This app is for people who really don’t want the design of the native macOS Mail app, on an Apple desktop, Airmail 3 is about as close as you can have a clean, Gmail-style interface. It offers a perfect companion app, some impressive features such as Touch Bar support, and a good customizable interface that feels like the Mail app however with a much-needed visual overhaul. There are lots of other choices, from Spark to Edison Mail to Newton, but Airmail is perhaps the most trustable of the bunch, and the only one geared toward users that allows you to pay once and own it forever.
Alfred 4 which is the newest version of the coomon Alfred search and application launcher tool, was released back in May, and it delivered a dizzying number of main upgrades to the service. Alfred 4 offers a new theme editor for building custom looks for the Alfred menu, a strong workflow debugger, and Catalina dark mode compatibility. It’s as strong as a productivity app can be. Moreover, it provides for free, with the choice for a $25 license for the premium PowerPack upgrade.
It is necessary for your Mac to clean up the desktop maintenance, and getting out unwanted apps can go a long way in keeping your machine feeling snappy as it ages. It’s different from some paid alternatives such as Trash Me, AppCleaner, it is a free donation-based app that supports you uninstall software you no longer use or want and removes of all the related files that may be hiden elsewhere in your directory.
The Mac menu bar can be a strong productivity tool, but only if it’s controlled correctly. It allows you to arrange your menu bar, configure keyboard shortcuts for connecting personal apps through menu bar icons, and was recently updated with macOS Catalina support. It’s a basic app, charging $15 once to own it forever, that provides a surprisingly strong amount of customization to an oft-overlooked part of macOS, especially if you’re getting worry your menu bar is stuffed full of unnecessary junk.