These are my favorite 10 Mac apps at the moment listed by no particularly logic.
- Google Chrome
This should be a no-brainer. I use this browser on any system where it’s available and recommend it full-hearted. You can pry this web-browser from my dead cold hands. :)
This is my at the moment main development IDE. It’s autocompletion, code generation and other features are part of the reason I love this program so much. However I’m toying from times to times with vim, my second favorite text-editor.
- Adobe CC
One of the reasons I bought a Mac was to use the Adobe CC Collection and be able to use a actual unix based system. (Looking at you Cygwin.) As a web-developer/designer I use photoshop almost daily.
- iTerm 2
What is a computer without a terminal emulator? This is by far the better terminal emulator than the one which mac natively provides. With it’s easy configuration and the color eye-candy it’s absolutely fantastic to use.
- Parallels Desktop
If I still get some nostalgic feelings for Windows I just boot up my Windows 7 or 8.1 Machines and feel at home. Parallels is one of the better virtualization programs I know and it even supports my favorite Windows game: Siedler III
This is a good-looking File Transfer Programm which supports FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3 and Webdav.
- Sequel Pro
A simplistic alternative to the MySQL Workbench.
A simplified LAMP stack with a user-friendly interface to dynamically add hosts, change PHP version or add Apache modules.
One of the things I missed on Mac was the ability to split the windows on the left or right side like on Windows. With Moom I found a even better solution.
The program works with a grid where you can select where your program should be moved. There are also a few preset options like the split from Windows.
Also one of my apps which I use on almost every platform. I use it for everything excluding documents. For this I use the web based Google Drive.