The Most Useful and Unlikely Mac Apps for the Video Editor (or creatives in general)
Computers make life waaaay more easy, but the apps are what makes it happen. Here’s a list of the apps that are an absolute MUST (for making my life easy).
*NOTE: I’ve excluded the very obvious ones like gmail, dropbox, avid media composer, adobe software (photoshop, after effects, premiere), etc.
Most useful & unlikely mac apps:
- Ulysses: Great for writing and organizing notes and great for writing screenplays)
- Timing: Measures your time spent on each app or website
- Hazel: Automatically copies my SD cards to my hard drives without pressing a button
- Carbon Copy Cloner: Makes a one-to-one backup copy of my external hard drive. Has saved my butt several times!
- atext: Was cheaper than textexpander, but it’s a great text expander tool
- Better touch tool: For making custom gestures for your apple trackpad
- Logitech G600: It’s a mouse with a bunch of buttons that you can program for EACH app. Great for video editing, photoshop or for any app that uses shortcuts. It saves me a LOT of time.
- Courier: For quickly uploading to Vimeo or Youtube. Unfortunately it is no longer being supported, but if you know of a similar app, please let me know.
- Spark: Makes quick keyboard shortcuts
- RenameIt: For quick renaming of multiple files
- Soulver: Best calculator in the world!
Defunct software and its replacement:
- TotalFinder: Used it mainly for CUT and PASTE (in Finder) // Replacement: No need for any software: Just COMMAND+C, Then OPTION+COMMAND+V (this will cut and paste the file).
If you have any apps that you find extremely useful, please share it with us!