Our Favorite Free Mac App Store Downloads

Our Favorite Free Mac App Store Downloads

Range Govindan
Jan 26, 2011

Love it or hate it, the Mac App Store is here to stay. While we didn't end up purchasing many actual apps found while browsing the App Store, we did have fun downloading several available for free. There are quite a few useful apps with a variety of utility for the welcome price price of free!

The initial OS X 10.6.6 update created a problem with our iPhoto. The program no longer functioned. There was a conflict and it was suggested that we reinstall iPhoto to solve this issue. Luckily we had barely used iPhoto, so there wasn't much lost.

1. Evernote Evernote isn't a Mac exclusive; you can get it free for Windows as well. Evernote reminds us of Microsoft's One Note, but with some added features. These types of software allow you to capture and store notes of any kind.

2. Sketchbook Express Allows you to sketch in a variety of ways on your computer. For Mac, there is the Express version that is free. The Sketchbook Pro version costs $79.99. For Windows, you can try out Sketchbook Pro. The new 2011 version costs $70.

3. Kindle There's something neat about having all of your ebooks, including the countless free ones available from Amazon in one app that is able to synch itself.

4. Twitter For Mac The App Store was online with this app and we have to admit that it's the first that we installed. While there are still some tweaks that need to be implemented, it is a fine way of accessing Twitter, much nicer than the web version. This is probably one of the apps that we use the most.

5. iProcrastinate While we prefer Things ($50) to iProcrastinate, nothing beats a free app. This is a productivity app that gets things going when you want to accomplish stuff.

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