20 must have mac apps for web designers


Adobe Creative Suite 4 (US$1,799)

You really need some info?

Pixelmator ($59)

A great (and cheap) graphic editor for mac. The interface is very cool!


Cyberduck (free)

Filezilla (free)

Databases Tools

MAMP (free)

It installs a local server environment (“MAMP” stands for: Macintosh, Apache, Mysql and PHP)

SequelPro (free)

It’s a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases

Twitter Clients

Tweetie (free with ads)

Imho the best twitter client for Mac and iPhone

TweetDeck (free)


DropBox (2GB free)

I can’t live without this amazing app. The easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online

xScope ($26.95)

Great tool for measuring, aligning and inspecting on-screen graphics and layouts.

Fresh ($9.00)

Gives you the ability to quickly access to recently modified files

Font Explorer X Pro (€ 79.00)

1Password ($39.95)

Fantastic utility to save all your passwords (and more…)

Onyx (free)

OS X maintenance & optimization tool


Things ($49.95)

Just the best to-do list application for Mac

Billings 3 ($39.95)

Super billing and invoicing tool

Web Development Tools

Coda ($99)

Textmate ($39.00)


Adium (free)

A free instant messaging application that can connect to Gmail, AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more

Skype (free)

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    Great list (a little confusing about why Onyx is included).

    I must say Coda – which I only bought after much thought and consideration – is definitely the best software tool I have. Plus, it handles FTP as well; Technically, you can do without a stand-alone FTP app if you buy Coda. A+ piece of software.

    Ottima lista, io aggiungerei anche smultron come editor, ed è free, un must have :)

    nice list, i would add also smultron as editor, its free and its a must have for me :)

    Very good text. I’ve found your blog via Bing and I’m really happy about the information you provide in your articles. Btw your blogs layout is really messed up on the Chrome browser. Would be really great if you could fix that. Anyhow keep up the great work!

    Tweetie is free after Twitter bought Tweetie for iPhone and it no logner displays ads.

    You can add XAMPP for databases tools and Transmit for the FTP software also…

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