A simple list of Must-Have Apps for Mac OS X.
Let every new Mac user know what the best Mac applications.

Web Browsing

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
Download Page

IM - Instant Messaging

adium

Adium

Connect to multiple IM accounts simultaneously in a single app, including: AOL IM, MSN, and Jabber. Beautiful, themable interface.
Download Page

Video Player

MPlayerX

MPlayerX

MPlayerX is a open-source project under GPLv2, which aims to be the most powerful, beautiful, easy to use multimedia player on Mac OS X.
Download Page| Mac App Store (free)

Backup, Sync, and Share Files

Dropbox

Dropbox

Automatically backup your files and folders via the internet. Share them across your own computers or with others. 2GB free online storage, with more available.
Download Page

Application Launching

Alfred

Alfred

Alfred is a productivity application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web.
Download Page | Mac App Store

Calendar

Fantastical

Fantastical

Fantastical is a very easy to use application that provides status bar access to your calendar and makes creating an event quick, easy, and fun.
Download Page($19.99)

Email

Sparrow

Sparrow

Sparrow is designed to make mail pleasurable again. Lightweight, it lets you compose, send and read messages in the most simple and elegant manner.
Download Page($9.99)

Twitter client

Twitter

Twitter for Mac

Twitter (was Tweetie) is a Twitter client with a variety of features.
Mac App Store(Free)

Password Manager

1Password

1Password

1Password is a password manager that goes beyond simple password storage.
Download Page

Rss

Reader

Reader

Reeder is a Google RSS reader, originally for iPhone, now available for the Mac.
Mac App Store($9.99)

Notes

Evernote

Evernote

Evernote for Mac OS X. Capture all of your thoughts, ideas, and inspirations, into a single place. Access everything whenever you need it from your Mac, even when offline.
Download Page

To-Do

Things

Things

Things is task management solution that helps to organize your tasks in an elegant and intuitive way.
Download Page($49.99)

Image Editor

Pixelmator

Pixelmator

Pixelmator is a beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images.
Download Page | Mac App Store($29.99)

System Monitoring

iStat Menus 3

iStat Menus 4

iStat Menus lets you monitor your system right from the menubar. Included are 8 menu extras that let you monitor every aspect of your system.
Download Page($16)

FTP / SFTP

Transmit

Transmit

The best FTP program for Mac.
Download Page($34)

Address Book

Cobook

Cobook

Bring all your contact information together and up-to-date.
Cobook is the unified address book for your Mac.
Mac App Store

Download Manager

Speed Download

Speed Download

Speed Download is an award winning download manager for Mac OS X. With over 20 million downloads, Speed Download sets the standard for unsurpassed performance and reliability.
Download Page($25)

BitTorrent Client

uTorrent

uTorrent

uTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client.
Download Page

Virtual Machine

Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop is simply the world's bestselling, top-rated, and most trusted solution for running Windows applications on your Mac.
Download Page($79.99)

Uninstall Tool

AppZapper

AppZapper

AppZapper allows you to confidently uninstall virtually any application as easily as it was installed -- just drag and drop.
Download Page($12.95)

Music Player

Winamp

Winamp for Mac

Winamp is a very popular music player, which is the Mac version.
Download Page

Maps

Google Earth

Google Earth

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean.
Download Page

Utilities

The Unarchiver

The Unarchiver

Uncompress RAR, 7zip, tar, and bz2 files on your Mac. Many new Mac users will be puzzled the first time they download a RAR file. Do them a favor and download UnRarX for them!
Download Page

Share Files

Droplr

Droplr

The best App for Mac OS X to upload, host and share your bits!
Download Page

Telephone

Skype

Skype

Talk with any Skype user for free. Buy some credits and you can call any number in the world, cheap. Perfect for when your cellphone is out of batteries... or on the other side of the room, lazy.
Download Page

Web Development

Coda

Coda 2

Coda is a one-window web development application featuring all the tools a developer needs to build the future of the web.
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A project of Gewire, Made on a  Mac. Update:2013.01.31