En­hance ev­ery as­pect of your Mac with the most pow­er­ful apps you can in­stall today!

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show­cases the best al­ter­na­tives to Apple’s de­fault apps This fea­ture looks at the most-used Mac apps and shows you how to power up your work­flow with bet­ter third-party al­ter­na­tives. Some are free, but we don’t shy away from those with a price; our choices are gen­uine en­hance­ments for your Mac.

Pre­in­stalled soft­ware has ex­isted as long as there have been home com­put­ers, but the truth is many peo­ple today rarely ven­ture fur­ther. That’s not sur­pris­ing when you think about it – af­ter all, the mod­ern Mac comes supplied with all the ba­sics you need to per­form all man­ner of tasks, from or­gan­is­ing your day to nav­i­gat­ing files.

How­ever, as much as Apple has im­proved its apps over the years ver won­dered if there’s some­thing bet­ter than Apple’s Mail, more ca­pa­ble than Cal­en­dar, or su­pe­rior to Sa­fari?

through var­i­ous up­dates to OS X, en­ter­pris­ing de­vel­op­ers have sought to plug gaps, fill niches, and try new things. Of­ten, the re­sult is soft­ware to thrill a ded­i­cated few, but some­times the end re­sult is ac­ces­si­ble and pow­er­ful enough to war­rant se­ri­ous con­sid­er­a­tion by the masses. Yes, you might end up shelling out £10 to £40, but, as we’ll show you, apps such as Fan­tas­ti­cal are re­ally worth it.

In this fea­ture, we ex­plore apps to re­place Cal­en­dar, Mail, Sa­fari, Notes, Finder, Tex­tEdit and more. With them, you’ll be able to work more ef­fi­ciently, save time, and have a more ful­fill­ing Mac ex­pe­ri­ence ev­ery day. pps

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