It’s similar with other apps such as email, calendar, and note-taking, individual task-tracking software is something a Mac attaches with out of the box. However, it’s not good and, as most native Mac apps, lacks that clean performance and feel of third-party paid apps. Fortunately, there is software out there such as Todoist which spins out the to-do functions often created into calendar and note apps, and offers them the dedicated app treatment.
Todoist offers a plenty of neat features, like being able to put items to your lists directly from Alexa or Slack. Its basic design breaks up your tasks into an inbox-style range of queues you can clearly categorize by due date. There’s a good iOS companion app, and Todoist provides a robust free version.
Since Twitter began revoking connection to key developer tools last year, Mac users haven’t been received a plenty of great choices for accessing Twitter outside the web. Last year, the company killed its admittedly terrible dedicated Mac app to make matters worse, only to resurrect it as an experimental, buggy Catalyst version back in October. Fortunately, there’s always the free Tweetdeck. Every Mac user needs a solid video playback app, and there contains nothing better than the open source and free app VLC, now it is maintained by VideoLAN.
The personal Mac email app of option, and a solid alternative to more single-serving choices such as Airmail and Spark, Wavebox is a several purpose, Electron-powered web wrapper that allows you to create dedicated tabs for more than 1,200 apps, from Gmail to Slack to Office 365. It’s great at being a dedicated Gmail wrapper.
This is for those Mac users who like keeping an uncluttered browser window and like to segment various parts of their workflow into dedicated apps. It works well enough in its free, base version, and it has powerful notification and menu bar controls, although Wavebox charges $20 a year to unlock some of its better functions. You can also adjust the way apps within Wavebox work in the background, to keep a control on memory usage and battery drain.