets you edit icons, if that turns you on (although you can edit them even if you don’t get turned on).
#1 – YemuZip: How many ways to we need to zip up files and folders into an archive? Your Mac has a built-in zip archive. It’s free. YemuZip is almost free and does the same thing but with more features and fun so it’s actually more useful.
Instead of that right-click nonsense to zip up files and folders, YemuZip lets you drag and drop, then select a destination, then name the file, then determine whether the archive is for Mac or PC users. All those extra clicks will help to strengthen your mouse click finger, which will give you a stronger grip, and a better handshake, which is important when beginning a job interview. See how valuable YemuZip could be to your career?
So, there you have it. My list of 6 Cheap Mac Apps You Don’t Need, Don’t Want, And Won’t Use, but now you’re curious and will try them anyway, right?