We all know about the apps that get frequent – and deserved – praise in the Apple podcast/blogosphere. Keyboard Maestro, Hazel, Fantastical, Drafts, Alfred, Bear, OmniFocus, Things. etc. etc. etc.
But what are your favorite apps that even Apple power users don’t know about, but would be happier and more productive if they did?
I’ve mentioned SwiftText around here occasionally just to get the word out. It’s kind of like Drafts for the Mac. It doesn’t give you automation, but it’s often the first place I type text. I press Ctrl-Cmd-N and a little text entry window pops up. Press escape or Ctrl-Cmd-N and the window disappears, but it remembers what you typed into it, even between reboots. Then I can cut and paste the text wherever. I use it literally dozens of times every day.
What are your favorite obscure apps?
Just to make this topic interesting, don’t feel the need to describe the apps. Feel free to describe them and what you love about them if you want – but if you want to just paste a link to the app’s web page or App Store link, that’s fine too. Maybe even better with just the link.