One of the best parts about owning an Apple is the very large amount of applications that Mac gives you access.
No matter what you’re looking for, there are applications available for Mac users, whether it’s productivity applications, photo or video editing apps, security apps and more.
Below we’ve created a list with 10 most useful Mac apps under $5. You can use this applications everyday to increase your productivity. Most of them can be found on the App Store, but you can also buy them directly from developers. Many of the applications below don’t even cost money, they are simply free.
The applications can take your Mac to the next level, no matter how good it is. Some are for niche use, but the others fix the problems that the macOS operating system has.
We also choose this free apps that I was talking about, but even those that cost money can have a free version or a cheaper one (LITE).
You can see the list below and try them out. These macOS apps could make your life a little easier and save you some valuable time.
10. BetterSnapTool $2.99
BetterSnapTool allows you to easily manage the positions and dimensions of windows by dragging them to different corners of the screen. You can easily maximize your windows, position them side by side or even resize them. It is highly customizable and will change the way you work with your Mac.
The application supports multiple monitors and you can change the preview design and even set the application specific size.
9. Deliveries FREE
This app helps you keep up with all the packages, so you know every time when your package arrives. Whether it’s a gadget you ordered or a new book, Deliveries will help you!
Deliveries keeps a list of the packages you have and counts the days left until delivery. You can see in real time where the package is on the map or you can share by e-mail, iMessage or AirDrop.
Deliveries supports many courier services, such as UPS, FedEX, US Postal Service and more. In fact, you can be aware of your order if it comes from Amazon or Apple.
8. Alfred FREE
Alfred is a free macOS application designed to increase your productivity. It will help you easily find the applications and folders you need, both locally and on the web.
There is nothing wrong with the default Mac search tool, but there are places where it can be improved and Alfred manages to fill in the gaps.
Image Cleaner is the complete solution for finding and deleting duplicate images on your Mac. If you are a photo editor or photographer, inevitably your hard drive is full of duplicate images that you clearly don’t need and takes up quite a bit of space.
This app comes with an advanced image detection system that is very fast and efficient. Images that “Image Cleaner” has detected can be deleted both automatically and manually.
Image Cleaner works on macOS 10.15 or newer versions and can be used for personal and commercial use, once you buy it.
6. Bear FREE
Bear is an app created for Mac in which you can put your notes safely and you can organize them as you like. You can also create sketches, choose a nice theme and export the text in the desired format.
Bear is specially designed to be a notebook app and is used by writers, teachers, lawyers and more. The way the text can be edited and exported is unique and worth trying. I think that this application will be very used in everyday life and will help you a lot.
With PDF Photo Album, from 64bitapps.com, you can easily create photo albums and PDF collages. The background and layout are very high customizable.
The artistic effects that you can put in the album will make the pictures stand out and to make the pages more interesting you can add text, then export in a PDF format or as a set of images.
PDF Photo Album can also be purchased in the Lite version, but for the amazing experience it can offer, we recommend the PRO version which is also the most popular and can be used for commercial use.
4. Spark FREE
Most Mac users have heard about Spark, but I needed to put it on the list. Spark is the best option for sending personal or business emails.
With the help of the app you can design a beautiful email very fast. More important, automating them can become a very easy process with Spark.
Over 34k users have given Spark 5 stars rating and the developers claim that you will love your email again.
With Image Frame’s help you can decorate hundreds of photos with artistic frames. Is very simple to do it: select the image you want to frame, choose the desired design, select the folder where you want the image to be save and you’re done! You can easily and efficiently decorate your photos as you like.
You can also apply effects such as Black & White, Sepia or Oil Painting before applying a frame over the image.
Image Frame lets you export images in JPG, PNG, GIF and more. You can adjust the image size according to where you want to post the image, for example: email, Facebook or Instagram.
2. Amphetamine FREE
Amphetamine is a great app that can keep your Mac awake. There are many situations in which you need such an app and Amphetamine does its job right.
You probably need a break from your computer, but you don’t want your apps to stay inactive, so you need Amphetamine. It is a free application with a simple idea and worth trying.
I can say that Icon Plus is one of my favorite apps for macOS. Even if the app’s price is $5, for a graphic design application it does its job very well.
You can easily turn an image on your Mac into a beautiful icon. Combine images and text to create logos that will stand out.
Because I like doing graphic design in my free time, Icon Plus helps me a lot with it and I can say that it is worth the money.
Icon Plus is a cheaper version of Adobe Illustrator and used properly can be just as useful.
In this article you have seen all the applications under $5 that I recommend and that can save you a lot of time. All are made to help you be more efficient and productive.
Some of them can be returned in a short time if you are not satisfied with their functionality and you will get your money back, but my opinion is that you will continue to use them after purchase.