Do you use your Mac for everyday tasks?  If you do, then you will want to check out today’s video as I go over the Top 10 Mac Productivity Apps that I use each day.  Be sure to stick around as these apps are not going to be typical ones used by Productivity YouTubers!

Number 10 – SnagIt from TechSmith

One of the apps that I use all the time on my Mac is SnagIt by TechSmith.  SnagIt allows me to not only capture screenshots, and images but also create videos.  I love the fact that I can capture just a region, window, and full screen.  Best of all you can use it on both Windows and Mac.  But the best feature is the ability to annotate and markup the image that you just captured.

Number 9 – CleanMyMac

The one app that helps my Mac stay up to date, deletes unwanted apps and malware, and keeps my Mac operating at top efficiency is CleanMyMac.  I have been using this app for years and I love it. Especially because it helps me keep my hard drive space clean by deleting cache files, removing unused DMGs, incomplete downloads, and just old files that I no longer need.

Number 8 – Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is the best collection of productivity apps available today.  The apps that I use daily are Word, Excel, and One Drive.  To be honest I have tried other Word processing apps and cannot find any that I like better than Microsoft Word.  This includes apps like Notability or even GoodNotes.

Number 7 – Final Cut Pro

Although Final Cut Pro has a steep learning curve this program is superior to any other editing program that I have tried.  Final Cut Pro is powerful and its performance is fast.  I used to use Camtasia and once I switched to Final Cut Pro I will never go back. I love the fact that there are plenty of accessories available for Final Cut Pro.

Number – 6 Grammarly

I tend to talk a lot.  So, when scripting my YouTube videos, I tend to do the same thing.  That is where Grammarly comes into play.  Grammarly, suggests alternatives shorten my sentences into one concise thought.  Especially since I used to work for the Government and got used to technical writing.

Number – 5 Google Calendar

Since I work across multiple platforms in a day, I need a Calendar that works on multiple platforms as well.  This is where Google Calendar comes into play.  With Google Calendar I can quickly schedule meetings and set up reminders. I love how easy it is to set up multiple calendars which allow me to separate my personal life from my work life.

Number 4 – Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the best browsers available today.  I love that I can automatically sync all bookmarks, open tabs, and recent searches across multiple computers and mobile devices.  The one downside to Chrome is its privacy protection.  So, consider this before installing Chrome.

Number 3 – Google Drive

If you are like me and must share documents with clients, friends, and family then you will want to use Google Drive.  What I like about Google Drive is that I can use it directly from Chrome and don’t have to install another app.

Number 2 – Audacity

The best open-source app to edit audio is Audacity.  This app allows me to edit the audio for my podcast.  Audacity is a quick and dirty app for audio editing.

Number 1 Zoom

Occasionally, I need to meet with clients and anymore it is just as easy to jump on a Zoom Conference call.  It saves me travel time, fuel costs, and wear and tear on my truck.  It is fairly easy to use and I like the fact that I can record the meeting.  This works out great for interviews!


As I said earlier in this video, I use apps that business owners would use to get things done.  I don’t believe you need to have a dedicated app for everything.  With that said, I do believe that sometimes a productivity app does have its place. 

Let me know in the comments what apps you use to be productive.


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