Useful Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - April 2022

Mac apps often don't receive as much attention as apps designed for iPhones and iPads, so we have a regular video series that is designed to highlight some of the useful Mac apps that we've come across over the past few months. Our April picks feature apps for quickly accessing websites, adjusting external display settings from the menu bar, using a Windows-like "alt-tab" tool, and more.

  • WebCatalog (Free) - WebCatalog is a handy app that's designed to turn websites into desktop apps so you can access all of your favorite website content in one handy place. It offers up self-contained, distraction-free windows and is an alternative to using browser tabs. WebCatalog is free to use, but it offers a limited number of apps. To unlock unlimited apps, you need to pay $40.
  • AltTab (Free) - AltTab is a simple app that is based on the Windows "alt-tab" windows switcher. With the tool, you can customize your controls to mimic how alt tab works on Windows, quickly swapping between your open app windows and manipulating them with simple keyboard commands.
  • MonitorControl (Free) - As the name suggests, MonitorControl is a straightforward menu bar app that lets you adjust the parameters of an external display. You can tweak brightness, contrast, volume, and more.
  • Raycast (Free) - Raycast is kind of an all-in-one extendable launcher or Spotlight replacement app that offers a bunch of features for writing scripts, activating shortcuts, searching for files, controlling your system, writing quick notes, opening links, launching apps, tracking clipboard history, and much more.
  • CleanShot X ($29) - CleanShot X is a screen capture tool that's ideal for taking screenshots and videos. It's simple to capture whatever you want on your screen, annotate it, and send it off, plus there's a cloud component that saves everything in one spot. It can do screen recordings and capture screenshots even if the content doesn't fit all on one screen. There's a $29 one-time payment option that unlocks a year of updates, or users can pay $8 per month for continual updates.

Know of a great Mac app that we haven't highlighted yet? Let us know in the comments below and we might feature it in a future video. For more of our Mac app picks, check out our Mac apps archive.

Top Rated Comments

sentiblue Avatar
24 months ago
Command TAB does exactly what AltTab does in Windows. Why do we need an app?
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
julesme Avatar
24 months ago

Command TAB does exactly what AltTab does in Windows. Why do we need an app?
Alt + Tab in MS Windows lets you cycle through separate windows for each app (i.e., cycle through documents, browser windows, etc.) as well as cycle through open system folders.

I'm not advocating for installing this third party app, but there's a clear difference between Alt + Tab and Command + Tab.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JMStearnsX2 Avatar
24 months ago

I honestly like mission control better
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FightTheFuture Avatar
24 months ago

I honestly like mission control better
Me too - Mission Control is three finger swipe up or Control + Up, by default in case anyone was wondering.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AZhappyjack Avatar
24 months ago

Command TAB does exactly what AltTab does in Windows. Why do we need an app?
Word. And why in the name of all that is sacred would anyone want to use macOS to emulate Windows?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iHorseHead Avatar
24 months ago

Word. And why in the name of all that is sacred would anyone want to use macOS to emulate Windows?
Mac doesn't show live preview. Windows does.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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