7 Must Have Productivity Applications for Mac OS X

Want to know about the most essential apps for Mac OS X? Then, lets read this article about the best freeware and shareware applications for Mac to increase productivity and get organized.

Apple's easy to use, graphic-friendly operating system has prompted many third parties to develop a plethora of applications for just about every use possible, including productivity.

These apps work on most operating systems of OS X line including the latest "Mac OS X Yosemite". So, lets check them out without any delay.


iGTD is a productivity application based on the Getting Things Done or GTD method. iGTD lets you create tasks within projects, then organize those projects by group and due date. All groups, projects, and tasks can be assign a specific context, such as "Home," "Work," or "Online" based on when and where you work.

You can assign priority levels and schedules to subtasks, tasks, subprojects, and projects to keep yourself on track. iGTD is great for freelancers and creative professionals who need help keeping their projects and ideas organized.


Anxiety is a super lightweight, compact application that allows you to make simple to-do lists to keep track of anything and everything. Anxiety lets you create multiple to-do lists and categorize them by group, plus it synchronizes with Apple's iCal and Mail. The translucent Anxiety window hangs out discreetly in the background to give you a constant reminder, but can be hidden at the click of a mouse.


Quicksilver is one of the best time saving applications ever developed and die-hard Mac users swear by it. Quicksilver is a multi-application launcher that lets you search for and open any application, file, contact or event on your Mac using simple key commands. Using Quicksilver makes it a snap to banish cluttered docks and desktops forever.


Sketchbox takes Apple's Stickies program to a whole new level, allowing extreme customization. Create sticky notes with Sketchbox and add text, drawings or hand written notes. Sketchbox lets you add reminders and alarms to your sticky notes and even provides an organizing interface with categories. Sticky notes can also be printed or exported to PDFs.


BusyCal is like Apple's iCal with some serious upgrades, like being able to share calendars over a local area network, sync with Google Calendar and supports multiple users. BusyCal helps Mac users with hectic schedules get organized with to-do lists that feature a recurring function, customizable views and many other features. Busycal is perfect for a home business or a busy office.


Butler is a very tiny application that makes life a lot easier by adding useful customization tools to your Mac's upper toolbar (where the Apple Menu is) Butler keeps pasteboards which can be organized and reused - a great tool if you copy and paste frequently. Butler also adds quick searches for a variety of search engines, including Google and Yahoo, and allows you to customize searches for images, news or videos right from your desktop. Butler's many features take some time to discover, which is why its makers have nicknamed it "The Horse of Many Tricks."


Things is the ultimate task management application for Mac, choked full of features to increase your productivity and keep you organized. Things features a smart "Today" function, which is an automatically compiled list of your items for each current day. Things also offers repeating to-do lists, due dates, tags, projects and areas of responsibility for separating life from work.

So, these were some essential productivity apps for Mac OS X that I found very useful. Do let me know, which app is missing this list in the comments section.

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